By far the safest, calming, and serene place that I have ever been was in Batanes. Everything about Batanes radiates unparalleled beauty and no wonder that this tops the bucket list of the majority of local travelers. Those expectations that most of us when we talked about this place were way too high, and oh please keep those expectations because I tell you, it won’t disappoint you. You can’t run out of things to do and that is the main reason why I love this tiny archipelago so much. From towering lighthouses, the people, beautiful rolling hills, remarkable landscapes and scenery, unique culture, and captivating sunset and sunrise provides the tourists an awestruck and lingering feel. The province itself takes away any stressful and toxic vibes on its visitors and entices photographers and travelers to take countless shots. The landscape charms the tourists – from the calmness of their seas, temperate weather, alluring sunrise and sunsets and other jaw-dropping scenery that mesmerizes the viewer and produces a euphoric feeling.
Christmas in the Philippines may be the longest holiday celebration based on how other culture or race celebrated this season. As “ber” month kicks in on the calendar, you will see the festive vibe alluring everywhere. If you see “Parol” being sold on the streets, “Belen” displayed on famous landmarks of the town/city, and Christmas songs being played everywhere, it normally signals the start of the season. We are now closer for this year’s to end and 2019 is fast approaching. I just want to give thanks for the people around me and also to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for being with me all the time. You are the reason for this season.
The time has come to say goodbye to 2017. It has been a wild yet fun-filled ride. Words aren’t enough how thankful I was with my journey in 2017. There has been so many downs and too little ups this year, yet here I am, thankful and blessed to have those experiences came into my life. 🙂