Misty Lodge – A Cozy Place to Stay in Sagada

Going to Sagada wasn’t really the plan for our 8th anniversary trip. We only thought of Sagada because I can’t have my hair exposed to direct sunlight right after hair rebonding. So we’ve scrapped our plans of going to the beach, and searched for Sagada accommodations.

We messaged the places where we want to stay, however, only 2 responded to us. One of which was Misty Lodge. We were told that we can tell the bus driver to drop us off directly at Misty Lodge.

Inside Misty Lodge - 1Inside Misty Lodge - 2

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Sanctuary Garden in Sibuyan, Romblon

Rooms at at Sanctuary Garden Resort in Magdiwang, Sibuyan

As mentioned in my previous blog post about Cresta de Gallo, we are very grateful that we’ve stayed in Sanctuary Garden.

Staying in Sanctuary Garden was the best decision we made. We were tempted to change plans during the RORO trip because I wasn’t getting any updates from my contact from the resort. When we went departed the ship, someone approached me and mentioned my name. Perhaps, it was gut feeling on his part to ask me and I immediately said “Yes, it’s me!”. It was one of the partners / owners of Sanctuary Garden and his name is Edgar. He brought his SUV and picked us up at the port then brought us to the resort. The reason that I didn’t receive his texts / calls is because of network problems. We felt so shy that he had to do this for us. This made me confirm the the things I read online that staff and especially owners of the resort go an extra mile for you.

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Day 2 of Romblon Backpacking Adventure: Journey to the Beautiful Island of Cresta de Gallo

Ambulong Port at Magdiwang, Sibuyan

The plan was to visit Cresta de Gallo the moment we docked at Magdiwang, Sibuyan. We had an earlier booking for a place to stay overnight in Magdiwang which is Sanctuary Garden Resort. We were told by another passenger on the ferry that it would be best to stay in San Fernando because it’s nearer Cresta de Gallo. We thought of changing plans the last minute, however, the owner of Sanctuary Garden already picked us up at the port. Thus, we went with the original plan of proceeding to our journey to Cresta de Gallo upon check in at Sanctuary Garden Resort. 

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Day 1: Traveling to Romblon

MV St. Ignatius - 2GO (Odiongan - Caticlan)

Romblon province is a composed of 3 major islands: Tablas, Romblon and Sibuyan. Sha’s relatives from her mother’s side is in Tablas but we wanted to explore some more. The plan is to go to Sibuyan, Carabao Island, Looc, Tablas and last stop is Boracay all within 6 days. We had to do a lot of inter-island transfers and travel via land by riding passenger jeepneys and tricycles.

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Novotel Centrum in Krakow

Novotel Hotel - Krakow 8

I was just recently in Krakow, Poland for a week (due to work) and I could not believe that I will be able to go there. Great thanks to my employer who sent me there,  I was finally able to have my first trip in Europe.

I have tons of photos and blog posts to consider but probably let me begin my review of the first hotel I stayed, Novotel Centrum.

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Our Stay at The Alternative (El Nido)

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Who wouldn’t want a view like this just outside your bedroom?

I never realized that I could have a perfect view of the beautiful limestones of El Nido, Palawan just outside my room at an affordable price. Many say that the Alternative Inn has the greatest view of El Nido limestones along the shoreline of El Nido town proper and they were not wrong. Good thing also that we reserved a room last Jan 2013 before our trip last March 8th.

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