Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Hundred Islands.... a great summer getaway

This mini-vacation I had recently in Hundred Islands of Alaminos Pangasinan is what I'd really like to share! It is a wonderful summer getaway and not only limited for the summer since the Philippines is still experiencing a dry season at the moment. This time is the best time to go! The place is so breath-taking, I promise!

I've gone to this place many times before, last was during the early nineties. It was still not so developed back then. More to that 90's story, we went as a big group of families,friends and classmates.We stayed overnight, not knowing the possible dangers as told to us by the boatmen. My brother-in-law and cousin sighted a "white lady" too! (honest) So much has happened that 2-day trip, if I remember right it was around my birthday Dec 20-22,1992. But it was a wonderful trip with so much adventure stories to talk about for years!

So imagine my excitement to see the place again, with a small group this time, with my cousins,my cousin's friends and my hubby! Thanks to my cousin's ADHD, we went there unexpectedly ^^,

I'm sharing a few of the pictures I took on our recent "impromptu" trip.

Familiar scene? Yes, that's where they shot the movie, "Dyesebel".

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Below, is your usual first stop, Governor's Island with the viewpoint deck above. Get ready to climb the 123-step uphill!


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Just shutter-happy.... A part of an island too good to miss Photobucket

Below, a picture for my Flickr entry

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Below, taken at Marcos Island (Take nothing, leave nothing) In the picture is my hubby (if you can find him), who went the trek uphill.

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That's what I personally call The Secret Island. Well, it used to be during the 90's. One of the three stops back then. Now it's just an option to stop by. It's a clean place and well-maintained.

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Below is the Bat Island, and it was my first time to know this part of the Hundred Islands existed. The bats were sleeping upside down and humming a strange, creepy sound which reminded me of the vampire movies like "Twilight"! What's more, the bats were humongous than what we normally would see in our town. Their size may be approximately as big as a regular cat! Whoa!

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I thank my balikbayan- cousin for taking us here. Thanks to the fun stories again and the barrel of laughs. I'd say this trip is a great remembrance!

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4 comments:

Anne on July 14, 2010 at 6:03 PM said...

GUstong gusto ko makapunta dito nun pinas pa ako kaso wala talagang chance... now daw di na hundred ang islands dun? hahaa... chickas lang cguro un...

But this is indeed a very nice and cool gateaway. Hope one day me and my family can go there.

Mel Avila Alarilla on July 14, 2010 at 9:34 PM said...

The Hundred Islands is one of the best tourist spot in the Philippines. Too bad, I have not been there yet. Thanks for featuring them in this post. God bless you all always.

Pink*Jeep ebooks on July 15, 2010 at 12:30 AM said...

@Anne - Yeah, I think it's true it's already 99 islands, depende rin kung high tide or low tide. But that is okay, at least more of the islands are now developed. I even forgot to add the picture of the PBB house and some other islands that used to be off limits.

@Mel- I completely agree, it is one of the must-see places in our country. Plenty of islands now, and it's also tourist-friendly because in Quezon Island there are scuba-diving and snorkeling gear.

It's a safe place to go, none of those rumors or scares anymore, as I mentioned of our experience in the 90's. Therefore a recommended place for the summer.

jamie on August 5, 2010 at 10:39 PM said...

My friend and i are planning to go there this long weekend. do you know any cheap accommodations? and how to commute?

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