Lagalag: Camiguin

  The hidden paradise at the South is not that quite easy to reach destination and it has alot of mysteries that every travellers must see. From volcanoes, falls and ruins, home for the sweetest lanzones and ever love pastel, this is, Camiguin!

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FROM AFAR: The Camiguin Island from Balingoan Port

From Cagayan de Oro at Agora Market, we embarked on a bus heading to Butuan with 1 & 1/2 hour travelling to Balingoan. From Balingoan, we embark on a barge going to Binoni Port, the gateway to the island paradise. It was a 2 hours of trip heading to the siad island. According to many, there are dolphins in the sea, you are lucky if they appear to the surface. And finally, its Camiguin!

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BARUTO: The fisherman in the boat.

My heart is trembling to see the beauty of the Island. There are lots of things going in my mind as we near to dock in the port. However, since my trip is work related, I must finish this first. Hahaha!
  From Binoni Port, we availed the van heading to Mambajao, the capital of the Camiguin. It is a 30 minute ride from port to the capital proper. As we alighted at the terminal, one thing that will surprise you are the ancestral houses that seem preserved by the locals.
 

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  The famous Vjandep’s Pastel is here at the Mambajao. It is far more cheaper here if you will buy for some pasalubong.

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MAMBAJAO CHURCH: San Nicolas de Tolentino

The Mambajao Church is consecrated to San Nicolas de Tolentino.

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My highlight of my trip to Camiguin is the Sunken Cemetery. On my last day, we woke up early for a 30 minute ride to habal habal for the trip going to the Sunken Cemetery. The roads are situated at the coastal since the island itself was mountanous with seven active volcanoes. The history said that this cemetery was sunkened due to volcanic eruption making it the town and the cemetery submerged and was swallowed by the sea.

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WHITE CROSS: Sunken Cemetery

The cross in the picture is a replica of the original cross who was submerged in the water. More photos in my facebook account: Arvin Valencia.

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