Of bestfriends, new friends, bombs, and sunsets
Corregidor Island Travel Blog› entry 17 of 24 › view all entries
How's it going up there? It's been such a long time now since we last talked, I can't believe it's been almost 13 years already. It just seemed not so long ago when you've been telling me and my cousins that you'd want to bring us to Corregidor. I was so excited about it, although I didn't tell you that the thought of riding a ship actually scared me a bit. I know we would have definitely made that trip, had you not had to say goodbye to us because your heart stopped beating from the complications that happened after the doctors took away that anneurism that grew in your heart's artery.
But guess what, finally, I was able to go there. Now I know the place where you were born and where you grew up. Nobody resides there now, as it had been already turned into a national park, with all the remains brought about by World War II are preserved. But don't worry, the government made a good job about this, the island is beautifully maintained.
Seeing all of these and hearing the narration of our tour guides, I could never be more proud to be your granddaughter. We miss you, Lolo. I and my cousins are all grown up now. We've gone a long way already, I wish you could see where we are now...
Dearest li'l sis,
Lolo would've been proud.
My dearest kumares,
I could never be more thankful for this chance that we were able to go out of town together.
My dearest travbuddy friends,
You are the best!
To say that I had a great time in this trip would be an understatement. It was but just perfect that I've seen the most magnificent sunset in my whole life with you. I felt I was being too cheesy that I got too moved and asked for a group hug but when you hugged back I knew I found a new set of friends in you. Spending the night with you was pure fun -- the night tour inside the Malinta tunnel and our crazy videoke dinner turned drinking party. You are the best people to get drunk with, hehehe. Our pictures say it all.
Cheers to more travels and friendships!
Check out our travbuddies' blogs for more interesting write ups and pictures (of me dancing and drunk, hehe):