Bustillo Family Day Swimming Trip At La Mesa Ecopark
I have been personally touring hundreds (if not thousands) of guests with our tour sites featuring different beaches, hiking areas, island hopping and other tour activities and I must say I’m now longing for swimming pool. Hence my family agreed to take La Mesa Ecopark since it’s one of the nearest in our place.
My wife, Verna, asked a friend (Ate Bing) who is very good in cooking to cook for us and come along as well. Ate Bing is so generous that we only shared Php150.00 for the food. She cooked delicious hot and spicy kaldereta, some tawilis, spinach, eggplant and bought one “hilaw na mangga” (my wifes’ favorite). Gggggggrrrrrrr! Delicious! Anyway, on our part we bought one melon and cooked rice (fresh from bikol).
Have you noticed that more often those who are retired are the ones traveling? You see them in real life around the world most especially in movies. It’s part of their retirement plans which is a good thing. And that’s part of our plan too. With one big difference “We don’t intend to hit 60 before experiencing nature’s beauty.”
Over the past years though, I think there has been an increase with the level of travelers’ specifically young ones roaming around in the country. It’s not a survey thing per se, but I think you and I will agree the noticeable jump of them booking different tour packages with two thumbs up saying “It’s more fun in the Philippines!”
The Tale Of Two Milkfish At Matukad Island – Caramoan
Before going into island hopping at caramoan, I often hear someone especially boatmen telling this story of two milk fish at a certain island which is quite intriguing. Good for me because I can still understand at least 80% of what they’re saying (I grew in Bonbon,Libon,Albay and left when I was twelve) and somehow I can still speak but not as fluent as before.
As our boatmen, Manuy Randy (manuy/manoy is a bikol dialect which means kuya or big /older brother) prepares his boat. My friend asked about a recent incident of certain boatmen who died. Many Randy then relayed of that boatman’s fate after eating a milkfish. This boatman apparently took one of the two milk fish at matukad island and fed it to his family. But for some reason the boatman died. He goes on to say that no one knows why he died and why he’s the only one since his family is doing fine (imagine Manuy Randy telling this with terror in his voice) but no one dares to catch another one after which.
Here’s my brief experience going to caramoan recently.
I rode at cubao along edsa (opposite side of Farmers) going to naga around 8-9pm. I paid Php750.00 under Amihan Bus Line for an aircon bus with cr and wifi. Please note that bus fees ranges from Php650-850 or as high as Php1,000.00 (air bus) depending on the type of bus or your preference. You might want to consider as well how oft the bus will stop since travel time may range from 8-9 hours. On my end we only drop by at Turbina and all the rest is on the road. Upon arrival at Turbina, I pie vendor came in offering his product plus a comment “Arkelado ah!” which means I’m the only passenger and yes I’m the only one even after dropping off at Turbina. Continue reading How to go to Caramoan→
There are plenty of souvenir shops at Patar Beach Bolinao. I came across at Niñas’ as they’re located under a huge tree. Price is pretty affordable and you can choose a variety of shirts, blouses, shells etc. I bought one shirt for me, one for our son (Isle) and one for my wife.
Check out my short video along with one of our guests who happen to be the same faith with mine.