Thursday, May 03, 2007

NICE AND QUIET



Guimaras Island, despite the recent assault on its maritime resources courtesy of one oil tanker and an indecisive captain (allegedly), remains idyllic, calm and beautiful. Though its terrain does not compare to my first love - Bukidnon, the fact that this is home to the world's sweetest mangoes (and to so much more, siempre!) is enough reason to see it.

The pump boat trip from Iloilo was a cool 15 minutes (the fare was something like Php 18 per person? I forgot na) and despite the crest-to-crest sailing (those weak of heart can conveniently faint), the beauty of the island looming on the horizon simply takes the breath away.

I am happy for the rare chance to visit it. Sorry for the noisy photo, too.

4 comments:

Sidney said...

A very moody picture! Nice in b&w!

tutubi said...

would love return there someday...
to see what the disaster did to that beautiful island

Ferdz said...

Woah! Ang daming updates! I still have a lot of places to visit down south. And seeing your photos is a nice glimpse of what I can expect to see there.

Linguist-in-Waiting said...

Matagal na akong hindi nakapasyal dito sa blog mo. Nice pictures as usual! I am impressed with the fresh seafood series below. Nakaka-tulo-laway! Hehe. Anyway, I am visiting Manila this June so hopefully I'll get my dose of fresh seafood then.

LIW