How to disconnect from the world without the need to travel far
It was 3am when we left Makati.
After I came back to Manila from my hometown in Cebu last week, my friends and I headed up north to Zambales, which is about a 4 hour drive from Makati City. The scenery we aimed for was beyond the popular Philippine shores circulating heavily around the internet and we hit jackpot with the coves of Zambales.
Most international travel bloggers arrive the Philippines and cover three main spots "Palawan, Boracay and Cebu". I absolutely love their content and everyday, I get inspired to create my own. My goal is to show people other spots that are barely developed highlighting the wonders of the country despite the common international impression.
Be prepared by the scenery that Zambales has to offer. The flora resembles nordic fjords splashed with savanna imagery on the inner side. The beaches of the coves sparkle bright during sunlight channeling the shores of Boracay and fades to earthly colours during dusk and sunrise. The golden rays of the sun is always in perfect harmony with the island creating a magnificent golden hour.
Here are a few snaps of our trip taken by iPhone 7+ , Canon 60D 18-135mm, GoPro Hero 4 Silver
This is me (above)
We arrived at 10am and we set camp. There was no electricity nor cellular reception. I can't express how happy I was when I was put into a place like this. Locals in the island had generators to power their light and to finish the night with karaoke. My friends and I camped on the end of the island and all we had were candles that were blown by the wind frequently. We also had a bonfire and under the millions of stars.
So how can you disconnect? Take a weekend to Zambales. Head over to Pundaquit port and choose your island or cove of choice. You will be swarmed with the boatmen who are willing to give you a package inclusive of tents and meals and of course a private "bangka".
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Go and wander!