Trip Update

Philippines
January 15, 2018 1:20am CST
Now, I am going to give updates about my trip yesterday to one of our provinces here in my place. We left at 4 am and arrived in the province at 6 am since the place is really far. When we arrived, it still rained. My prayers were really not that effective I guess, but I am still glad because it wasn't that heavy anymore unlike what we had experienced while we are still on our way. So once we reached the place we then ate our breakfast straight. After eating our meal, I excitedly get my phone and took lots of pictures from all the beautiful sight I am seeing eveywhere. There were lots of trees and a scenic view of a how a province really is. There were chickens, cows and carabaos everywhere. It is so seldom for me to see trees, mountains, and animals like these since I live in the City all my life so I admit I was a bit ignorant. lol. So long story short, we decided to go to a stream somewhere. I soaked myself in the fresh water along with the kids. Boy it was fun! I was so amazed with the beauty of nature that I even get a "panghilud / lugod" as a souvenir back home. It is a stone that is used in scrubbing out dirt from the skin during bathing. It is widely used by Filipinos back in the old days unlike now that we already used loofah. Okay so that would be all my friends and I hope you all have a nice day. =)
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@ilocosboy (35793)
• Philippines
15 Jan
that is a very enjoyable trip you have there, and sounds like you went to a rural province just like our place. Where did you go?
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• Philippines
15 Jan
We went to Ginatilan. Yes it is a rural place. I love it's surroundings and the people were very friendly. If you are from a rural province then I am certain that your place looks like the place I have visited. Are there corn fields as well? streams? rivers?
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• Philippines
15 Jan
@ilocosboy omg! I bet your place is awesome too.!
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@ilocosboy (35793)
• Philippines
16 Jan
The best therapy for me
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@bunnybon7 (37156)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Jan
yes it does seem exciting for us city girls to get out in the nature at times. been on such a nice trip myself many times
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• Philippines
22 Jan
glad you've enjoyed yourself that much. =)
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21 Jan
so lucky to experience the beauty of nature
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• Philippines
21 Jan
I am indeed lucky. I hope you get to experience it too.
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• Philippines
24 Jan
Hello @sw8sincere I would like to see the picture of the souvenir of yours, but at least you got something from the trip.
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• Philippines
24 Jan
Hello there. Sure I will try to upload. Thanks
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• Philippines
29 Jan
@sw8sincere it's been a week now hehe
• Philippines
29 Jan
@Letranknight2015 hahaha I'm sorry I was so into reading and commenting posts that I forgot I still have to upload a photo on my discussion. Anyway, thank you for reminding me. It shall be served in a minute my friend. Stay tuned.
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@hereandthere (32491)
• Philippines
15 Jan
eating a big breakfast would be my first thought after getting up that early. so it was just a day trip? hope to see some pics. i think panghilod is called pumice stone.
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• Philippines
15 Jan
Yes it was just a day trip. I hope I could share you the pictures but it is not possible here. I also tried to edit my discussion in here to post a pic but it is not working no matter how I resize my photo.
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• Philippines
15 Jan
@sw8sincere the file size has to be 3mb or less. you can do it even on ms office picture manager.
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• Midland, Michigan
2 Jun
I wondered if it might be a pumice Stone. That's something we own to smooth out feet. We don't use it anywhere else on our bodies though.
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@ridingbet (57758)
• Philippines
17 Jan
that is what we get also when we bathe in the rivers. and now, we have many stones to scrub the dirt off our skin.
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• Philippines
17 Jan
hehe I guess it is very common for Filipinos to look for pumice stones when we go to rivers / streams.
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@ridingbet (57758)
• Philippines
19 Jan
@sw8sincere yes, we are not Filipinos if we don't find one for ourselves. we have 3 that are already ages old. a decade.
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@Debscrochet (1093)
• United States
26 Feb
Glad you had a nice time
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• Philippines
26 Feb
Thank you
• Trinidad And Tobago
24 Jan
Nice trip, but where exactly did you visit?
• Philippines
24 Jan
thank you. I've been to Ginatilan province part of Cebu,City. =)
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• Trinidad And Tobago
31 Jan
@sw8sincere Good Lord. Never heard of it! And where is that? Are you still in the Philippines? And is your trip business or just vacationing?
• Philippines
1 Feb
@Gita17112016 It's somewhere in the southern part of Cebu and yes, I am still in the Philippines. =) I went there for a vacation.
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• United States
15 Jan
It sounds wonderful. I can understand how the beauty of that place makes you so happy.
• Philippines
15 Jan
Thank you. It surely was fun! Have you been into any rivers or stream before? The stream is what I enjoyed the most on our trip. =)
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• United States
15 Jan
@sw8sincere Yes, in Idaho we camped by a beautiful stream for a couple of days. One of my shoes fell into the stream, and I had to chase it down and use a stick to get it.
• Philippines
15 Jan
@misunderstood_zombie hehe well, that was a fun experienced too. I'm glad you experienced the same.
@suni51 (2989)
• India
29 May
I think you did not mention the name of the province in your topic but I think the place is not in Baguio City of your country. The place looks beautiful and worth visiting. By the way I live in Himalayan Area so I get to see a number of good places too often.
• Philippines
31 May
Yeah im sorry about that. The place is called Ginatilan province. Glad you get to go to Himalayan area too
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@suni51 (2989)
• India
31 May
@sw8sincere I live close by right under the Himalayas!
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@crossbones27 (20779)
• Redlands, California
7 Mar
Tell me About it, Live in California. Know exactly what you mean. I miss real nature and a bit tired of the concrete jungle.
• Redlands, California
8 Mar
@sw8sincere Amen, let me come visit.
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@Hannihar (40090)
6 Mar
Interesting picture you posted. Glad you could see something that was not the city for a change.
• Philippines
6 Mar
yes. it's always nice to go to a province every once in awhile to unwind. =)
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@Hannihar (40090)
7 Mar
@sw8sincere Yes,one needs to unwind and glad you got to.
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• Philippines
31 Jan
wow sounds like a nice place to visit. is that you on the pic runniing lol?
• Philippines
31 Jan
yes it is indeed a nice place and no,it was not me hehe.. I was the one who took that photo by the way =)
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• Philippines
31 Jan
@sw8sincere okay. i missed staying in a province. maybe if i retired i will live somewhere in visayas
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@DianneN (82237)
• United States
24 Jan
I'm so happy you enjoyed your trip to the countryside and experienced nature.
• Philippines
25 Jan
Thank you. Same here, I even plan to go back there soon.
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@DianneN (82237)
• United States
27 Feb
@sw8sincere I hope you do!
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@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
19 Jan
Where is this place you went to? It would have been so nice if you have attached pictures of that nice place specially the stream where all of you took a dip.
• Philippines
19 Jan
The place is in Ginatilan Cebu. Yeah i know i should have done that. I am still struggling to post photos until now. I have been using my phone in transferring photos thats why and I can't seem to get through it.
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@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
22 Jan
@sw8sincere Then post through your phone.
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@xstitcher (12190)
• Petaluma, California
3 Jul
Sounds like you had a nice time.
• Philippines
4 Jul
Hi my friend, I did. =) thanks.
@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
2 Jun
The wonders of the countryside are the same for people all over the world. I am so glad you enjoyed your day out.
• Philippines
2 Jun
Exactly my friend and thank you
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@marlina (76665)
• Canada
2 Jun
Keep enjoying your trip.
• Philippines
2 Jun
Thanks my friend
@sol_cee (16889)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
6 Mar
Which province?
• Philippines
6 Mar
in south province here in Cebu.
@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
27 Feb
People, especially senior citizens have that stone for scrubbing the skin during bathing here in Nigeria.
• Philippines
27 Feb
i'm glad to know it was also being used in your country =)
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