Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Batangas : Marian Orchard

The Marian Orchard
About two hours away from Manila is a prayer park set amidst sprawling land reminiscent of European Gardens. With the Sacred Heart Tower and Church as its centerpiece, surrounded by picture-perfect sights such as Two Hearts Promenade, Garden Steps, Via Crucis Garden, Meditation Gardens and Mary Mediatrix of All Graces Prayer Hall, among others, this place will provide relaxation for the eyes and respite for the weary souls. 


Thursday, November 02, 2017

Manila : Open House @ The National Museum of Natural History

The Tree of Life
The National Museum of Natural History held an open house last October 29, 2017 giving glimpse of a fascinating collection of the country's rich flora and fauna in the first museum in the Philippines dedicated to natural history.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Manila : Reflections... Identity... Audacity - The Medical City at 50

The Medical City Celebrates 50th Year
It was a night of tribute filled with music as The Medical City celebrated its 50th year anniversary at the Marriott Grand Ballroom last October 14, 2017. The event featured a musical dubbed "TMC Golden Journey" where homegrown talents of doctors and staff starred in the musical that tells the TMC story filled with milestones and music.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Abu Dhabi Sight Seeing Day Tour

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
About a year ago, I had a post about Abu Dhabi where I narrated that anyone can visit the place on a budget. Although I have never been to Abu Dhabi that time, I decided to share the post to show experiences of friends who have been there and to earn few bucks, (ok, that was a paid post haha), with the hope of going to Abu Dhabi someday.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sorsogon : Nothing Wild in Gubat

Gubat's Lola Sayong
Gubat translated in english means Forest. While its english counterpart means a place covered by trees and plants and inhabited by wild animals, Gubat is more of a laid back place where one can choose to chillax or explore its many eco-wonders.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sorsogon : Matnog's Pink Beach and Fish Sanctuary

Matnog's Pink Beach
Pink Beaches are rarity, so given chance to visit one, I excitedly said yes. From a residence in Gubat where we are staying, it was almost a two-hour ride to the pier of Matnog Public Market, the jump-off point to the Pink Beach of Tikling Island.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Sorsogon : Lake Bulusan @ Dusk

Bulusan Lake

When one speaks of Sorsogon, one attraction that comes to mind is the Bulusan Lake. As I remember when I was in grade school, this Lake is featured prominently with other Philippine natural attractions like the Mayon Volcano, Ifugao Rice Terraces, Maria Cristina Falls and the Hundred Islands. So, when I got the chance to explore Sorsogon, I made it sure to include a visit to Bulusan Lake.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Bataan : Revisiting Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar


It was in 2008 when I first visited Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. I remember that it was barely open to guests and roaming from house to house is a d-i-y activity. Almost ten years after, a lot has changed.  The heritage and convention center with a battle cry of "Pride in the past, Hope for the future." has turned into this awesome themed place where guided tours for day trippers are offered.  


Friday, June 23, 2017

Quezon: Cagbalete Island Revisited

Isolated

One of the islands I have visited when I was new at travel blogging is Cagbalete Island. The trip back then brought some lasting memories... the long shoreline during low tide... the beautiful sunrise ...the captivating Bonsai Islets... and of course, traveling with "the" Dong Ho and meeting some other folks I have become friends with.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Pampanga : The Lahar-Sunken Church of Bacolor

San Guillermo Parish Church

San Guillermo Parish Church is one of the more popular church in the Philippines, thanks largely to Santino of May Bukas Pa Show. Only half of the original facade of the church can be seen today due to the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 which half-buried the church.