Finally kicking off the 2017 travels!

Hello again everyone!

I had the chance again to sit down and write down a new blog entry. I'm already writing entries for 2017. I'm truly happy knowing I'm finally catching up on my travel entries lately. Glad not to be on a writer's block as of late. ;)

Okay, let's get down to business, I'll be writing my trip in Bataan last February. An officemate of mine is from Bataan, and she was more than happy to show us around. The one thing I am so excited about going to Bataan is Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. I've been seeing tons of photos in Instagram about it and they are beautiful! I'll go into more details about the place later on the entry.

Our first stop in Bataan was Panoypoy cove. The header photo of this post was taken there. Going to the cove would take about roughly 20 to 30 minutes of trekking. The first half of the trek was already cemented, but next half, you have to follow trail.

Along the trek, you would come across a shaded area, sort of a veranda, giving you a perfect view of the cove. We stopped for a bit to admire the scenery before us.

The trek towards the cove was relatively easy, probably because it wasn't muddy. We had read a blog that the climb would entail some muddy and rocky paths, but it wasn't so bad. We were actually pretty grateful that the weather cooperated with us on that weekend. The weather had been gloomy for a couple of weeks before the trip.

Once you reached the cove, you'd be welcomed by a gorgeous view of the sea and of the other coves. This spot was coined the Batanes of the West. It did feel like we have teleported to Batanes. The photos you see from Batanes somehow looked like what we were witnessing in the Panoypoy cove. The place was absolutely breathtaking. One of the most beautiful places I've ever been to.

It was kind of unlucky though, that when we got there the cove was mostly brown. The grass and soil are all dried up. The heat was unbearable, to be honest. But it did make the view hundred times more beautiful, so I had to deal with it!

In the afternoon, we went to Camaya Coast resort. We took our lunch there and spent the rest of the afternoon, biking around the area, swimming in the beach and the pool.

On the next day, we finally had the chance to go to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. The place was like a little village inspired by olden Filipino times. Houses that seemed teleported from the Spanish era in the Philippines. Visiting Las Casas felt like time traveling back to the past and be immersed in the history of the Philippines. It offered a number of gorgeous backdrops for your photos, too! I also liked the idea that their employees there were wearing traditional Filipino clothes, which made you feel more the vibe. I've always enjoyed going to historical places in Philippines, and going to Las Casas was such a beautiful experience for me.

My Bataan trip was short but I really enjoyed it. I got to be one with nature and witness some of my country's history. Definitely a trip to remember! 

The trip wouldn't be fun too if weren't for these guys!

See you all again in the next posts! :)

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