when was your last travel and where?

view from children island - children island
@secretbear (19464)
Philippines
April 5, 2008 10:30pm CST
kyaaa! i am so tired and sleepy! we went to Hundred Islands at Pangasinan yesterday and i just got back home this morning. Hundred Islands is one of the major tourist's spot here in the Philippines and it is a national heritage popular not only to Filipinos but also to a lot of foreigners as well. it was our first time to go there, even one of our officemates who is from Pangasinan, it was also her first time there! its ironically funny since her house is just nearby and yet, she hasn't been there even once! she actually said that after 30 years, she finally went to see their province's great pride. we all had fun island hopping and swimming there. the place is sooo beautiful! and even if there's a lot of boat and people and some islands are developed, the place still seems to be "virgin". ^__^;; not yet abused. well i hope it won't be abused coz its really beautiful and it seems that everyday, there are people going there. if you're interested to see our pictures, go here: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v607/babskie/hundred%20islands/ if you want to see some videos, just ask me and i'll give you the link. so how about you guys, when was your last travel and where did you go? did you have fun? what did you do there?
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
6 Apr 08
This is a good topic for me right now as I just got home a few hours ago from a two week visit with my daughter and her family. They live 300 miles away and we don't get to visit as often as we would like. We didn't really do much but talk, laugh, talk more and laugh even more. The weather was nice most of the time while there but did have some rain and chilly some days but that didn't matter at all. The fist week there it was just my daughter, my grandson and myself and this past week my son in law come home for a week, he is working out of state right now. Our plans right now are maybe for me to go back for another visit this next month. My trip was not as beautiful as yours but I think I probably had as much fun as you did. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
yeah, your trip was probably as fun as mine. even if the place isn't that great as long as we enjoyed being with the people that we visited, the trip becomes fun and worthwhile. thanks for sharing that tyc!
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
6 Apr 08
Wow.. that looks nice and beautiful.. Can u do diving there?? LOL ^_^ YUp, i hope that nice and quiet place wun be over commercialised yet and cause everything to change, spoiling the natural beauty there.. hehe.. My last travel was to thailand earlier part of the year.. hehe ^_^ BUt i would like to go phuket 1 day, than i will go to your Hundred Isalnds at Pangasinan ^_^ hehe
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
there are parts where you can do diving. although i didn't see tourists that went diving when we were there. but i think you can go diving there as long as you bring your own equipment because the management of the place don't have that kind of equipment. they only have goggles and snorkels. i'd love to go to Thailand too! that's where the floating market is right? it would be fun to go "shopping" for fruits there. its cheap to go to Hundred Islands kun. the only expensive thing is the plane fare.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
12 Apr 08
Maybe they only allow diving on the surface on the water.. hehe ^_^ If the water is very clear, there isn't really a need to dive deep down.. LOL ^_^ YUp, floating market is in thailand and yes, the fruits there are really very very cheap but the weather there is very hot too.. When it rains, almost everywhere will have floods too.. hehe
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
13 Apr 08
well, in between the islands, there isn't really a place for diving. but if you go farther away towards the China Sea (because Hundred Islands faces China Sea) then you can go diving there!
• Canada
6 Apr 08
WOW thanks a lot for sharing your photpgraphs, you have really went to cool place and enjoyed. Last time i went was Bangkok and i find place to be real good and peoples are very much friendly, i went to patiya beach and coral islands and this place is real fantastic. i was short of time but i really enjoyed there and i love their MBK mall. Hope soon i will visit Canada and USA.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
hi smartbrain! i want to go visit Bangkok too. i'm sure i would enjoy it there. i'm just taking one at a time for now. i haven't been out of the country and i'm planning to change that this year.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
13 Apr 08
hi cheekychick! i would love to tour Europe too! but i don't have the money but i hope in the future i'd be able to go there.
@Jemina (5783)
11 Apr 08
My last travel was when I came to England. It was 18 hours on the plane with 5 hours waiting at the Abudhabi for the final flight. I was too scared to be flying for that long. I kept on praying that God will safely guide us to our destination. I may not want to travel that far again but I have to visit my family after a couple of years maybe. Anyway, back in the Philippines before coming to England, I was able to visit Coron, Palawan. It is one of the best diving sites and being able to see it, I find myself lucky. It was not really my destination but the boat had to stop over in the island to drop and load passengers.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
wow. you've been to England?? awesome! i'm sure it was very beautiful there! but 18 hours is a really long travel! weren't there any stop overs?
@Jemina (5783)
27 Apr 08
Well, England is beautiful when it comes to infrastructures, economy wise and the likes. But during the cold weather I miss the Philippines. On my way here I had a 5-hour stop-over in Abu Dhabi where I saw our kababayans cleaning their CR.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
my last travel was to boracay i last year's summer with my friends. i have not gone to a travel yet so i still haven't seen another place apart from boracay... it was over a year now :(
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• Philippines
11 Apr 08
lets travel again chiyosan... :-)
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
at least you've been there! i've studied college in Iloilo for four years and Boracay was just hours away but i wasn't able to go there! it was really an opportunity wasted. i'm still hoping i can go there someday although i love the beaches in Bohol more than the beach of Boracay.
@bubblyapple (2655)
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
my last travel was just near metro manila.. its in tagaytay, (around 1 1/2 hr away from manila). We attended a wedding there and the reception was on top of hill...i forgot the name of the hotel but its on top of hill over viewing taal volcano...so nice and so romantic for wedding. I like the cool temperature also and of course the scenery..flowers and the trees and when you look down you'll see the lake and the boats going back and forte. i've been to tagaytay many times but i had never been to that part of tagaytay... hope i could came to that spot..really unforgettable..
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
i've been to tagaytay to but i have never been to the place you have described. it sounded expensive. ^__^;; the last time i went to Tagaytay was December last year and even if it was December, it was kinda hot in Picnic Grove.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
11 Apr 08
We just got back from Bribie Island! We were there for 3 days and we did nothing but sleep, read, relax and eat! We also had fish and chips by the sea and we also went for a couple of walks along the beach and rode our bikes along the bike tracks there. My fiance's aunty lives there so ocassionally she goes and stays with her friend and lets us stay in her house. It is a very beautiful island and the air is fresh and clean, the sky is bright blue and there's no pollution. As we were driving back to Brisbane this afternoon I could actually smell the pollution in the air. I would love to live on an island. In fact-I could move to Bribie Island tomorrow! I'm already looking forward to my next holiday but it's back to work for me tomorrow!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
Where is Bribie Island? is that in Australia? ^__^;; but it sounded like an awesome place. i like beaches too with white sand, fresh air and clear blue sky. just a perfect sight for a great summer fun. i know what you mean about wanting to live in a place as pure like that compared with a polluted one.
• United States
11 Apr 08
my last travel wat to los vegas during new years. even though i am not old enough to do the good things like drink and do the slots and stuff i still had a great time there. everything there is larger than life and is way better than disneyland i would say. so they should start calling vegas the happiest place on earth instead of loss vegas and junk like that. I really liked all of the shows they offered and my hotel accommodation's were extremely awesome. In fact I stayed at the monte carlo. We all know how it caught on fire. I was staying there about 3 weeks before that happened.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
hi alan! ltmoon called Las Vegas as Lost Wages. and it just made me laughed and so i gave him the best response. i do believe that its is awesome there even though i haven't been there. my mother has been there and she only got praises for the place even though she also didn't play the casino or drink in an expensive bar. looking at the place just made her enjoy it.
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
I have been to some local places in the past days. Two are office related outings con familiarization and one a personal one. We see to it that we go around the place every summer to places we havent been to. I have travelled almost 80 to 90 of our country and hope to travel it in the next 2 years, the whole of our country. I like the people, the beaches, the sceneries. From work and stay here in the city, even if we came from the province we need to really go out and recharge. We are planning to go out of town some 200 kms. from the city for another sortie. Its nice travelling although quite tiring and quite expensive.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
wow. you've traveled that much? awesome! i hope i can travel around the famous tourist spots too here in our country. but yeah, its expensive and i couldn't really afford it and i've got work and no time to do a lot of traveling. i wish someday i can just live to travel the world.
10 Apr 08
Last place I went with my boyfriend was to Cyprus, Ayia Napa, in September 07. It was lots of fun and we are going again this September, but for 2 weeks rather then 1. We was self catering, so we ate out a lot, went into the town area, spent time around the pool, discovered the beaches near by and took lots of pictures. This year we are going to some tours hopefully a bit further and hire a bike for the duration of our stay to go even further for meals etc (and work off some of the calories lol)
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
hi otley! that sounded like a really nice trip! especially that you're with your boyfriend. i'm sure it was really fun for you.
• Bangladesh
10 Apr 08
my last travel was in India. Then i visit tajmahal, agra fort, ajmir sharif etc.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
thanks for sharing that.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
my last travel was in puerto galera and in our province in capiz but this april i'm hoping that me and my friends together with my family can go to baguio
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
when did you go to Puerto Galera? one of my officemates went there. i'm not sure but my friends are saying that that's our next stop. its nice to go to Baguio in this hot weather but its more fun to go swimming.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I went to Hawaii for four days to my best friends wedding in January and even though it was a quick trip, I had fun seeing her again since it had been almost 5 years since I last saw her. She looked beautiful on her day :)
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
hi maddysmommy! i'm sure she was beautiful because i believe that most brides look beautiful on their wedding dress. it must be so awesome to get married in a beautiful beach at Hawaii.
@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Ohhhh. I also just came home from a weeklong vacation. I arrived two days ago. We went to Cebu, the Queen City of the South. hehe. We had a convention - school related. It was so much fun though I was on a limited budget. We had visited the famous spots, like the Magellan's Cross, Sto. Nino, Lapu-Lapu, Fort San Pedro, Taoist Temple, etc... There were a lot of sites we visited. I also enjoyed mall hopping, hehe, since there aren't much malls here in my hometown. Not to mention that during the convention, we stayed at a hotel. It was such a great experience. I'd like to share some pictures, but I haven't uploaded them yet to my computer.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
hi swirlz! i have also gone there to Cebu and yeah, the place is great! i was also able to go there because of a school trip. aside from the famous tourist spots, i also enjoyed the night life there.
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
My last travel out of the country was in 2006. We went to Brunei and stayed at The Empire Hotel. It was a class tour actually. We stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights. It's my second time to stay there. The hotel is great. Really. It was fun cos I was with my friends. And my last local travel was last year in Cebu. I didn't get to really have a tour there but I'd love to go back.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
wow! a class trip it Brunei? what course are you taking up? hotel management? tourism? that must be really an expensive course. ^__^ i've been to Cebu twice but i haven't toured all of it actually. and all the tours we made there was just side trips because it was supposed to be a class trip too.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Our last travels were to Washington DC and then to Mississippi. We had tons of fun. It was a long drive but well worth it. My family live in Mississippi so we had plenty to do. We are going back next month.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
hi moneyandgc! our travel was a long drive too. but driving can be fun too. while going to Hundred islands we had fun while on the road. even our driver had fun too because we didn't leave him in our discussions. its the same when we were going home. although that was during the first two hours. at the last two hours we were all sleep and we couldn't talk anymore.
@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
Never been to Hundred Islands but I'm sure it's fun swimming in between those islands. My family recently went to Clark in Pampanga to attend the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Nice quality time with the family.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
hi wisedragon! wow! watching hot air balloons flying through the sky?? i'm sure that's a lot of fun. i would have enjoyed watching them too. and yeah, it was so much fun to be swimming in between islands. unlike in an open sea.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
6 Apr 08
I dont travel many places...for the most part i travel to alberta to see my family and to st paul, mn to see my boyfriend. Ive also gone to phoenix, az and some places in Wisconsin as well as to Toronto, Ont.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
hi saundyl! it seems that even if you don't like traveling, you've been to many places still.
@p_vadla (1687)
• India
6 Apr 08
Ahhhhhhhhh! Hi! My last travel involved travel to our national capital city on some official work. And where is the fun !
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
it depends on you to make some fun even if it were an official travel. i sometimes go on an official travel and i just make the most out of it by having fun with the people i'm with. sometimes we'd drink or sometimes we'd just eat out and that's already fun for us. even just taking pictures of us and making poses is already having fun.
@unuzzz (1274)
• Indonesia
6 Apr 08
Dreamland, Bali - Dreamland is one of the beach in Bali
hi secretbear yeaaah i've heard about Thousand Island before!! it's a very very gorgeous place!! i saw it on my friend's travel blog he went there around november 2007 i think?? and once i saw his pictures, i fell in love with the place LoL i hope one day i can go there to see it directly with my own eyes my last travel is to Bali-Indonesia last february too bad that time the weather is not good, many big waves and heavy winds, and it's raining all day during my holiday but i still enjoy my holiday, i like Bali very much quite disappointed with the bad weather, but i'm glad i can come to Bali that time, hehehee.. i'll be back again for sure if you haven't been to Bali, i hope you can visit it oneday secretbear
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
hi unuzzz! its not really a thousand islands, its just a hundred islands. ^__^ but your friend is right, the place is really gorgeous! i really loved swimming there! it was so much fun! every tourist there was having so much fun despite the scorching heat of the sun. i'm sure you would love it there if you like the beach and island view. ^__^ i've heard that its really beautiful there in Bali. i hope someday i can go there too. hey, please visit my blog about my travel to the Hundred Islands, http://secretbear-reality.blogpsot.com