I almost forgot I still have pending post about my summer, and I’m trying to remember when was this, lol. Well, summer went off so fast that I am so bothered being not ready for school. I’ve been posting a lot about our summer trips to Southern Leyte on my Instagram, and Tangkaan was one of the places we’ve visited again. Tangkaan Beach Resort is located at the Southern tip of Maasin City, in Padre Burgos. Tangkaan beach consists of beautiful rock formations and proves to be different from the many since it is a white sand beach, thus making the water so clear, while the rest of Leyte’s beaches is made of black sand.
This summer, perhaps, one of the best gifts I could spoil myself is to go to places I’ve been to before. Being a “probinsyana” (countrywoman) residing in Leyte, of course, has a lot of perks. Not only that I get to eat a lot because it’s summer break and I’m home, but also because Leyte as a whole has a lot of hidden paradise to bargain. One of which is one of Southern Leyte’s Holy places, Monte Cueva. This uphill shrine’s been existing for a very long time now, however there are still a lot of workings to be made.
It was after a bloody long week of final exams when I finally had a moment by the beach on our Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort excursion on the 2nd of April. I had a great time, though it would be more great if my monthly visit didn’t fall on the same day. It was so hassle, so painful but no worries because I had fun. Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is located on serene Sumilon Island. It is located on the Southeastern tip of Cebu’s mainland. The island has an area of 24-hectares and is surrounded with a sparkling, clean water.
Solo travelling, going solo, or being alone for a trip doesn’t always equate to being lonely. For the so many reasons, solo travel has been a vogue in sightsee. I never held this opportunity to go solo as something I could show off just because it’s a trend, but something I could keep and buoy up that everyone can actually do it even for a day ̶̶ expensive or not. I never actually thought I’d venture into something that is kind of unattainable, but now that I already made my first attempt it’s kind of a dream come true to me. My experience is a proof that even a scaredy-cat can absolutely be successful with it. I feel delighted, it’s never easy but I’ve managed to do so. And there are quite a lot of attainable reasons as to why I opted to go solo.
Finally! After a long run of battling whether to go solo or not I’ve finally made it going out alone on a Saturday. I am aware that I’ve been enjoying good times with my friends that it keeps me outdated of what’s been happening with my negative thinking, but travelling solo made me realize on how is it truly to know your inner being. Sounds a bit deeper than I thought, but until this very moment I am still trying to grasp every happening during that day. Days before I finally decided to try it out was confusing and worrysome to think I am not really familiar with the place. I had to go through researches, asking a friend and had to deliberately convince myself to push through. Moalboal is a 3 to 4-hr ride away from the city of Cebu, so why not? Good thing I had extra savings in my wallet which swayed me to really go and enjoy.
Lucky enough I was invited to experience the undiscovered and hidden beauty of Cebu’s North, especifically in Tuburan. I had the opportunity to finally start a chapter of going out to places. It wouldn’t be possible without my sister and her friends who happened to be as out goers as I do. Travelling in a very limited budget should be a demand, or I must say that my topmost priority is finding the luxury through the memories we keep and the photos we take. With a budget of less than Php 500, I was able to experience places of wonders and eerieng beauty. Known for its natural magnificence, Tuburan is a sure place to visit.