My Destination Wish List
My Destination Wish List
For me, travelling is like a bar of dark chocolate – it lightens up my mood in an instant. How it detaches me from the hustle and bustle of the city and the way it makes me explore striking vistas and discover rich history and well-preserved culture put me on a different high.
Travel in the Philippines used to be an expensive hobby. Years ago, just being able to ride a plane is like having a Birkin, a status symbol that only the rich and the famous could have. This is not the case anymore. Travelling in the Philippines became budget-friendlier, and tourism has become a booming industry across all markets.
With affordable airlines like AirAsia Zest (the powerhouse alliance between AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline, and Zest Airways, Inc.), travelling in the Philippines and in Asia becomes a leisure pursuit that is worth every penny. I was so thrilled when I learned about this new partnership between the two airlines as I am one of the avid customers of AirAsia even when it was still flying from Clark. As soon as I saw the announcement, I immediately browsed AirAsia Zest’s website and checked fares online. Learning that AirAsia Zest now flies from Manila to Cebu, Davao, Kalibo (Boracay), Puerto Princesa, Tagbilaran, Cagayan De Oro, as well as our neighboring Asian countries like Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Shanghai, Incheon, I have conjured in my mind travel plans for the next few months. Here, let me share with you my travel wish list.
Cagayan de Oro
|White Island in Camiguin (Photo by my dear friend Jen Santos)|
|The private cove at Capari in San Vicente, Palawan|
|Tandan Island, San Vicente Palawan|
|Camotes Island (Photo by my dear friend Kelly Bontia)|
|Malapascua (Photo by my dear friend Kelly Bontia)|
The Queen City of the South is so dear to me as it was where my husband had express his will to be my lifetime partner, so visiting Cebu is more of a sentimental thing to both of us. We’ve reached the beautiful island of Sumilon, played with tukis (whale sharks) in Oslob, got drunk in Bantayan Island, and had a feast of native lechon (roast pork) and grilled chorizo in Mactan, but we’re still missing a lot. Take for example the iconic Mangodlong Rock in Camotes Island or the pristine beaches and the historic lighthouse of Malapascua, as well as the majestic Kawasan and Tumalog Falls. All of these are more than reasons to put Cebu in our bucket list. Oh, and didn’t I tell you that we have been wanting to celebrate our anniversary here since it is here where it all started?
|A Hidden Gem at Boracay's Station 3|
It is such a blessing to have an affordable airline like AirAsia Zest in the Philippines. We can now go to our destination of choice sans the wallet-wrecking prices! AirAsia Zest flies from NAIA Terminal 4.