[Where I've Been] Catching a shooting star at Malabrigo Beach, Lobo, Batangas

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Where was this photo taken? 

Photographer Rob Reyes caught this rare shot of a shooting star in Malabrigo, a pebbly beach in Lobo, Batangas. 

"I had just finished shooting sunset along the beach and was wrapping up all my gear, when I turned my head the other way and saw a lovely cloud forming above. I again set up my camera to capture the scene; setting up the camera contols to capture long exposure," he says. 

"The camera compiled a few frames, and one of them captured a single falling star. Call that very, very, very lucky."

How do you get there? 

From Buendia-Taft in Manila, take the bus bound for Batangas Pier and ask the conductor to drop you off at the Grand Terminal. This will cost you a bit more than P120.

At the terminal take the Batangas City-Balagtas route jeepney (around P10), and tell the driver to drop you off at the Lobo Jeepney Terminal. From there, you can get a jeep bound for Lobo (around P50).

At the town proper of Lobo, take a tricycle from the poblacion to reach Malabrigo. One-way fare costs P150.

More tips: 

"I've visited Malabrigo many times, and usually stay with a friend. The soft waves are very good to hear at night, and the sunset is lovely too, it could make for a romantic moment for couples," says Rob. 

"It would also be nice for travelers to visit the lighthouse at different times of the day, and try the local specialty, sampalok (tamarind)."  – Rappler.com

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