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HONG KONG PHOTO DIARY

This was from our HK trip last June. No paragraphs or too much writing, just photos from our short vacation.

This was actually me and my sister’s first out of the country trip.

  • The food was great. Who doesn’t love Chinese food?
  • Trying to communicate with the locals was a bit challenging but manageable.
  • Disneyland was amazing (I literally cried the entire time out of pure joy).
  • Shack Shack was the bomb.
  • I was also able to try Ikea‘s Swedish Meatballs. Overrated. It wasn’t overwhelming. Just whelming.
  • Using the train was hella fun and easy. Commuting in HK was really something else.

Check out the pics below!

My first trip out of the country was memorable. The experience was great. Was it tiring? YES. Was it worth it? HELL YES. Would I do it again? Is that even a question, DEFINITELY.

I also made a previous post on the OOTD’s that I used during this trip, click here if you wanna check that out.

See you guys on the next post!

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge… In Bohol!

Last Friday, August 22, 2014, we headed to Bohol to visit the Bellevue Bohol Resort that my parents and some other bloggers, were invited to blog about. We did do a lot within the span of hardly 3 days, but I am not going to talk about every single thing that we did during our trip, just a brief summary of it.

On our first day, as we arrived in Bohol, we headed straight for the resort, which was 30 minutes away from the airport. When we arrived at The Bellevue Resort, we were greeted by the staff, we were brought to our room where we unpacked our stuff and tried to relax for a while before heading out to the beach that was right beside the resort. At the beach, I, along with my dad and sister, played a few rounds of Frisbee while my mom went around the place to take pictures for blogging purposes. Did I mention that we arrived here in Bohol at around 3 in the afternoon? That means we only had a short amount of time to hangout at the beach before the sun went down. And the sun did go down in no time, but we did have enough time to have fun in the sand. After frolicking under the sun, we eventually had to go back to our room to freshen up before we headed out again to have dinner that was prepared for us by the people at the resort.

Dinner. It was good. Not the best, but definitely not the worst. Surprisingly, their Adobo pizza was good! I didn’t think it was even possible to put Adobo and pizza together! For the other dishes like the Clam Chowder, US Tenderloin on Tomato Risotto, Banana Blossom Salad and Kinilaw na Tanigue served with Fresh Garden Greens and Balsamic Reduction, they were good as well. After dinner, we went back to our rooms, cleaned ourselves up, and went to sleep.

We had to wake up at 4 am in the morning the next day in order for us to catch the Dolphins and to go snorkeling. Since the trip to Balicasag Island took about 30-45 minutes, we had breakfast on the boat. Upon arrival at our destination, we put on our sunblock lotion, grabbed our goggles and mouthpieces and dove into the water. At first, I wasn’t that scared of the water, but I started to panic when I saw the drop underwater and that I couldn’t see anything beyond that anymore, and at that point, I just had to swim back to the boat. I never went back in the water again. After we had finished snorkeling, we headed straight for the sandbar. We stayed there for like an hour or so before heading back to the resort.

As we arrived back at the resort, we said goodbye to the other bloggers that were with us on the boat trip because we would be separating from them for a while to do a little sightseeing of our own. We went out to see the Chocolate hills, the tarsiers, some of the churches that were ruined by the earthquake a couple of months back, and bought a few souvenirs to bring with us back to Manila. After our sightseeing around Bohol, we arrived back at the resort in time for the buffet dinner that was also prepared for us by the staff of Bellevue. The dinner was just as good as the dinner that was prepared for us the previous night. After dinner, a friend of my parents said that we would be doing the, “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” the next morning, right before leaving the resort. When I heard that I was also part of the challenge, I was like, “Even I’m part of  it??”, I didn’t want to get wet so early in the morning! So off to bed we went.

Morning came quickly, we washed our faces, met up with the other bloggers over breakfast, did a little chitchatting, and since we were already going to get ourselves wet later on, I excused myself from the table to go back out to the beach and to have fun for a while before having to leave the resort. The friends of my parents also went to the beach to have some fun as well. The time came when we were told that we were going to do the challenge already, but I’m not going to tell you what happened, you’ll just have to watch the video below of us doing it!

And because I just had to nominate someone, I nominated my friend, Renzo Serrano!

Also! For all you guys and gals who would like to donate and help fund for helping find a cure for ALS, you can donate at alsa.org or at als.net. You do not have to do the Ice Bucket Challenge in order to donate. Any amount will do.

Back to the trip.

After doing the challenge, we went back to our rooms, packed our stuff, left the resort, and headed straight to the airport for our flight back to Manila.

The short vacation was very fun, although, since it was just in a span of roughly 3 days, it was really tiring since our schedule was very jam-packed. But it was very fun indeed.

If I was asked to go back to Bohol, I wouldn’t think twice about going back. I recommend that you guys visit Bohol. It is a must for tourists.

Here are some of the pics from our trip! (Some of the pictures are from thetummytraveler.ph)

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