Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Our Holy Week-end 2012

It’s over a week now since the long weekend holiday here in the country.  It was Holy Week, the time of year when the weather temperature usually gets high and people take advantage of the long holiday to escape the humdrum of the demanding city life.  I found my family not exempted from it.  Even only for a couple of days (Black Saturday and Easter Sunday), my family along with my nephew and his own, headed to Liliw Resort in Liliw, Laguna and took refuge in its natural surroundings.


We have attempted to come to this place years back, but we lost our way and ended up in an inferior resort in the area instead.  Funny but we still lost our way again this time despite the GPS gadget of nephew.  Hubby was misguided by the newly opened Star Toll after SLEX.  Nevertheless, we were fortunate that we eventually found the place.

Earlier on, people here in the house were unaware that I have reserved for an overnight stay in the resort.  I was anxious if they would approve the place, especially the daughter who’s a little picky when it comes to resorts. I haven’t actually seen the place, as usual, but the photos of the awesome waterfalls and swimmer- friendly river prompted me to send our 50% reservation fee thru LBC.  I know a one bedroom hut would be quite uncomfortable for 6 people but had no choice cos it’s the only one left unreserved.  Otherwise, no overnight outing for us.

An entrance fee of P50/pax was collected at the entrance of the resort then we were directed to our reserved hut, named  “House of the Rising Sun”. (Ha ha.. what a name!) For P1,700. we settled in a small hut like the one you see in the country side.  It is devoid of modern tech items like air-con or even just a fan, TV, ref and WI-FI!  Nonetheless, I liked its barrio style ambiance.  For the simple me, as long as there’s a private bathroom, I’m fine.  Good thing, no one complained.   Hubby expressed liking the place better than beach resorts.  Surprisingly, the big kiddos, especially the picky girl uttered fondness for it too, requesting that we spend all our coming Holy Week vacays in there. Their reason? It isn’t crowded and very peaceful especially at night.

This is for those who are uncomplicated as I am and wanting to escape to a peaceful hideaway.  It's simply awesome!


Sharing here some photos:
photo taken  by daughter.























Thank you for your time reading this post.  Hope to see you around again.  Have a great day!

22 Comentários:

The computer Master said...

Looks like fun

Buzz Lightyear said...

Great post and photos, Beng Gee! Wow, this place looks awesome! This would really be a place I would like to take my family, and the nipa hut is really nice sitting right next to the stream and little waterfalls like that. Your photos of the food made me really hungry, though!

Batangala said...

Every Black Saturday, we usually going to Pangil Eco-Park for a dip in the cool stream. However, there are no overnight accommodations there and the huts usually constructed on the sides have earlier been washed out.

The place, however, is near our house and just a short ride away and also near some resorts with pools.

you should try the place some time.

i found some who blogged about it at http://www.dazzlingdazzle.com/2012/02/01/665/

Farida said...

The place is awesome! Very good for family time and bonding. More so, the dishes you prepared were yummy! All of them my fave :)

Beng Gee said...

@Computer Master: "Twas really so much fun! Thanks for sharing your thought. Have a great day!

Beng Gee said...

@Buzz Lightyear: Thank you buddy! It is a nice place indeed. However, I am warning you that it is not the place to go if you are used to checkin-in at high-end resorts.Lol!
Nevertheless, you can try it to experience the country style living here in the Phils. Ask your wife to bring you there if you visit back here. It's a beautiful place!

Thank you for coming by. Take care!

Beng Gee said...

@Batangala: Laguna is teeming with beautiful parks and resorts. You're lucky that your wife's house is just near the Pangil Eco Park. No need to book for a place to stay overnight. I'll make sure that we get to see it too in the near future. I love the waters, esp. those with falls. Thanks for the link. Got an idea how beautiful the place is.

Have a wonderful day Noel!

Mayet said...

it looks so serene!

chubskulit said...

Naku TitaB, am envious lol. Sarap siguro magtampisaw dyan, so relaxing!

Beth said...

I like it there! I like waterfalls! I think my kids will also like spending a day or two there. We are not maselan bsta outings. Bsta we're together at me food, at tama ka, Ate Beng, with private bath and toilet, ok na un. I'll take note of this place and promise to go there when we come back there on one of our minsanan vacations. Thanks for posting this Ate Beng! Have a happy week ahead! :)

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Dhemz said...

oh,my golly! what a gorgeous place titabeng...super love the place...really close to the nature...sarap pa nang mga pagkain...ayayay!

Beng Gee said...

@Mayet: You are right, the place is truly serene.

Thanks for coming by and leaving some traces. Hope to see you around again. Take care!

Beng Gee said...

@Farida: I agree with you! The place is good for family bonding. Glad to know we like same food. Haha..

Thanks for the time here Farida!

Beng Gee said...

@chubskulit: naku naman, wag ka na ma-envious Rose, kasi dami ng beautiful places nyo dyan. but if you really miss this kind of place, aba e, bisitahin na ulit ang Pinas. I'm sure your Burritos will love it!

Hope it's another wonderful weekend for you! Ingat!

Beng Gee said...

@Beth: Haha.. I'm sure miss nyo na ang ganito. Wala kasi nyan dyan sa Saudi. hehe..(or meron ba?) Go visit the place if you have the chance. You'll not regret it.

Wishing you happy days! Ingat!

Beng Gee said...

@Tulpar: No twitter! I'm enjoying antalya through your blog anyway. Thanks!

Beng Gee said...

@Dhemz: Ay totoo, you will love the place! But I'm sure you have similar places there in US. E kayo pa, lagi din out of town, always travelling. Kaya laging masaya!

Salamat sa pag-bisita Dhemz! Always take care!

Buzz Lightyear said...

Hi Beng Gee,

I agree with your hubby that this is preferable to the "fancy" resort places. While the high-end places are nice once in a while for a treat, I've always enjoyed nature and I think it is fun to "rough it" a bit. I really enjoy going up into the foothills in the provinces and walking around some of the smaller farms, mahogany and coconut plantations, etc... usually with some of carabao, chickens, and pigs around. I think the nipa hut experience would be really fun for the family. I wonder if you could do any fishing in the stream?

Take care!

Beng Gee said...

@Buzz Lightyear: Glad to know that you also prefer that simple rural type resort. I had also noticed that on your blog posts. You are the "cowboy" kind of a foreigner, quite down to earth and seems easy to please. Lucky is your wife!

Sad to say, we didn't see any fish in the water. Thus it would be futile to go fishing there.

Thank you for dropping by again. Have a wonderful day!

Irvin Cg said...

Nice place.. looks fun...!

JAZEVOX said...

Awesome post! Love the pics too, love the place, the ambience is great, prefect getaway. Thanks for visiting/commenting on my FiftyStatesTravel blog. See you around!

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