Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Limasawa Island Travel Guide 2018 (Southern Leyte)

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Prior to a few days ago, Limasawa wasn't really a place I knew too much of. Although I've heard about its religious and historical significance in the Philippines, I wasn't really interested because history is a part of our past. I just want to forget the past and move on. LOL. But kidding aside, it's a four-hour drive from Tacloban and I just didn't have the chance to do so. Fortunately, I got invited by a friend and with my very limited budget, I just went for it because... YOLO! 😁

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Balay ni Tatay Farm Resort, Babatngon Leyte

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BALAY NI TATAY FARM RESORT


Address: Villa Magsaysay, Babatngon Leyte
Business hours: 11am - 7pm everyday
Entrance Fee: Php50 each
Swimming Pool Use: Php150/head
Farm Tour: Php100/head
Contact number: 09173062361/ 09338584648

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Around an hour drive from Tacloban City is a newly opened farm resort located in Villa Magsaysay, Babatngon Leyte called Balay Ni Tatay. The resort name is a generic waray-waray term which 
means house of father. I forgot to ask the waiter why it's named as such but I think there's a deep meaning to it. Anyway, I was amazed with the landscape and how it feels so homey and relaxing. It is perfect for a wedding reception, birthday parties or company events! Or maybe a marriage proposal with all the candles and rose petals in that round park beside the restaurant? OMG that would be so sweeeeet. 😆


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There are also other activities that you can do here such as swimming in the pool (for kids), farm tour and have fun in the playground. They are currently in their soft opening so some amenities are not yet available. One of it is the swimming pool for adults which is still under construction. 

How to get there

Use a private vehicle and google map it. Make sure to ask locals while on your way because the direction is a bit sketchy. There's a small signage from the main road but you may miss to see it. You can also call them for directions as well.


Accomodation

Overnight stay using a tent is possible for company events. Call them for more information. 

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You can play the piano in the restaurant. Yes it's functional.

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The IG-worthy blue rice! It tastes like the normal rice but I believe this is more healthy.

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Hinatukan na Manok Bisaya and Daing na Isda
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Swimming pool for kids

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playground

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balay ni tatay farm resort babatngon leyte
The  comfort room 

balay ni tatay farm resort babatngon leyte

balay ni tatay farm resort babatngon leyte

balay ni tatay farm resort babatngon leyte

balay ni tatay farm resort babatngon leyte

My Review

I would rate this place 6.5/10. The place is really relaxing and instagram-worthy but I don't think 50 pesos entrance fee per head should be charged for those who will be ordering food from their restaurant. The fact that it's an hour drive from Tacloban City and some part of the road is not yet concrete, is a bit of a hassle for the visitors already. It would be better if they make that 50 pesos consumable. The food is just so-so but I like the fact that they offer organic food/drinks and blue rice. Also, when we had our lunch there, it was hot because there was no ceiling fan above our table. It's an open area but at that time, the weather was humid and there was no wind coming in. There were a lot of mosquitoes, we had to constantly fan them away from our food. The staff were nice and friendly. Anyway, it is just their soft opening so I believe there would be changes and improvements soon. 

I'm still curious as to why they came up with its name so if you know it, please comment down below! Oh by the way, they don't have mobile signal anywhere in the area. You might want to know that. 😁Thanks for visiting my blog. 😊 Here are some of my model shots below, enjoy haha



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Little pinay explorer, balay ni Tatay Farm Resort

balay ni tatay farm resort babatngon leyte, little pinay explorer

balay ni tatay farm resort babatngon leyte, little pinay explorer

balay ni tatay farm resort babatngon leyte, little pinay explorer


Thursday, August 23, 2018

HASSLE-FREE TOUR - Sohoton Cave and Natural Bridge, Basey Samar

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Although it's already my second time here, I still felt an excitement when I knew that I was coming back to Sohoton Cave and Natural Bridge in Basey Samar. The destination is still the same, but this time it is.... *drums rolling... it is hassle freeeeee! Yes that's right. I did a travel guide before for DIY trip but now it's my honor to present to you a better option. Instead of traveling inside a boring car from Tacloban City to Basey Town Proper, how about going there directly via boat? I think that's an awesome idea! I'm glad this was made possible by Aqua Momentum. Not only will they give you a hassle-free ride but will also cater everything that you need - from food, to entrance fees and etcetera. Imagine, you don't need to do anything else but to sit back, relax and enjoy your trip. Check out my video and pictures below to see how much I enjoyed the trip! 😆

For more information, you may contact them at 09270351982 or message them in facebook here.
You can also check their website for the package rates --> Aqua Momentum


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Check out my DIY trip to Sohoton Cave here --> http://www.littlepinayexplorer.com/2016/08/sohoton-cave-and-natural-bridge-tour.html
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Patio Victoria, Tacloban City - Resort Fees and Rates



Patio Victoria, San Jose, Tacloban City, swimming pool, baluarte, rates, fees, cottage

So just last weekend, I spent a lazy day with family and relatives at Patio Victoria Resort in San Jose, Tacloban City. If you're a Taclobanon born in the 90s, you should be very familiar about Baluarte Resort.  It was always the go-to place for family reunion or outdoor parties back in the days. Now don't be surprised, this is still the same place! They just changed the name to a more sophisticated one, with minor renovations. I'm glad they kept the structure of the swimming pool area as it gives a lot of childhood memories and it's seldom that we get to enjoy swimming without worrying about the heat of the sun since half of the pool is covered with a roof.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Dumaguete City Photoblog - by Little Pinay Explorer

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Dumaguete is here to get us #Dumagetme

Cold Spring for a Warm Weather at Pines Farm Resort, Burauen Leyte

Pines Farm Resort Burauen Leyte cold spring


I'm not really a fan of cold springs due to cold intolerance but yesterday, my friend invited me to go to Pines Farm Resort in Burauen Leyte. I was just looking forward to filling my stomach with food and getting some fresh air but surprisingly, I enjoyed it more than expected. The cold spring water, the fresh air and the scenery - this is what weekends should be all about right? These pictures below would probably encourage you to go there asap! 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Siargao Travel Guide 2018 - Suggested Itinerary and Expenses


Spending four days in Siargao was one of the best and happy days of my 2018. It is a beautiful island with the coolest people on earth! No wonder people just can't stop talking about it!

While it is known to be the surfing capital of the Philippines, there are other interesting things you can do to fully enjoy the island. My favorite spot was in Pacifico especially in the 'forbidden' tower. This is where you can see the BEST view in Siargao. And the best activity for me was the Sohoton Cove tour. By the way, in case you're wondering, I travelled 24 hours just to get here from Tacloban City,  Leyte. If you don't want to pay for expensive plane tickets and you're based in Eastern Visayas, you might want to check my travel guide here --> Tacloban to Siargao Travel Guide


Anyway, here's a sample itinerary that you can use as a guide to fully enjoy your Siargao experience!

Limasawa Island Travel Guide 2018 (Southern Leyte)

Prior to a few days ago, Limasawa wasn't really a place I knew too much of. Although I've heard about its religious and hist...