Hi Loves! Kamusta kayo? I know, it’s been ages since I last updated my blog. I initially planned to make a blog about our Thailand-Cambodia tour last December but sadly, my external hard drive which contains all of the pictures of my previous tours including files of my thesis got broken. It was really heartbreaking for me but then, I have to move on. Good thing, I have uploaded some of the best pictures on my IG and as for the thesis files, I guess, I’ll just have to start again because yeah, that’s life.
So we had a short DIY trip to Alibijaban Island last June and I thought I may share with you some of my pictures from the trip. I don’t know, maybe to inspire you to visit the place. I initially want to check Cagbalete, but my friends insisted that we visit a less popular island which is Alibijaban. For those who are not aware, Alibijaban is located in San Andres, Quezon. It’s actually very near to Masbate’s Burias Island, so you can actually allot more time and do island hopping in both islands.
Alibijaban is actually the first island that we visited in the South. What I like about the island is that it is very laid-back. June was a very stressful month for me and visiting this island really helped me got back on track. Going here is also very cheap. I think, we spent more or less P3,000 including the fare, boat rental, and food (we cooked on our own). The island is also blessed with white sand and very beautiful mangroves. There was limited electricity (only solar panels) so it was so hot during that time but we didn’t mind. I can’t exactly say that you will be disconnected when you visit here since data is available, but it’s actually a good thing for people like me who wants to update their IG, right? 😉
For our schedule, please see details below:
- 10:00 PM: ride an ordinary/non-airconditioned Barney bus at Starmall Alabang
- 05:30 AM: arrival at San Andres, Quezon
- 06:00 AM: buy ingredients and hygiene products at market
- 06:30 AM: proceed to boat rental (P1,000 for five pax)
- 07:00 AM: boat ride
- 07:30 AM: arrival at Alibijaban Island
- 03:00 PM: boat ride to sand bar and mangrove forest
- 10:00 AM: boat ride to San Andres Quezon
- 11:00 AM: bus ride
- 07:00 PM: arrival at Starmall, Alabang
My favorite part was definitely going to the sandbar and mangrove forest. It was low tide so we walked barefoot. It was also an amazing experience inhaling fresh air, feeling the pure sand, seeing the green mangroves, and admiring the blue sky.
So yes, that’s it for my short blog. I promise to be more active in writing blogs this time. Hope you can also recommend other islands in the South that are definitely worth visiting. Thank you Loves and see you on my next blog.
Love lots, L.