Balesin Island Club was almost empty when we were there with the Lapez family. It was hot and a little dusty riding the jeepney to hop from one village to another. The roads traversing the island are not paved kaya pagdumaan ang jeep, ayy alikabok. I was also worried about my left hip which is susceptible to fractures even when seated. The jeepney ride was rough and patalbog-talbog yung hips ko. My left hip could crack from sudden jolts.
From Mykonos, we checked out the Toscana village which drew its inspiration from Italy’s world renowned quaint village, Tuscany.
Girlie and family went ahead to their rooms because they have to feed their adorable baby apo. Oyen and I decided to stay for half hour to see what’s inside this village called Toscana.
The main building makes me feel like I am a donya living in a sprawling Italian villa. The place is huge but it doesn’t feel empty. It feels very homey and cozy because the spaces are compartmentalized.
I could not believe the amount of work done here. The sprawling village has an inner courtyard and several restaurants and yet no one was around to appreciate the place when we came. This beautiful place must be seen and admired. Ganda!
I’ve seen hundreds of natural granite stone slabs. Those cost a thousand each depending on the size. Bigger ones go up to P2,000 each. Why do I know? Kasi gusto ko rin yan, nagtanung-tanong ako. I wanted to buy one large piece, apakan sana pero ang mahal nga kaya wag na lang. I was told by the seller that Willi Revillame bought daw all his stocks for the garage flooring at his vacation house.
There are many other restaurants to choose from aside from al Fogher if you’re in the mood for authentic Italian food.
There’s just too many restaurants, parang over-kill. They were all closed on that day. Imagine the maintenance costs.
Un Rincón de Chile Cochagua
The place is really gorgeous. It’s easy to forget that this is still Philippines. I would have enjoyed the nice scenery better if my mind was not occupied by so many things. Even if It’s so quiet and serene, I didn’t feel relaxed. It’s hard to detach my mind from life’s day to day worries. At saka ang init pati!!!