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Day 3 – Sun Kissed!

Day 3 – Sun Kissed!

The decision to hit the beach was a spur of the moment thing. We just arrived from Church when all of a sudden we all had the same thing in mind – the Beach! So we all made haste and after less than an hour, we were all ready to go!

It was a 40-minute tricycle ride from our front gate to the resort. And I was so glad that we acted on our spontaneity because it’s not everyday that we are greeted by sights like these:

Nothing beats the feeling of being home…


Day 2 – Looking Around


I used to look around and I see nothing interesting. But now, I look up and I see the clear blue sky mottled withΒ  playful clouds. I look around I see trees reaching to greet the sky. Everything is beautiful. Was everything changed? No. I was changed.


Rizal sa Dapitan.


It was already late when we left Dakak for “Rizal sa Dapitan” but we took our chance anyway. When we arrived at the place, it was pitch black. We learned that they had an electrical “wiring” problem, thus the darkness.

But Kuya tour guide was kind and patient enough to show us around. So our light-less journey unfolded:

National Hero "Height" Standard.


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Heavenly Haven…


It was a weekend that my friends and I were looking forward to. After all, we are desperate to get away from work-related stress (char!). A vacation is long overdue. But what’s better than a vacation? A vacation spent together with special friends (weh?).

Allow me to share my experience in Dakak Beach Resort. Dakak is located in Dapitan City in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte. Yes, the same city where our National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal was exiled. We were so excited to visit the place. Thanks to Russ and Shaal, we were able to have a “valid” reason to fly to the place. And it was awesome!


Enrty point is the Dipolog City Airport. Cebu Pacific ETD was at 10:40am and we arrived at Dipolog around 12nn (PAL’s ETD is earlier). We were then transferred to Dakak through a mini bus/coaster that took about 40-45mins.






Given that it’s summer and the place (both Dipolog and Dapitan) is a coastal area – it was really really hot! The coaster didn’t help because the AC is not doing it’s part. But then, I am the kind of person who doesn’t mind little details like that. Again, it’s SUMMER (what do I expect?)! Add to that the fact that I grew up in this Province so a “little heat” won’t hurt me..:) I would have even preferred to have the windows down (oh well) because unlike here in Metro Manila, ang Probinsiya – no matter how hot it gets – still has the “fresh air”.

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