Summer in August – Baler, Aurora

A trip was planned early this year that Gabby will be spending 5 days away from work and booked flight going to Manila. I was a little excited given I have the luxury to book where to and what to. Fortunate that after MSN closed, I was still in TWC training and will have the opportunity travel and enjoy the break even for awhile.

Multiple options were laid out…Manila to Bataan, Manila to Laguna Province, Manila to North luzon, and it was Baler we decided to visit given the possible weather and the place is just perfect for rainy and windy adventure.

We took the 1:30AM Genesis bus, a 6-7hr trip straight to Baler, Aurora. I had no chance to take any quick nap either since my training schedule still in the graveyard, nonetheless it was a wonderful morning when we arrived at Baler the town of the late Pres. Manuel L. Quezon.


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Tricycle driver was nice enough to agree for the whole day trip for 600php and dropped us off to a nearby carenderia for a bite.

Started the day tour at Dona Aurora’s mansion and then the town’s Church with students and pupils outside practicing for the upcoming fiesta on the 19th of August. Third stop was the millenium old Balete Tree and then followed by the mysterious and beautiful Ditumabo Falls. Last stop was the Baler Museum and plaza.

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Checked-in at June Homestay, non-zircon room for two for only 600php. It was nice enough for a quick stay in Baler. Had our chance to check the seashore, she shells and seaman? hahaha.

Grabbed late lunch at a local carenderia near the plaza instead of the rolling jollibee or Chowking followed by an order of local halo-halo nearby. A stroll will not need more than half day to see happy faces and hospitable locals.


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Dinner by the bay was the choice and a bottle of beer called it a day.

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