Saturday, June 14, 2014

One Hot and Humid afternoon in Enchanted Kingdom

Our cousin invited us to her birthday in Enchanted Kingdom. Just on time too my sister gone there a week ago but she didn’t enjoy it because she was part of the committee in the company outing done in Enchanted Kingdom. My sister agreed right away because she wanted to ride the extreme rides but had no time. But for me I’ve been there 4 times so I was having second thought, in the end I agreed anyway it’s a celebration too so I can talk to our cousin longer.

Enchanted kingdom is a theme park, it is considered as the “Disneyland of the Philippines”.  It is located in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

While our niece, nephew and my sister were enjoying the rides, me and our cousin were sitting on the bench talking. They were laughing at us because according to them it’s sign of aging. They wanted to ride most of the extreme rides but the lines were long, took half hour or more to be accommodated.
Here are the rides they tried:

Ekstreme Ride. It is a  thrilling. My sister loved it. She loves the exhilarating feeling from being dropped from a height of 120 feet with a maximum speed of 47mph. Ekstreme Ride takes a minute. It slowly goes up and you can see the aerial view. Our nephew didn’t notice that they would be dropped and before he knew it they were already on the ground. He said it was fast.

The second ride was the Flying fiesta. It is a swing ride that gradually increases  the speed and tilts, which create a wave-live motion.

They wanted to try more rides but we knew they couldn’t, so I told them to sum all the extreme rides for me space shuttle would be the best. This ride had long line that took them more than half hour to be accommodated. One can experience 360 degrees turn. It is a two minute ride. After they rode it our niece got dizzy and stop riding.

Because of a long queue in most of the rides, my cousin and our nephew tried Kart-Trak. If you want to experience to be a race driver for a day why not try it. They took the 2-seater for 470.00 pesos and that is for 10 minutes session.

They were already done with the car racing but those who were queuing  for space shuttle, they were still there. After the space shuttle we decided to have a relaxing ride and that was the Grand Carousel. And that made them burst out in laughter because me and my cousin joined. Why not, not bad for a last ride before going home.

It was a  fun day even was so hot and humid.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Free Stuff coming from Hotels

We travel as much as we can. We took the opportunity to explore places during holidays even just for a day. It's our way of unwinding and relaxing. In traveling we get to know other people, their culture and heritage, ways of life, amazing things about the places and a whole lot more in between.

As I was cleaning this morning I saw some of the freebies from the hotels that we stayed. We collect the free shampoos, conditioner, hair cap, grooming kit, slippers and other things that are part of the freebies. Anyway that's included in the payment we made. Before I was shy to get them but I learned from other travelers and even travel show hosts that they collect them too. We use these freebies every time we would go on travel that we would not stay in a hotel, like camping or sleep over with friends' house. 

I remember my husband asked me why I was collecting these stuff, for him that's sort of weird. He is not used to that. But I told him well that's included in our payment and I could use it when I travel too. So he was like ohh ok. 

It's fun too to look at these stuff, it's a remembrance too how far we got in terms of exploring other places. How about u? What do u do with the free stuff coming from the hotels?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Masacrot Spring-A resort enveloped by nature

Bulusan, Sorsogon is rich in natural resources. Bulusan is from the word Bulos which means flow of water or water current. Exploring Bulusan always includes  water activities.

One of the unique and beautiful tourist spot in Bulusan is the Masacrot Spring. It is located in San Roque, Bulusan, Sorsogon. It is known for its mineral water. Actually it should be tested because it has a taste of carbonated mineral water or soda water just like of that in Bura Soda Water swimming pool of Camiguin. You can taste the water right from the spring. The water is cold that’s why the feeling  is like of that swimming in a cold “soft drinks” water. The word Masacrot is derived from the taste of the water meaning a little bit acidic or vinegary because of its carbonated taste like.

The Masacrot Spring has open cottages and tables with chair for rent. The entrance fee is minimal.

The swimming  pool is enveloped with trees, wild ferns, ornamental plants and algae. The trees in here are being embraced by algae and some epiphyte ferns and plants. One should be careful in dipping into the water because there are parts that are slippery because of the algae on the swimming pool itself. It is being cleaned often but algae is one of the microorganisms that grows in there.

All year round visitors flock in there to enjoy and savor the carbonated mineral water and its natural beauty. Don’t forget to drop by in this unique tourist spot when you have time.

Masacrot Spring

San Roque, Bulusan, Sorsogon