January 11, 2014 docdivatraveller 14 Comments

I am not at all a winter person. In fact I hate winters so much that if possible I would leave Delhi and shift to somewhere pleasant during the winter months. I donot know how my American and European friends survive the snowy winters!! :D
Anyways, as I huddle up in a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate in my hands, I am lost in the memories of the sunny vacations that I had last year.
As I said here,our anniversary trip last year was one of the best in my life so far. Out of the 7200 islands in the Philippine archipelago, we had the privilege to visit only eight of them. On the last day of our trip we went for an island hopping tour in which we visited 3 islands. One of them , Pandanon Island, was indeed paradise on earth.
We had our very own ‘banca’ i.e what boats are called in Philippines which took us to a private island. We sun bathed, swam, snorkeled and played around. We had our very own cottage and our guide prepared fresh lunch for us. I made it clear that my husband does not eat meat or fish ; and I donot take beef. I almost committed a s serious sin when I tasted beef here ( flight crew fault ). Our guide grilled fresh fish, squid and chicken for me while my husband munched on stir fried vegetables like a goat!! :D
Its one sojourn that I would never forget in my life!!

I am flying in the sky...
the wide horizon...

clear blue waters...

time for freshly grilled lunch...

hubby turned a total herbivore...

one of my favourite pics so far...

our very own cottage..

we were in no mood to leave this place...

taking a nap in the banca...

all set to dive to explore the marine sanctuary...

the never ending pier...

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  1. I love winter so much. Too bad that you don't like it.
    Your vacation was so nice. The clear blue water looks so beautiful!
    Happy 2014! Sorry I didn't wish earlier.
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

  2. the first photo is stunning!:)♥ the weather in Prague is so gloomy, I really miss the sun♥

  3. I want tongo to this gorgeous place right now!!

  4. Its a beautiful place nice images.

  5. Love the pictures. It looks like a great trip

  6. Beautiful places!! Amazing pictures!! You are stunning!

  7. Aww - I'm loving these pictures! You look so happy and the sun is shining so bright! Great hat too! Have a lovely start to your week!

  8. I hate winter too, summer forever! infact I was so happy when we decided to move to Doha!!
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  9. That's paradise :o
    And the first picture is so much fun :)

  10. Adorable post sweetie! What amazing pictures!!!
    The Indian Savage Diary

  11. Amazing post and great pictures! visit us :)

  12. Lovely pics! it looks to be a great place!!!
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