Jetstart started operating there Osaka <-> Manila Route last March, 2012 and I was very lucky to booked a ticket for just 35,000 yen to The Philippines.
When R told me about it, there was no hesitation, I immediately booked it. I have not asked permission from my bosses and I was not even sure if my contract would be extended, but this is a chance I was not planning to missed.
Anyways, to make the story short, everything went well with work. Now it’s time for a week vacation of fun in Cebu, Philippines. It’s more fun in the Philippines right?
First destination: Tumalog Falls Oslob City Cebu.
It took us two hours by car to reach the main road to the falls but nobody told us that going to the waterfalls itself takes a little bit of uphill climb. Unfortunately the multicab we rented was not a four wheel drive and could not take us all the way to the falls. We have to rent the local transpo : “habal-habal” or motorcycle. Then after that we need to walk for about 10 minutes downhill and I meant really downhill. A wrong step and you will end up rolling down the hills…BUT it was worth it.
The whole place was not yet modernized, you will experience nature as its finest. I had a little misshap but the whole family had fun so it was all worth it.
My main destination for this vacation though was the beautiful island of Camotes.
Everybody had fun basking in the sun. The island of Camotes is around 2 hours by bus from the main city of Cebu and another 2 hours by ferry .
Most are only local tourist, so it was not crowded and we have a great relaxing time.
We stayed at the very beautiful Santiago Bay Resort for a night, but for our meal we go out to the local restaurant just outside the resort since it’s more cheaper 🙂
A vacation in the Philippines would not be complete if I can’t have my favorite Halo-Halo , Mango , Goldilocks cake and Banana. Some friends were nice enough to take some time off from their busy schedule and met with me for lunch and Ice cream.
So I am very excited for my next vacation and explore another beautiful island and eat lots of good food with my family and hopefully with T too 🙂