a prelude to a journey to the east and into the far east!
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January 31st, 2009 – by: lauro
before i go to the philippines, i decided to have a small trip to cool my nerves, as i am very excited to go back again, eating mouthwatering foods and just basically be back. so i booked a trip to vienna, to see one of my oldest friend in germany! he moved to vienna about two years ago and thats the last time i saw him, it will be also my 2nd time in vienna, one of the most or actually for me, the most beautiful city in europe that i had been to, it's just amazing.
since vienna IS the gateway to eastern europe, i would never pass the opportunity to visit budapest, hungary for which it was my long time dream. i had been to eastern europe but only in bratislava and only for a short time, now i have this chance, i will really use the situation. so me and my friend will go to budapest and see how far my german can take me because in hungary they still speak german.
then after taking budapest, my friend would go back to vienna, while i still go forward to bratislava again for the 2nd time, to visit one of my great and good friend from travbuddy, who became a personal close friend! the great slovak martin! i would arrive at night and i really really wanted to see petrzalka, the biggest area for blockhouses in the communist time in the world, but martin said it wasnt a good idea, to do it at night, so he said we will KRACHEN in the streets of bratislava, i dont know what the fuck that is, but it sounds like fun! hahaha so bring on the krachen!
after visiting martin in bratislava, i will head for a day trip to brno, in czech rep, lots of people are going to prague, so why not visit it's second largest city? see what i can discover in brrrrrrrnnnnnoooooo hahahaha say it again lauro! BRRRRRRRNNNNOOO hahaha and then back again to vienna with more fun!
then i will take a couple of weeks to rest, then probably be assigned to the netherlands for one week to work in the hague.
but going there again, i am already dreading it as i have 20 hours stop over in doha, i was supposed to meet my father there, because he works and lives in doha for the moment, but i am too late to apply for a visa, we shall see!
oh my god, i just couldnt keep my excitement anymore, as i have a lot of agendas going here, so much to see but so little time! i would be travelling with the best travbuddy in the world together for 3 weeks, but we will only travel around the biggest island luzon as the transportation system in the philippines is not really reliable, ships, planes and buses - so we would only stay there and made more discoveries in my home country, making my house in manila as our homebase.
there are thousand of amazing adventures and things to do only on this island, but me and ben would be travelling together with ana and isabel but on the first part, ana and isabel will travel to the central islands but me and ben would go camping in the mountains, which are 2000 meters high, in the cloud forests of sagada!
then at the second part, ana, ben and me will hike a volcano and refresh in the secret beach resort which can accomodate no more than 200 people in a day at san juan, batangas.
then at the third part, me, ben and isabel will go on an extraordinary journey, going on a small town which is called pundaquit then from there hiking for four hours to find the secret beach in the philippines, known only to mountaineers, then island hopping in the capones island, it is located in the vicinity of the world's most deadliest and dangerous volcano.
these are all my plans for march-april-may, sounds great, sounds good, sounds the best, to die for and i wanna have fucking fun! hahahaha, but of course dates, places and events could be changed, but for the moment, they are all seem solid!
can you wait?! I CANT WAIT! aaaaarrrrgggghhhhhhh
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