RCF Travel: Marinduque

The purpose of life after all is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. 

-Elenor Roosevelt 

Day 1 : Marinduque Hot Spring

From the day we arrived, we went straight for a swimming at Marinduque’s hot spring in Malbog to decompress. It has two hot spring pools and the natural water is coming right from the Mountains. A good stop when you’re just trying to calm and comfort yourself. I only just hate that there’s no cold water available inside because even the water in shower rooms was about two times hotter.

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Day 2 : Sea Side x Bagacay Rest House

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First thing we did in the morning.

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Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly. 

-Van Morrison

And our afternoon went like..

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Spent the whole day lying down on the floor of my Uncle’s Nipa Hut thingy and trying to savor the moment whilst breathing natural, unpolluted and fresh air.No automatic alt text available.

Day 3 : Tres Reyes Marine Sanctuary

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There are actually three islands in Marinduque, they are named after the three kings Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar. Of all these islands, Gaspar is the most popular and found the most safest place to visit unlike of the other two.Image may contain: outdoor and water

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Crystal clear

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I super love how we spent some-hours going along in the middle of the sea and me sitting on triangular edge of the boat. YASS! (FAVE WORD LEL) Another thing crossed off on my bucket list!

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We just first went to the other side of the island because my Uncle wants to show us his very own darlings the not-your-ordinary-size-of-goats. My first time to encounter bunch of ’em.

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Image may contain: horse, outdoor and natureSeeing those rock formations and shells nearby the sea makes me more thankful and amazed by His creation tho I’m having a hard time walking with my bare foot because those things kinda hurts or di lang ako sanay lol.

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Meanwhile, on the main part of the island where the place is jam-packed since this is on a holy week.

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Random beach stuff.

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Day 4 : Boac x Moriones Fest

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The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. The “Moriones” are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folks. The Moriones or Moryonan tradition has inspired the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history is turned into street festivals. (Wikipedia)Image may contain: 2 people, closeup

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Unfortunately, we didn’t get to witness my uncle in his penitence/public penance where he’s using antipo to hit himself on the back right after it was being wounded by a blade, then they will go straight to the sea to wash .. (Imagine the pain...)

Day 5  : Reunion in Maranlig x Roadtrip

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My mother side’s fam has the habit of having their yearly reunion and glad we’ve been part of it again after four fn years.Image may contain: cloud, sky, outdoor and nature

went on a road tip, just us,  high way and blue sky. Hair slapping each cousin’s face while talking about nothing.Image may contain: one or more people, tree and outdoor

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Day 6 : Contemplate in Libas

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Sadly our last day….

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I’ll never forget and will forever treasure the great times, memories and experiences  I’ve spent here with you. I’m the happiest person because of all we shared and yes, there’s no more lagkit hair days for me. The tans will fade but the memories will last forevs. Holy Week well spent! Back to reality..

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Sunset color is always the bomb

Until we meet again Marinduque! <3

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Thanks for reading and viewing this long post! 🙂

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