The first thing that we thought of is the group. We have thought that it will be more cost-efficient to bring more people to travel with us. I planned to tag along my two other friends Judge and Julie and Grace would bring her other friend (our common friend now) Manny. After informing our 3 other friends, we patiently waited and scouted for airfare promos. It was an arduous task but nevertheless paid off when we're able to find one. Our round-trip tickets (Dvo-Mla and Mla-Dvo) + checked-in baggage cost P6,602.40 and that's for the five of us.
research, jot down, compare
Grace searching for the most budget-friendly accommodation
Two months before our Luzon trip, our 3 other companions expressed their hesitation on coming with us because of work. I, myself, even came to a point of indecisiveness because of another work opportunity. But guess what? I choose to travel :) I always believe that time is the most important resource and I may never have another opportunity to experience this Luzon trip.
Because of this, Grace and I have to modify our plans. Just as we came up with a good plan that would suit the two of us, Judge informed us that he'll be coming with us. Plans were not changed at all because still, we're a small group.
Here's what I did as preparation for our 7-day Luzon Adventure:
March 1: listed the items to bring (the OC in me!)
March 4: bought a backpack that's huge enough to carry the essentials
March 9-10: purchased the needed items which include toiletries and some light clothes
March 12: printed the ticket and packed my stuff
I don't know if it's excitement or anxiety but the day before our flight, I've been sick. I bought tons of medicines and drank a lot of water just to make me feel better 'cause I don't want to spend the 1st day of our Luzon trip on bed.
On the fateful day of March 13, the 3 of us meet at the airport at around 4:30 am for our 6:30 am flight. And the most-awaited Luzon trip begun...
Because traveling makes me alive :)