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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pusangkalye in 2011: Travel

WARNING: Photo Heavy Post

What to expect, 2011 has been a very good year for me, both in life and blogging.I have a lot to be thankful for and i can't digest all of it in one post entry so I start with my travels first. Last year was a mix of personal, group,local,international and sponsored travels. Despite the transformation in my blog from personal to photoblog to travel to lifestyle which created so much confusion even to myself as to what kind of blog this pusangkalye.net is, it feels good that when I survey my loyal readers about what they think of my site, they still say they remember it well for my TRAVELS.

Maybe they see the gusto and love i put in all my travel entries. This is one thing I love doing and it shows in the photos I take. Here, I summarize my best travels for 2011. Enjoy!!!!!

1. MACAU
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TRAVEL MEMORABLE YEAR 2011 for pusangkalye
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MOST MEMORABLE:The 2nd time to travel outside the Philippines and being guided around Macau by another blogger--Ro Anne, our new found friend.

MACAU ENTRIES HERE:

2.HONGKONG

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MOST MEMORABLE: Going back to Cheung Chau Island at night and enjoying the street food at the night market during the Chinese New Year Season and the chilly temperature of Hongkong winter.I love cold weather!

HONGKONG ENTRIES HERE: 

3. CAPONES, ANAWANGIN, NAGSASA.

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MOST MEMORABLE:Camping in Nagsasa Cove with 2 bloggers from Cebu, Doi and Ed. That after climbing the hills of Anawangin and endless jumshots in both coves and the island of Capones.

CAPONES, ANAWANGIN, NAGSASA ENTRIES HERE:


4.PINATUBO

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MOST MEMORABLE: The 4x4 ride with all the dust and the I AM WHATEVER IT TAKES moment with my nikon dslr camera, the 1.5hours hike to the summit which I hardly noticed because of the awesome view along the way and the BOATING and SWIMMING at the CRATER. The scene there is awesome. Parang nasa LORD OF THE RINGS movie lang ang pakiramdam. 


Also, hiking with 11 other people, most of whom we met for the 1st time.:) Daming most memorable.hahaha

PINATUBO ENTRIES HERE:

5.ILOCOS NORTE

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MOST MEMORABLE: Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, Bantay Abot Cave, Kabigan Falls, Blue lagoon, Bangui Windmills. These are postcard perfect attractions. Planning to print some of the photos and send them out to friends abroad.:)

ILOCOS NORTE ENTRIES HERE:


6. VIGAN

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MOST MEMORABLE: Pahirapan maghanap ng makakainan past 10:30pm. The city is dead past 10pm. Plus, spent a lot of money on tricycle fare back and forth the highway and the terminal of PARTAS Bus Liner as there are no trip from VIGAN to MANILA past 8pm on a Sunday night when tourists are understood to be rushing back to Manila. You have to rely on buses from LAOAG, another tourist destination, to catch a ride.I gave up after a few hours of waiting in vain, boarded the bus back to LAOAG and take the Manila trip from there. What a pain.

PS: That doesn't mean I don't find VIGAN beautiful ha. VIGAN is VIGAN, it remains a jewel of Ilocandia.

READ ENTRY HERE:

7. PUERTO GALERA

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MOST MEMORABLE: Teresa and I shared room with 3 strangers.Three people I met in Pinoy Exchange (PEX). I thought of getting out of our comfort zone, the usual me-and-wife-only-in-our-own-world travel. Turned out well. Were very happy we found new friends again.


PUERTO GALERA ENTRIES HERE:

8. PUERTO PRINSESA Palawan

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MOST MEMORABLE: This is my first time that a major Philippine Airline, yeah, AIRPHIL EXPRESS, the country's fastest growing budget airline, invited me for an all -expense paid tour with a group of other bloggers. Wag nang komontra-laging me 1st time diba? It was very memorable coz it was very relaxing. Traveling without bothering about going through all the researching, planning and wallet rip-off was a treat. Plus ang fun pa ng mga kasama.One of the nicest group travels I had. :)


PUERTO PRINSESA Palawan ENTRIES HERE:

9.BORACAY- my favorite most touristy place in the Philippines.


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MOST MEMORABLE: our overnight stay in ALTA VISTA DE BORACAY and our date in PUKA beach with our stroller baggage on the side.Got to meet Ivan too aka superkulisap and his finacee Melai.We did Island hopping tour together and it was a lot of fun!!!!


ALTA VISTA DE BORACAY ENTRIES HERE:

10. PORO POINT la Union

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MOST MEMORABLE:Property tour around Thunderbird Resort Poro Point property including the golf course using a golf cart. I thought I still know how to drive one, gas and brake na nga lang,and it's even automatic, but I failed. The rooms of Thunderbird Resort are a luxury and the food at OLIVES Restaurant,bliss!!!


PORO POINT la Union ENTRIES HERE:

11. CASA IBIZA

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MOST MEMORABLE: our friend Gemma came home from Australia. This was her treat to us. We were very happy not only because of the free accommodation but also because of knowing that she is now doing well in life and in love. We are happy for her.Plus got to meet Mitch, Mek and Marlon. Our new buddies.:)

CASA IBIZA ENTRIES HERE:
http://www.pusangkalye.net/2011/10/mexican-themed-casa-ibiza-resort.html


12. BORACAY again ---BORACAY MANDARIN HOTEL

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MOST MEMORABLE: It's an all expense paid trip ala LUXURY travel. The room where we stayed in BORACAY MANDARIN HOTEL is valued at 14,500pesos per night. We were stuffed with delicious food from Don Vito Restoranti plus a treat at MANDARIN SPA. Got to travel with other bloggers, some of whom I met for the first time. Best of all, I got to bring my wife at no extra expense.

BORACAY MANDARIN ENTRIES HERE:
http://www.pusangkalye.net/search/label/BORACAY%20MANDARIN%20ISLAND%20HOTEL

Yeah, 2011 has been an ubusan-ng-kayaman year for us in terms of travel. Mos of the travels we had were our own expenses but the mix of sponsored travels added spice to it. I am looking forward to a year of more travels this 2012 although I feel that we have to slowdown a bit due to other priorities. 2012 should be a year of investment instead. I forgot to include here our sidetrip to PAETE LAGUNA and I haven't posted any of our trip yet in BAGUIO CITY in the last quarter of 2011. Look for my posts about it early this month.

To all the readers of this blog. Hope you find some information in my entries helpful for your travels this year. I say, go, invest in travel. Best of all, explore the Philippines. there's no place like it on earth.....and to note,I have seen less than 10% of it yet........

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11 comments:

  1. your 2011 is awesome
    anyway happy 2012 :) wish to see you this year XD

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  2. amazing 2011.

    more travels para sa iyo this 2012.

    Happy new year sa iyo at sa wifey mo sir anton :D

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  3. wow! you got moolah for all those travel! inggit!

    happy new year!

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  4. Teka, teka, travel blogger ka pala? Hahahaha.

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  5. Amen to invest on travel! Hehe may you have a more 'ubusan ng kayamanan' moments in 2012! :D

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  6. wonderful pictures as always! glad you had a great year, and glad to finally met you. I didn't get to travel much last year (just realized) - only been to one local destination and one asian country. Hope to travel with you and wifey next time :)

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  7. travel blogger ka, hindi ka photoblogger hehehehe

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  8. I love your photos! What an adventure of a year. Nainggit ako. Haha. Happy New Year. Wishing you more travels! :)

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  9. nice shots ah! favorite ko ung sa may rock formation. hehe. astig eh! hope to see more in 2012 :)

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  10. magsama ka naman minsan.. hehe.. humahaba ang comment.. lol

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