It’s our first time to spend Holy Week with hubby’s place in Isabela, at the same time it’s my first time not to spend holiday with my family honestly hindi ako sanay. Hubby and I compromised a lot of things before we pursue this trip we have to give and take or else magka hiwalay kami mag Holy Week.
I just have two major concerns first we need to stay in the hotel since my son is not comfortable sleeping without aircon and baka magkasakit his graduation is on the 31st. Second we need to go home on the 27th because we have work the next day and Little Kulit’s practice.
It’s our second time in Isabela, our first trip is a three day challenge with my Little Kulit, we booked our bus tickets in Victory Liner we got a deluxe bus for Php 505.00 each. Our schedule is 10pm eta is 7am, since there is no traffic that night and super bilis ng driver we arrived 430am. Zen Hotel is so kind enough to accommodate my early check in request. Less than 10 minutes transaction we are already in our room; deluxe room is Php 1,250.00 per night.
First Day (March 25)
We woke up around 11am since we are tired from our trip, we had lunch in McDonalds kasi yun lang ang open that day, all restaurants are closed even the establishments. We also have a struggle to look for a van going to hubby’s place from Santiago Isabela it will be another one hour travel. Little Kulit spend some time with his lolo and lola.
We had dinner at the hotel, since Little kult is in the pool, we just had pasta.
We had our breakfast in the café; my two boys had a great time in the swimming pool. We had lunch in hubby’s place. We left around 5pm to catch the last trip going to Santiago..
For our dinner, I asked the front desk where we can eat they suggested that we must try the Genaro’s Bangus Grill. The food is great, sad lang wla chicken for my Little Kulit
We woke up around 8am to have a quick breakfast and we need to be in Victory Liner terminal before 9am we need to secure our tickets going back to Manila. We are hoping that they will provide extra bus or else we will take chances. Luckily there will be extra bus for 2pm schedule but it will be a regular one.
Our next step is going to Santiago Market to buy some Tuguegarao longannis and tocino, Little Kulit first time in the wet market ayun ayaw pumasok ayaw ng amoy.
Going back to Manila is a struggle it took us 12-13 hours; it’s my first time to experience for 2 hours wala galawan ang traffic as in full stop. Never the less we arrived safe here in Manila.
Sarap naman your vacation, Mommy. 🙂 Im sure your little one had fun, too! 🙂
he loves to swim and stay in the hotel
Parang kulang ang 3 days hehe! But looks like you all enjoyed your stay in Isabela! Thanks for sharing 😉
🙂 kulang kasi ang haba ng travel period
We love going out of town, but the long drive, the traffic and the inconvenience of having to sit for several hours discourage us from doing it more often. I hope travel time to Baguio this time will be shorter. We’re going there soon!
Baguio is now a short trip via sctex and tplex. Last Christmas form south to Baguio less than 6 hours travel lng with 2 stop over
Wow you had a hectic March! I can relate to your concern for Little Kulit and booking a hotel. Bunny is the same too and she has to stay sometimes in an ac room because her skin reacts to too much heat or humid places. It looks like you had so much fun in Isabela though hassle lang yung pabalik to Manila.
yes hirap long travel and riding a public transport.
Parang gusto ko mag-swimming after reading your post XD
I love to travel but I really dislike the long travel by land, Baguio pa lang ang pinakamalayo, hehehe! 12-13hrs ang tagal nun.
mas mabilis na sis ngayun Baguio via SCTEX and TPLEX 🙂
Your little boy enjoyed the trip a. I enjoyed travelling with my family as well. Parang mas okay ngayon magbus kesa mag car e, super init kasi. Anyway, taga Isabela pala si hubby mo? Daddy A has relatives there 🙂
yes he is from Isabela, mas okay pag bus mas less ang expense sa gas and tollgate
Looks like you had a lot of fun! It’s always nice to take the kids to places that they don’t normally get to see everyday. It makes for great memories and awesome quality time!
You are right 🙂 making memories is the best
Wow, so nice. Kami stay sa bahay lang. Walang Holy week sa US e. No work no pay pa kami. Hahaha
🙂 hindi bale sis bawi ka n lang next time pag uwi ni hubby
It was long trip but i know you had a great time with your family. Thanks for sharing! ??
Your son is so cute… I now miss my son at that age! You had such a long trip and we know how difficult this would be if this is a bus ride. We have had lots of road trips but we usually bring our van since my husband and now my son loves driving and we go with friends… usually we are a group of 8. My son at 18 years old was able to drive from Atoc in Benguet, the highest and most dangerous highway down to Baguio then to Subic before going back to Manila… how happy he was indeed!
I’m sure you all had fun. I wish I can have a weekend to relax and escape the busy life in the city. Great vacation!
Awesome! It’s always nice to see families spending time together. Looks like you had a blast. 🙂