#SicaInSeoul: My Seoulscapade Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Dreams do really come true, and I’m lucky blessed to have ticked off my top travel destination – Seoul, South Korea. Although my #Seoulscapade happened five months ago, I couldn’t miss sharing the experience with those who are dying to come and see the Land of the Morning Calm.

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#SicaInSeoul: Korean Visa Application

Korean Visa Application

Annyeong haseyo, friends! It’s been, what, four months since I last updated QueenSica.com, and now I can finally say that I am back. How have you been? How was your summer? I’m a bit sad that my family and I never got the chance to go on a trip because we were busy dealing with stuff (aww, pero keri lang!). Fortunately, one of my biggest wishes this year was granted (Lee Min Ho, here I come!) and I can’t wait to share how I got that much-coveted Korean Tourist Visa.

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Sica visits Galilee Mansion and Garden Resort

Galilee Mansion and Garden Resort

Even before summer was officially announced, I already began wearing my bathing suit. Aside from the sandy beaches, the Philippines is also home to countless resorts that are mostly crowded during summer. Last March, I was invited to join the neighborhood to visit Galilee Mansion and Garden Resort in Bustos, Bulacan.

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Sica hits Puerto Galera

Happy June 1st! Summer is officially over here in my country and I was able to make habol before it ended. My Pioneer friends invited me to join them in Puerto Galera. I didn’t have to think about it so I said “yes!” We left on a Friday afternoon and got there at around six-thirty in the evening. The long boat ride was tiring but fun at the same time. Come on, we were in the middle of the ocean and stuff like sharks came into my mind. Anyways, here are some of the 200+ photos I shot in the super fun three-day-two-night trip to the so-called Heart of Asia.

This “No Smoking” sign was taken at Batangas Port. I just like the fact that they’re implementing such rule there. Not that I hate smokers (I used to smoke!!), but Mother Earth needs a break from pollution.
Ta-da! I was very thankful that it didn’t rain on our way to Puerto Galera.
This brought us to our destination. Even though the waves almost made me throw up, it was such a fun ride. The air blew to my hair and I got to reflect about my life. And you don’t want to hear about it. Haha!
It was dinner time when we arrived at White Beach, Puerto Galera so we decided to eat first. Sorry, I forgot  the name of the place where we ate.
I filled my hungry tummy with my favorite pork sisig! There was an unlimited rice promo and guess what? I didn’t avail it. Congratulations to me!!
It was a little foggy because of the smoke from the fire dancers. Here is one of the restobars that you will find in White Beach.
This is the place for lovers who want to walk by the beach with music playing in the background. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a loved one to hold hands with so…
Drinking was the most exciting part of that night. The mix Miss P made was absolutely yummy and a must-try! We actually played this game where someone will give a general topic like COLORS (not the primary and secondary ones) and each one should be able to come up with an answer such as MAGENTA, INDIGO, and FUCHSIA. Fun, isn’t it? Also, we did charades. Ha! Our team lost.
Gaaah! I miss drinking. Just to share with you dearies, my go-to drinks are Vodka Ice, Red Horse, and Tequila. Who wants to drink?
The next day, we went to Tamaraw Falls, which was a 45-hour drive from White Beach. We rented an FX to see the majestic falls.
We’re getting there!!
Here it is!! Wow. Beautiful. Wonderful. Can there be more adjectives to describe how perfect Tamaraw Falls is? Yes, of course!!
That actually doesn’t end there.
Come, take a close look at the Tamaraw Falls.
Welcome to Tamaraw Falls! This actually reminded me of Baguio City.
This part of the falls is where we swam. The water’s so cold, but refreshing.
Adventurers would jump off this bridge, but we were told that the authorities don’t allow it. Boo! They’re just keeping the visitors safe. 🙂
Remember the first photo of the falls? We climbed on the rocks just to get there! It was instant spa. I loved it!
Can you spot me?
Boodle fight for lunch!! We had grilled bangus and galunggong (GG), plus tortang talong. Yuuuuum!!
Lovers of rice, behold! If I can remember it right, I had two chunks of rice because we didn’t have breakfast at all. See?? It was actually brunch, my dearies.
Green relaxes tired eyes. Feel free to stare at this for as long as you can.
Next stop: Virgin Island. Nope, it’s not the British Virgin Islands or the US Virgin Islands. We’re still in the Philippines. The weather was perfect!
“‘Cause there’s a blue sky waiting tomorrow. Waiting tomorrow…” The scene is just so beautiful that I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. It felt like I was in paradise, without my loved one.
Small rocks, anyone?
I was just amazed at this rock. Intricate design.
Jump shot numbah one.
Jump shot numbah two.
Jump shot numbah three.
Caption this photo. Game!
I almost reached for the clouds!
The sunset. Bow.
Our last day in White Beach, Puerto Galera.
Paradise! Sica was here.
Nooooo! I don’t want to go home yet!
Okay, we’re here. We waited for the boat to arrive. Look how hot the weather was!
Annyeong, good bye, adios. I promised myself that I shall return to Puerto Galera with my loved one.
Our Puerto Galera trip made me realize that I was indeed a blessed girl. What can you say about this beautiful island?
with hugs,
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Sica hits the beach

Belated happy birthday to me! Despite the problems I’m going through right now, I still have the strength to share this special post. Warning: 20+ photos inside.

Our dearest neighbors and some family friends came up with an idea of going to the beach. Luckily, we (mum, bro, sis, and I) were able to go with them because daddy’s schedule of arrival has been moved. On February 24 (Sunday), at around two in the morning, my much deserved vacation has finally happened.
You wouldn’t want to know what I did during the four-hour trip because… I slept. That’s how boring I am when it comes to traveling. Come on, who doesn’t love sleeping? Besides, Iba, Zambales is just so far from Bulacan!
Anyway, we arrived at the Molino Beach Resort after the sun was up.
A blurry image of the aisle going to the beach. OMG I can hear the waves!
Mum decided to just take a room with no AC. Hey, the weather’s not that hot anyway.
Just a shell I found near the seashore.
Thank God Mr. Sunshine wasn’t around.
I had to photograph this building because it looks like a haunted building or something. Isn’t it the perfect setting for paranormal specialists?
Aahh. This was what I needed.
Tee hee!
Shining Sica.
Clarity. Peace. Serenity.
Running water.
Sica was thinking about…a lot of things.
Oh noes! My legs look shorter in this photo. Hahaha!
Thanks to my brother for taking all these fantastic pictures!
Sorry, but I didn’t look my best at that time.
Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds came into my mind while writing these words.
Finally! Me and my slender sister. Wish I have her long legs though.
So it was three in the afternoon when I woke up from my sleep (again!). I was invited for a boat ride so I didn’t miss a chance and grabbed my camera along my safety jacket.
Nauseating is how I would describe the feeling because there were big waves coming at us.
However, I managed to keep calm and set aside my stomach’s reaction to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The beach is the perfect go-to location for super stressed people.
Getting off the boat. By the way, would you believe that we’re around 20 on the boat? Yeah, that’s how fun it was!
Of course, I would never miss the sunset.
Day two. Good morning dearests! Woke up at around six-thirty so I had time to walk on the beach before Mr. Sunshine took over.
Yay! I tried this beach bike and it’s so cool!
Look how the shells ended up on this side of the shore overnight.
I hope the bottle didn’t break into pieces.
My pretty sister! Ladies and gentlemen, she’s just ten but look how slender her legs are!
“She sells seashells by the seashore…”
La Diva doing the jump shot.
Just me before dipping my feet on the cold water.
I got to drink taho! The best breakfast drink next to coffee.
Hmm…yuuuum!
Two things I bought for remembrance. A bracelet made of real shells and a boat keychain to remind me of the crazy but exciting boat ride.
I didn’t take off my dad’s watch since I thought it was water-resistant, but look! It just stopped working. L I guess I need to be very careful next time.
The two-day trip in Zambales was truly a memorable experience because I was able to reflect on the recent happenings in my life and had a great time chatting with our neighbors and friends. I’m looking forward to our next escapade together!
with hugs,
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