March 4, 2018
Me and my relatives went to visit Romblon last week, we just got back home today. We spent a couple of days on a private beach resort in Romblon specifically at Talipasak Beach Resort. The place is really isolated and situated far from the main centers of population in Romblon.
We first rode a ship from the port of Batangas to reach Romblon, Romblon. You can also fly on a plane as well but we chose to ride a ship because it is much hassle-free because if you fly on a plane, you still have to ride a ship to go to the main island.
The friendly white guy on the upper-right side on the background on the photo below photobombed us. 😀
If I am not mistaken he’s French or probably a German but he can also talk using the English language. They said he’s alone on the beach resort and guys like him go to beach resorts like this one in Romblon to find inner peace and serenity in their lives or just to unwind and take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are no televisions, radios and the place is really quiet. So quiet that the only things you can hear at night is the sound of nature -the waves of the beach, crickets, lizards and whatnot. The whole Romblon is still not that developed compared to other provinces, tourist destinations and beach resorts you can go to in the Philippines but once you arrive on the beaches on the islands, it’s really worth it.
I was about to ask the French guy I mentioned if he wants to have some grapes while we were eating but one of my aunt gave it to the owner of the beach resort because she knows her as she was a co-teacher of my aunt when they were still younger and they taught in Xavier school here in Manila many years ago. There are only a few foreigners I’ve noticed here. There was also a time, the other day while we were having our dinner, we were seated beside a group of French and Germans and me and my relatives were conversing in Tagalog (Filipino language) and I thought to myself these tourist foreigners probably knows English so they might understand some of the things we were talking about. One of my relatives is speaking in Tagalog and she inserted “I want TV” on the sentence she was saying and I thought they probably heard that and now they think that my relative wants a television. “I want TV” is the name of a local mobile phone app where you can watch local Filipino TV shows on the internet or on your mobile phone if I’m not mistaken but that relative of mine was truly saying that she wants to watch some of the TV shows on the app. Perhaps I could put that funny incident on my comics sometime in the future. 😀
My family and relatives you can see on the photo above are all senior citizens except for a cousin of mine (second person from the left) and their days are already numbered that’s why they want to travel as much as they can before they run out of time. Just kidding though. I hope all my family and relatives would have a long life ahead of them.
The rest of the photos that I took at the beach resort below. We also went island-hopping:
Crystal clear water and white sand
Mmmm . . . I love drinking coconuts.
Sunset by the beach. I was also the designated photographer on our vacation trip. 😀
Romblon is known for marbles and this is one of the sites where they extract them.
Many thanks to Ma’am Mina for hosting us guests. 😀