I feel as if posting this is senseless since I had this vacation months ago but guess what, I will. (lol) I’ve just been very busy with school lately and I miss blogging. On the contrary though, I have no idea what to write about but here I am stumbling upon our pictures on our travel to Manila last May 2016 and I am psyched haha. Seeing these photos brings back a lot of memories *sighs, I wish I can take a longer time off from school as soon as possible. It’s just exhuberating at a great extent. (a lazy bum taking up Accountancy is never a good idea) So here it is, a flashback to our visit in Manila.
We flew at around 4 am on May 11. We were gonna stay at Cavite, Manila where my cousin, ate Jenny resides together with her lovely daughter Yhucka. My aunt and my nieces also traveled all the way from Bicol to Cavite for us to be spending our summer together. Here are the places we’ve been to in a span of two weeks.
Splash Island | Binan, Laguna
I had the greatest time! The place’s rides, slides and attractions were on point topped with tribal music everywhere. One word, festive. We availed for a ride-all-you-can ticket which was effective until 5 pm on that day and since we arrived at 10 am, we basically had 7 hours to experience everything. I was ecstatic and that is saying something since I’m never really fond of swimming that much. Watching the kids play all day makes me really happy. ❤
Skyranch | Tagaytay
I love theme parks and if the colorful and cheerful vibe of the place isn’t enough, the view down below is amazing. You can actually see the Taal Volcano, (i thought the volcano will always just be one of those tourist spots we study about in our history subject in elementary days but daymm, I actually got to see it!) and the breeze is so peaceful contrasted by the exciting rides that’ll sweat you right up.
Picnic Grove | Tagaytay
The Picnic Grove is a 15 minute ride from Skyranch. I ticked off lots of things from my bucketlist there like touching a real live croc, seeing a donkey for the first time, riding a zipline, experiencing fish foot spa and trying horseback riding. The place is a 10 out of 10 with its peaceful ambiance and a stroll along the province type of vibe. I also got lots of soveniers from there since I can’t resist them, they’re just too cute.
Ocean Park | Manila
We tried some of the place’s activities like the stingray exhibit, sea lion show, buhay ng karagatan,
jellyfish exhibit and symphony. All of it were just jawdropping. Never in my life have I seen a sealion before and touched a big ass stingray. All of the fishes, from the tiniest ones to the ginormous ones, and all other creatures there are so captivating and the whole trip was so informative since there were plaque cards as to the details of each aquarium display. I wanna go back so badly.
Yexel’s Toy Museum | Manila
First of all, I’m one of those nerdy people who sprawn over my bed on a daily basis crying over fictional characters from my favorite tv shows and series. I was the one who personally suggested that we add Yexel’s toy museum to out itinerary and it did not disappoint. at all. I was like a kid in a candy store and my sister was annoyed as hell as to how I always want her to take a picture of me with every single display and how I always complain when her shots are not that good and I let her take another one but she does the same. I was just downright teary-eyed when I saw Gollum, Darth Vader, stormtroopers, marvel heroes, Iron Man suits (Jarviiiis) and freaking Iron Throne! The list goes on and on and I was hyperventilating the whole time. This was definitely my favorite part of the trip.
Enchanted Kingdom | Laguna
I don’t even know what to say. This was a day of firsts and I’m just really happy. All the rides were exciting and I really enjoyed it! Yes, I am a sucker for extremeties as well and the Space Shuttle was the BOMB hahaha. It was festive as well and the lights during nighttime were captiivating. Ahh the good life.
Luneta Park – Mall of Asia – Baclaran Church
These were basically what we did when we didn’t have anything big planned for the day. Just stroll along parks, go to malls and visit churches. Every little time spent together is appreciated greatly since we do not get to see each other often.
No matter how far we are apart, we’re always bound together at heart.
May 25, 2016
We had to pack up and leave for home. It was heartbreaking seeing the kids and our other relatives knowing that the next time we’ll see each other is probably after a couple of years. However, it was a really great experience and I can’t thank God enough for having these type of people in my life.
This was really a great summer.