Summer Special: Anawangin Trip
Location: Anawangin, Zambales
Yes, Instagram-ish photos are inevitable. That’s me. Me. All me. LOL. Sandy beach, background island name, bangka photo, souvenir-buying photo. Yes.
Me buying stuffs for people whom I care about. LOL. These pretty cutie patooties are worth 30 Php +
Impromptu shot of my uncle of me and my cousin. Sleeping beauties? Nah. Tent life is awesome.
*Yay to my first blog entry here!*
My family and I decided to go to a place where people are less likely to be. Yes, we’ve decided on the wrong place and the wrong season of the year. Yes, Anawangin is crowded BUT I still totes loves the place. Teehee~ *Super random writing here* From Valenzuela, we traveled for 2 hours, all the way to Capas, Tarlac, to meet up with my relatives. We started our 3-hour trip (from Capas, Tarlac) to Pundaquit, Zambales. I think that is the maximum travel time we spent in spite of the road bangers because of the Lenten season (Yeah, the irony.) Anyhoo~ we’ve arrived at Pundaquit at around 2 PM *inserts early sunburn here* and managed to rent a “bangka” (boat) to Anawangin Cove. Anawangin Cove is 30 minutes away from Pundaquit Beach (your entryway to Anawangin and other coves within the area.) So, all in all we spent 5 ½ hours on the road to reach this awesome place they call Anawangin Island.
Here is where the magic beg- oh no. As soon as I stepped my right foot on Anawangin shore, my cousin shouted “Wala palang kuryente dito!” (“There is no electricity here!”) After hearing that, I nearly fainted. How am I supposed to take numerous photos, record videos, and charge my batteries (if ever they run out) if there is no electricity here? There, there. I was not properly informed of this trip, considering I came home from work at around 3:30 AM (I work from 2 PM – 11 PM) and started the journey at 6 AM. Yes, no time for listening to instructions. What made my baggage heavier are my gadgets (my Canon EOS 7D, 18-55mm and 50mm lenses, PSP, and their respective chargers.) I am not aware that bringing those stuffs to that island is useless. Teehee~ Yes, quite stupid of me. Anyhoo~ my stay there is still awesome. Despite me being night blind (yes, I am LOL) I used the power of our almighty emergency light to see!
I’ve listed stuffs you need to bring just in case you want to experience an awesome adventure at Anawangin Island. For hygiene stuffs, that’ll be automatic, since all of us take baths, right?
Tent – Yes, you’ll live a great life and sleep well if you have this baby. You can also rent a tent, which costs 200 Php for a two-person tent, and 500 Php for a four-person tent.
Flashlight – As I have said, this will definitely save your life. You definitely won’t expect electricity even when taking a bath at 6 PM. So, yes. You. Need. This.
Canned goods – If you are lazy to cook food, you may want to buy some canned goods (quantity depends on how long your stay will be.)
Butane Stove – We have this to cook our meals, and re-heat our food. Butane stove is incredible since it’s not that heavy and can serve as your stove during outdoor trips.
Cooler or Ice box – To store food and drinks. Obviously.
Blanket – It is quite hot during the day, but when night comes BEWARE. LOL.
I know my list isn’t complete, but what I’ve written here are the important stuffs that we shouldn’t forget during outdoor trips. Again, hygiene and personal things are automatic to bring. Bikinis too!