Exploring Home: Stills from Lake Caliraya

A long drive gave me a new view of my province.

One of the things that I’ve always wanted to do is to explore my hometown province, Laguna. I’m so interested in being familiar with the history and culture of every town here. Fortunately, I had the chance to do a bit of discovering lately.

The chance was a road trip that happened quite a long time ago (This post was in my draft for months!). Actually, I was just tagged along by my parents who rarely travel. The destination was the my dad’s colleague in the highlands of Cavinti, a municipality in Laguna.

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Magenta shrubs and green forests usher locals and tourists along the path to the highlands in Cavinti.
After roughly two hours of travel from San Pablo and with a quick lunch in Pagsanjan, we finally arrived at our stop. The road we took to get there was full of uphills and narrow streets, and the only things you would see are nipa huts, tall coconut trees, creeks, and a few citizens of the place.

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The part of Cavinti that we visited seems to be untouched by pollution and the busy life of the city.
Well, the highlight of our trip came after going to my Dad’s colleague. My parents decided that we were taking a different route on the way back home. They said we were to drive by Lake Caliraya.

During that time, I didn’t really know much about the place. I have only heard its name probably a couple of times.

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My mom, looking so happy here (like always), stands with Lake Caliraya at the background.
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This picture and the one below was supposed to be put into a collage, but I cannot make you guys be short of the beauty that the lake beholds!

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The weather that time we went driving by Lake Caliraya was perfect! The sky had tons of pillows of clouds and the wind was gushing a cold breeze.

I promised myself that I would use my persuasion skills on my parents to make sure we’d all come back to Lake Caliraya and really indulge myself with the beauty of nature that the place is.

What’s more cool is that I stumbled upon ads showing that there are several great resorts near the lake! Because I am such an excited kid, I sorta looked into the resorts and their rates will fit our pockets, whether deep or on a tight budget.

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Almost ending this post with a very rare family picture of ours! (I’m kinda slim here, OMG?)
Although the mini-trip was kind of tiring (like any other long drive), it was worth the exhaustion because for me, seeing and traveling to a strange place is like getting to know a new friend, and I’m into that.


 Note: Hey-oh! Sorry I went on another unexpected (?) hiatus. But it’s summer/midyear break for me and I’ve got a lot of posts in line for you all! My post queue is not limited to travel only. 🙂

All photos taken with iPhone 5s

 

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