#thedailyposhtravels 2015 HighlightsSunday, February 14, 2016
Supposedly, I’ll be posting my 2015 travel highlights as my year-starter post. However, due to some circumstances and matter of urgency on what to post first, I end up just “now” to write about what made my 2015 so much blessed and full of adventures. I travelled with friends, love ones and people who became my new friends. Life is really full of surprises and opportunities and one should have the guts and instinct as well on what to take. But for me, every opportunity that comes on my way is already a blessing and I won’t let it pass without taking any chances. Why? Whatever the result of that decision, whether happy or sad, I know, I’m going to learn something that would make me a better person. Everything has installed a lesson yet to be learned and discovered and here I am, willing to do take another step to learn and discover more and looking forward that you, my reader, will be part of it, soon.
Meanwhile, here’s the highlights of what made my life more interesting and what made me more strong, enthusiastic, and excited on what lies ahead of 2016. One thing for sure, it’ll be an all-out fun and a year full of adventures. Still, I am managing my time properly to have those unposted getaways will be up soon on the blog.
Cavinti, Laguna – I started the year 2015 with a 2-day/1-night eco-adventure tour in Cavinti, Laguna with fellow bloggers. It was a getaway full of adventures, literally, as we trekked going up and down to the Cavinti Falls which is also known as Pagsanjan Falls. Part of the tour was to visit the Cavinti Church, Camarin Guesthouse and Eco-Park Resort, Bumbungan Eco-Park and beautiful places and resorts in Cavinti.
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Pope Francis – nothing beats the experience of seeing Pope Francis in person. The feeling is so unexplainable and awesome.
Pico de Loro swimming pool
Pico de Loro Cove –ticking off on the bucket list as I got an invite from Pico de Loro to experience a luxurious getaway and lucky enough that I had stayed in one of the lavish rooms of Pico Sands Hotel.
Pangasinan –One of the spontaneous travels that I had on the year of 2015. An officemate slash friend invited us over on his hometown. Finally, visited the Bolinao and saw Enchanted Cave. Will be blogging it soon, so stay tuned!
San Juan, La Union
La Union – It’s surfing time. Doing it for the first time was such a bliss. And looking forward, to more surfing session with friends and people I love.
Calle Crisologo with friends
Vigan – Well, adventurous people no need to plan, random travels will do. After La Union, we headed to Vigan just to have dinner and went back to Manila to catch the early morning shift. This kind of travels makes every moment worth to cherish for a lifetime.
Pinto Art Museum
Pinto Art Museum – appreciating arts. I guess, getting old also means appreciating arts and heritage places. Though, the Santorini-inspired architecture of the museum is one of the reasons to visit this place.
San Bartolome Church in Malabon
Malabon Food Tour – food tripping at the North!
Kids' pool at Aquaria Beach Resort
Aquaria Beach Resort – Getaway with the family! And we’re doing it on a yearly basis! Hooray!
Boracay – Celebrating Labor Day in Boracay. It was a love and hate experience. Love because Boracay means a lot to me, it’s my paradise. Hate for the undisciplined party-goers who ruined its beauty. I also able to stay and review the following hotels in Boracay. Each one has its unique features that’s why I can’t really tell which one is my favorite.
deluxe room at Alta Vista de Boracay
Alta Vista de Boracay located in Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island (station 1).
deluxe room at Boracay Uptown Resort
Boracay Uptown Resort beachfront located in Station 2.
morning view at Baling-Hai Beach Resort
Baling-Hai Beach Resort a beautiful and quiet beach resort in Station 1.
breakfast with an awesome view at Lugar Bonito Hotel
Lugar Bonito Hotel – a Santorini-inspired hotel in Boracay located in Station 2.
Azalea Residences Baguio
Baguio Tour c/o Azalea Residences Baguio – After 2 years, finally back at Azalea Residences Baguio. This hotel is always a home away home in the city of pines.
view from our veranda at Club Balai Isabel
Club Balai Isabel – Company outing. Bonding with officemates and colleagues from other department. Though, I found Club Balai Isabel as an overrated resort.
Coron, Palawan – Traveling to Coron, Palawan for the first time was a wonderful experience. And I’ll be forever thankful with the people who invited me over to experience Palawan’s offerings. Asia Grand View Hotel was our gracious and generous host that made the trip worthwhile and enjoyable.
at Museo Pambata
Museo Pambata –And there’s a Museo Pambata. It’s always fun to be a kid again.
Tagaytay – Celebrating the gift of friendship.
our room at aurumOne Hotel
aurumOne Hotel Makati – Staycation within Makati. Yay! A 2-nights and 3-days staycation in a busy city like Makati is always a good idea. Why? You’re going to appreciate its beauty and its value!
The Bellevue Resort
Saint Padre Pio National Shrine
Sto.Tomas, Batangas – Did you know that the travel time from Makati to Sto. Tomas, Batangas is in less than an hour and that makes me think of getting a property that soon will be home. Of course, It is a great investment, too!
Biking at Burnham Park
Baguio – Visiting the summer capital of the Philippines for the 2nd time in the year of 2015. Thank you Residences at Brent for giving us accommodation at The Forrest Lodge, Camp John Hay.
Mt. Carmel Chapel
Batanes – No words can barely describe how wonderful Batanes is. And this trip was one of the random trips I had with my ever supportive friends and special someone. Will blog about it soon, stay tuned. Meanwhile, here’s a postcard from Batanes.
Cirque Du Noel at 22 Prime, Discovery Suites Ortigas
Sumptuous Dinner at 22 Prime, Discovery Suites Ortigas – offers the best steak in town.
deluxe room at Best Western Hotel, Subic
Best Western Plus Hotel in Subic – newly-opened hotel in Subic that always connoted world-class services.
Pesto pasta at Orion Cafe
Orion Hotel & Café – a shopping and staycation experience in Divisoria.
There you have it! Please stay tuned for more. Can’t wait to blog the other places that I’ve been to. Meanwhile, let’s see and create memories for the year of the Monkey, 2016!
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