Sunday, April 19, 2015

Cebu: Bantayan & Virgin Island

Palm trees, ocean breeze,
salty air, sun kissed hair.
That endless summer, 
take me there.
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Part 2 of my Cebu Travelogue:


From Cebu, I took a cab (journey approx 2.5hours) to Hagnaya Port.
From the port, its another 1.5hour of ferry ride to Bantayan Island.
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After docking, the hotel's minibus was there awaiting for our arrival. Journey from the port to the hotel was about 10mins.
Choice of hotel was at Anika Island Resort, Bantayan.
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Love it that the hotel was situated right beside the beach!!! :D

Checked in and was brought to my hotel room! 
I decided to stay at their beach view rooms cuz it was my birthday and I wanted to stay a lil better~
Arrived at my room and saw these lovely flower petals scattered all over, leading right up to the room's entrance.
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And a mini surprise inside!! :)
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View from my beach view room at Anika Island Resort:
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The beautiful beach right outside my room, merely a 5m walk away.
Omg I miss this place already :(
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It was really peaceful and quiet too. Just the way I like it :)
Honestly I wasn't sure if its usually this quiet or if I went when it was off season.. Nonetheless I enjoyed my stay here!
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The same day after checking in, I also took an hour's boat ride to a nearby island called Virgin Island.
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VIRGIN ISLAND
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This is probably by far one of the prettiest island I ever been to!
The entire island was filled was seashells and more seashells.... all I could hear were waves crashing & sounds of the seashells clinking one another. It was such an amazing experience for my sense of sight and hearing.
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Clear blueeeee sea :)
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Just the sea, sand, sky and I.

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See what I meant!! Shells all over.... I am in love!
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Did some snorkelling too. A pity there wasn't much fishes cuz the tide was quite high~
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A selfie after my snorkel and swim!

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& spent the rest of my time just chilling like this, watching the world go by.
Ahhhhh I miss the beach!!!!!!

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It was around 6pm and time to head back to the resort before the sky turned dark.
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Really glad that I managed to visit these places while I am still young. 
I honestly can't imagine myself going through all these travels (long car rides, ferry rides, boat rides etc) when I am over 40.. It's gonna be so tiring and hectic.
That is why I am an advocate in travelling around the world when I am still young and active!


Arrived at the resort to witness this beautiful sunset :)
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The view right from the balcony of my room.

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The next day, I travelled around the city of Bantayan!
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Travelled around the city via a scooter! 
The easiest, most convenient and cheapest way to get around the city! It was quite an adventure!
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St Peter & Paul Church
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When it was evening time, I headed over to Madridejos Kota Park!
It is quite a popular local place to view the sunsets without any view disruptions!
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Enjoy every sunset
& look forward to every sunrise~
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And that is the end of my Part 2 adventures (Bantayan) in Cebu! 
There's still 2 more parts coming up so hopefully I'll get the pictures sorted out soon :)



- - - 
BORACAY TRAVELOGUE
17 - 20 May 2015

I am really excited to revisit The Philippines again, and this time round its to Boracay!!! :D
Can't wait for all my beachy adventures again.
On a side note, if you'd like to collaborate while I am on a trip there, or any suggestions on where I should go, what I should do... feel free to drop me an email at:
shenny3107@hotmail.com

I am so looking forward to Boracay already! 
I'll write soon! Thanks for reading!


Shenny

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