TRAVEL GUIDE 2018: Spending a Weekend in Baler, Aurora

It’s more than just sand and surf!



I had a great weekend escape in Baler, and I wanted to share some tips and things to do. The city makes it all the more appealing for a quick weekend trip. It provides a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, one that will truly help you relax and unwind.

Costa Pacifica, Baler


From Tarlac, Baler is a 3-4 hour drive, but if you want to commute, which I did, you can ride a bus. From Tarlac Baliwag terminal to Cabanatuan. From there, you’ll have to transfer to a van or another bus to bring you to Baler.

Expenses: Baliwag Bus PHP70, Van 220 (Back and Forth fare is PHP520)



If Baler, Aurora is on your bucket list, here are some attractions you should visit while in town!



Surf’s up! You didn’t visit Baler for just swimming, so go surf in Sabang Beach. It’s PHP300 for an hour surfing lesson. It was a great experience, and I’m sure you’ll love the surfer feel when you get the vibe!


Ditumabo Mother Fall. If you get tired of the sand and sea, go for the cool mountain-fed waters of Ditumabo Waterfalls. An hour and a half trike ride from Sabang Beach and another 45 minutes of trekking and river crossing, and you’ll sure love the tropical vibe!

Expenses: PHP200 tour Guide (Required), PHP30 for the Environmental Fee



The Hanging bridge is nice for picture-taking. It crosses a wide river with a mountain in the background. Crossing the bridge is also a nice experience. You can feel its purpose for the locals to cross the other side. On the other side are souvenir shops and pasalubong stores.

Expenses: Free


Enchanting Aniao Islets! This spot is one of my favorites in Baler. A good stop for Instagram posts!

Expenses:  PHP10 Entrance Fee

If you have more time and days, here are some additional places not to miss:

Balete Tree,
Dicasalarin Cove,
Rock Formations
Dimadimaalangat Islets
and more.



WEEKEND WARRIOR: How to survive a weekend alone

Do you really like spending time alone? Because for me being alone can be extremely intimidating. I know most of us hates to be alone and left out with our closest one. And also this might leave you feeling depressed, scared, or vulnerable.

Before the weekend comes, I felt a bit sad and thinking what will I do of being with no one… Well, honestly I am the type of person who loves to have a companion , but this time I’ll be spending all by myself on a weekend. So quite depressing, and this had thinking to do something fun and also embrace my freedom and by that I started  to feel better about not having anyone around me.

Basically, I’ll be blogging about my weekend experience… I hope you enjoy reading this article and help you also to deal living alone for the first time.

Here are a few fun things you can do if you’re bored and alone this weekend:

On a Friday evening, ( This is considered to be part of the weekend. ) I’ve been thinking some few things to do in the next morning…

Number 1 Watch Movies or Series. I Lined up the series that I’ll be watching the whole day.  I chose to watch #CheeseintheTrap, a Korean-drama series, Which I started watching it around 10am and finished it at almost 3am on Sunday morning. Trust me It’s really fun, you’ll get giggles and feel the vibes of love and kilig!

Number 2 Prepare a meal for yourself . I think this is the fun thing to do, I went out to the supermarket, grab a few things to prepare my own lunch, Snack (Meryenda) and dinner. ( And guess what? Didn’t eat rice for lunch and dinner… HAHA ) I had some instant noodles, finger food and soda… (Yeah, some of my friends knew that I don’t drink soda but for boredom sake, I had to break one of my golden rules…)

Number 3 Buy yourself a cup of coffee. I went out to the nearest coffee shop, near in my apartment and ordered Flat White Latte and I continue watching in the shop, stayed for like 2 and half hours and head for home. 

Number 4 fix your room. After watching the K-drama series… I’m still wide awake and this is due to the coffee that I had in the coffee shop. Then I decided to fix my closet and room.

Number 4 Get out and exercise. ( Health is wealth. ) On a Sunday morning… woke up arround 9am (I know It’s late…) and have to be productive so I planned to get out in the room and do this and have a an instant breakfast which I bought in the supermarket the last day. (Super tipid… and the good thing is I didn’t spend some money on a weekend. )

Number 5 Read Inspirational or Spiritual books. So, yeap, I’m very into this stuffs these are some of the books I really love to read a side from comic, romance, drama and more… The book that I have always loved to reading is about “The Power Of Positive Thinking” written by Norman Vincent Peale. That’s why there’s no room for me to the negative vibes.

Number 6 Listen to your favorite songs. Did you know that scientists have confirmed that listening to your favorite songs literally reduces your risk for heart disease and it improves your health? ( I did a quick reasearch on this.  haha)

Number 7 Free-writing. (It’s optional.) Since my Sunday is about to end, As I was about to tweet my weekend summary, I decided to write a blog post and summarize my weekend.


Thank you for reading this post! Ciao!













Bora2k17: A Wave of Fun

DAY 1: Seas the day…


Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, everyday can end beautifully.



Day 2: “Tropical state of mind.”


Ahoy! Matey! Come sail away!


I SEA you!


SEA-ting pretty!



No Lifeguard on Duty…



These photos taken at the Puka Shell Beach in Boracay…



That crazy little sun of a beach…




This squad just wanna have sun…



Of course shout out to my friends who made this travel extra special!


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Club Balai Isabel, Batangas: A quick beach staycation

Are you looking for a quick beach staycation? Batangas would be the best option! Since summer is quickly approaching, I decided to go by spending and experience the attractive scenery at Club Balai Isabel in Talisay, Batangas.


Right on the shores of the world-famous Taal Lake and across from its volcano is a place where you can relax, connect and be with nature. Club Balai Isabel offers an option for an active lifestyle with all the comforts of city living. A mere fifteen minutes from the Tagaytay ridge, it offers an up-close and personal view of the lake and its world-famous volcano.


For years, Tagaytay has been made famous by its view of Taal Lake and its volcano. However, the lakeside towns never became tourist destinations due to the lack of resort facilities. Manila-based developer Techno-Asia changed that two years ago when it planned to create a residential resort community called Club Balai Isabel. Today, Techno-Asia’s vision has grown from a four-hectare private subdivision to a nine-hectare resort.


Club Balai Isabel’s amenities and facilities make it an excellent choice for holidays, corporate events, and special occasions. Enjoy the food served at the Terraza Cafe, take a refreshing dip in the pool, hang out in the cabanas; enjoy more active pursuits such as kayaking and sailing, or take a boat ride and get a closer look at Taal Volcano’s crater on horseback or on foot.


The lush greenery and the proximity to the lake and the world’s smallest volcano make Club Balai Isabel perfect for an eco-tourism destination for environmental enthusiasts. They will be doubly glad to discover that the resort does its best to do its part in conservation and finds ways to minimize any negative impact on the environment.



Aside from the pool, Club Balai Isabel offers a lot of amenities. Got a chance to try the traitional massage (Php 300/30 mins). They also offer water sports activities such as banana boat, flying fish, and jet ski.


The best and fastest way to go here is via car. Just head to SLEX and exit at Sta. Rosa then head to Talisay. Club Balai Isabel is just along the road.  Travel time is around an hour or two depending on the traffic.
If via commute:
1. Ride a bus at Cubao bound to Sta. Rosa (Php 96). Tell the driver to drop you off at the terminal to Tanuan.
2. Ride a jeep going to Tanuan (Php 10) and drop off at the intersection. Just tell the driver you’re going to Talisay.
3. Walk to your left until you see a market and a terminal station bound to Talisay. Fare is Php 28. Drop off at Club Balai Isabel.
Travel time is around 3 hours since you’ll pass through Tanauan.


Day tour rates is around Php 750/head.
Buffet Breakfast – Php 350/head
Buffet Lunch – Php 500/head
Buffet Dinner – Php 550/hea
Outside food is not allowed. Reservation is required.

Room rates starts at around Php 3,000. For the current rates and promos, you may check them out here.
Water Sports and Equipment Rental
Kayak single-seater – Php 150/hr
Kayak double-seater – Php 300/hr
Pedal boat – Php 500/hr
Banana boat – Php 300/head (15 mins.)
Jet ski – Php 2,000/30 mins.; Php 3,500/hr
Fishing rod and bait – Php 50/hr
Taal Trekking – Php 4,500 (6 pax)
For more info and reservation, visit

CEBU Diaries: Colon Street

The oldest and the shortest national road in the Philippines. It is named after Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus).


CHIKKA: Ang busy street ng Cebu! Haha Grabi ang organized ng mga tao dito. Haha Trivia pala ito pala yung oldest and shortest national road ng Pilipinas. O, wag mong kalimutan ha! Nasa history yan beshhy!


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CEBU Diaries: Magellan’s Cross


Magellan’s Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on (depending on source) March 15 , 1521.


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CEBU Diaries: Basílica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebú

The Basílica Minore del Santo Niño is the Mother and Head of All Churches in the Philippines.


CHIKKA: After ng mga happy moments, dapat lang na pasalamat mo ang panginoon sa blessings at ang pagkakataon na ma-experience ang ganda ng Pilipinas. Sobrang nag enjoy talaga ako sa Cebu andami kong gustong ikwento kaso tamad ako mag-type! Haha


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