This year’s Maundy Thursday trip with Research Siblings and Friends took us all the way to… Bolinao, Pangasinan!
Started talking about this as early as January, and by February we’ve already made up our minds. Our final resort of choice: Puerto del Sol.
On Thursday, it took us seven hours to get to Bolinao from Quezon City. We left Quezon City around 4:30 a.m. [Aww Schatz unfortunately missed this trip because she was sick =( ] and arrived at the resort (after spending like, forever, in Camiling, Tarlac HAHA) and arrived at the resort at past 11, absolutely starving. Attention resort: Your restaurant needs an overhaul. It took forever to get a copy of the menu, and an additional forever to get the orders, and you kept giving us the wrong orders.The first three times. And afterwards, you forgot an additional order of ice cream. And you kept billing us wrongly. =(
Anyway. Now that we have that out of the way: THE VIEW WAS FANTASTIC. The water was warm, and was only up to our ankles for what seemed to be miles. The skies were effortlessly blue. Ah, the joys of living in a beautiful country. =)
I know you came here for pictures, but I’ll have to put them under a cut. In summary: WHAT A FANTASTIC RIDE, thanks absolutely to the wonderful company. Sun, sand, (creepy) stories heehee. Now that’s a road trip — Maundy Thursday Group-style.
Technical notes for this trip:
Expenses: P250/head entrance fee for daytrippers (OO! BAKIT BA, DAYTRIP ITO! Walang papalag!); P700 for the cottage.
Time of departure from Quezon City: 4:30 a.m. Total travel time, Manila-Bolinao: SEVEN HOURS. Arrival at resort: 11-ish. On the way home: Left resort before 6, arrived in Manila past midnight, after getting lost (for a LONG SCARY WHILE) in Camiling, Tarlac. TROLOLOL. We’ll be waiting for the epic horror masterpiece this inspired, Eliza. Haha! 🙂