Monday, January 21, 2013

Burdeos: Beautifully Raw

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I'm always fascinated with off-the-beaten-path destinations so when I saw an open invitation for a trip to Polillo Island, I never hesitated and instantly joined the event. Plus, this is also a great way for me to meet new people who are also fond of traveling.

burdeos 

burdeos 

burdeos

The original plan was to visit some of the most popular tourist spots in Polillo but because it was already the peak season and also a long holiday, we ended up camping at Anawan Island in Burdeos. At first I was a bit disappointed knowing that I'd only get to explore just one place but later on I learned to appreciate and love the beauty of this unexplored coastal town.

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burdeos 

burdeos

Even though a number of people are already inhabiting this island, the residents actually live without electricity. This might be a challenge for anyone who has been used to living in the city but for me it was a humbling experience to see how people go by and live their lives without this basic necessity.

burdeos 

burdeos

One of the places that you shouldn't miss when you're in Burdeos is Anilon Island which features a cave where on could pass through from one end to the other. I was surprised to know that only half of this cave is visible during high tide but fortunately it was low tide when we got there so we were able to explore it without the need to use a boat. Walking towards the island is a bit of challenge though since the shore is full of rocks so make sure that you bring any form of walking stick especially if you plan to bring any of your gadgets.

burdeos 

burdeos

While we were still at Anawan, there was this instance when I told my travel buddies that I am going to blog about this place in Polillo but when one of the locals heard my comment, he approached me and said with a smile "Burdeos naman, wag Polillo". And so I happily said yes to that request and promised him that I will write a blog about their town.

burdeos 

burdeos

What I really loved about Burdeos is that it offers beautifully raw beaches, caves and everything that you're looking for in an off-the-beaten destination. Most of its white sand beaches are still undiscovered and it even made me realize that there are still plenty of places to explore in this country. Burdeos alone has a lot more to offer and what's great about this town in Quezon is that it has been able to keep most of its natural attractions unscathed and untouched by the winds of time.

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Special thanks to Sir Rowell for organizing this trip.

How to get there:
By car: Take the route going to Antipolo via Famy then turn left bound for Infanta, Quezon.

By public transport: Take the bus going to Mauban or Infanta.

At Real port, take a ferry boat going to Polilio or Anawan. You can hire a jeep to Burdeos then take a short boat ride to Anilon Island.

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