Sunday, September 9, 2012

Vegan Beatin' in the Philippines, day 2: Exploring Port Barton and the first meal

paradise~ photo taken by VeganBeats
      Getting into Port Barton, we had to check ourselves in and find a place to crash. We met a friend on our jeepney that recommended Summer Homes Resort. The rooms were affordable, electricity was on for two four hours blocks throughout the day, there's wifi, a restaurant, and it's right on the beach! (It's genuinely hard not to be really) We spent 750p a night (20,000원, about $18.00) for a room with a clean bathroom, huge sun-welcoming window, a fan, and a big double bed! (the staff is awesome, kick it here.)
     After throwing our bags and jugs of water down our tummies started grumbling (so beer, nuts, and bread isn't the way of the game, eh?) Our friend who mentioned our new home (!!!) highly recommended a restaurant! But before I get into the's my cat (he stayed with us often) Mingming!!!
pretty sleepy kitty~ photo taken by VeganBeats
      Now...the restaurant is called Jumbalayas, ...
answers? photo taken by VeganBeats
     It's right off the beach front, houses the coldest beer on the island (no really, it does) and offers a lot of vegan yumms!
     The drinks menu boasts of ginger infused jams, coconut milk pina coladas, etc...what did I go for?
photo taken by VeganBeats
     For a main meal, I went with the stir fried veggies with a bed of steaming rice. The veggies were not the usual peppers, potatoes, and slobs of onions...I got carrots, zucchinis, pumpkin, cabbage, sweet onions, garlic, and mushrooms!! It was light, flavorful, and more than generous portion-wise.
yum~ photo taken by VeganBeats
     While sipping on cold flavor-filled drinks, filling my tummy with nutritious food, and setting sights on the crashing waves...the lounge-loving life was embracing me...
ginger jams and beachy spoilings'~ photo taken by VeganBeats
     I wasn't alone in the chill jam...kitties snuggling in the sun~
loungin love~photo taken by VeganBeats~
sleepy kitty~ photo taken by VeganBeats
     The beach was glorious, and being that it was a temporary home, my heart was dancing in glory....soaking in the vitamin D, eating up the sun, stretching my feet in the sand and bathing in cool salt water, the adventures were waiting around the corner...
photo taken by VegnBeats
     Glory is soon approaching~
coconut pup~ photo taken by VeganBeats
Summer Homes Resort:
phone number: +63 (0) 9285944484, +63(0) 9214016906

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