Monday, August 26, 2013

batangas weekend

We've just spent a lovely long weekend at Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort in Batangas.
It's only about 3 hours from Manila, so it's a great quick getaway.
The water was beautifully warm, which is a big plus for a cold-water scaredy-cat like me.

There was lots of time for putting my feet up {in my favourite summer shoes from Michael Kors!}.

Forgot my Kobo so I borrowed the Tatler from the front desk. 
Apparently this "high society" publication is a great place to sight parents from our school, which seems very strange to me.
Luckily, though, I was able to borrow a friend's Kindle so I started reading this book:
It's very interesting so I'm going to have to track it down for my own collection.

In the evening we saw a cultural dance show.
In hindsight, I really should have taken a video of the tinikling dance because it's cool how quick their feet get going!
The dancers are moving to the rhythm made by the tapping of two long bamboo poles...
They weave in and out of the bamboo, trying to stay on rhythm so their feet don't get bit when the poles are slammed together!

It was so nice to get out of Metro Manila and into the calm.
I know we'll be craving that every couple of months.
Happy National Heroes Day!


  1. Hi I'm a new follower :] Got your blog from! Like you both I'm also moving to the Philippines for a couple of years. Gotta finish school. Your shots look amazing!

    1. Welcome! I just read your post for Tomato and Basil soup and I think I'll try it soon... our basil plant on the windowsill needs some trimming. Looking forward to reading more from you and following your adventure here!
      - Amanda

  2. Looks absolutely beautiful! I'll be spending the next three weeks around Bali, I hope to visit the Philippines soon!!!
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    1. Everyone has such awesome things to say about Bali - I hope you love it! And it's so close that you can just hop on over here. I'm loving all the travel photos on your blog! Will definitely have to keep up with your posts, especially for info when we decide to get to Bali, too!
      - Amanda