Never in my wildest dreams did I think that Fhabs and I would experience Puning Hot Spring this summer along with our many firsts. First press/free trip for the blog. First engagement with fellow bloggers/travel journalists. First 4×4 ride. First hot spring bath. It all felt surreal! A special shout-out to Xenia Hotel and Hotels Guide PH!
It’s no secret that Fhabs and I love to visit new places and get out of our comfort zone so we work hard to play harder. But honestly, it’s not practical to travel every week especially we’re working full-time and going on a long vacation frequently would also mean using the allotted leave credits from work and pile of tasks to finish post-trip. To keep the adventure rolling while waiting for upcoming travels, we spend time to explore and experience something new in our own hometown.
Time passes by so quick and we’re barely three months away to welcoming 2017. Wow! This year has getting its special place in my heart through lots of answered prayers, “pinch me” moments and a number of travels I’ve had these past few months. And when I mean travel, I’m truly ecstatic to tick off target destinations on the bucket list and grateful to set foot in different places. Now it’s time to explore my hometown and appreciate one of its underrated spaces.
I have this group of friends in college who invited me for Mt. Arayat trekking last 2013. I joined and loved the experience so much that I even looked forward to more of that kind of adventure.