Monday, March 02, 2009

The Warmth of Camiguin

The Camiguenos promote their place by saying that "Camiguin is an island borne on fire". I believe them for so many reasons.

Literally, the place is surrounded and composed of seven volcanoes, one of which is still active. Some of the places I have visited here were witness to the horrific volcanic eruption that transpired more than two hundred years ago.

But more than its literal meaning, I believe that the "fire" in their saying is all about warmth. There is a warmth feeling of visiting white island and other grandiose natural places of the island. And more importantly, the warmth smile of the people there that will make you feel that you are instantly welcome to their place.

Like Boats on a Glass


The Resort View @ Night


Pergola


Mini-Falls of the Pool


Colorful Flags of the Island


The Resort on a Mount Hibuk-hibuk Background


Kids Selling Buri Hats


With this post, I end my brief Camiguin series and I do promise that I will be back in this beautiful island to explore more of its wonders. THANK YOU TO THE WARM PEOPLE OF CAMIGUIN!!!


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58 comments:

  1. I think, of all the places you've taken us on a tour of so far, that this would be my favorite (except for the 7up swim) Any of these places would be my kind of place, but WoW! Great shots!!!

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  2. The first pic of the 2 boats is calendar quality bro. Real nice pics :)

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  3. Camiguin looks like a nice and peaceful place for a retreat ... (:

    I like the colorful bands!

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  4. wow! beautiful destination that world should see. another astig series bro.

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  5. I like your boat pictures — very serene. :-)

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  6. I like the feel of this island thru your photos. It surely evokes relaxation.

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  7. I wish to see this place soon, i envy your travels.

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  8. so it's accurate to say that camiguin is hot! :)

    the bracelets are cute!

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  9. Amazing shots, the second photo is my favorite here.

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  10. wow, the last time we were there, ginagawa pa yung breakwater eh. :) so there was a big bulldozer blocking the view. cool shots!!!

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  11. I agree with 100% of your positive adjectives about Camiguin! ;)

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  12. camiguin certainly has a lot to offer, and the warmth of its people tops its natural resources. great shots, crisp and vivid colors.

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  13. i really wish to somehow visit the place at least once in my lifetime. i agree with everyone here that your shots are great.

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  14. I really like Camiguin because it has lots to offer the tourists and travelers. This island never fails to amaze me everytime I go there. Not just for the tourists spots but also like what you said, the warm people around the island.

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  15. napaka relaxing naman pics mo lawstude kahit di ako nakapunta parang andyan na rin ako...

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  16. Thanks for sharing the photos of your trip. Glad you enjoyed your trip. The place looked so cozy and lovely to visit.

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  17. Just lovely. The second and the last pic struck me most. the beauty of the place and the warm smiles. Sarap pumunta jan.

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  18. Looks like a lovely place to visit and I like those 'Buri Hats'!

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  19. Fabulous shots, I'd love to visit there someday, you captured it perfectly.

    Have a great week!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  20. Ganda lagi ng byahe mo bro! we missed you sa pinatubo :)

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  21. You certainly have a beautiful country and I am so glad that you are sharing them to us.

    Thanks from the Land Down Under.

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  22. What a colourful place it is. Pergola at night and mini water falls were my faves.

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  23. para na rin akong nagtour..hehe

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  24. it's been awhile since i've been to Camiguin. Time to revisit. Thanks to your post, it reminded me to check out the place again:)

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  25. This is one place I have yet to visit. Thanks for the lovely posts... makes me want to go soon!

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  26. Beautiful place! You're a wonderful ambassador for your country!

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  27. You tske us to so many wonderfulplaces with your lovely photos. Thanks.

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  28. Such a beautiful place. You surely make your country proud of what you do.

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  29. Lovely place and amazing pictures!

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  30. A glimpse of paradise - that's how I see Camiguin. You've taken such excellent shots!

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  31. you always amaze me with your pics kuya oman. thanks for sharing the pics and bits of info. i didn't know that camiguin is surrounded by seven volcanoes. hehe.

    btw, thanks sa bday pic greetings...

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  32. Your photos are always gorgeous and I do so enjoy all the information you give about the beautiful places you've been. Thank you for sharing. Look forward to next week and wondering where you will go next!

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  33. ang gaganda talaga ng kuha mo... pwedeng pang post cards... kainggit! have a Happy Wednesday!

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  34. Wonderful pictures, especially the one of the kids selling hats LOL!

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  35. i like the pergola photo. but i like the photo of the kids selling hats.

    7 volcanoes.. i think i'd think twice before settling there. :-D

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  36. I was here in 2001 and loved it! I think this same peninsula and resort. They made such lovely food. I'm glad you didn't go by white island route in this picture. I've learned to go to hot springs first before going to cold spring.

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  37. That is one neat place. Thank you for sharing.

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  38. PLEASANT DAY EVERYONE!!!

    @ Tricia - thanks, i also fell in love with the place and would definitely go back there given a chance.

    @ bw - thanks. minsan talaga nakakatsamba tayo eh.

    @ kyels - i agree, you will definitely be refreshed when you come here.

    @ the dong - salamat bro. marami pa talaga sana ko napuntahan doon kaso limited ang time. next time susuyurin ko talaga ang isla na to.

    @ andy briones - thanks, those were my fave too in this series.

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  39. @ photo cache - thanks. these shots were taken mostly on a serene and peaceful night.

    @ sheng - go check the place out. you won't regret ever going there.

    @ fortuitous faery - camiguin is hot indeed.

    @ kuhki - thanks. that is my fave too.

    @ reena - guess i am lucky that tapos na yon bago ko pumunta. balik ka uli kasi ganda talaga ng place.

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  40. @ kegler747 - now i kow why camiguin is your favorite place in the whole philippines carlo. absolutely amazing place.

    @ luna miranda - thanks. great place and great people talaga.

    @ uno - thanks. go visit the place bro. you won;t regret it.

    @ dingexx - i am glad you also experienced the place. one of the most highly recommended place in the philippines.

    @ mangbadoy - salamat bro. pag-uwi mo sa pinas maglibot ka sa camiguin. napakagandang lugar.

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  41. @ alicesg - i will definitely recommend this place to all my friends, locals and foreigners alike.

    @ vanessa - couldn't agree more. biyahe na.

    @ indrani - thanks. really a lovely place with warm people and beautiful nature.

    @ guy d - have a great week too and thank you for liking the pics here.

    @ lantaw - swerte lang allan. sayang talaga nasabay sa panagbenga festival. next time sama talaga ako sa inyo.

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  42. @ the gnome - i am really just happy to share my part of the world to all of you.

    @ luke wiley - interesting indeed.

    @ chrome3d - thanks. i do experimental shots on those two. and i am glad you like them.

    @ joshmarie - salamat sa pagsama kahit dito man lang sa blog.

    @ marites - you are welcome, camiguin is soooo addictive that you have to come back there again and again.

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  43. @ jenn - you are welcome. i highly recommend the place.

    @ esther garvi - thanks. just happy to show what my country can offer.

    @ arija - you are welcome and thank you for visiting.

    @ ewok - just doing my share for my country, thanks.

    @ ash - thank you.

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  44. @ sandycarlson - thank you.

    @ nadia - i alike how you describe the place. "a glimpse of paradise" - maybe i should change my title with this one.

    @ beero - you are welcome bro. and happy birthday uli.

    @ sylvia k - wow. thank you very much. i really appreciate it.

    @ lalaine - have a happy wednesday too. tsamba lang eto hehehe.

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  45. @ brit gal sarah - those kids just smile a lot. really warm people.

    @ bingskee - thanks. lol. only one of them is active and it hasn't errupted in two hundred years.

    @ shoshana - i am mainly standing on the breakwater made of stone on some of these shots but i do get to go to the white island too. really a lovely place.

    @ yogi - i agree. it fun and relaxing just walking in there.

    @ kramer - you are very much welcome.

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  46. Nice shots, I wish I could see Camiguin when I visit the Philippines. And thanks for sharing your photos of different places in Pnas.

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  47. Isa ang Camiguin sa maipagmamalaki talaga natin because of the many wonders and natural gift it has. Thank you for sharing these images to us Lawstude.

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  48. Great job on the second pic. The boats really stand-out on the clear serene water.

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  49. I can't miagine living in a place like this, it's so different. But I'd like to try some time. Gorgeous photos.

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  50. indeed, the place seems to be brimming with warmth even during the night~~

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  51. Thanks for your nice comments and sorry for my late respons.

    Your photos tell a story of a wonderful place indeed. So serene (as long as no volcanos start to erupt of course). The smiling children are so cute.

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  52. Beautiful place for a holiday, so much peace and also so much excitement when you wish for it, a good combination.

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  53. Hi, Lawstude!
    Nice Camiguin photos! I thank you for your Camiguin entries. It has been a long time since my last visit there. I missed Camiguin and seeing the photos here makes me want to go visit Camiguin all the more...
    I also love your write up. It so describe Camiguin.

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  54. i really wanna visit this place...

    maybe in july...

    nice picz again ;)

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  55. andami palang pupuntahan sa camiguin. parang maso-short ang trip namin dito.

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