It’s the 2nd to my last day in Batanes and in one sleep I will be back home. Time ran so fast and my heart breaks a little with the taste of bittersweet soon-goodbye. A part of me says, “You miss home, girl”, and the wanderlust soul whispers “Wish you’d stay a few days more for Itbayat.” I wish there was a word for that weird restless emotional feeling you get when a part of your journey is near to a closing.
I went out of my room and spotted Ate Linda and Kuya Jared by the gate beaming with smiles saying “South Batan kayo ngayon, Ms.” We drove in to the highway and I spoke slowly under my breath…”Have fun, girl. Make it count!”
“Kuya, excited na ako!”, I said looking at the horizon with a grin.
The morning after, as I boarded the plane, Batanes turns into liquid and runs through my hands.
Till we meet again.
Budget Breakdown – Batanes Day 3 South Batan and Day 4:
Total: Php 2828.00
Day 3 – Basco and South Batan
Breakfast: Pancit Beehan = 60.00
Registration Fee: Mahatao = 50.00
Lunch Pack @ Paulvanas: 300.00 (rice, fish, pakbet, lunyis)
South Batan Tricycle: 1500 + 200 (tip) = 1700.00
Dinner – Halo Halo 25, Fishball 10 = 35.00
Day 4 – Basco, NAIA, Cebu
Ate Linda (Time Travel Add-on): 75 Bike Rental, 200 (tip) = 275.00
Basco Airport Terminal Fee = 100.00
Brunch & Snacks in NAIA – 140, 108, 45 = 293.00
Fare to House – 15.00