What’s one of the best ways to come to terms with the spiral of emotions that you have from time to time? Last time I checked, I definitely had set aside the possibility of just having “Itchinessis Pedis” or the ITCHY FEET or Wanderlust Syndrome as a cause of what I had. But I think I was also suffering a bit from it because traveling to a different place and meeting a bunch of new people from this trip actually helped me a lot in going through this season.
Traveling to Baler for roughly (yes rough roads ahead too! haha) six hours from Manila was a good transition as I welcome the (sometimes) exhausting but fun heat of the summer!
Pitch-black! This was my view while we drove the road heading to our destination. But the blackest of black just made the moon’s light shine brighter than anything else (uhmm and because there was really nothing else around). (Yes, that tiny white dot was the moon. I didn’t Photoshop it. Promise!)
What else was exciting about this trip? Besides getting to travel and discover places/accommodations, food and activities in Baler with the Pop Talk team, I really enjoyed giving a review if these places were POP or FLOP!
We hope that this episode will help you decide and prepare where to go, what to do and what things to try when in Baler.
Here are some preview and behind the scenes of what you can expect as you watch Pop Talk this Saturday (tomorrow) at 8pm on GMA News TV.
“Do not panic!” That was me reminding myself NOT to panic or I’ll die haha! I shared on this post my struggle of being in the water or under it. I love the beach – water, sand, sky and sun. So here I am challenging myself again to do something that scares me!
The question is, despite the fear, having flu before this trip, the leaking “water” from my nose, the taste of the delicious and fresh salt water in my mouth, and the challenge of balancing… Did I make it?
Did I survive my second attempt to surf?
Next stop was this very chill place, the perfect place to hang out.
“Do not panic (again)!” Okay, okay I don’t think I’m a total loser nor a failure but the last time that I rode a bike was when…. uhmm… I was in college inside a village? Haha! I BARELY ride a bike and I didn’t say anything to the team until it was time for me to actually ride the FAT BIKE!
So, did I try it? Did I fall? Did they leave me?
(Special thanks to the team who helped me get through this… haha!)
Ze pizza at SurfHouse Baler was made from their own dough recipe, baked with fresh ingredients from their small garden (like their tomato and basil) and real Italian ingredients from ItalFoods. Plus, they only make them hot and fresh from their brick oven. Enough said. I want one more por favore e pronto!
So, which of these places do you think were sadly FLOP and which ones were POP?
Watch this special Baler episode tomorrow night 8pm on GMA News TV. 🙂 Let me know what you also think! Should we go back to Baler? Would you want to go to Baler?
Here’s our Final Verdict about the three accommodations that we visited in Baler. Are they Flop or Pop? 🙂