Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Summer Escapade 1: Potipot Island, Zambales


The Philippines is really an extraordinary country. It saddens me however, that most people who live here would prefer spending their summer vacation outside the country. Though I do not judge them, I just think they're missing out on a lot of things.

I have professed my distaste for going to the beach here in my blog before. Don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against beaches. It's just that I don't like the feeling of burning my skin and sweating intensively. I would rather go somewhere colder like up in the mountains because the weather is more appealing to me. But I have to admit, too, that I have always admired the picturesque beaches of my country. I may not like the weather but the scenery is reason enough for me to go there (plus the fact that I love to swim!). 



My friends and I decided to go to Potipot Island in Zambales. I had really high expectations about the said island because travel bloggers made it seem really pristine and quiet. It is very far from the image of Boracay where there are parties happening all around, with luxury and high-end resorts available, and with lots of foreigners visiting. Potipot Island is a quiet little island that offers tranquility and seclusion. Though I was really surprised when we got there.



I guess April or any time during the summer is not a great idea to visit the island. All shores were occupied by people and it was very far from the idea I had in mind. I guess I had too high of an expectation? Nonetheless, the waters are very clean and the island itself is quite nice. I just don't like the fact that there were a lot of people and the fact that i had a close encounter with a sea snake. One of the scariest things I experienced so far! 



Hat: Peaches on Top | Bikini Top: Jellybean | Scarf: from Singapore | Maxi Skirt: Forever 21 
Sandals: Grendha | Sunglasses: Steve Madden | Bangles: from India | Bag: Betsey Johnson


Dress: thrifted | Cover-up: Forever 21 | Belt: SM Department Store

I have another vacation coming up and I can't wait to share more pictures! :)

Where did you spend your summer vacation?

38 comments :

  1. That's the island we went to! :-)

    xx, Edda
    http://eddaiglesia.blogspot.com

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  2. Great post and blog dear.
    What about following each other? Let me know!
    Have a great day!
    kisses,
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  3. Wow beautiful pictures,sometimes you get tired of your surroundings nothing seem to be interesting, you feel you have seen it all and your next move is seeking for a change of environment, that happens to me too alot, i guess what your saying is people are less kin about finding out what's fun in their area or country, i bet i start doing so cause it's less costly. You look awesome from head to toe. Mehnnn... you scared me with the sea snake, i hate snakes....

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    1. Yes, that is exactly my point. I don't judge people who prefers to go out of the country. I just think they need to explore the country, too and not just other countries. There are so many thing to see here.

      And, thank you for the lovely compliment.

      I swear, that snake scared the life out of me. I literally ran to the shore when I saw it.

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    2. Haha, i hate snakes so much, anything creepy freaks me out lol..
      Kisses..

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  4. Beautiful place!!! I like your skirt!!
    Have a good week, dear! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  5. Such amazing place!!!
    Beautiful pics, dear!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  6. This looks like a really great destination :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  7. Amazing pictures.

    Have a LOvely Day,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  8. I enjoy quiet times at the beach but not much of a beach kind of person. I went to Tagaytay last week which is like my first out of town for the summer since I've been bombarded with work all the time so no time for a vacation. Boo! xD But I enjoyed my stay in Tagaytay as I was able to really relax and just hang out with my friends :)

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    1. Me too! I want to go someplace cooler as well. Coincidentally, this is also the first of my summer vacation. Work really sucks these past few days.

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  9. omg !! can't wait for summer!
    xoxo

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    1. Where I live, I don't want it to end!

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  10. Lucky you !!

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  11. i'm jealous... gusto ko na mag swimming.... you're sexy sis!

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    1. Go swim na sis! Kanina umuulan na, malapit na tag-ulan! Sayang the opportunity.

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  12. Hi beautiful!! Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it like always :)
    Btw you look so stunning, that outfit is so stylish on you :)
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    1. Thank you! I also really appreciate your comments and I will check your blog for editorial worthy pictures.

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  13. Wow! It really Looks like paradise!
    xoxo

    novelsytle.blogspot.com

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  14. wow, that place really looks wonderful! i'm jealous :)

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ XO
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    1. It really is beautiful. One of the best things about my country: having tons of nice beaches.

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  15. hey there u've got a gr8 blog.. want to follow eachother??? if so follow me and let me know i'll follow back for sure.. :) maybe we can follow eachother on lookbook and facebook too..

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  16. Hi!! :)
    I really like your blog and your style!
    I´m following you :)
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