Saturday, December 24, 2011

Kaunayan (Cunayan) Waterfalls, San Luis, Aurora Province



Day 2: Ditumabo (Mother) Falls Kaunayan Falls, San Luis, Aurora

According to my DIY Itinerary, I was supposed to visit Ditumabo (Mother) Waterfalls

Because I got limited time, and 2 other "invalid" reasons,

we headed to Kaunayan Falls in San Luis, Aurora province instead.



Kaunayan Waterfalls is the most accessible waterfalls in Central Aurora Province.

From the town proper of Baler,

we hired a tricycle for Php 300.00 back and forth

The falls is located in Brgy. L. Pimentel also in the Municipality of San Luis.

The trip was more than 1 hour.

The dirty road from the National road was rough, bumpy and dusty.

Three entrance fees were collected because we pass through two private properties (Php 10.00) and another  Php 10.00 charged per person at the entrance of the falls.

Cottages are available for rent in the area nearby.




Honestly, I was a little bit disappointed when my DIY plan didn't fall into place.

But when I saw clean, crystal clear waters dropping from the range of Sierra Madre mountain,

my disappointments paved away.

The falls mildly sprays water from a cliff where hanging wild vines and other greenery grows.



Im more of a freshwater type of person rather than of saltwater.

I guess, its because half of my life was spent in saltwater exploration back in Palawan days.

My remaining days will definitely discover freshwater wonders, lol!



It is, actually, a  series of waterfalls one after another with own sunken plunge pool.

Cunayan Waterfalls is a seven-tier waterfalls and could be navigated.

Trekking and hiking could be arranged through the Municipal Tourism Office.





Well, I guess, I have so many reasons to go back in this beautiful province.

Maybe next year, wanna join?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

NIA Watershed and Picnic Ground, San Luis, Aurora



After a long day of surfing and swimming on Sabang Beach in Baler,

we took a dip in this natural swimming pool,

washing away the stickiness and saltiness of the seawater.



The cold,

clear,

fresh,

and flowing waters of NIA Watershed in San Luis, Aurora Province,

with greenish reflection of the vegetation surrounding the pond,

was really refreshing!





I breathed fresh air,

hmm...reminds me of my hometown in Palawan.

The fragrance of the province is indeed incomparable.


 --oo--0--O--0--oo--


The San Luis Watershed and Picnic Ground is being manage by NIA,

the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is a government-owned and controlled corporation primarily responsible for irrigation development and management.

San Luis Watershed is a "Healthy" Watershed.

It is one of the forest-depleted watersheds in the municipality covering 67%.

A picnic area beside the small dam was built with rustic cottages for public use.

The place is a coconut plantation covered with short carabao grass.




entrance fee is Php 2.00 per person.































We hired a tricycle from the town proper of Baler to the neighboring municipality of San Luis (Php 100-150).

I just hoped that I was riding in a Wedding Limo Hire Warrington

While traveling,

I was entertained by the breathtaking provincial sceneries,

The time slowed down for a moment.

It took us almost an hour to get there.



We swam,

raced to the other end of  the natural pool,

just like when were kids, back to the memories of Palawan's summer.



How I missed talking with my cousin Mike.

Our conversation is always full of sense.

I just hope I could go back on the first quarter of 2011.



We stayed until 8:00 PM,

Fireflies waved goodbye when we leave.



Friday, December 16, 2011

Wintry Shopping in SM Mall of Asia



Here comes the season when the world is  filled with Christmas joy.

Everyone is so busy buying special gifts to complete their holiday list,

Attending reunions and Christmas parties.

I've been very busy with my Christmas shopping lately.

I took so much time to complete my super long list.

Blogging and traveling out of the metro was my least priority, sorry guys.

My daily trip to the malls in Metro Manila seems like a grand vacation though.

I love the colorful and festive Christmas decorations despite the heavy traffic everyday.




Last year, my favorite mall theme were the Ayala Malls' "Imagine"

This year's favorite is SM's Winter Wonderland Christmas theme at SM Mall of Asia.

A glorious winter scene welcome their loyal shoppers at the Main Mall Atrium.




Shoppers who wants to have a picture with Santa Clause could be taken here.

Splendid snowy scene complete with 50-foot giant Christmas tree is so awesome!

The mall's main attraction is the Snow Globe.

Experience man-made snow falling over your head for PhP 50.00 only.




Want more fun while shopping?

Visit Mall of Asia today, December 16,2011 to witness the opening of  newest theme park and Ferris wheel attraction in Manila.

The SM Mall of Asia’s Ferris Wheel called the SM MOA EYE  wheel is now the tallest Ferris wheel in the country!



Happy holidays, everyone! I hope you have a happy, healthy holiday season and a prosperous new year!