Sunday, September 29, 2013

Puerto Galera: Lovelier the Second Time Around

Date: SEP 28-29, 2013

Because of Puerto Galera’s proximity to Metro Manila, my officemates and I decided to give it a visit and stay there to relax. This trip was full of amusement and discovery, and we also tried out some water activities. But as a matter of fact, a two-day trip is not enough to enjoy Puerto Galera – but still, we had a great time during our short visit.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Vigan: The Heritage City

Date: AUG 31 - SEP 01, 2013

The city of Vigan in Ilocos Sur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it seemed like I traveled back to the Spanish colonial period when I managed to set foot on this charming old city. The remains of the past are very evident in every corner of the city – from the cobblestone laid roads to the old houses that lined up Calle Crisologo. Good thing that the locals managed to preserve the beauty of their city and Vigan is genuinely something we Filipinos can be proud of.

The Treasures of Ilocos Norte (Part 2)

Laoag & Paoay, ILOCOS NORTE
Date: AUG 31, 2013

A different kind of adrenalin rush is what our adventure today is all about. We went to Paoay and Ilocos Norte’s capital city, Laoag, to try out some cool activities. From visiting Laoag’s cultural sites, we found ourselves driving through the sand dunes of Paoay trying out sand boarding and some other “extreme” stuff.

The Treasures of Ilocos Norte (Part 1)

Pagudpud, Bangui & Burgos, ILOCOS NORTE
Date: AUG 30, 2013

After having a good time at the lovely beach in Blue Lagoon, we hired a tricycle driver that will be taking us today on a tour. We will be visiting some other tourist spots around Pagudpud and the neighboring towns of Bangui and Burgos. Riding a tricycle, we will try to discover the treasures Ilocos Norte has to offer.

Maira-ira Beach: Northernmost Escapade

Date: AUG 28-29, 2013

I’ve heard so many stories about how beautiful Pagudpud is from those who managed to get there. However, the travel time and its distance from Manila is what makes the trip challenging. I’m so lucky because finally, I will be able to visit this place. This will be my first time in the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, and I can’t help myself from being too excited from this new adventure!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pulilan Kneeling Carabao Festival 2013

Pulilan, BULACAN
Date: MAY 14, 2013

This is my hometown: a small thriving municipality 45 kilometers north of Manila. Once every year, a lively celebration takes place, honoring the Philippine national animal which symbolizes strength and industriousness – the carabao. This year, I will be bringing my high school buddies to my hometown and let them witness the colorful Festival of the Kneeling Carabaos.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Pangasinan: Home of the Hundred Islands

Alaminos & Bolinao, PANGASINAN
Date: APR 19-21, 2013

One lazy Friday summer, my travel buddies and I decided to take a break from work and explore this magnificent province of the North – Pangasinan. From the beautiful coastline of Bolinao to the world-famous tourist spots in Alaminos, this province is a must for those who love to travel!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Laiya: Beauty by the Sea

Date: FEB 16-17, 2013

This will be our first team building outside Metro Manila, and we are very excited about it. Laiya, San Juan, Batangas has it all - peaceful, serene and beautiful. No wonder why so many luxury resorts line up the beachfront. This will be a great day for us to enjoy!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Puerto Galera: the Pearl of Mindoro

Date: JAN 19-21, 2013

Puerto Galera – one of the prime destinations in the Philippines. Many tourists prefer Puerto Galera to be their vacation destination because of its proximity to Manila. It's my first time to ride a boat going to another island aside from Luzon, and I am very excited about it, even though I am a little bit scared because of how dangerous the seas can be. But in the end, everything's worth it because this place is wonderful.