Weekend Project: motorcycle diaries in Carmen

Impulsive weekend getaway

We took the cue from Anton, the guy (from Brazil) driving a Ford EcoSport in Ford’s 2014 TVC (All New Ford EcoSport Urban SUV) and took the Saturday off in search for a perfect profile summer photo. Kareen and I christened this mini-roadtrip as the #WeekendProject. If you feel like traveling somewhere with a Php 500 budget, hop on a bus and hit the road for a quick road trip.

Our stop? It’s Carmen, Cebu.
What’s your summer story?
We got off in the public market in Carmen, bought our lunch and hopped on a motorcycle bound for Luyang. We were supposed to lounge on a public beach in Luyang but we ended up picnicking under the shade of a coconut tree in a public beach in Bantigue. We basked under the summer heat and enjoyed gazing at the varying hues of blue.
Ahoy there!
It was a cure from missing El Nido and for missing the chance to lounge on the sandy shores of Palawan. Yes, we might have been to Palawan but we didn’t get the chance to roll in the sand as we are busy hopping from one island to another.

Lake Sebu-ish view from the backyard of a sari-sari store
Adjacent from the small entryway of the public beach, is a small sari-sari store and a small house. The backyard of the house has a very Lake Sebu-ish view. These people are so lucky to have this serene view.

Yellow blooms in Uragay Cold Springs

After Bantigue, our driver drove us to Uragay Cold Springs. Unfortunately, we’re a bit disappointed since we are expecting for the cold spring at its untouched natural state. Instead, they made it into a huge giant cement pool with a small pond on the other side. Totally commercial if you ask me.

View from the top
We took another motorcycle ride to Our Lady of Manaoag. It has a scenic overlooking view of the hills with Americanized architecture. In fact, it looks like Simala in Baguio City.

Rustic white gates of heaven
Roses for the Queen of the Holy Eucharist
The guardians

So that ends our Php 500 worth of Saturday adventure in Carmen, Cebu.

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