Clearwaters

Tree and swing

Have a swing under the tree

Staying at the Hot Air Balloon can be tiring, so after our kapapmpangan breakfast at some obscure palengke in Subic, my companions decided to do go to Clearwaters Country Club , a pretty exclusive resort in Clark. Actually there was a scheduled occular for their company’s summer outing. I decided to tag along.

Chair and kayaks

Spend a lazy afternoon sitting on a chair or ride one of those colorful kayaks at the lake.

Turns out to be quite a resort. It’s not really natural but the place is very picturesque and scenic. The lake water isn’t really “Clear” though. The guide said it was made to look like a natural pool so I didn’t press further. (more…)

Balloons in flight

Balloons in flight

The annual Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga

I was wide eyed when I woke up about 2:45 in Sunday morning. Pulling myself out of bed was effort enough but I have to get up if we were to catch the annual Hot Air Ballon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga in time. It was the first time for me to attend this spectacle of an event and with free complimentary tickets to boot. It was an event not to miss, lest I have to wait again another year.

Fire it Up

Fire it up! Propane burners fill the balloons with hot air to fly.

We arrived in Clark by 5:45am after our meet up in Makati around 4am. The propane burners were lit up in the twilight sky and signaled the start of the event. Gradually the deflated balloons started filling up and the myriad gargantuan colors of these balloons started rising up from slumber and ready to take flight. (more…)