Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Rhapsody in Roxas

Was supposed to head off overseas for the Holy Week but fate and circumstances (finances, for one) made me change course to a local destination. It’s a price I have to pay for my most recent camera upgrade but what the hey, no use crying over spilt milk.

I’ve always had a curiosity for off-the-beaten track destinations and this time, it became an opportunity to slake this thirst.C apiz has always held a fascination for me, akin to my curiosity for Siquijor. Perhaps it was time to pay this province a visit. Was supposed to go solo on this trip but it was a happy development that Red tagged along. It’s interesting to see what I can learn from this portraitist friend who shoots celebrities when not capturing great architecture or food images.

Having something like 5-6 days on my hand, I also wanted to balance shooting with downtime. Really wanted to enjoy this trip since I declared a two-month moratorium for out-of-towners to save up for a solo backpack overseas trip in June. And why wouldn't I? The weather was greatly improved from just a week ago. Got a reprieve from work. My backpack's packed and I'm ready to go. (Image details: sandy shore of Pan-ay beach, west of Roxas City) 

Travel info: Cebu Pacific flies to Roxas daily. Travel time is approx. 45 minutes • Ceres buses emanating from Cubao also go to Roxas on 18-hour trips with stopovers at Mindoro and Kalibo.

8 comments:

arlene said...

Next to the baybay kid, i love this picture too. This one seems straight from National Geographic.

lagal[og] said...

thanks arlene! really appreciate your words of encouragement :-)

the donG said...

astig shot! this one is indeed like the ones i see in national geographic.

lagal[og] said...

naku thanks bro! hahaha, kayo ni arlene! surely made waking up at 3.30am worth it.

Ferdz said...

Ooohh. Me likes this one. Nice to see you seemed to have enjoyed your time there and got some great captures as well.

lagal[og] said...

hey bai, thanks! wasn't able to shoot that much but got to balance shoot time with downtime. i really meant to enjoy this since i'll probably be going on a trip come june pa :-D see ya soon!

Sidney said...

No need to go abroad... there is so much beauty to be seen in the Philippines.
My friends don't understand why I don't visit other Asian countries while based in Manila. But why should I go abroad... I still have to discover so many places in the Philippines.

Where are you going this summer!
Sounds like an exciting trip abroad!

lagal[og] said...

i couldn't agree with you more sidney. even i, am pestered with questions as to why i don't go overseas when the budget airlines allow me the lattitude. i guess there's so much i haven't seen and explored in the country and i want to share them with the rest of the world.

i'm headed for hanoi this june on a solo backpack trip. just a breather before i resume my local travels in july. :-)

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