Have you been to Romblon? If you answer ‘yes’ maybe you can relate to me but if not, then allow me to share with you my amazing experiences with the place. Romblon, is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region. Its capital is also named Romblon.
Hopefully, I can convince you to travel and allow yourself exploring Romblon the best way you can. I’ll be describing the place in my own words based from what I have seen and felt.
Man in Looc
After the 2 – hours of boat travel from Caticlan, Aklan, I have reached Looc, the first municipality I’ve touched in the entire province. It was 10 AM when I arrived. So, I was really excited to unveil what’s lie ahead in that simple and peaceful town. Hungry on the other hand, I satisfied myself at the Maxvirs Restaurant located at the center town.
After that one day exploration of Looc, I realized that town whose economy strives for growth. It still seeks for modernization. A place who offers less opportunities. Nothing unusual, I was disappointed a little bit. But the dull moment was saved by a guy whom I met. He was cute and has that typical ‘probinsyano’ looks. Just to shortcut things, we did the deed.
Fortunately, until today we have the communication. We are constant text mates in fact. Maybe if I’ll travel back, then we could meet and have more fun with this man in Looc. Looking forward.
A quick glance of San Fernando
After the less exciting moment in Looc, I immediately moved to San Fernando, Romblon. In my travel, I have passed by the municipalities Odiongan and Calatarva.
The night life of San Fernando is somewhat less exciting. They have these small videoke houses which cater drinks and songs near at the port. I hate the chastity of the daily evening life there but since I had no choice I stayed and spent the night singing out loud. The good thing is, the neighborhoods did not complain.
The next morning, I packed my things and then catch my ship trip. At the sea,I have savored the relaxing mood. The calm and blue ocean depicts the peaceful place. The wind gave me that freshness I cant have in the big city. At the back of my mind, I wish I could stay like that forever. And what added the excitement was the view of migrating flock of dolphins.
Stop-Over at Romblon, Romblon
It’s not really redundant. To clarify things, the name of the municipality is Romblon and the name of the province is also Romblon. The two Romblon’s are very different.
Creativity without limits- that’s how I described the amazing creations of Romblonanons. If you are really looking for base plates, tiles, bricks in different sizes and colors out from the blocks of marble. As well, small pendants with dolphins, manta rays, hearts, crosses and mortar, ashtrays and vases in various shapes and many more. Visit Romblon and customize your choice according to your design.
After that quick stop-over in Romblon, the Montenegro ship started sailing to our final destination. It was noon time when we arrived in Magdiwang, Romblon.
I was welcomed by the quietude of the place. Compared from other municipalities, the people of Magdiwang are funnier and nicer. It’s like I am connected with the place. Such a weird feeling.
In my effort of walking, I have came to the town’s Catholic church. The people of Magdiwang perhaps are devoted Christians.
Along with my travel, I have seen this house. I stopped. I couldn’t help the urge to check it out. Why? Because it looks like our house in Samar. The plants that surround and of course the cellar are the same features. I reminisced my childhood days when I was playing ‘bahay-bahayan’ in that cellar. So cute and funny. LOL.
Of course, I am not going to miss the experience with the famous Lambingan Falls. The falls is a beautiful series of cascades in the foothills of Mt. Guiting-Guiting. The crystal clear water is a perfect venue for swimming. And the rock formations intensify the breathtaking view.
This water collector is designed for tourist and locals who want to shower. The water is cold and can be used also for drinking.
Love to swim and picnic? Then, visit Lambingan Falls and be amazed.
Lastly, I have that grilling moment. See that fish, Oh I am dying having it because I am too tired from swimming. Anyway, Lambingan is also a perfect place for family and friends outing. For sure you will enjoy the moment just like I did.
Well, that ended my Romblon exploration. Knowing the best and entertaining experiences, I am sure I’ll be back soon or later. Bye bye Romblon. ###