Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Travelling the Philippines!

I thought of writing this blog to revisit in my mind the beautiful places in the Philippines I have set foot on. Indeed, my eyes are lucky to have witness mother nature at its best.

My first job was in Batangas City and was later transferred to Oriental Mindoro. In Oriental, I have visited places like Calapan, Victoria, Socorro, Pinamalayan, Bongabong, Roxas, etc. I have been to the Occidental was well, particulary San Jose. I left Mindoro in favor of a new job in Manila which is in line with my computer degree.

My second job was on a bank. Here, I travel a lot to different branches doing technical system works, either troubleshooting, upgrades, or new implementations. I enjoyed my work because I get to see different places from south to north of Philippines. I've been to places in the north like Isabela, Laoag, La Union, Baguio, Dagupan, Lingayen, Tarlac, etc. As regards to south, I've been to Naga, Palawan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Kalibo, Cebu, General Santos, Butuan, etc. Though my job was exciting, I have to call it quits for greener pastures.

I'm on my third job now. I have less work-related travel, but my job is now more focused and it yields more benefits, careerwise and financialwise.

Among the places in the Philippines I have visited, the notable ones are as follows:

  • Marzon Beach Resort in Bulabog, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. I would personally rate this resort 7 out of 10. However, for the Boracay sand, I'll give it a 10!
  • Hundred Islands National Park in Brgy. Lucap, Alaminos City, Pangasinan. 6.5 out of 10 would be my personal rating. The place is nice, but I have reservations on the maintenance of the place. But for the enchanting view of the islands, a salute to a rating of 9.
  • Camiguin Beach Club in Barrio Yumbing, Mambajo, Camiguin Island. This is 8.5 out of 10. I love the pool, the service is good, not to mention our unique tour of White Island. Camiguin is really one of a kind. In one day, we are able to visit great places like Hot Spring, Cold Spring, Sunken Cemetery, Station of the Cross on a hill, and Tuasan Falls. It's highly recommended for all those nature lover.
  • Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa located among a group of islands and sandbars in Honda Bay, northeast of Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan. This is the best resort I have been to so far. As Dos Palma say: "Celebrate the joys of a great island experience. The freedom of escape... The luxury of time... The tranquility of nature... All within the timeless embrace of a private island haven." Rating- a whopping 9 out of 10.
  • Underground River in Sabang, Puerto Princesa. Personally, I'll rate this 7. For the unique experience, a rate of 8.5.
  • Crocodile Farm located between Iwahig and Puerto Prinsesa in Palawan. Not much to see because the crocs are sleeping most of the time. But for the effort and importance they are giving to the crocodile conservation project, a perfect 10!

Lastly, during my collegiate days, I was able to visit two great places among our numerous barkada out-of-town gimiks. One is a very tranquil island known as Polilio Island in Quezon, and the second Puerto Galera in Mindoro.

Writing this blog was one great experience. I was able to travel a great whole of Philippines in 40 minutes writing time. Truly, Philippines and Philippine tourism has a lot to offer globally.

1 comment:

antonette298 said...

I agreed that Philippine tourism has a lot to offer globally. I discover again another destination that I can line up into my list.
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