February 14-17, 2013
Almost all my Valentine’s day in the past decade were spent with my special someone. But since we parted ways this year, I decided to celebrate the hearts day with my officemates. No reason for me to be lonely and sad when I am in one of the best beaches in the Philippines – Boracay.
My officemates and I met at the Solid North bus station in Cubao. It is located at the southbound road of EDSA and is near Victory Liner. We only waited for a few minutes before the bus’ departure. Fare was Php 139. After 2 hrs of travel, we arrived at the Dau-Mabalacat bus terminal in Pampanga. We had lunch at Jollibee first before we proceeded to the DMIA shuttle terminal also located at Dau terminal. From there, we took the shuttle (Php100) to Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA). The driver did not wait for more passengers. There were only 7 of us in the shuttle. (Another option going to DMIA is to take the Philtranco bus at the DMIA terminal in Trinoma Mall. Just make sure to call them for the schedule.)
Only few people were in the airport when we arrived and the checking area for our flight was still closed. We waited for a couple of minutes before we were allowed to enter. It was the hall beside the main hall of DMIA. The officers checked our bags, then we paid our terminal fee (Php150) and waited for our boarding time. There are also many stores inside the airport if you want to eat.