24-Hour Vacation

Is it just me or is my helmet always crooked?

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Last weekend we did a 24-hour vacation/road trip to a little place called Moalboal. On motorcycle. If you really want to get to know your spouse, ride on a small motorcycle in the blazing hot sun with two fat backpacks for a few hours together.

Ok, I joke. I loved it.

For the record, this spontaneous thing is not my typical kind of vacation. Trip Advisor and travel research of any kind takes over my life at least 1 year prior to our actual travel dates. But the Philippines is teaching me how to be more fun.

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Obviously, We Stopped For Food

We stopped along the way and bought hot bibingka from this sweet lady. It’s like a sticky, gummy kind of rice cake made with pounded sticky rice and coconut milk, wrapped up in a banana leaf. It’s cooked over a smoking pile/fire/oven that’s actually just dried coconut shells, burning. So it’s kind of normal and awesome if you get little pieces of burnt coconut shell sticking to your bibingka.

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The further we got outside the city, the more we started to realize that this whole thing WAS AMAZING.

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It was a refreshing, breathtaking, once in a lifetime drive. Except that we’ll probably try to go back, so maybe twice in a lifetime.

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Then came the part where we had to actually find our little two-star resort. Safe to say it was a bit off the beaten path. There was one hand-painted sign with the name of our resort pointing us down this little road. Hmm. Do cars even drive back here?

This is also about the time I vowed I would never sit on a motorcycle again.

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Off the beaten path got really awesome when we saw this peeking out through the curtains of our room. Wowsers.

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And I don’t even know how I can explain anything more intensely, but the sunset? The one sunset that we saw in our 24 hours? OH.MY. Just absolutely no words.

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  1. I love this place.
  2. Motorcycle. Period.
  3. I am ready to move out of the city forever.
  4. Spontaneous vacations aren’t all bad. But I still love Trip Advisor research.
  5. It’s the weekend! Have fun.

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