Tupang Gala Blog

Brgy. Sisiman, Mariveles, Bataan 0

Sisiman: More than just a Stop Over

Ten years ago when I first had a chance to visit the town of Mariveles in Bataan. At that time, there was a serious traffic jam due to the highway construction, and we had to go to the alternate route...

Currimao Beach, Currimao, Ilocos Norte 0

Charming Currimao Beach

One of the coastal towns of Ilocos Norte is a small and quiet municipality of Currimao. You’ll definitely come across that town if taking an alternative route going to Paoay or Laoag. It’s always been our path of choice since...

Millennium Tree, Ma. Aurora, Aurora 0

Creepy Balete Tree of Ma. Aurora

When people say balete, first impressions come to mind are frightening, spooky, and mysterious. It’s often associated to urban legends, Filipino folklore, and horror stories. That’s why when we learned that one of Tupang Gala’s sidetrips in Aurora is a...

Baler, Aurora 0

Morning Hike to Zabali’s Old Lighthouse

Since we’re already on Barangay Zabali in Baler, we decided to go to an old lighthouse near PAG-ASA Weather Station. But this time, we did some trekking since there’s no road going there. Built on one of the hills of Sitio...

PAG-ASA Weather Station, Baler, Aurora 0

Sidetrip: Baler’s PAG-ASA Weather Station

Located at the hilltop of Bgy Zabali, Baler, Aurora, at 178.2 meters above sea level. This is just one of the numerous weather stations of PAGASA scattered in different parts of the country. This station, strategically located between the Sierra...

Ditumabo Falls, San Luis, Aurora 0

Revisiting Ditumabo Falls of San Luis

When we had the opportunity to visit the province of Aurora, I wasted no opportunity to recommend to the flock the waterfalls Aurorans are proud of — the Ditumabo Falls. It is found in Brgy. Ditumabo (obviously) in the town...

Potipot Island, Candelaria, Zambales 14

Tayo na sa Potipot!

White sands, clear waters, lots of trees serving as shades, bonfire every night, beautiful sunrise and sunset — these are just a few reasons why tourists frequently visit the paradise-like Potipot Island at Candelaria, Zambales. I just knew that there’s...

Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija 1

Pantabangan Lake’s Tranquil Sight

We’re on the road going to the province of Aurora and since it’s our first time to take the Pantabangan-Baler Road, we decided to have a side trip in one of the most frequently visited places in the province – the...

Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo, Japan 1

Tokyo Skytree: Japan’s Tallest Structure

One of the most famous tourist attractions of any city is their tallest structures. In Tokyo, its tallest structure is the Tokyo Sky Tree (東京スカイツリー), towering at 630 meters above ground. It is also the second tallest structure in the...

NHK Headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo (NHK Studio Park, Tokyo, Japan) 0

Meet Domo-kun at NHK Studio Park

The Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, known as Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK, 日本放送協会), is the national public broadcaster of Japan. It has been in existence since 1924, with regular television broadcasts beginning in 1953. We have a couple of friends working in...

(Odaiba, Tokyo) 0

Wandering Around Odaiba Waterfront

Odaiba (お台場) is known as one of the popular places for shopping, dining and entertainment in Tokyo. Whether tourist or local, both are very fond of this artificial island found at Tokyo Bay because of the many attractions and date...

Cats! Cats! Cats! Caaaaats!(Gotokuji Temple, Tokyo) 0

Gotokuji Temple and the Legend of the Beckoning Cat

I know you’re very familiar with the beckoning lucky cat that greets customers in stores in Divisoria, Binondo or in any Filipino-Chinese-owned stores. These cat figures are considered to be lucky as it is believed to be encouraging customers and...