Philippines: The best places to travel after a break up

by - Friday, January 09, 2015

There are times when we need to find a place to escape from reality, forget all those hurtful things and people. So where do we break free? Good news! I’m giving you a list of places to go after that hurtful break up that will surely help you get over it.

The change of environment will helps clear your mind and rejuvenate your spirit, and for a newly single like you, there’s the added benefit of putting some physical space between you and your ex. Whether you need to travel a thousand miles from comfort or travel land and sea. Keep calm and get ready to travel.

I miss him
Destination: Mountain Climbing in Mt. Maculot, Pico de Loro or Mt. Apo

Can’t stop thinking about your ex? How he smile, his laugh, the way he moves his eyes or the way he done you wrong --- hey girl, you need to break free. You need to get moving, physically and mentally, and put your problems away. And in that matter, you need to move a mountain.





Not literally moving a mountain but joining a mountaineering club will give you a glimpse of what you really need. These days, a lot of mountaineering group that sometimes combines with tree planting or community-building projects with a touch of sightseeing to the mountains. Try to explore Mt. Maculot and Mt. Batulao in Batangas; Pico de Loro and Mt. Marami in Cavite; Mt. Maranat in -----; Mt. Pulag in Benguet; or Mt. Apo in Davao. With its breathtaking summit and satisfying beauty of nature no wonder these mountains is famous for climbers to drop by.

A mountaineers motto: “Leave no trace”… so this is your chance to leave all the past behind and just move forward.  And who knows maybe you’ll find your true love in that mountain.


‘It’s the end of the world’
Destination: ‘The Ruins’ in Bacolod, Fortune Island in Batangas

I remember the line in the movie “Eat, Pray, Love” Elizabeth Gilbert or “Liz” says “Ruins is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation”.



So whatever you’re feeling right now. Just take it as a gift that you must embrace for you to open up for a new possibility of renewing into a different person. Luckily, this country is full of ruins and just like your love that vanished in an instant. Take for example; “The Ruins” in Dumaguete, its called ruins but it’s not totally ruined for there are still remnants after it was burnt. The mansion of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson stands still after the fire consumed the structure.




If you want something with a touch of Mediterranean, try going to the “Fortune Island” in Batangas. I haven’t been here yet but this is one of my Travel Bucket List. The resort is still attractive despite of the abandonment. You can see the magnificently replica of the San Diego Galleon and Grecian Pillars.



‘I want to forget him’
Destination: Baguio, Sagada

Sometimes you need to go a thousand miles from your comfort zone. Just what the movie “That thing called Tadhana says “Gusto mong makalimut, punta tayong Baguio”. So if you are suffering from what we called amnesia therapy (makalimut kunyari) this place is right for you.




Baguio. Has always been the refuge of the broken heart. The scent of pine lingering in the atmosphere is what makes it easier to let go of the pain you feel. The busy session road will make you feel you are not alone.  



The ambiance and the scenic view in Sagada will give you a glimpse of where to mend your broken heart. Places to visit: hanging coffin, try civet coffee, Echo valley, and Bokong Falls.

So where do broken hearts go? It’s still up to you. Remember, there are a lot of things you need to prioritize. So instead of wasting your time thinking about him or asking why he leave you, think of this way, there is no sense of living without this hurt that you feel. It will soon be just a memory. And when it happened try to fall in love again.

To make the journey and not fall deeply in love – Well, you haven’t lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived. 

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