can not believe that i could conquer camiguin island during the 1st quarter of this year. as what I remember, after I wrote my blog about my bohol expedition 6 months ago, I promised that my next destination would be camiguin…I don’t know why but maybe I am just enthralled with the photos and stories behind this place…but definitely no concrete plan at all, that this gonna happen as early as this year… now, I believe how powerful lexus cars aphorism is “if you can't you won't, if you can you will, you can, you will”…
my fascination in travelling begun after i travelled solo in bohol where I enjoyed god’s gift, the beauty of nature… i could say that i am lucky enough to experience the real affluence of the philippine island and not the scarcity were most of the filipinos are experiencing… anyways, selfishness is not a crime right?… sometimes, but the truth is i am just enjoying my life...
by this time, i travelled with my friends, not a bagpacker, not a loner… it was a different experienced… because of different moods, personalities and ideas, there were more arguments and silly moments but it was fun thou...
camiguin…a real habitat, a place to be…me and my friends stayed here for 2 days and a night…we billited at enigmata tree house http://www.enigmatatreehouse.com/ located at mambajao… arts were everywhere, thru the walls, in the ceilings, windows, etc… the place is cozy, really cool. it is built inside a semi forest-like environment…unfortunately i failed to meet rosalie zerrudo, the owner of the treehouse…if i was given a chance, then probably ill ask her to help me discover arts in me…by the way, thanks to baba for accommodating us…great food...i absolutely recommend their adobo, hot and spicy chicken teriyaki and chicken curry…delicioso!
we had our countryside tour the same day we arrived. thanks to mang dodong for being patient with us, the red multicab owner, our driver… first stop, katibawasan falls…doused for less than an hour and headed to mambajao market for groceries… had our lunch at coron-coron chix house…two thumbs up for their inihaw na manok…around 3 in the afternoon, we went to white island…never-to-missed place in camiguin…believe or not, when we arrive, i kissed the ground…if you think it is a paranoial act, i can’t explain either or maybe this is the way i appreciated the place i am craving to...had our ultimate beach bum for over an hour plus the photo opt..white island is a pristine white sand bar over viewing the famous mount hibok-hibok..it is about 5 mins boat ride from mambajao…best place for photoholics… incomparable to other island because, no trees and no grass growing…only rough sand, shells, corals, nothing else. we also visited the walkway to old volcano, sunken cemetery and old catarman church in gui-ob…behind it was the century old tree and a medium-sized lighthouse…very fastidious…lastly, we had our body immersed in a warm water of ardent hot spring....before we return to treehouse, we asked mang dodong to drop-by in vjandepp bakery for our pasalubong, the famous pastel in town…
we arrived at the treehouse around 8 in the evening wearing smiles in our face…everybody was loosen up and relaxed…whew!!!
i regret to have a limited time but still memory is memory...its was really a perenial experience!
i trully recommend this place for bagpackers and nature lovers…
until my next exploration, will apo island welcome me? we’ll see…
i want to thank my friends, erwin, rizza, alex, misyel and mae for sharing this experience with me…ang galing natin!…welcome certified travelers…hahaha…san tayo susunod? dumaguete?
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*nice but stupid sometimes
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*beach bummer and sole explorer
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