Philippines 2018 – Part 2

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The second part is here! I was on trips with different groups. Group travel was challenging for me because of an individual’s unique personality and preference. I am a risk taker and a very active person. I just realized that they are more like “city life”. They don’t have hiking experiences so I brought a little emergency kit for them. However, this taught me and I probably got to the next level of team leadership. lol

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Philippines 2018 – Part 1

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My Philippine trip was such amazing I have had in 2018 but I missed a few attractions due to bad weather. I, however, really enjoyed the trip.

The reasons why I wanted to visit the Philippines again are to spend Christmas time with my family and to learn more about geography & indigenous people of the Philippines. My stay was for 5 weeks. I was a solo traveller for a few days. I hanged out with my family and went on trips with my friends. I had the places and activities on my bucket list. These were marked off successfully.

Part 1 of 2: The photos are like my favourite valuable memories.

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Manning Park

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It was such a wonderful week I have camped in Manning Park with a group of my great friends.

We decided to stay for 8 nights rather than just “weekend”. We discussed by collecting camping equipment, food, and activities. Two sedan cars were almost full even though we are only 6 people. It was so close! The stuff would pop out when opening a trunk. Haha!

So, there is no cell service at the campsite. No electricity and no phone addiction. The nights are so chilly. However, something wrong came up in that time. There was smoke from a wildfire. It was hazy some days. Oh well… but we still enjoyed our camp and outdoor activities such as playing cards, hiking, swimming, and more.

In fact, I grew up wanting to camp until I finally did it this year! I learned a lot from camping and great friends. It was such a great camp experience! It marked off my bucket list! But still want to do it again. Beach? Backpacking? Let’s see… Haha!

The photos were taken with my film cameras.
(Nikon F3 – Kodak Ultramax 400 & Olympus XA3 – 400 pushed to 800)

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Joffre Lakes

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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park is one of the most breathtaking lakes in British Columbia. It is located 35 km to the east of Pemberton and consists of a hike to 3 lakes, which are labelled as Lower, Middle, and Upper Lakes. There are 25 small gravel campsites available for campers at the south of Upper Lakes. However, campfires are prohibited throughout a year.

Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 4 hours
Round trip: 10 km
Elevation Gain: 370 meters
Season: June to September
Dog-Friendly: Yes
Camping: Yes
Cellular Service: No
Public Transit: No
Drive from Downtown Vancouver: 3 hours

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PlayDome Indoor Carnival

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PlayDome is Western Canadian’s largest indoor carnival, which makes it return to BC Place for spring break 2017. It features over 45 rides and attractions, including the Tornado, Alien Abduction, and Mini Jets. Also, there are the carnival games and food as no outside food. PlayDome is the perfect activity for high-energy kids or adults who are young at heart.

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Las Vegas

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I took a 5-day trip to Las Vegas. Deaf Nation World Expo was hosted from July 5-8. Since my companion couldn’t make it, I planned to sleep over my good friend, Zachary’s place instead. The temperature was around 40C during Summer. It was so hot as hell unlike Vancouver which it was 20C. My head had been in a little pain for the first two days. haha!

Other than I thought Las Vegas was only full of casinos, it was obviously magnificent. There are 24-hour casinos and endless entertainment options. The Strip is over 4 miles long and lined with elaborate theme hotels such as the pyramid-shaped Luxor and the Venetian — more huge entertainment palaces! Especially, the strip is impressive at night when the city is illuminated by glittering neon signs. I wanted to thank to Zachary and my dear cousin Cherrie for spending the time to show me around the city. It was really wonderful.

In the future, I will explore more places as soon as the temperature is perfectly good. Summer is not for me. haha!

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