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Previous Trips - Batangas and Mindoro

a travel blog by Joey Carlotta


Trips close to home are not as exciting but always pleasant and certainly less tiring. They are quick escapes into the countryside but not always from the traffic. Batangas and Mindoro present convenient destinations. Close enough for a Sunday drive and remote enough for a weekender.
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Batangas

Nasugbu, Philippines


Nasugbu in Batangas used to be a very popular beach destination. Its close proximity to the city soon spelled its dooms with overcrowding and pollution. Others beaches in the neighboring towns have opened up since but Nasugbu remains to be a favorite among those who can’t afford ritzier resorts or more secluded locations where no public transport is available.

The following pictures were taken some years ago right after New Years when we found ourselves with a few more days before work and school started.


On any trip passing to or through Batangas, specially on a hot day, it is nice to stop by a roadside stall to have some refreshing coconuts. The following pictures were taken on a different trip.




permalink written by  Joey Carlotta on January 18, 2008 from Nasugbu, Philippines
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Mindoro

Puerto Galera, Philippines


Getting to PG is a short drive or bus ride from Manila to Batangas and a nice boat ride from there. The boat ride from Batangas leaves the protective coastline of the main landmass of Luzon and crosses the Verde Island Passage before entering a channel on the island of Mindoro. The approach to PG is quite beautiful, bordered by fine beaches and rock cliffs. Once on the main dock in PG, you can take public transport, by land or by water, to your favorite beach.

The following pictures were taken on a trip where stayed at the Sand Bar Resort area.




permalink written by  Joey Carlotta on January 18, 2008 from Puerto Galera, Philippines
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