Anvaya Cove
May 16, 2013
Abe and Arielle, Kuya's (Ding Carpio's) kids, hosted us for a day at Anvaya Cove in Bataan where they own property in the exclusive resort. Anvaya Cove is just past the old Subic US military base.

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We leave Kuya's house in Antipolo early in the morning.
Heading to Anvaya in the morning. The Zambales Mountain Range of which Mt. Pinatubo is a part is in the distance.
A Victory Liner Bus on the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) or what used to be called North Diversion Road.
Our driver, Mang Benny, tells us this is lahar from Mt. Pinatubo.
Checking in at Anvaya Cove. Kuya's (Ding Carpio's) son, Abe, was our most generous host.
Cousins Arielle, Abe, Cody, and Via at a picnic table.
Snacking on appetizers. There's puto-bungbong, bibingka, and chili con carne with fries.
The beach. The kids are on the table on the left.
Dining tables on the sand.
Anvaya Cove faces west. This view is looking south.
Lounge chairs with umbreallas offer the perfect place to nap without getting sunburned.
When I dipped in the water, I was the only one believe it or not. Never in my life have I experienced total solitude at the beach. It was nice.
Heading home. Mt. Arayat is in the distance.
Our driver, Mang Benny. He is very knowledgeable about everything. Ask him anything you see on the road -- ANYTHING -- and he will have an answer for you. (He will even throw in a three-or-more-syllable English word or two and his usage of them is exactly right.
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