Thursday, November 6, 2008

Iloilo & Guimaras

Last 2 weekend ago, I together with my friends went to Iloilo city; I was a little clueless about what to do there and since I haven’t been there, I let myself be tugged :) Honestly our stay in Iloilo was pretty much tedious; the only thing we enjoyed in Iloilo was their airport which is nice and the food; Our 1st day was really really long plus the famous Jaro church is under construction that time... good thing we found out that Guimaras Island is 15 mins away from the city and less than an hour to go to the beach.

2nd day was pretty much appreciated because of Guimaras Island, the beach in Alubihod is nice and clean, they have white sand but it is a little crowded (maybe because it’s Sunday). Food here is pretty cheap, we ate lobster for lunch which costs us P700 +P50 cooking charge for (3 lobsters) and then a plastic bag full of oyster for P100. Then we went Island hoping which we experienced serenity… Baras cave is breathtaking, we went in the cave and then swim in there, and oh I have to a scary but funny experience when I slid and rolled in cave rocks…. Tsktsk I almost died… the rocks are really slippery… but the scenery is still very soothing… After that cave we were thinking that the next stop will be a let down but we were wrong, the boatman brought us in a private island, if I can remember it correctly it was called Atago, upon the permission of its caretaker we were allowed to tour the place… The scenery here is calming... lookie:

Too bad we don't have enough time to explore the other island since we need to go back to Iloilo for our flight back to Manila... but at least our weekend gate away was worth it ;)

That's all!

19 comments:

the donG said...

wow! so cool! and you even went to molo to see that beautiful church!

galing ng picture. bibo talaga.

ako hindi pa nakapunta ng guimaras. tingin lang from iloilo.

ALiNe said...

@the dong- molo church pala yun :D Punta ka ng guimaras and have your photo op... ang ganda dun...eyelovet!

oliboy said...

guimaras seems awesome! i can't wait to get my chance to go there...

cheap lobsters?!? i'm there!!! hahaha!

Sureshot said...

hindi ka na naman nag aaya!

Sidney said...

Those lobsters look delicious!
Looks like a fun weekend!

Calvin said...

nice weekend getaway. ok yung lobsters ah. 750 for three!

ALiNe said...

@Oliboy- Punta ka dun... maganda talaga!

@Sureshot- hehehe!

@Sidney- It was :D

@Calvin- Ang mura noh... Sarap lobster, Ang hirap lang balatan...hehe!

Share my point of view... said...

The first picture is so beautiful. Geez! I want beautiful churches here too! =(

princess_dyanie said...

wow ang saya! natikman mo ba guimaras mangoes? masarap? :P

ALiNe said...

@Share my pov- But you have nice mosque (Is my spelling correct?). Visit Philippines ;-)

@Princess Dyanie- Uhmmm Yung dried mangoes lang e... di kasi in season. pero masarap

RJ said...

Maganda pa rin kahit nagka-oil spill na sa Guimaras?

Ganda ng photos, hope I could visit iloilo soon, i haven't been there! [Taga-iloilo ang mga grandparents ko, nag-migrate lang sa N. Cotabato last 1938.]

ALiNe said...

@Rj- Di naman naappektuhan yung ibang area ng oil spill and mukhang wala na yung oil spill.
Sa iloilo naman wala masyado magawa :D

utoysaves said...

hi!

I just found your blog through IFoundMe's site and I just thought of dropping a message.

I've been to Ilo-Ilo and Guimaras too. Guimaras was a paradise then (I'm not sure it's the same after the oilspill) and Ilo-ilo rocks the palate!

God bless!

ALiNe said...

@utoysaves- guimaras is still a paradise... very nice! thanks for the visit

ifoundme said...

one more island hop and you should have been here in negros. sayang! had i known you were going to iloilo, binisita na kita... iloilo is just an hour ferry ride.

ALiNe said...

@ifoundme- talaga one ferryride lang pala yun! hmmm pero wala talaga magawa sa iloilo..hehe!

princess_dyanie said...

aline! i'm going to iloilo on dec! where are the "must go" and what to se there?

usap tyo email if free ka. email add ko: dyanie12 dot gmail.com

>>dyanie>> :)

ALiNe said...

@Princess Dyanie- How many days kayo? Except for church hopping and malls, wala na magawa dun... punta kayo guimaras.... I'll send you a mail :)

Redlan said...

Hala 2008 andito ka. Church hopping and food tripping lang ang cool dito sa Iloilo. Unless Dinagyang Festival. I love going to Guimaras always. Marami pa akong dapat i-explore. January to May maganda puntahan ang Guimaras. SUmmer kasi tas manggahan Festival April.

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