Wednesday, March 18, 2009

eskapo 3.0 - exploring the islands

the first eskapo featured the island of Bantayan June of 2008 while eskapo 2.0 highlighted the island of Boracay October of last year. the third series begins with one of the most beautiful island in the Philippines that i've visited. the island of Cagbalete. it is then followed by another beach, which was featured in the contest of the previous post. only one got the exact answer, which is Pagbilao beach in Quezon province. congratulations to shattershards! please send me an email at i.dongho@gmail.com for the details on how to claim the latest issue of Travel and Leisure Southeast Asia.

thank you very much to all those who participated. look forward for more contests in the coming days.

54 comments:

Theonoski said...

wow! that's in pagbilao??nice photo on the header dong!

Tanchi said...

wow...you're one of a kind adventurer..halos everyday :)

jei said...

Alam kong marami sa inyo ang hindi makakaintindi sa gagawin kong ito. Iilang tao lang naman ang nakakaalam sa buong istorya. Pero isa-isahin ko na kayong padalahan sa mensaheng ito dahil importante kayo lahat sa akin. Kahit papano, may pinagsamahan tayo. Wala na po ang jayveeonline. Napagdesisyonan kong ibaon na lamang ito sa limot. Hindi ko na po ito gagamitin at pupuntahan. Kung sino man ang bumibista doon noon, maraming salamat sa inyo. Bahagi kayong lahat sa pagiging blogger ko. Pero siguro hanggang dito na lamang ako. Pero patuloy pa rin akong magbibisita sa inyong lahat.

Gusto ko rin ipaabot dun sa mga taong involve dito. Gaya ng paulit-ulit kong sinasabi sa inyo, wala akong pinapanigan at mas lalong wala akong sisiraan sa inyo. Nasa gitna niyo lang ako, handang makinig sa kung anong hinaing ang gusto niyong ipalabas. Kung ano mang gulo mero tayo ngayon, sana naman maayos na ito. Mahal ko kayong lahat kasi lahat kayo mga KAIBIGAN ko. Alam kong nasaktan tayong lahat pero sana magpakatawaran na.

Maraming salamat.

Lawstude said...

ooops. teka medyo nagulat naman ako sa sinundan kong post. easy lang mga tol.

anyways, can't wait for your stories on cagbalete and pagbilao. talagang maganda ang lugar at mairerekomenda ko sa mga mahilig sa adventures.

the donG said...

>theonoski, yes. i recommend you pagbilao. salamat.

>tanchi, hindi naman one of the kind. hehehe...

>hi jei, i dont know what happened but i just noticed that your blog was already offline yesterday. i hope that you'll be able to retrieve it the soonest.

>oman, kakalungkot nga nangayari kay jei. i dont know the details yet as to what happened.

kaabangabang talaga tong cagbalete and pagbilao trip natin dahil daming patawang nangyari.

highly recommended itong mga susunod na lugar.

Antoine Greg said...

wag naman sanang dumating ang 5.0 kasi parang "wrong"... takot ako dun...lalo na sa chemistry ko. hahahaha

charz lang ah!

hehehehe!!!

dong dong ding dong!

another milestone naman ito!
mas kakaabang na mga kabanata ng paglalakbay ni manenoi Dong! LolZ.

cenxa na kung di na ako masyadong nakakapost ng mga comments ha kasi late na kung umuwi minsan, hahahah...

maraming echosness sa skul kasi. hahahaha


STAY SAFE olweiz my friend!

God Bless the Journeys!

^ ^ char.

luna miranda said...

sa pagbilao pala yon. another series to look forward to. may nagyayaya sa akin sa cagbalete...will look at your photos first.:D

The Islander said...

ganda naman ng header.

at ang pakontes... huhuhu! mali ang nakopya ko. nyahaha!

tsk tsk.. better luck next time nalang ako. gagalingan ko na talaga ng kopya next time.

REDLAN said...

Ako rin nagulat sa message ni jei. Hindi ko pa nga nabisita yung site niya. I can sense kung ano ang nangyari parang nangyari rin sa akin ito dati. mahirap magcomment pero hindi ako napahinto. Mahal ko kasi ang blog at naiisnpire ako sa kapwa bloggers ko. Anyways congrats kay teka silipin ko muna. congrats kay shattershards!

Bago naman ang header natin ah. summer na summer. Am looking forward to your latst adventure dong!

baboon^albino said...

hai donG...anyway,love ur new blog header...wish i was there enjoying the sea and relaxing under the sun...for sure can't wait for more pictures...take care dude :)

Andy Briones said...

Ay, talo nanaman ako. Isa na lang binggo na ko, ehehehe. :p

backpacking philippines said...

cagbalete island...hope to visit it someday...ingat lang lagi

ShatterShards said...

Yehey!!! I won! Salamat sa google, and especially sa iyo, Don Ho. hehehe

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I'll try to keep that in mind. Another friend told me that Capones is good nga raw. Hopefully, the tide is in our favor pagpunta namin. Mahirap daw ang trek papuntang light house pag low tide.

Allen Yuarata said...

pa-arbor nung sandals. waha!

Photo Cache said...

Oh I'm here waiting for the rest of this series, which looks so very tempting with this initial post.

PUSANG-gala said...

ay---di na naman ako nanalo this time---anu ba yan. keke---- never thought they also have a beautiful beach in Quezon----

Sandy B and Dick said...

I always enjoy your adventures!

Chyng said...

Cagbalete pala. Never heard of that place...

I havea question. What beach resort can you recommend within CALABARZON area? (for team bldg)

Thanks!

cyndirellaz said...

talaga sa Quezon yun? I never tot!! ayos ah! bagong header!! kakarelax!! dahil ba magsusummer na? ^^

gillboard said...

i knew it's in quezon... meron pang isang magandang island dun, limot ko yung pangalan... pero maganda din yun... white sand, tas sobrang isolated pa...

Carver said...

What a beautiful tour with you off the islands. I love your new blog header too.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Dong, sa iyo ba yang maliit na barko?
Bago na pala header mo. :)

-ellesig- said...

bagong header! nice, hindi ako nakasali sa contest. :(

hindi ko rin naman kasi alam. hehe. sa quezon lang!:)

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Luke Wiley said...

Your photography is outstanding to me. Love this!

jessforget said...

cool! aabbangan ko yung trip mo sa cagbalete dong... sana makapunta rin ako sa lugar na yun 1 day. i've read some post about sa place na yun.. mejo malayo but it's all worth it...

victor said...

I like the pic of the boat. So nature! Nice shot

Nash said...

Dong I need your help!

uyyy pa help naman sir, I dunno which cam will I buy eh baka may opinion ka check my blog po andun yung post :) salamat :)

sendzki said...

wah gusto ko ata talaga pumunta diyan dude..di bale we have siquijor an hour away from here kkkk ^_^ gusto ko na magwala...3 araw na lang!!

witsandnuts said...

I'm not really oriented with that island in Pagbilao. Looking forward to your post. Ang dami talagang dapat iexplore sa Pinas.

the donG said...

>antoini, kulit mo dito. sige bisita lang pag may time. siguradong aabot to ng 5.0. malamang nakagraduate ka na nun.

>hi luna, maganda doon. sige abangan mo na lang lapit na ako magpost ng cagbalete. kelan nyo ba balak na pumunta?

salamat sa pag abang.

>the islander, salamat. hahaha... oo nga parang laging mali yung mga kionkopya mo.

>redlan, sobrang nakakalungkot nga yung nagyari sa blog ni jei pero hindi ko pa alam yung details. ako din na iinspire din talaga mag blog dahil sa mga tao at dahil na rin sa pagbabyahe.

kailangan ng baguhin dahil summer na.

salamat sa laging pag abang.

>baboon, thanks! im sure you also have a lot of islands to visit there in your area. but visiting the philippines will definitely be something you might want to consider in the future.

>tutubi, you should. knowing that you've already seen the many virgin islands that we have.

thanks for dropping by.

>shattershards, congratulations! i didnt know that you found it thru google. you quite have keen eyes as a lot of beaches looks a lot like the photo.

please send me an email for you to claim the prize.

>allen, lumang luma na yon.

>hi photo cache, thank you very much. im sure you'll love this island. thanks for keeping in touch.

>pusang gala, yes they do. dami pa talagang undiscovered beaches sa pinas.

>hi sandy, thank you! thank you!

>hi chyng, yes it's cagbalete. dont worry as ill be featuring the island in the coming days.

for team building i recommend laiya, anilao (dive n trek) or punta feugo in batangas. if in quezon, i recommend pagbilao or cagbalete. ill be featuring it in the coming days.

>hi cyndi, yes. para summer na summer na ang dating. ganda sa quezon.

>gillboard, ano kaya yon? baka yung puting buhangin na sandbar island. sana maalala mo baka ngang magandang puntahan yon.

>hi carver, thanks a lot! hope youll like the next series too.

>hi grace, hahaha... sana. it's just there when we were there. nagpaparent yata. yes new header for summer.

>hi ellesig, bagong series na din pang summer na. sali ka next time. ok lang kahit guess.

>luke, thanks a lot!

>jessforget, abangan mo and malamang magugustuhan mo talaga ang island.

>victor, thanks!

>nash, i already dropped by your blog. so sorry, dslr pala balak mong bilhin wala pa akong alam sa ganyan kasi point and shoot pa lang nagagamit ko. pero nagcomment na rin ako sa blog mo and i recommend you to ask allan.

>sendzki, astig din ang siquijor kaya feature mo rin dahil aabangan namin yan.

>witsandnuts, i hope that the coming posts will bring you as close as to being there.

alicesg said...

Very lovely blue sea. Love the new header photo.

Today's Blah... said...

Wow, these are marvelous photos and location. I've not had the slightest chance yet to visit luzon beaches. Though I was at Montemar in Bataan, was when digicams weren't the latest tech yet. :)

Your contest below is cool. I would never have guessed it anyway, but I see your fans had so much fun guessing.

Thanks for the kind comments and for your visits. I'll be coming over again soon too. Nice blog and photography's in tune with you. Hope you're enjoying the sun out there and you have with you your suntanning or sun block! Hahahah...Don't forget golden skin is still the best. So appealing, they say. :)

Pietro said...

I'm waiting the following images! It will be a very fine series.

Christian Bryan said...

masyado kang gala Kuya doms, di na tuloy akmi makasabay dahil sa mga commitment namin. hehehe

it's nice kasi marami talaga kming nalalman sau :)

PUSANG-gala said...

Dom---kaw pala promotor nung Mt Pinatubo hike lately na kasama sina Bryan at Mel---ayt? nakupo--alala ko tuloy nung mga times na niyaya mo ko and I declined several times----hope in the future makasama ako sa inyo---unting time nalang---dami lang talaga asikaso ngyn---by May siguro maluwag-luwag na----

Nanaybelen said...

gandang Island yan ah. ang linis , tahimik at nature na nature. Sarap maligo. summer na talaga.

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad you reprised your banners. How much time has passed since I first came to your blog!

acey said...

nice comosition (and banner), as always! can't wait to see the rest of the set!

Raft3r said...

wow
summer's here
island hopping na

Reena said...

congrats to the winner! :)

is the magazine commercially available? hay naku, bibili na nga lang ako. :)

uncleawang said...

Oh my!oh my!..can't say anything else just this word..oh my God..BEAUTIFULL!!!!.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

elib na talaga ako!!!

bingskee said...

nice shot with the foot he he

ganda ng travels mo.. kakainggit!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

What a lovely boat! Is it the 'love boat'?

tawidtayo said...

tumawid.hehe.

Friendz said...

wow! i like your post and pics So natural!
great work

Joy said...

How exciting! Can't wait for the rest of the story.

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baboon^albino said...

donG...it's a bit difficult at my place here,since the sea is a bit far from here...but,seeing ur entries about this vacation,it's one thing i might put in consideration dude...and,as i recall,the last time i went to a beach or any seaside vacation is last year to semporna in sabah..with work,i don't think i'll be having any vacation at this moment,maybe sooner... :)
but,wacthing the pic and reading ur entry,it's great to know ur having great fun ;)

Mitz said...

ganda ng set ng pics na to :)

Bengbeng said...

dong ho, looking at the comments, u r quite a celebrity on cyberspace

Heart of Rachel said...

Looking forward to your new summer adventure.

♥ K.i.i.k.a.Y ♥ said...

u have some amazing and interesting picz

and the header it just capture me for a moment wishing im der

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