Bora2k17: A Wave of Fun

DAY 1: Seas the day…

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

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Day 2: “Tropical state of mind.”

 

Ahoy! Matey! Come sail away!

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I SEA you!

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SEA-ting pretty!

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No Lifeguard on Duty…

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These photos taken at the Puka Shell Beach in Boracay…

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That crazy little sun of a beach…

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This squad just wanna have sun…

 

SEA-venir! 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.balaiisabel.com/about-us

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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.

HOW TO GO HERE

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.

RATES

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 www.balaiisabel.com

Transfiguration Chapel of Calaruega: “Closer to God, Closer to nature”

The Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega, more known simply as Caleruega, a “house of prayer and renewal” located at Batulao in Nasugbu, Batangas. Run by the Dominican Order of Preachers, a religious group that operates schools and universities, Caleruega is more than the chapel and has facilities and amenities that can be used for retreats, recollections, seminars, workshops, and of course, weddings.

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Two main features – the hut-shaped roof and the stained glass design beyond the main altar – all point to the Transfiguration of Jesus, from whence the chapel got its name. The rest of the structure is also abounding with symbols, from the steel doors designed with seven grapevines, symbolizing the 7 sacraments as well as the fact that Jesus is the vine and the people are the branches; to the carved tree trunk representing the “stem of Jesse” as described in the book of Isaiah; to the tabernacle that depicts the burning bush; and to birds carved on the communion table reminding all that God provides.

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Beautiful European-inspired architecture, cobblestone or brick steps, cool breeze, set on a hilltop, with a fantastic view of Mt. Batulao as well as the hillocks of Tuy and Nasugbu – and the words “picturesque”, “solemn”, “quiet”, and “breathtaking” come to mind.

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A solemn place to visit. I will definitely go back here! You will never feel the distance specially if you are walking with your friends or Family.

Caleruega is a two-hour drive from Metro Manila, accessible via Tagaytay City where one makes a right to Nasugbu, then, after the Nasugbu welcome arch, left to Evercrest Golf Club. Note, though, that the road is still a bit rough. The couple should also consider their guests’ transportation and lodging, as well as footwear for that walk from the parking lot to the chapel.

 

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CEBU Diaries: Colon Street

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

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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

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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.

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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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CEBU Diaries: Fort San Pedro

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Fuerte de San Pedro is a military defence structure in Cebu (Philippines), built by the Spanish under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, first governor of the Captaincy General of the Philippines. It is located in the area now called Plaza Indepedencia, in the pier area of the city. The original fort was made of wood and built after the arrival of Legazpi and his expedition.

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CHIKKA: What do you expect? Haha Syempre more history dito. Haha sayang di ko masyado alam ang mga kalakaran late na kase at walang tour guide para i-discuss ang history ng San Pedro at ang kwento ni Lapu-Lapu.

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