Sunday, 29 July 2012

Zoobic Safari

It was an opportunity to be at Subic and I felt that I'd be sorry not to be able to experience Zoobic Safari. I've seen it on TV in Goin' Bulilit and I thought I'd like to be there too. So when we were in Subic, we did not miss it. Another worth to experience is also the Ocean Adventure which we were not able to insert in our schedule. We could not extend our stay since we had to be in Manila for a dinner invitation of Glenn and a get-together with former Volunteers to Mongolia. So here are our photos

By the way, when going to Zoobic Safari, you have to be at the camp by 10AM. If you are staying in Olongapo, you have to cross the footbridge to Subic near SM and proceed to the 2nd mini stop across the street (yes there are 2 mini stop convenient stores in that area). Get a taxi to Zoobic camp - usually they charge about 400 but if you can bargain for 300, much better. But remember to get a taxi to fetch as there are no available taxis at the camp. Usually, you can get a bargain for 800 and the taxi will wait up for you. The travel is 20 minutes from Subic Freeport. It is good to drop by at Puregold or Royal DutyFree on your way back to Subic. Try to visit the Nike and Adidas outlet store near the gas station in front of Puregold.

The butt. Your ancestors daw said Charles Darwin.

Probably the last to perish from the earth -- the rodent.

Reindeer. Rudolf.

Hi Rudolf!

Dear Dear

Bear Cat. Don't worry they won't bite you. They are vegetarian.

Bearcat and the Bearkitty.

Peacock. Male Peacocks are colorful.


At the petting zoo children can go inside and feed the animals.

Little Pony.

At the theatre.

Waiting for our zoo-tram

Tickets are ready!

At the tram station.

Hi! gutom na! :D

Here is our tram!

Lez go!

Zebra tram behind.

Where to?!

Dear Dear!

Animal Care Clinic.

Inside the jeep. Waiting to go inside the tiger compound.



You are soo big tiggger!

Chomp chomp!

Don't eat me Tig!

Whoa! too close for comfort!!!

Scared ako. Booo.

Outside Tiger Safari compound.

Close encounter with tigers and lions in their cage. Be careful because when the tigers are stressed by many guests (esp if you are using flash), they will pee on you.

Bunker. Used to shelter bombs during the US occupation of the entire Subic. The safari area used to be the US Naval Mag.

Bomb shelter, from afar.


Aeta's Trail.

Waiting for Aeta's presentation.

Monkey Dance.

They can climb up the tree so easily.

Trying Aeta's Trail.

Croco Loco


Tired but happy feet

Thank you sun!

Travel to Nueva Ecija, Olongapo and Subic

I’d like to share a few bits of our travel to (Nueva Ecija,) Olongapo and Subic. It was a side trip after we visited the family of Chielo in Nueva Ecija. It took us 4 hours of bus travel to San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, spent the night there and proceeded to Olongapo. It has been more than a year since we travelled together as a couple. I am looking forward to more travelling with our little girl in tow, soon! I have a long list of places to visit and adventures to experience.
Thank you Piso Fare *wink*

Arayat's view while on the way to Gapan.

Finally, I have reached her place. Miss you bru. Mwah!

Visiting her grave. Gone from this world, but not in my heart.

Nice to see your Mom and siblings. 

Chill at Waltermart Gapan.

Giving the photobook. Praying it will make them feel good that you have friends whose lives have been deeply touched by yours. Love you Chiels.

Arayat's view at Arayat, Pampanga on the way to Olongapo.

SM Pampanga.

Bataan. Wag isuko ang Bataan. *_*

Hello Olo ng Apo!

We stayed at C'est La Vie Apartelle. It was very much worth its price at 1,500 per night. A nice bed, good wifi signal and massage spa at 2nd floor and a hair salon at the first. And by the way, it is just a few meters walk to SM Olongapo and to the footbridge leading to Subic Freeport.

Towel. A for Aeffort. Hehe.

=) a total package of space and convenience.

Extra bed. Pwede.

The Kitchen. Furnished with cooking stove, microwave, rice cooker, electric heating pot and utensils. We did not have to go out early morning for breakfast and had no problem having late dinner. 

Quite a huge locker for 2 nights stay. 

Safety deposit box.

A ref. I mean, for a 1,500 per night, you don't deserve a ref right? Just me thinking.

Walking distance to Harbor Point. I hope to be back here.

Smell the sea breeze.

Jump pose is necessary. Sheesh.

Vista Marina Cottage.

The Lighthouse Resort.

The burger here tastes burger. This is near DFS at the Yacht club area.

Puregold Duty Free.

Royal Duty Free.

Nike Outlet Store. Adidas Outlet Store is also upstairs. The bargains are quite a steal.

So much for a photostory. I am making a separate entry on our visit to Zoobic Safari and our Historical side trip in Manila.