Clark & Angeles City (2017)

What had been an intended trip to Sandbox Alviera for a day of thrill-filled activities transpired to be a semi-failed food-hopping endeavor in Angeles City. Our afternoon consisted of a short trip to Subic for something less than what we aimed for that morning (add to that the traffic that followed as we headed back for Manila). Nevertheless, we rightly called it off with a … Continue reading Clark & Angeles City (2017)

Corregidor Island, Cavite (2017)

Our ship left the dock in Manila Bay at 7:30. The boat ride from Manila to Cavite took an hour and a half. We welcomed a sunny morning in the island and went straight to ride tram buses designed after the original ones the soldiers rode on during the war. The adventure began. We travelled back in time to relive the tumultuous experience of our … Continue reading Corregidor Island, Cavite (2017)

Villa Escudero, Quezon (April 2017)

Matt and I celebrated our two-year anniversary by taking a quick day-trip to a well-known tourist destination in Quezon, Villa Escudero. What was once a private estate of the Spanish clan, they opened their doors to the public in the 1980’s, allowing all to see their grand hacienda, fine display of collectibles, and rich coconut plantation. Experiences peculiar to the site were: Lunch by the … Continue reading Villa Escudero, Quezon (April 2017)

A Head Full of Dreams (April 2017)

My youthful soul was in every bit giddy after learning about my favorite band’s intended visit to the Philippines. After almost a decade of longing (and voicing out that almost painful desire on Twitter), they finally decided to put an end to the shrugging and made Manila one of their stops in their AHFOD tour. I didn’t think twice about picking the closest area to … Continue reading A Head Full of Dreams (April 2017)

San Juan, La Union (2017)

Experienced this seasoned surf-spot anew with a visit to San Gabriel Falls. I enjoyed the trek for many reasons: the change of scenery every few minutes (there were a lot of picture spots), the flora and fauna we encountered, our entertaining tour guide (this guy had his wits handy!), and the bumpy, experiential ride on the jeepney top (only in the Philippines, y’all!). Evening was … Continue reading San Juan, La Union (2017)

Bohol, Philippines (2015)

About a year ago, we went on a domestic getaway with our relatives. We spent more than half the time in our hotel, the Hennan Resort Alona Beach (Google the place to see why, it’s such a great place to stay!) Bohol is quite straightforward. It’s possible to tick places off your list given a short stay. Include in your itinerary: Chocolate Hills Tarsier Sanctuary Island-Hopping. Snorkling on … Continue reading Bohol, Philippines (2015)