Monday, January 9, 2012


Okay, I can't let the-It's-More-Fun-In-the-Philippines-hype pass without me getting a bite into it.  Like any other balikbayan or Pinoy per se, I have my saloobin and kuro-kuro (both positive and negative) for this Department of Tourism slogan campaign, but all skepticism aside, I think participating in DOT's meme is not a bad idea at all.   Philippines is a unique and beautiful country, from the destination sites to diverse ethnic groups and dialects, and everything in between that knits our kayumanggi race.  After all, there are a lot of worth-promoting things, people, and places in the Philippines, so might as well hop into DOT's bandwagon ☻

My share, at least, for now is:

Caramoan recently has been getting its share of tourism spotlight, ever since it has become the favorite location shoot of international franchises of the famous reality TV game show, Survivor.

Vince hails from Caramoan, so when we visited Philippines in November 2011, I was lucky to get the paradise-feel that Caramoan Islands offer.  Although we weren't able to go to Gota Beach (the prime location shoot of Survivor), we were more than happy of our island hopping to Manlawi and Bag-ing.

We took a lot of pictures during our Caramoan island hopping tour, and I'm kinda having a hard time selecting which ones to feature here in my blog, so I'm holding off on posting pics for now, and will just do follow-up posts for that.

In the meantime, I'm leaving you a picture of me and Vince taken at Tribe Inn, a rental inn that his cousin owns.  His cousin was able to salvage some of the actual props used in Survivor, and displayed them in his inn as an attraction.  Smart, eh? :)

Honeymoon for the nth time.   More fun in the Philippines.

Stay tuned to read more about my Caramoan Islands adventures.  Until then! ;)


Still blogging in progress, but you can find out more about my epic Bicol vacation here:

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  1. Wow naman, talagang binitin mo pa kami sa actual pics mo ha. Hahaha!Anyway, I haven't been to that place yet. It must be really good. Actually I'm looking forward nga na makapunta sa ibat ibang tourist spots sa Pinas. Mahilig kasi ako mag travel kaya lang at the moment yung mga malalapit lang sa hometown ko naiikutan. Hopefully in the near future.

  2. BITIN! Hahaha! I want more pics! :-)

    I never knew na dito lang pala satin nagsho-shoot ang Survivor Philippines. Pang international kasi ang dating nong island. Maganda nga sya. At least kahit sa TV or sa pics mo man lang KM, parang napuntahan ko na rin, hehehe. Indeed, it's more fun (not funny) in the Philippines.

    Aantayin namin ang iba mo pang pics ha? ;-)

  3. Kakabitin ang mga pics! Hehehe

    It's good to know na kahit papanu nakapag enjoy kayo ni Vince sa bakasyon ninyo...

    It's indeed more fun in the PH!

  4. @ Lainy, hindi lang Survivor Philippines - naka 10 series na ata jan sa Caramoan, unang una yung Survivor France, tapos may Survivor Israel pa, at iba iba pa. Galing no? More fun in the Philippines talaga :)

    @ Krizza, napakinggan mo ba yung mga tourism songs natin na Pilipinas, Tara Na! ? Ay naku, nung napakinggan ko yun, sabi ko kay Vince, i-me-memorize ko lahat ng versions, tapos gagawin kong checklist yun, di ko titigilan kantahin hangga't di namin pinapasyalan lahat ng tourist spots na binanggit dun :D

  5. I love Caramoan..
    Kapagud nga lang bumiyahe..

  6. never heard the place until you said it here. wala na bang pictures pa? hehehe thanks.

  7. I dont understand why they dropped the Wow Philippines. well it's true it's more fun in the philippines hehehe nice place and nice shot sis

    Visiting from <a href=">TT from T3pV</a>

  8. that is very cool Sis KM, beautiful place of your husband's hometown. Visiting from Tuesday Travels, hope that you can return the visit too.

  9. Maybe nice ang place na yan...More fun in Pinas talaga...Mine is up.

  10. it's more fun in the philippines talaga, lalo na pag napuntahan ko tong caramoan islands...visiting from's my entry

  11. been there in caramoan 2 years ago. it was truly memorable but we didnt reach the destination where the survivors were. but it is really a great beauty that caramoan can offer to tourists - a group of virgin and untouched islands.

    sana nga mapuntahan ko rin yung lake sa isang island.

  12. I couldn't read the texts when your site loads, KM! The fonts are alien, why?

    Anyway, I thought Caramoan Islands is outside the PHilippines. :) Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting for last week's TT! Thanks for joining!


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