Always been on the top of my list. Every year I plan to visit this place but it never pushes through. Nowadays, due to unpredictable weather patterns, going there makes it more difficult aside from the fact that airfare to Batanes is more expensive than going to Hongkong. I hope Cebu Pacific will include Batanes in their destinations soon. I'm not comfortable flying Asian Spirit/Zest Air, never tried it yet and I've read not so nice stories ...so yeah, reasons.... Batanes is so rich in character just by looking at these pictures. I really hope I could get a glimpse soon of the Ivatans way of life and marvel in person, the beauty of this place.
This June, visiting Coron will become a reality and I'm so excited, hoping and praying that our weather will be cooperative. If only El Nido is just a few hours away, we could have included it in our itinerary but since it's a long boat trip from Coron, I'll reserve El Nido on my next trip to Palawan.
- MT. PULAG, Benguet
The 2nd highest peak in the country, next to Mt. Apo and considered as one of the most beautiful National Parks in the Cordillera Region. This amazing sea of clouds at the peak of Mt Pulag is just awesome. I'm no mountaineer and to trek Mt Pulag is a dream, I just need to work on my cardio strengthening activities or else I'll be left behind.
- SAGADA, Mt. Province
Yes, been there early this year but 3 days is not enough to fully appreciate the beauty of this little quaint town. Right now, I'm missing Sagada's yoghurt and lemon pie and I still need to check out Bomodok Falls, wait for the sunrise at Kiltepan viewpoint, trek Marlboro and look out for the wild horses and have a bonfire gathering with friends at Lake Danum.
- ANAWANGIN Cove, Zambales
How about seeing pine trees along the white sand beach shore? Yeah, how could that be? Brought about by the eruption of Mt Pinatubo came this white sand beach and some rows of tall pine trees, indeed an amazing work of God! There are no roads leading to Anawangin. It is only accessible by a 30 minute boat ride from Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales or by a six-hour trek through hot, open trails thru the Pundaquit range. The cove's relative isolation has kept it free from development - to date, there are no resorts on this sparkling piece of natural beauty, only a few huts and a deep well. Campers are very welcome.
So there goes my list and hopefully, soon enough, I will get to witness what makes these places really special.