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Siargao Island

The Philippines being surrounded by water, is known for beautiful beaches, white powdery sand and pristine water. The list is endless with 7000 + islands to visit.

One of them is Siargao island – a tear-shaped island located in the province of Surigao del Norte. The coastline is characterized by a chain of reefs, small white, sandy beaches,  it’s neighboring islands also have the same land forms of islets.

By Mclovin'tosh - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40882817

By Mclovin’tosh – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40882817

Haven for Surfers – ‘Cloud 9’

One of the highlights in this beautiful beach is the Annual Siargao Cup – a domestic and international surfing competition.

Siargao surfing

By Mclovin’tosh – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40882858

One of the well-known surfing waves on Siargao and the Philippines, with a reputation for thick, hollow tubes is “Cloud 9”. This right-breaking reef wave is the site of the annual Siargao Cup, a domestic and international surfing competition sponsored by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte.

The wave was discovered by traveling surfers in the late 1980s. It was named after a chocolate bar of same name, and was featured by American photographer John S. Callahan in the United States-based Surfer magazine in March 1993. Cloud 9 also has a reputation for being a relatively cheap destination for surfers with many cheap accommodations and restaurants and bars to choose from.  (source: wikipedia)

A truly heaven destinations for tourists and backpackers when looking for scenic and  economical place to stay, including bars and resto for happy hour with adam a7 sounds and partying.

Lake Caliraya Summer Get-away

Laguna

The smelting heat of summer prompted us to seek a better place to cool down even for a short period of time, and very timely my husband’s siblings planned an out-of-town tour to Caliraya Laguna. We stayed at a rest-house owned by his niece that is near the lake where they were supposed to fish, with all the fishing gears they brought, unluckily it was not a good time as the lake is surrounded by water hyacinth and the jetski motor when started to remove the hyacinth on the pathway drove the fishes away as well. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time bonding and reconnecting with each other.

Laguna outing

Barbecuing and boodle fight for lunch and later swimming in the private pool were some of the activities we did. In the evening the singers in the family had their videoke sessions ala thenewno2 at GC till the wee hours of the morning. Some of them also tried the jetski and drove along the stretch of the lake.

On the way to Caliraya, we saw the windmills in Pililla, also in Laguna, the beautiful scenery of the mountains, rice-fields and the Laguna Lake, it so nice to be out of the city away from hassle and bustle of everyday life once in a while and commune with nature to rejuvenate.

Travel to Discover People & Culture

photo credit: natural-history.uoregon.edu

photo credit: natural-history.uoregon.edu

When you go on a trip, what are the main reasons why some people do it? Some do it for business while others to chill-up and relax, to forget all the stress and pressure from work and other things and bond with the family. Travel is not only about the beach but to discover other places, history, customs and traditions from different cultures. There might be barrier with languages but can be sure with music, all those barriers will disappear because music is a universal language, no need for words to describe each stanza, just the tone of every note will send the message across the bridge of emotions whether happy or sad.

Each country have their own way of creating music and musical instruments to back it up. A simple bamboo or a leaf can be used as an instruments in the old times and as the years passed, more musical instruments were invented to enhanced the music they want to impart and with them accessories are also invented like the guitar with a cry baby pedal. The next time you travel, don’t forget to visit theatres and museums to know more about the people and culture of the countries you will visit.

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