Tupang Gala Blog

Abra river valley. Taken from Bucay before entering the town of Manabo 2

Manabo: Exploring the Quaint Town in Abra

We have been visiting Abra several times before, but our trip to the province is not complete without reaching the town of Manabo, because of Raquel, one of the Tupang Gala, came from here (and proud Itneg). The town is...

Nipa huts  dotted the river in San Juan 2

San Juan: River Resort of San Juan, Abra

Since Abra River has many tributaries, it is often been utilized as river resort. One of the towns that benefited this kind of tourism is San Juan, a quaint, little municipality situated at the northernmost part of Abra. The makeshift...

Colorful pebbles of Luna 7

Luna: Pebble Beach of La Union

When we went to the Municipality of Luna, La Union, we noticed that most of the townsfolk there were busy sorting pebbles inside their garages and placing the carefully handpicked ones to a plastic bag with Japanese characters on it....

Luna Watchtower, Baluarte, Luna, La Union 0

Luna: Leaning Watchtower (Baluarte)

As the flock and I went along the Pebble Beach of Luna, La Union, we noticed there a very old spherical fort. Named as Baluarte (watchtower), it is said that Spaniards built the stronghold using reddish bricks to prevent threats...

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Hong Kong: Hong Kong Wetland Park

Hong Kong Wetland Park is a world-class ecotourism park that’s a fantastic spot to enjoy some of Hong Kong’s unique flora and fauna. The park is also home to an impressive cast of wildlife, including birds, butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians, reptiles...

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Hong Kong: Sky100’s Incredible 360° View of HK

Located on the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building — the International Commerce Centre (ICC) — sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, the highest indoor observation deck in the city, offers incredible 360-degree views of Hong Kong as well as...

Kamikaze East Airfield, Mabalacat, Pampanga 1

Mabalacat: Kamikaze Shrine

Whatever is your impression of a Kamikaze Fighter – either a suicide pilot or a valiant soldier of the Japanese Imperial Forces – it cannot be denied that they left a mark in our history during the Second World War....

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El Nido: Island Hopping at El Nido

El Nido, officially the Municipality of El Nido, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 41,606 people. It is about 420 kilometres (260 mi) south-west of...

Kevin and Ian cooling off at the 20 ft twin falls of Estrella 1

Narra: Fascinating Estrella Falls

Before returning to Puerto Princesa I thought of wandering for a while in some spots in Narra. And the trip would never be complete without visiting Estrella Falls. It is a popular swimming place because it is readily accessible by...