Saturday, February 12, 2011

16th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Thanks to my bff Chino. He brought me here and witnessed for myself the hot air balloon fest. My first time. 

We left Manila at around 3am and reached Dau, Pampanga in an hour. We took two jeepney  rides going to the event. We thought we might get lost, but that's impossible to happen for a lot of travelers/backpackers like us lined up the streets of Pampanga heading to the same place we're going. Got so enthralled by the huge number of guests who traveled all the way from Manila or nearby towns just to witness this spectacular event. Cars and other types of vehicles flooded the streets of Clark. We didn't expect the large number of guests for it is too early. But I guess they seemed so agitated to witness the first event of the fest, the Hot Air Balloon.

Everyone has their own fair share of places to stay. Others set up tents so they could rest while waiting for the event to start. Others set up their cameras and video cams to capture the highlights of the fest. Our wait didn't take longer for participants started to set up their stuff when the sun hasn't risen yet. 

The event also showcased exhibitions of airplanes, helicopters and jet planes. I've seen real planes as well, like the one they're using for search and rescue missions. Also, real men in their uniforms, from soldiers to coast guards.

free photo souvenir :)
I enjoyed a lot in this event. I learned a lot, seen a lot (esp my friend Chie), and received lots of goodies (brochures, pictures, button pins). I promise to come back here next year and witness this again. Time's well spent and the adventure's worthwhile!


  1. kala ko si Trillanes ung kasama mong sundalo sa pic... ahaha... sya ang namukaan ko sa unang tingin...

  2. Nice!!! An-ge-li-ca. Ginagaya ko lang paano sinabi ni Keychain! Anyway!! Bucket list! bucket list!!! Sama ako next year! Lol

  3. Rap: hawig ba? cutie kasi si kuya soldier kaya ako nagpakuha ng picture.. :)

    Kamila: hala, pinaalala pa sa akin si keychain.. na-miss ko tuloy sya (landi!) naku, may bago na naman kayong aabangan tungkol sa kanya! haha.. 'sama mo na 'to sa bucket list at kitakits tau next year! enjoy talaga! :)

  4. wow, ikaw na ang saksi sa paglipad ng mga lobo.. hanggang tingin lang ako sa tv hehehe... nice po..

  5. isa lang ako sa mga pinagpalang indibidwal na nakasaksi sa paglipad ng mga naglalakihang lobo.. :)

    magprepare ka na din for next year.. para hindi hanggang tv mo na lang masaksihan ang paglipad ng mga lobo.. :)

  6. naks ang bilis ng pagblog , sarap sana makasama na rin natin nextyear mga bloggerfriends natin . tiyak mas masaya yun , sa mga free photobooth palagn winner na . btw ano nga ba yung links ng mga photobooth , check ko yung pix natin dun

  7. yup, i told them nga na mag-prepare na for the HAB next year..

    good thing u reminded me of the photos. ill their site and on our pix..


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