Saturday, May 19, 2012

MAONON Invasion, A Hidden Sanctuary

        Maonon, a coastal barangay, is Ligao City's largest,occupying 10.12% of the City's land area or 2,493.57. Dubbed as the City's Summer Capital, it has a long stretch of almost 6km clean coastline and unexplored beaches..

       At present, a large portion of Maonon Bay was declared Fish Sanctuary and Marine Reserve; and is a good venue for diving activities because of its growing population of fish and corals. Many tourist attractions are yet to be developed like the pristine fine beaches from Sitio sabang to sitio tambac;and the Busay Falls (1km from Brgy Proper). Maonon is almost 51 kms from Ligao City Proper or a 1.5hr drive in a private vehicle. It can be reached by land and sea. Its barangay proper lies along the West Coast National Road 13km from Pioduran,the nearest urban area. The Bacong-Abella-Maonon Road, which is at present, under construction will cut the travel time going to and from the place. 

 I've heard a lot of testimonies about how beautiful Maonon is, from a roller-coaster road which traverse from the peak of a Mountain range, Inviting Blue Sea and Clean Shore,White Sand, Amazing Rock Formation, Crystal clear water, Mangroves, beautiful water creatures and Perfect Sunrise and Sunset view in Maonon Bay. 

I was encouraged to go visit and see the beauty of Maonon for myself. Together with my friends we explored the fascinating Maonon with the company of a friend who resides there. I was really amazed, one thing that I can describe "Paradise". I am fascinated to the place and amazed how the people preserved and take good care of the place. The people are good very hospitable and friendly.

Perfect time to visit Maonon is during their Fiesta Celebration, Last week of March, lots of activities provided by the Barangay Officers. It is  a must to bring important things to maximize the fun. The long travel was a bit tiring but its worthy. Walking along the shore, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Sunset viewing, Camp Fire and Boating are some of the activities that we've tried and there's a lot more to do. It is really a place where we can unwind and escape from the noise and pollution of the city. 

It was an unforgettable experience, I have proved myself how beautiful the place was. It was indeed a place were  I will surely be back for.

(I'll be adding more photos,. (~,*),..)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

5 Important Things to bring (Travelling, Outing, Camping, Swimming, etc.))

1. Extra Clothes ( shirts, pants, undies, etc.)
2. Toiletries        ( tooth brush, soap, facial or genital wash, towels, etc.)
3. Easy pack foods ( Canned Goods, bottled water, Chips, etc.)
4. Pocket Money ( Bring any amount that will suffice your needs and wants)
5. First Aid Kit    ( Safetyness is a must )

Important things to be packed
*** These stuffs is a must whether going on a long-term or short term travel, well-off or budgeted.
There are other things that you will also be  needing, like knife(be sure you kept it safe), fashionable clothes that are needed, appropriate attire, Camera for photos, Music Stuff, Playing Cards, Sun Blocks or  Lotion, Sleeping Bag or sheets, and Separate bag or plastic bag for wet or used stuffs and also for the mess or the trash that we used.

My Important Advisory: Prepare all things that you will be using the Day Before the travel to avoid cramming on preparing your important things to bring and to enjoy your adventure to the fullest. ..(@,@)..

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Why am I Passionate about Travels and Adventures

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover..” – Mark Twain

"You Travel not only to escape the demanding world of reality, but also to explore, reflect, seek, enjoy, discover and unleash the hidden YOU.. - J.L"

walking along the shore
We don't remember Time, we do remember Memories, As I lay down my bed at night I felt like I am a painter inspired by the awesome views and beautiful people that surrounds me, with the huge canvas at the back of my mind, I paint my subject with the smile in their face and a dramatic background that are not taken from my imaginary world.

I am passionate about travelling and adventures not only to witness the beautiful creation of God but also to create a memory out of it that I myself can treasure for a lifetime. I'm well aware that everything is changing, the people that we used to hang-out with, the places that we used to go, the jokes that we used to throw and the profound wounds that heal due time. What remains are the memories we've made and the lessons learned as we travel and go along. That's why I travel and explore wider. A truth that me, my family and friends shared. I am not rich but that won't stop me to discover new things and to meet new people.

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu