I love traveling. I especially love long trip and road trips. I’ve been working for over a year now but because I still have commitments, I still can’t afford to go to far-flung places. However, in January I promised myself that I’ll try to reach different places this year. My goal this year is to tour Luzon.
There is peace in traveling alone but we must admit that traveling with companions is still a lot more fun. I thank God I have friends who have the same idiosyncrasies as me. So I and three of my high school friends have officially started what could be series of escapade. Our first stop last May 14-15: Subic Bay.
Going to Subic
We agreed to meet at Victory Liner at 5:30 AM in the morning. I don’t know what happened because for the first time in my life, I arrived late for a trip. LOL. I reached the terminal 5:55 AM, just five minutes before the bus departed.
The bus trip was uneventful because my three companions were all asleep. Lucky for me, I can’t sleep easily on moving vehicles or when I am seated. It took us almost four hours before we reached Olongpo. There are no jeepneys inside SBMA so we had to ride a taxi to be able to reach our destinations.
1st stop: Ocean Adventure
We arrived at Ocean Adventure at around 10:30 AM. We missed the 10:15 show so we just visited other attractions and ate lunch before attending the 12:00 show. The fishes at the Ocean Discovery Aquarium were catchy but the aquarium was less impressive than I expected. We had our lunch at Forest Grill. The names of the food were impressive but actual food isn’t. The non-existent flavors of the food was not worth the price we paid for.
There were four shows in Ocean Adventure but we opted not to watch the last once since we still had to go to Tree top Adventure. We watched the (1) The Adventures of Olongapo Jones, (2) The Sea Lion Show and (3) The Dolphin Show. I enjoyed the Sea Lion Show so much. They were well-trained and they are so intelligent in general.
2nd Stop: Tree Top Adventure
The Superman Ride was totally a different story. It is basically zip line in Superman position but it was so hiigggggh and so uggggh. I was literally frozen when the ride started but it was so addicting. I won’t mind a second time.
3rd Stop: Lagoon Resort
Cecille was craving for scrambled eggs so we looked for a place where we can eat breakfast. Breakfast at Johan’s was good. The place was also very cozy.
Last Stop: Zoobic Safari
Zoobic Safari is a zoo in more grandiose form. They have a good collection of animals so the tours are not boring. I enjoyed the tiger and crocodile feeding session a lot. My cam died in the middle of our Zoobic Safari adventure so I don’t have pictures of the tiger anymore. I’ll update once my friend uploads our pictures. 😀
All in all, it was a super fun weekend. Total wallet damage: Php 4500. Not bad. 😀 I still have a hang over right now and I can’t wait for our next escapade! 😀