Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Travel 2011: A Retrospective

My friends and I recently booked flights to Legazpi City and Camiguin (of course, we availed of the seat sales tempting us left and right :p). These two are my travel destinations for this year (so far... hahaha). It got me thinking what are the destinations I've been to last year (and the reason I became broke). Some of the destinations I've already posted a blog here but for most, I never got the chance to. So here are places I've been to last year (which I also highly recommend you go to):

1. Coron, Palawan (February) -  one of the best places I've ever been to. Still pristine... so I really hope they'll keep it that way.
view of Kayangan Lake
Malcapuya Island

  2. Hong Kong & Macau (March) - I didn't expect the weather to be cold at that time of the year. We crossed Macau from Hong Kong through a ferry.
completely forgot the name of this place... all I remember is that the buddha is one of the largest in the world

HK Disneyland

Senado Square

Ruins of St. Paul

3. Ilocos Norte & Ilocos Sur (July) - it was really hot when we went there but there was just a lot of scenic places to go to :D
The famous street in Vigan - Calle Crisologo
Cape Bojeador in Burgos, Ilocos Norte
Fort Ilocandia in Ilocos Norte
Kapurpurawan Rock Formations

The very scenic Bangui Windmills
Paoay Church

4. Bacolod, Negros Occidental (August) - it was a short stay so we haven't seen much of the place but I certain love their chicken inasal and the The Ruins is really a romantic place to go to.

The Ruins
5.  Laguna, Tagaytay, & Subic (October) - my sister who's based in Australia finally came to visit Philippines again after 4 years. Since we want to cover as many places as we can during her short stay, we decided to go to these 3 destinations (since it's near Manila and they are not that far from each other).
Hidden Valley Springs, Laguna... it's really hidden since we got lost on our way there :D  

Overlooking Taal Lake, Tagaytay

The Lighthouse Hotel, Subic. We actually stayed at the hotel next to The Lighthouse.

6. Seoul & Busan, South Korea (November) - this was the most awaited trip my sisters & I have since we are big fans of Korean dramas & K-pop :D We were hoping to see our favorite singers & actors there but alas, we haven't seen a single one (but they have a lot of billboards there so that's enough for us hahaha). Both of these places are really progressive and they have excellent transportation system, food, and places to go to. We went there during the Autumn season the trees are really a sight to behold :) We really want to go back there!
Gyeongbokgung Palace "Doors" :D

downtown Seoul
Lotte World - largest indoor theme park

View of Busan through the Busan Tower
I hope that all of us will have opportunities to travel. It really is a very good way to forget all the problems you currently have. It also helps us explore other culture :)

This year, I'm hoping for more travels with either friends or family. Maybe I'll see you on my next destination too :D


1 comment:

  1. You travel with style! Ah, wanted as in really wanted to post something like this but I have no time! AS IN! I would love to go to Coron, Palawan this year but we're tight on a budget. First on my list is Bukidnon since boyfie's going home and it was also extremely hot when we were in Vigah-Laoag. So sayang! We weren't able to squeeze some of the destinations you've been to. That backpacking trip was really a long haul and this comment is too! HAHA!