Monthly Archives: January 2013

Punta Fuego

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Peninsula de Punta Fuego is an 88-hectare flame-shaped peninsula in Nasugbu, Batangas. It is now a world-class residential beach resort and entrance and use of its amenities are exclusive to its members.

Our first stop was at Il Jardineto.  It is a garden restaurant located in their Lower Beach.

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While waiting for our order of fresh buko (young coconut) shake, I wandered around and took in these great views of the pool.

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I also checked their beachfront.

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And was lucky to chance on this solitary blue bird.

IMG_7109After walking around, we cooled off by having our drinks.  I found my buko shake too sweet.  I also could not tell if there’s buko meat on it.

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Afterwards, we headed to perhaps Punta Fuego’s most popular feature: the stunning Infinity pool.  But to get there, first we have to descend from these flight of stairs.

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 It was a little tiring but these amazing views are so worth the effort.

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Before heading back up, I took this shot of the building and gardens as viewed from the Infinity pool.

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This photo was taken from the top of the stairs.

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While this is from the lobby.

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Isn’t the place breathtaking?

Bo’s Coffee: Hazel Nut Classic Mocha

I am usually not adventurous when it comes to my food and drinks.  Anywhere I dine, I tend to order  the tried and tested or if it’s my first time in a restaurant, something familiar from the menu.  At Bo’s Coffee, since I’m not really a coffee person and prefer my drinks cold, I always order Cookies and Cream but the bartender at Bo’s Coffee Mactan Cebu International Airport branch encouraged me to try any of their specially blended coffees for this Yuletide Season.

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According to their coffee blog, Hazel Nut Classic Mocha is your all-time favorite Froccino Primo with a sweet combination of milk and cocoa.  It’s a little too sweet for me though.

Cebu: Zip Line at Adventure Cafe

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I’m starting my 2013 entries with my most daring adventure to date: Zip Line!

I actually don’t have a fear of heights but there’s something scary about going from Point A to Point B while being suspended on cable that when it was my turn to put on the harnesses and hard hat, I kept on asking my hapless guide about safety and if they ever encountered any accidents. He replied in the negative but I still kept on seeing visions of the cable breaking and someone plunging on mountains and trees. Yeah, I know. That’s the worrywart in me talking. Thankfully, the daredevil in me had a stronger pull and inspired me to get it over with.

Heart hammering against my chest, I listened to my guide telling me to lean back and extend my legs when I’m near the end point. After he counted to three, I felt a shove and off I went screaming at the top of my lungs. Midway, I realized it’s not scary at all and was already smiling when I reached point B. From Point B and back to A, I was already confident I did not even utter a peep. I did not look down though. 😛

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Adventure Cafe advertises itself as the first Resto-Adventure in the Philippines. When we were there, it’s still undergoing construction. We also did not dine in  its restaurant but just tried the zip line at Php150 per person.  Other available activities are wall climbing at Php100 per person and caving at Php250 per person for a minimum of 5 persons.

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I’m ending this post with these scenic mountain views of the place.

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This one’s my favorite.

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For inquiries, please e-mail adventure_cafe@yahoo.com or contact +63 999 681 2339. You may also visit their official Facebook page by clicking HERE.

Ushering in 2013

Ushering in 2013

As these fireworks light up the sky,
I pray for the grace to be God’s bearer of light.

Snapshots taken from last night’s New Year’s Eve coundown at Plantation Bay Resort and Spa. They’re actually from a 10-minute video shot using my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I just captured bits and pieces from it then made a collage using PhotoGrid. Final editing was from Instagram’s X-Pro filter.

Happy New Year, everyone!