How was your summer so far? Mine? Is pretty great and splashing 🏊
I am happy to be writing my first travel post for this blog. 🙂
Destinations: Kamay ni Hesus, Batis Aramin Hotel & Resort, National Shrine of Saint Padre Pio
To Kamay ni Hesus, Lucban Quezon ⏩
Coming from Biñan, I rode jeepney that gets off to SM Calamba and from there, there’s a van terminal going straight to Lucban, Quezon. The jeepney fare is around PHP27 (not sure) and the van fare is PHP120. You can add PHP10, so the van driver can drop you off to Kamay ni Hesus.
The road from Calamba to Quezon, is quite long, around 2 hours, passing thru different place of Laguna. I got no sleep during those two hours because I’ve got my super daldal workmate, Joyce. Since she’s been to the places we passed by, I got a free tour. 😁
When we got there, I was amazed by the place. It was so holy. From the saints lined up along the sidewalk, the church and a big shed to accompany the people who can’t get inside the church since it was so jampacked, and the other holy-related sceneries like, Noah’s Ark, Adan & Eve, Mysteries and the most popular spot, the trail to Kamay ni Hesus which also feature the Stations of the Cross.
I was really wow-ed by how many sculptures we’re there.
Before we trail off, we prayed and light candles in diffrent colors where each color symbolizes different wishes/prayers.
Then we started to trail off.
I never thought that the steps where a bit steep and rocky, but once you started to trail, you cannot back down, because you can only get down when you reach the top and on the left side, there is exit. You also have to trail off to go down.
Yes, it was tiring, specially when its summer, and we trailed off at 12 NN (where the sun is sooo up 🌞🌞). There are so many people, maybe because it summer vacation, and they got free of time. We cannot make more selfies, not just because we will look haggard, but because, the goal is to get to the top and see the very big statue of Jesus.
I promise you. Every step, every sweat, it all worth it when you get to see Jesus. 🙏✋👊💘
Tip: Get enough sleep before trailing off. Make sure you eat before you trail off. Bring enough amount of drinking water to keep you hydrated. I think it is better to trail off at 6AM (time the place opens)
Remember: You can take enough selfies, but the priority it to reach the top, see Jesus, pray, repent and be thankful.
The trail off is not less than 30 minutes. You can rest at the top. We takes few pictures and selfies. Then we trail down to eat lunch.
The place offers carenderias, souviner shops, pasalubong shops and small stalls for snacks and drinks.
Because our check-in to Batis Aramin Hotel & Resort, is at 2PM, and we still have time to spare, we roam around the place. We had some pictures, selfies, we tried to create videos ✌
To Batis Aramin Hotel & Resort, Lucban, Quezon⏩
Since I have planned to go to Lucban and dragged my workmate, Joyce (HEHEHHEE.), gusto kong mag-umpisa ang summer ko. I think of looking for a beach and stayed until the next morning. So, I search the internet for a beach near Kamay ni Hesus and there appread Batis Aramin Hotel & Resort. The place only offers pools but its okay since the place is just the other side of Kamay ni Hesus. It’s a 5-minute walk away from Kamay ni Hesus. 👌
Since we already reserved for a room, we head straight to the front desk, we paid for our stay inclusive of complimentary breakfast and access to five public pools. The room was cozy and clean. Airconditioned, Cable TV, complete toiletries, pretty good for a night stay 👍
We freshen up when we got there, roam around the place and see many people at the pool, we decided to take a rest and go for a night swimming. The place was pretty big, mfefeel mo na parang nasa bundok ka, mapuno and paligid. Kahit pool yung sswimmingan mo, you’re still with the nature dahil sa ambiance.
By 6, we decided to order dinner, there is a menu and a phone available in the room so you can order via phone and they will serve it to you in your room.
I orderded Lucban Longganisa Pasta and Batis Aramin Super Burger with fries plus a Melon Shake. And Joyce, ordered, Rice& Chicken Stake, Batis Aramin Super Burger with fries too, and a Ripe Mango Shake. The food serving really takes quite sometime, maybe because it was made to order, but the amount of serving is enough for dinner. 👊
I didn’t get to eat my burger right after I finished my pasta because Im already full. 😁😁
After dinner, we had our night swimming. Since Joyce doesn’t swim, I was the only once dipping in the pool and swim at my risk 🏊 #refreshing 👌
The next morning,we got our complementary breakfast. They offer: sinangag, tocino, juice, coffee, chococlate, bread, peanut butter, soup, and watermelon.
After having breakfast, we decided to get back to Kamay Ni Hesus and hear the mass, we bought some souviniers before the mass started walk around the place taking picture since there fewer people. After the mass, we get back to the our room and prepare to check out at 12NN.
We roam around Lucban Town Proper. We wanted to see the Church of Lucban but it was closed since it 12NN. We ate at the carenderias just around the corner and walk to the terminal to get back to Calamba and travel to Batangas 🚐🚐🚐
To National Shrine of Saint Padre Pio, Batangas ⏩
I was slept all along travelling back to Calamba.
I was not sure where we get on and off going to Padre Pio, since was still high from the Lucban experience. But we get to Batangas by 5PM.
Lucky us, we hear the last mass, it was our second mass attended that day. 🙏
The Church was big and so beautiful. It was made with bamboo and I really love the Jesus and God Almight hang in the center of the roof of the chuch. I was extremely wow-ed. ☝☝
I make time to see the whole place. And it was really, very beautiful. 👌
I fell inlove 💖💖💖
This trip was an amazing 2Days & 1Night🎉. Thank you so much Joyce for travelling with me. 💋 Sobrang sulit. Fulfilling 💖
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