I'm one of those people who can never say no to 'salt in the air, sand in my hair' moments. With more than 7,107 islands, we're more than lucky to easily enjoy what our beautiful country has to offer. And so far, I've only got a handful of places ticked off my bucket list, but this year, I'm planning to cross out more!
2016, despite all the shenanigans, has been quite blissful to me in terms of personal matters and travel opportunities. By the first half of the year, I was able to experience and explore the wonders of Puerto Princesa and El Nido, Palawan, a relaxing stay-cation in Tagaytay, and a few other weekend getaways (which unfortunately, didn't make it on my blog, I'm sorry!).
El Nido, Palawan
Monasterio de Tarlac & Tarlac Recreational Park
Montemar Beach Club, Bataan
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bagac, Bataan
Paoay and Laoag, Ilocos Norte
But among all these destinations I've been to, my favorite would still be our roadtrip to the Bicol region back in 2014. We were able to roam around Camarines Sur, Albay, Masbate and Sorsogon, but the 4-day trip was extremely short to experience all of Bicolandia's beauty.
Daraga Church, Albay
Sorsogon (with the view of Mt. Mayon)
Our first stop was the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex. After about half a day of trying to maintain our balance while wakeboarding, we then proceeded to Daraga Church and Cagsawa Ruins in Albay. We capped off our day by eating at a carinderia near the Ruins to get a taste of the authentic Bicol Express and few of their other specialties, including their sili-flavored ice cream!
The rest of the days were spent traveling around the islands of Masbate (Ticao Island) and Donsol, Sorsogon to experience whaleshark watching. Unfortunately, there were no whale sharks around that time, but yay for practicing responsible tourism, Donsol! 👍🏻 Maybe we're just meant to come back and try our luck again next time.
Of course, a beach trip wouldn't be complete without the obligatory turista photos! And this would be more possible with the new OPPO F1s!
Dubbed as the "Selfie Expert", OPPO F1s features its 16MP front camera that is perfect for taking those wide angle selfie shots and panoramic views. So whether you're traveling solo or with a group, taking selfies (or groupfies) wouldn't be as hard with the selfie panorama.
OPPO F1s also has a 1/3.06-inch sensor to maximize light sensitivity, making for wonderful nighttime performance! This phone will surely take your photography skills to the next level by giving your photos a vivid depth and detail, capturing only the best of your travel experiences around the Philippines.
So make sure to take your OPPO Fs1 on your next adventure and see where the beauty of its photos take you!