Last May 17-20, 2013, my mom, little sister, and I went to the island of Marinduque, the heart of the Philippines. We stayed in my grandfather’s house in Gasan which was newly built just 2 years ago. From Pasig (where I was born and bred) to our destination, it actually took us 9 hours of travel, so you could just imagine how much my bottom hurt afterwards! Haha! We got there at around 3 in the afternoon and had our really really late lunch. I love how the caretaker always feeds us so much like there’s a fiesta! On our first day, we decided to do a bit of exercise and climbed up and down the Kawilihan Butterfly Garden.
Hiking in slippers… remind me to bring rubber shoes next time haha
My Zoology pets
It’s a legit treehouse I cant even
I passed out quite early on our first night because I was exhausted from both the trip and the visit up the mountain. The next morning, we decided to have breakfast and have a quick tour around Boac, which is the capital of Marinduque. It’s a 30 minute jeepney ride from Gasan and the views are just breathtaking. I don’t really commute much in Manila but doing so in the province is actually very fun! We ate at this cute diner called Goodchow, bought pastries at Krisna’s Bakeshop, then took snapshots of some old houses. When we got back to the house, we had another quite late lunch then headed to Pinky’s Taha Resort, which is an up and coming recreational resort in Gasan. My little sister and I went on the flying fish and swam on both the ocean and the pool. I can’t wait to come back and see how the place turns out once it’s completely done. I already love it!
Look at this cloud, it’s shaped like a dog!!! So cute
The Tres Reyes Islands
On our third day, I woke up at around noon because I was sleeping comfortably and was super tired. It was scorching hot in the afternoon and we decided to take a stroll along the beach, the park, and dared ourselves on the hanging bridge. It was windy along the shores (thank God) and watched the sunset. Since it was our last night, they fed us twice as much food!