What a welcome respite it was! The camping, which was the end-of-year activity by BarkadahaNZ, was loads of fun for the kids and the grown-ups alike. Ten families headed off to El Rancho in Waikanae on the 27th for a 3-day get-together.
While I've been to a number of camping trips in the Philippines, this one is quite different from the one I am accustomed to. For one, my past experiences involved hiking long distances to reach the summit of mountains or get to a picturesque camping area before pitching tent. For this one, the camping site is big enough for you to park your car right beside your campsite. And it's far more comfortable too as there are kitchen facilites (stove, oven, ref, freezer, hot and cold water), toilets and hot showers. We were even able to use the hall facilities for some of our activities. The staff were also friendly and helpful. These made our stay so enjoyable. So, thank you El Rancho for our wonderful stay!
Here are some photos from the trip: