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San Narciso’s Crystal Beach

The province of Zambales is blessed to have beautiful beaches along its long coastline. Among those which probably tops the lists are the long stretches of beach along the towns of San Antonio, San Narciso and San Felipe, which were...

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Sidetrip: Botolan’s Lahar Watchpoint

Until now, remnants of the lahar flow that resulted from the Mount Pinatubo eruption of 1991 are still visible in some parts of Pampanga and Tarlac. But it is in the town of Batolan in Zambales where a large swath...

Dunsulan Falls, Pilar, Bataan 1

Dunsulan Falls of Pilar, Bataan

Originally posted in 2008 After being educated and entertained in the historic Dambana ng Kagitingan, we decided to have a side trip in one hidden falls of Mount Samat – the Dunsulan Falls. Aside from a small sign, there are...

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...

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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...