Scenic Worth-Waiting Bolog Island

March 6, 2013

It was day 3 of the 4-days/ 3-nights Coron trip. The face-hidden wanderlust a.k.a. Violet  and her cousin took the island hopping tour D which includes Bulog IslandBanana Island and Malcapuya Island for 1,100/pax.

Sleepy long-ride. For two non-swimmer, the face-hidden wanderlust and her cousin choose Tour D so they could enjoy the beaches and the islands of Coron. But they never expected that they have to crossed the open sea and travel for 2-hours by boat.

For the first 30 minutes of the boat ride, Violet took several snapshots of the near islands, eating her favorite Ketchup-flavored Piknik and enjoying the breeze. Then, another 30 minutes passed and boredom strikes. She watched Kuya Larry and Shane cook their food. Big crabs and veggies on the menu (included in the tour package).


Violet also eavesdropped on the conversation of some Taiwanese passenger but with no schema of understanding it. The other male Taiwanese sang an OPM song saying it was his favorite. She tried to entertain herself but she is totally bored thus ended up with a nap.

More or less than 15 minutes.she again woke up. She was totally bored and concluded that boredom is fatal. She stares into the deep blue skies and tracing ever cloud in her memory, and it does kill time. Then, at long last without checking on the time, they finally arrived at the first island.

Bulog Island, for her, the experienced is similar to love-at-first sight. It was something she had witnessed for the very first-time. Plenty of shells in its shore, it’s clear waters, white sands, scenic view and it’s view deck… lovely Island.


Violet has lots of great pictures with this island, but she wishes to stay as the face-hidden wanderlust, so here are just some of the pictures she wanted to share with you.

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A lesson learned: Patience is a virtue. The 2-hour boat ride took Violet into a paradise. It was definitely worth-waiting for. Going to the island had took 2-hours boat ride, Violet was already bored with sleep but when she saw the first island destination, she knew it was love at first sight. She went down as fast as she could and take as many pictures of the rocks, water, sand and the whole scenery.

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Photographed by Shane

Violet walks into the clear waters. She was headed towards the rocks and the sand bar. Though it was not low-tide, she sat on the shallow water and giggle with happiness. It was a paradise (saying to herself).  And if there’s a place where she can live the rest of her life, she would definitely choose Coron and had picked Bolog Island as one of her favorite places in the world.


Philippine Travelog List

7,107 island is a though number to count and I guess to fulfill my dreams and the challenge of exploring all of it,  let me try to at least touchdown on each of the listed provinces of the Philippines.

Albay: Legazpi, Daraga
Albay: Rapu-Rapu Islands
Albay: remainder
Batangas: Batangas City, Lipa, Mabini
Batangas: Nasugbu, Calatagan
Batangas: San Juan (Laiya)
Batangas: Taal Volcano
Batangas: remainder
Bulacan: Malolos
Bulacan: remainder
Cagayan: Tuguegarao
Cagayan: Babuyan Islands
Cagayan: remainder
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur: Metro Naga
Camarines Sur: Caramoan Peninsula
Camarines Sur: remainder
Cavite: Tagaytay
Cavite: Corregidor
Cavite: Ternate, Maragondon
Cavite: remainder
Ifugao: Banaue
Ifugao: remainder
Ilocos Norte: Laoag, Paoay
Ilocos Norte: Pagudpud, Bangui, Burgos
Ilocos Norte: remainder
Ilocos Sur: Vigan
Ilocos Sur: remainder
La Union
Laguna: western
Laguna: eastern
Masbate: Masbate Island
Masbate: Ticao Island
Masbate: Burias Island
Metro Manila
Mt. Province: Sagada
Mt. Province: remainder
Nueva Ecija
Nueva Vizcaya
Occidental Mindoro: Lubang Island
Occidental Mindoro: remainder
Olongapo, Subic Bay
Oriental Mindoro: Puerto Galera
Oriental Mindoro: remainder
Pampanga: San Fernando
Pampanga: Angeles, Clark SEZ
Pampanga: remainder
Pangasinan: Dagupan, Lingayen area
Pangasinan: Alaminos, Hundred Islands
Pangasinan: western
Pangasinan: remainder
Quezon: Lucena, Lucban, Mt. Banahaw area
Quezon: northern (Infanta, Real area)
Quezon: Bondoc Peninsula
Quezon: Polillo Islands
Quezon: Alabat Island
Quezon: remainder
Rizal: Antipolo, Cainta, Taytay, Angono
Rizal: remainder
Romblon: Sibuyan Island, Romblon Island
Romblon: Tablas Island
Palawan: Puerto Princesa
Palawan: El Nido, Linapacan
Palawan: Busuanga, Coron, Culion
Palawan: Cuyo Islands, Cagayancillo
Palawan: Tubbataha Reef
Palawan: Balabac Islands
Palawan: Dumaran Island
Palawan: northern remainder
Palawan: southern remainder
Aklan: Kalibo
Aklan: Boracay, Caticlan


Aklan: remainder


Antique: mainland
Antique: Semirara Islands
Bohol: Tagbilaran, Panglao Island
Bohol: Chocolate Hills


Bohol: remainder
Cebu: Cebu, Mandaue, Mactan Island
Cebu: Bantayan Islands, Malapascua
Cebu: Camotes Islands
Cebu: remainder
Eastern Samar: mainland
Eastern Samar: Homonhon Island
Iloilo: Iloilo City
Iloilo: remainder
Leyte: Tacloban
Leyte: Ormoc
Leyte: remainder
Negros Occidental: Bacolod
Negros Occidental: remainder
Negros Oriental: Dumaguete
Negros Oriental: remainder
Northern Samar
Southern Leyte: mainland
Southern Leyte: Panaon Island
Western Samar
Agusan del Norte: Butuan
Agusan del Norte: remainder
Agusan del Sur
Compostela Valley
Cotabato City
Davao City: downtown
Davao City: Mt. Apo
Davao City: remainder
Davao del Norte: mainland
Davao del Norte: Samal City
Davao del Sur: mainland
Davao del Sur: Sarangani Islands
Davao Oriental
Dinagat Islands
Lanao del Norte: Iligan
Lanao del Norte: remainder
Lanao del Sur
Misamis Occidental
Misamis Oriental: Cagayan de Oro
Misamis Oriental: remainder
North Cotabato
Sarangani: eastern
Sarangani: western
Shariff Kabunsuan
South Cotabato: General Santos
South Cotabato: remainder
Sultan Kudarat
Surigao del Norte: mainland
Surigao del Norte: Siargao, Bucas Grande Island
Surigao del Sur
Tawi-Tawi: main islands
Tawi-Tawi: Mapun, Turtle Islands
Zamboanga City: downtown
Zamboanga City: remainder
Zamboanga del Norte: Dipolog, Dapitan
Zamboanga del Norte: eastern remainder
Zamboanga del Norte: western remainder
Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga Sibugay

Bucket list

Hit life hard before hitting the bucket.

  1. Plant in the rice fields of Banawe Rice Terraces

    Taken by: Daisy Bumacod


    Taken by: Xion Photography


    Taken by: Mami


    Taken by: Raulein Miranda


    Taken by: Len Flores


    Taken by:Fe Duldulao

  2. Teach kids in Banaue, Ifugao
  3. Visit the Sagada
  4. Travel via any vessel ship: RORO and Airplane
  5. Visit Aklan and meet my family
  6. Buying my own phone
  7. Learn how to swim and swim with dolphins and whales
  8. Visit a grand museum
  9. buy my own laptop
  10. Learn how to drive
  11. buy a car
  12. learn at least one new language
  13. Go to new places: Boracay, Bohol, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Siargao, Surigao, Bukidnon, Iligan, Agusan, Abra, Vigan, Ilocos, Naga, Legazpi, Sorsogon, La Union, Pangasinan (Hundred Island, Corregidor, Palawan, Camiguin, Samar, Leyte, Tacloban, Batanes, tawi-tawi, zamboanga, gen. san., masbate, atbp.
  14. Dye my hair red
  15. party in a club
  16. try wall climbing, rapelling, skating, skateboarding, bungee jumping, white water rafting, surf, scuba diving, cliff diving, wake boarding, tree-top adventures… go extreme (well, i did a lot of zip linings).
  17. Memorize every capital cities of every countries
  18. to work for the country (permanent job)
  19. Be a tourism ambassador
  20. See the Asia: Japan (Disneyland), Singapore (Universal Studio), Macau (gamble), Hongkong (disneyland), Cambodia (Angkor Wat), Thailand (Ride an elephant), Malaysia (legoland), China (Great Wall), India (Taj Mahal), et cetera.
  21. Visit the 7 Continents of the World and EAT, PRAY, LOVE, too.
  22. Visit Avilon zoo and star city
  23. Virac trip to see the Doppler Radar (catanduanes)
  24. Climb a Mountain
  25. buy a telescope
  26. Find some sponsors to finally buy the Lego Robotics Kit (wishing to have a robotics class) for the school
  27. Receive a gift of molecular models
  28. Own a guitar and play beautifully with it
  29. Visit the 7,107 islands of the Phil (or at least the listed provinces from Lakbayan map).


    Taken by: Kuya Manong Driver of Samal Island


    Taken by: Ate beautiful of Eden Nature Park Davao


    Taken by: the self-timer camera of ate fish

  30. Meet any of my idol travelers: James Betia, Gay Emami, dong ho,
  31. meet and greet any president or royalty
  32. See a turtle laying/ eggs hatching
  33. have 12 kids
  34. Go to Egypt
  35. Visit Shire and see Frodo and Bilbo’s house
  36. Meet one hollywood star
  37. See the wax museum
  38. Visit Belgium and taste the belgian chocolate
  39. Witness the power of the Eiffel tower and kiss the perfect stranger
  40. have a star tattoo
  41. Watch roland-garros + Rafael Nadal
  42. Go to New york
  43. have a mini-library in my home
  44. be a philanthropist (donating blood; April 2013)
  45. Ride a first class plane with my own compartment
  46. Enter a lighthouse
  47. Visit kuya in Germany and bring Mami
  48.  Receive a life-size bear from the man I will love forever
  49. be found by my soul mate and my heart’s owner
  50. Find my greatest treasure/my purpose in life

LOL! My Long-Crazy-Possible Bucket list. Don’t give up on me life… I am not saying that I want to live forever, but at least, make my dreams come true first. ^__^v



Another work related adventure.
But I had inserted tips and budget-friendly reminders just in case you want to visit the Hacienda Escudero.

Photo 1: Rates
Photo 2: Church or Museum?
Photo 3: Omnipresence
Photo 4: Great interiors
Photo 5: Flower Plant
Photo 6: Hey it’s ME! What to bring for an adventure?
Photo 7: What is your favorite color?
Photo 8: Mossy
Photo 9: Is it me or is it just all pink?
Photo 10: not for hire
Photo 11: Rafting
Photo 12: Drink for a summer day
Photo 13: Instagram