Island hopping

For three days last week we were the IBVM beach babes.

After a 2.5 hour bus ride and a 1.5 hour ferry ride, we arrived at Talipanan beach on the island of Mindoro for our first (mini) vacation! We spent a glorious three days enjoying the sun and surf.

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It was so good to get out of the city for awhile, to breathe fresh air and see the sparkling ocean. It was actually a startling reminder of how polluted Manila is when I saw how beautiful and clean the ocean is in other parts of the country. The water was turquoise and crystal clear. I felt a spiritual lift just seeing it.

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We stayed in a little house owned by Amami Beach Resort. It wasn’t quite as cute as the cottages below but it had a lovely view of the sea.

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We had the beach to ourselves!

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When the rain came we sat on the front porch and watched nature at work. The force of the rain and wind was pretty spectacular.

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The calm after the storm.

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Lots of places to swim and relax. And then enjoy a cappuccino.

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Talipanan was a gorgeous place to escape to and experience the beauty of the Philippines. We’re already planning a return trip!

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