“Are We There Yet?”
Whispers of a school holiday will always be music to my ears. With fate on my side, there was a holiday on the horizon and I immediately got going with what I do best: planning a trip for me and my newly-met international friends. Since it was a four-day weekend blessed to me by the holiday gods, I decided to plan a road trip and head out to the northern part of Spain first then drive down south towards home. I live in Seville right now so the long weekend gave me the luxury to go to a place far from here. So, I decided to make Valencia the first stop of my road trip.
Cagbalete Island has been recently making its way to the list of the travelers locally due to its wide stretch of powdery white sand and sand bars, aqua blue and clear waters and its serene atmosphere in just a few hours away from the hustling and bustling life in the city. This secluded island in the province of Quezon has quite a rumbling beginning due to the fluctuation of their livelihood. Little by little, though, the locals have started building their lives again not depending solely on which was once their primary source of income, fishing, but also on the surge of tourists who want to escape from reality for a while.
We have a list of non-ending responsibilities that we could never ditch. Well, there's nothing wrong with facing these bravely. It's part of adulting. But then, there are instances that we let these take over us. It would push us to work days and nights, lock ourselves up in a room or office and beat the deadlines. Pause from adulting, human. Yes, we are humans and not machines. We are capable of being stressed and burned out. Again, there's nothing wrong about being responsible. What's wrong is not living the life the way it is supposed to be lived. It's a five letter word that people, in the same age range as mine who are also career-oriented, have often forget, ENJOY.
Panay Island is situated at Visayas and is known to be the sixth largest island of the archipelago. It houses Aklan, Antique, Capiz and Iloilo as well as the small islands adjacent to it such as Boracay, Mararison, Gigantes, Carles and others which are frequently visited during summer season.
Just this summer, I had the opportunity to explore the said island.
It was through Travel Madness Expo 2017 held last July where we booked our flights via SkyJet Airlines to Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Caticlan. The good thing about airlines in the Philippines is that they offer a lot of seat sales for domestic flights.
It was a decision made out of the blue. Initial plan was to only visit Boracay. But then, I contemplated. It was a three days off and I can't just stay in the island of Boracay knowing that Antique and Iloilo were just out there. So, we planned to make the 3-day beach bumming into three thrilling days full of road trips and epic adventure.
Garin Farm Pilgrimage Resort is located at San Joaquin, Iloilo in the Island of Panay, Philippines. This 14-hectare resort, owned by Mr. Oca Garin, is a fusion of agriculture, leisure and pilgrimage offering a variety of uniquely awesome sceneries and fun-filled activities. It has become a must-see attraction should one pays a visit to the sixth largest island of the Philippines, Panay Island.
Before going anywhere, I always do my research on what to expect on the place. A trip to Cadiz was no exception to that. From what I gathered from my research online and from asking around locals who have been there, there’s only a handful of sights to see. Yet, this quaint capital of one of Andalucia’s eight provinces, Cadiz, is still worth visiting according to them and personally after visiting, for me as well.