I was sick and tired of rendering 14 hours (including lunch breaks) of office face time for almost 2 months now. I missed the final episode of Imortal, I haven’t been to anywhere except for the office, Ayala Center, La Guerta carenderia and the occasional lunch outs with lunch buddies and I no longer have any idea what’s happening on my favorite prime time cheesy soap operas (if you know me, TV is a major thing). The rants can go on for 48 years but bottomline is, I need a job. I could rant all In want but in the end I could not do anything except for the rantings since I need the paycheck. Anyway, to refresh my rather overworked mental muscles (as opposed to my under worked body muscles), I took my first official sick leave since I started working on this company
The original plan was to wake up late, pay the bills and do a movie marathon of Korean soaps; I did well on the first 2 but failed on the Korean soap marathon part, it is too hot to stay indoors without cranking up the air conditioning. Electricity is too expensive so I opted to look for other ways to occupy myself.
I decided to go to Balamban. Why Balamban? I don’t know, aside from the mall (and I’m sick of being a mall rat), It’s the only place I know that is considerably cooler than staying in the city.
To get to Balamban, you can board a v-hire in Ayala Center Cebu terminal or in Citilink. Fare is a 100 pesos. My final destination is just in Island in the Sky in Gass, Balamban. And no, this is not the location where those poor Iranians fell; that was in Cansamuroy, which is further up the mountainous road of Balamban.
First stop, Island in the Sky. Entrance fee costs 50 pesos.
- Island in the Sky
I was thinking of more of a Hidden Paradise like resort, you know, pools, ziplines and other touristy amenities made for company team builidngs. I was dead wrong. There are no amenities in Island in the Sky. The pool is not counted as an amenity unless you want to get sucked on by leeches (yep, its that dirty) and I don’t think a hanging bridge can be considered an amenity. The view is breathtaking though and they have cottages for 600-800 a night if you want to experience how it feels like to rough it up and live in the mountains. Read more