Almost Summer

Marso 7, 2008

It feels good to get away from the hum of the city even for a while. A few weeks ago, I had the chance to spend a couple of days in Pundaquit, Zambales. Let me share some pictures of those relaxing days. 🙂

Early morning in Pundaquit, Zambales I love walking on the sand. Sea breeze on my skin.

Exploring the beach early morning, Saturday.


See the island?Kubo - perfect provincial ambience.By the nearby hill.Fun on the beach.

*Some quick snaps.*




The more lively end.

Bridge to Pundaquit.

The other side.

Had to ask our driver to stop here so I could take these shots.

I need to explore the place more. And I’m definitely going back! I have yet to know the real name of the river and the places it runs through. I have to visit the islands, too (Caponies) and see the other side of the hill, where, according to the locals, the water is calmer and the environment is more serene. Yeah, there’s a lot more to discover!

To the beach, I must go

Abril 19, 2007

I think I’m the only person in the whole Philippine archipelago who haven’t enjoyed the waters yet until now. And it’s midsummer already! Going to any of the resorts near Metro Manila didn’t even cross my mind. Some of my friends have invited me to join their weekend getaways but I’m so tamad to go. So I’d usually end up  holing up in my little bedroom at home reading a book or daydreaming (and I’m the shore of Bolo in Tiwi, Albaytoo old for this!) on weekends. I’m just so lazy to do any outdoor activity this summer. The blazing summer sun just wouldn’t permit me to go out and it makes me feel dizzy.

But a few days ago, I saw a picture of the shoreline of a local beach in my family’s hometown. It looks so refreshing. I can almost feel the cool breeze touching my face. It may not be the white sand beach most people prefer, it’s still one of the most beautiful and peaceful places for me.

I reckon I’m missing the point why the summer season is here: for us to enjoy the beauty nature has to offer during this time that we can’t appreciate anymore when the rainy months have arrived. by-the-shore.jpg

So I made a promise to myself to visit at least one beach resort before summer says goodbye. I don’t care if I have to go alone. It can be the perfect time for me to distress, get away from the crowded metropolis and breathe some real fresh air.

If anyone can suggest a nice affordable place accessible from Manila, I’d appreciate it very much. 😉 No pool resorts, please.