Exploring BalerMay 05, 2016
Woke up before 3am to get ready for a new adventure. I know it's so early and probably you've been wondering how I managed to do that but when it comes to waking up early to travel, it's really no big deal for me. Went on a 5 hour and a half drive to get to our destination which is Baler, Aurora.Baler's beach is known for it's gigantic waves, perfect for surfing but unfortunately, we didn't get to try it due to the scorching heat and lack of time.
Our first stop was the millennium tree or the balete tree. The enormous tree stands 200 feet tall and the biggest balete tree in Asia. Because of it's massive size, people can go inside of it. My cousins and I also tried to climb on top of it.
Next stop was this museum in Baler. You can see here a real preserved Philippine eagle. It's a two storey building which for me, there is nothing much to see here.
7/20 of the Villafuerte cousins.
Not too far from Museo de Baler is Doña Aurora's ancestral house. Doña Aurora is the wife of former president Manuel Quezon. Some of their stuff are left here and you can see how simple life was back then.
Heights really don't scare and I always say yes to adventures so this hanging bridge was supposed to be fun and it really was! Although at first I was worried because since there were many people crossing the bridge it was shaky.
We arrived at the beach at 2pm (I think?) so we decided to take a rest for a while before hitting the big waves. My 8 year old cousin borrowed my camera and took this photo, so nice right? We stayed at AMCO beach resort which has many rock formations at the front.
On our second day, we went to Costa Pacifica and had my lola's birthday lunch.
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