Thursday, March 27, 2008

Places that we have been...

Iligan city is a highly urbanized city in the province of Lanao del Norte and the province's former capital. It is approximately 795 kilometers southeast of Manila. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 410,058 people in 57,179 households.
When I was 15 year old and brought by my aunt in this place to live with them I knew it in myself that my luck was here, that this place will be my home away from home, And yes it is living here for almost 5 years now is sooo great, this place has been my album of life, I've gained a lot of friends here, I was warmed welcomed by my relatives when I first stepped my foot in this place, just imagine I am not anymore living with my real family and that I have to live with my other extended family, I wonder how I handled it well. I was away from the one I love I like and beeing deprived by those things I had when I was still in BUUG. But still I am thankful that I had made the right decision to live here cuz if not the one you knew now could never be her. I love iligan and will cherish it forever.

Camiguin Island is a pear-shaped volcanic island with a total land area of 238 sq. kilometers. It lies 10 kilometers off the coast of the Province of Misamis Oriental. I was in camiguin 3 years ago, It was January 2005 when I first went there with my fiance and my bestfriend, we visited a lot of tourist spots such as Old Ruins church of san roque church, convent and belfry this place is so mysterious as I can see those old stuff in there, Sunken Cemetery, I have not really touch the cross itself I can feel there's a lot of history behind it, Katibawasan Falls, A beautiful, clear stream of water cascading 70 meters into a rock pool surrounded by ground orchids, wild ferns, trees and boulders. Its cold water provides a refreshing summer splash to all vacationers, Ardent Hot Spring In the heart of the island bubbles this mineral pool with water is great for relaxing your body, Sto. NiƱo Cold Spring It has a terrific huge pool of cold spring water, White Island an isolated white sandbar where the view of towering Mt. Hibok-Hibok and Old Volcan, Mt. Ilihan There, one can see bluish green ridge of mountains and majestic slopes as he recites his Stations of the Cross its splendid beauty is very touching. At the pinnacle, climbers can peacefully camp and take pleasure in unbothered world.Those were the places we went during our escapades at camiguin island 3 years ago.

Bantayan Island the shining tropical paradise in Asia is commonly known as an island paradise in Philippines, with its fine white sand and crystal clear blue waters... It was summer of 2005 when I and my fiance went there after our engagement, the first night we stayed at Budyong beach which is really nice and that they had their own fantastic views from our own rented hut. The second night we transfer to Marlin beach club which I believe is it more romantic and more safe place to stay at we stayed there for a week and we really had a great time together, It was like our advance honeymoon lol. The beach were awesome, food is great, staff are friendly just almost soo perfect.

Cagayan de oro city a so called "golden city of friendship" that lies along the northern coastline of Mindanao. It is the provincial capital of the province of Misamis Oriental and the regional center for Northern Mindanao. I have been to this place not so many times but I like it, I like the way people treat you with their undying smiles, CDO is 1 and a half hours by bus from where I live in iligan, I usually go here when I am meeting my fiance since we dont have an airport and CDO is the closest airport in iligan city. I have found friends from here that are very nice and warm hearted. If I would be given a chance to live in another city I would choose Cagayan de oro city.

Cebu City is the capital of cebu in the Philippines and is the second most important metropolitan center in the country. The city lies on the eastern shore of the island of Cebu and is the first Spanish settlement in the country, I had been to cebu many times ofcourse with my fiance Dean we want it there,fresh air and good people around. We can do a lot of things just around the city and with out even going outside in it, its been our home away from home if were on our yearly vacation,I love their city life,this place is just too COOL.

Bohol Island is the main island of Bohol Province in theVisayas. It lies southeast from Cebu island across cebu strait (in some references called Bohol Strait) and southwest from leyte island, separated by the Camotes sea and Cannigao channel. It was June of 2006 when we went there, we had fun and great adventures from their tourist destinations. We went and see Chocolate Hills, Loboc River with their floating restaurants they have great foods there, we saw the smallest primate the "tarsier" and had a great time staying in PANGLAO island.I really do wish to go there again.

Manila is the capital of the Philippines and one of the cities that make up the greater metropolitan area of Metro Manila. The first time I was in manila was January of 2005, at first I felt like I am too small for this big city but then I got used to it and to everything thats going on around. Actually I dont really like manila that much since I hate smokes, and I am not really into a busy city. Its very HOT there also . Just last year I was there but still nothing has change infact it gets really smuggy. I'd probably chose to live in a province than to live in manila....

Boracay is a tropical island. It is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, White Beach is the main tourism beach. It is a bit over four kilometers long and is lined with resorts, hotels, lodging houses, restaurants, and other tourism-related businesses. In the central portion, for about two kilometers, there is a footpath known as the Beachfront Path separating the beach itself from the establishments located along it. Last summer was awesome because we hop in boracay for a whole week and whew for me it was like a dream come true to be there, with those very fine white sand and clear blue water its totally a paradise. How I wish boracay is close to where I live so I can always have fun and relax in such paradise. It's a very romantic place, we have seen the sunrise and the sunsets and WOW its brilliant.