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Acua Verde – Rediscovering Batangas…

“Balance is not something you find,
it is something you create.” 
-Jana Kingsford-

It is vacation mode. A few days back, all the shades of excitement are in our faces. We all know, that in a fast-paced corporate life, a time will occur that there’s a need to reconnect with nature. Be recharged. And be alive. The best time is? Summer!!!

Road trip...

Road trip…

Going to Acua Verde, Laiya, Batangas on road trip took us less than 4 hours en route the newly constructed Star toll way.

Guide map

Guide map

An ads that I borrowed.

An ad that I borrowed.

Acua Verde...

Acua Verde…

We arrived a little late for lunch and we headed straight to the restaurant.

Cocina is Spanish word for kitchen...=)

Cocina is Spanish word for kitchen…=)

The sumptuous buffet were waiting for us. The free flowing coffee is what I love best. Without guilt, I took advantage. Instead of the famous “tamarind juice” that they served as welcome drink, I had coffee over lunch. I do not want to be sleepy when everyone is basking under the sun. After taking some photos, we headed to each of our rooms and snag our forty winks.

The place was such a lovely site to behold. It’s a vast resort – Filipiniana theme, made use of bamboos as posts and cogon grass as finish for the roofing.

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The trees are part of the deal..

The trees are part of the deal..

And of course the beach front.

And of course the beach front.

Our suite was at par, with 2 pieces of soft pillows and sheets and towels that smells ultra sweet. There is a hot and cold shower, hair dryer and personalized stuff. The personnel themselves are very friendly and assisted us with grins on their faces.

Our place..

Our place..

Complete sets of toiletries.

Complete sets of toiletries.

Those huge trees that were lined up left and right, back and forth made me confused to decide who among them is the prettiest like a muse. I ended up surrendering to admitting that each of them inherits individual beauty.

So pretty..

So pretty..

Trees are heaven's gifts..

Trees are heaven’s gifts..

Giant bonsai..

Giant bonsai..

Loved the skies...

Loved the skies…

I devoured on where my feet are stationed and revel on the loveliness that’s all around me. The trees are truly welcoming. The wind softly blows allowing my hair to prance on my shoulder and whether they came from the north or south, I do not have the slightest idea. I only knew two things. I am free then and happy being with wonderful people. It made me forget the not so good things part of everyday life.

We had bonfire during the night...and some booze.

We had bonfire during the night…and some booze.

The bar is open 24 hours.

The bar is open 24 hours.

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Booze..

Good company..

Good company..

Girls just wanna have sun!

Girls just wanna have sun!

Great view..

Great view..

One of my favorites..

One of my favorites..

And this one too.

And this one too.

When the sun is still capable of kissing our skins, we didn’t mind going around and explore the surroundings. Me and my bff as usual are natural explorers with our feet, eyes and cameras always ready.

Me and my soul sis..

Me and my soul sis..

She took this shot..

She took this shot..

We’re like hunters for picture perfect subjects and didn’t get tired taking photos in all angles, appreciating the beauty of almost anything that captures our attention, in return, we capture them too. Fortunately, there were plenty.

I have collected these stunning panoramas.

Boats are pretty subjects, I just realized lately..

Boats are pretty subjects, I just realized lately..

So stunning..

So stunning..

Good times!

Good times!

I bought a biri hat..

I bought a biri hat..

For 2 days, short as it is. I have come to savor the incredulity of being with one with nature and good friends. Beauty from both. Captured. It is liberating. It was comparable to an emotional outburst of being free.

Heaven and earth..

Heaven and earth..

Pink skies..

Pink skies..

There are some activities that are too attractive to miss. We played like kids on the crystal clear water before riding on the banana boat.

Crystal clear..

Crystal clear..

More please..

More please..

It was so much fun!

The jet-skis are like begging for us to ride on them. So we did!

Sis on it!

Sis on it!

My turn..

My turn..

The ride created a lovely base for summertime. I have yet to find a more amusing way to describe the ride. It’s just so addicting, you wanted to do it again. Even in some other time.  I noticed my skin (or our skins) getting darker due to the heat of the sun, but what else can be lovelier If we would not enjoy being under it so much if we didn’t sizzle?

It is so worth it and getting a tan won’t hurt just to be able to bid this specific Summer goodbye…It’s already June anyway.

So long Summer of 2014, looking forward to Summer of 2015! I just can’t wait! =)

PS

I am taking this in as my finale… (–,)

Mushroom omelet please!

Mushroom omelet please!