Salty Hugs And Sandy Kisses at 30 (Fun in Nacpan)

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Capping off my birthday week with a 2-day beach romp with my classmates, then i “found” this eden of a spot.

Twin Beach is located in Calitang about 25 minutes from the world-famous town of El Nido, province of Palawan, Philippines.

We rode a motorcycle at 8am from Barangay Bucana traversing rough and dusty partly cemented roads. The day promised clear skies and summery breeze, so there are vans and vehicles going the same way, perhaps to shake the previously concluded election tensions and dip their toes on the cold blue waters.

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We passed by dry rice fields and solitary houses just beginning to stir. My excitement begun to infurl when we reached the little dirt road leading to our destination.

The fact that the place is becoming the newest tourist destination didn’t seemed to have affected the oblivious residents as the houses was simple, made of amacan and nipa, except for a few restaurants offering simple cuisines, ice cold beer and fruit shakes.

The beach was lined by huts that can be rented at Php300 for whole day activities. There is no wifi connection where we stayed, and you have to bring extra phone batteries or power banks as the place have no electricity and relies only on a generator set.

I immediately whisked my phone and took a customary beach shot; blue skies, white sand, blue green sea, a bit of a mountain and little island in the background and of course, coconut trees. 😆

We settled down, took out the foods and run like kids towards the water, hardly feeling the hot sands on our sole.

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Calm and peace envelop me as the salty water embraced me. And i immediately regret not getting one of those waterproof phone case. I also left the selfie stick at home. 😥

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Me, my classmates Nelz and Chie

After a quick lunch, we headed towards a small hill where the two beaches are visible, braving the sun, talking about our the other beach we raided the other day (but that will be on entirely different post). Lol

The view at the top(every angle is more beautiful than the next) took my breath away i promised myself i will have a good camera within this lifetime, not that the view needs more pixels to make it more perfect.

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And perfect it was. I wonder why no one has ever think of proposing there yet or maybe have their wedding at the top (hint hint for you people). Just let me know and maybe i’ll help keep other people away (for a while) while you blindfold her, and drag her to the hills just so she’ll be awestruck she’ll have no other choice but say yes. Haha

~ I’m getting the feel of this thirty thing. i feel more open about adventures, body positivity and still looking forward to each sunrise, of whatever tomorrow will bring. I hope i’ll see you all there. 😉

Keep safe, lovely peeps. ♡

Here’s me at 30.

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Sandy hugs and salty kisses from my island province. Xxx💋

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Sunny With A Chance of Pizza

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“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal. ~ Paulo Coelho

This has been a very long exciting day (compared to my routine “normal” days.)  It was divided into a lot of mini trips on the side in a bright sunny day at the back of a pick-up (work-related), watching the ongoing APEC summit (during lunch break and after-office hours) + one good deed (my first favorite part of the day).  Then it was all topped off by dinner with friends (which i considered as a kind of reward for myself and my second favorite). No wonder i feel exhausted but sleepless at midnight,  excitement is taking time to wear off. And my nerves aren’t what they used to be. 
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I’m a huge fan of all easy, laid back and romantic cafes where you can just put up your feet,  let down your hair,  spend the after-office hours either alone reading a book and reflecting on your day or with friends chatting while sipping coffee or eating cakes and ice cream or munching pizza.

Speaking of pizza, there’s some good flavors and taste Puerto Princesa can offer for pizza lovers in settings where you can just let your stress and worries fade away, even for a while.

I always passed it but i’ve no idea how cozy the place was until yesterday, while dropping by to picked my officemate J waiting to buy pizza for work. She ordered cheesecake while waiting and offered Ate K and me a bite,  which for my unseasoned tastebud, taste more than excellent.😁 The occupants of the next table was just getting ready to leave,  and i wanted to take a snap of the attractive mess in their table as soon as they’re out of the door. I zoomed in on the green bottle containing water and the base with pink and yellow flower when something caught our attention: Iphone S6 just lying quietly and blending with the black and white tablecloth.

We rushed to the door and caught them just as they’re trying to flag down a tricycle and told them they forgot their phone on the table and got a triple thank you👼. 🙂 I hope they’ll never it again. Losing a phone is such a huge pain in the #$&@.😂

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McCoy’s is located beside the national highway, Barangay San Miguel, right at the heart of the city, but once you get inside, the noise was drowned by the warmth of the place.  Though the place is small, the seats is so inviting you might just want to lay down and hugs the pillow on the corner. 

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A variety of heavenly cakes are displayed on the glass case for Php90 per each thick delictable slices.

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Cheesecake

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In keeping up with the laid back vibe of the place, the hand painted menu was hanged at the side of the counter while sauces, condiments and coffee cups were also on the nook under it.

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We had Pitsang Sosyal at Php320 (18″)

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Beefy and Mushroom at Php352

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and Beefy Beef Php363

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Beef and Mushroom has really lots of cheese and became my instant favorite, ( but i had maybe 3 slices of each,  just to be fair. ) 😂😁:mrgreen:😆:)😅;)

Busy days are good. Just don’t forget to take a breather after each one.

I hope you are having a good week. I’m off early to take my own advice above and maybe some cake too… hehe

Magandang Gabi!

Love, your Island Girl