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Shirotori Garden: Perfect Place to Unwind

Several blocks near the Atsuta Shrine, we went to our next destination – the Shirotori Garden. We entered through the North Gate and from here we started our stroll. Like a typical Japanese garden, you can see several paths running...

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Wandering Around Nagoya’s Sakae District

Located two kilometers east of Nagoya Station, this downtown district is surrounded with a department stores and a variety of shops. And due to its close proximity with our Conference venue, this became our place to hang out during our...

Nagoya Castle - the city's iconic landmark (Aichi, Japan) 3

Nagoya Castle (名古屋城)

One of the iconic landmark of Nagoya, the Nagoya Castle was built during Edo Period. Survived many wars and calamities, this castle has become a part of the culture of Nagoya for centuries. Since it is just near the venue...

The calm waters of the beach (Westnuk Beach, Morong, Bataan) 1

Calm Waters of Westnuk Beach

The coastline of Morong is blessed with beautiful beaches, and one of them is the Westnuk Beach Resort which is hidden in a cove. It is located almost two kilometers from the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (that’s why it’s called...

Bataan Nuclear Power Plant - A Monument of Regret (Morong, Bataan) 4

A Quick Tour at Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

This structure, located in Napot Point, at the town of Morong in Bataan, is a reminder of how the government once attempted to build the country’s first nuclear power plant. It should have been an answer to the nation’s energy...

As the sun gracefully exits, colorful clouds emerge (San Jose, Tarlac) 4

Chasing Sunset: San Jose Lake

After meditating and trekking at Mt. Resurrection where the famous Monasterio de Tarlac is located, we thought of going back to Tarlac City. As we travelled on our way, we saw a shepherd tending his flock of sheep. We were...

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Cityscape: Buendia

One of the places I am fond of visiting are observation decks. From here, high from the ground level, you can see your alternative point of view. However, there are not much view decks in Metro Manila, aside from a...

View of San Vicente Port  and Palaui taken from  Crocodile Island (San Vicente, Cagayan) 2

Cagayan’s Crocodile Island

Located almost 2 kilometers from San Vicente Port in Sta Ana, this island is situated between Luzon mainland and Palaui Island. This rocky islet is called by the locals as Manidad Island, but outside it is more known as the...

The pristine beach of Nangaramoan (San Vicente, Santa Ana, Cagayan) 2

Pristine Beaches of Sta. Ana

Cape Engano in Palaui Island is our actual destination. It is the popular destination going to Santa Ana. However, due to some unforseen circumstances, it has been closed to tourists. This seemed unfortunate, but we are not expecting that an...

Callao Cave Eco-Tourism Zone, Peñablanca, Cagayan 3

Captivating Callao Cave

I first saw the Callao Cave in our elementary school textbooks, so when we were given a chance to go here our senses were captivated by its hidden beauty. No wonder why this became a primary and famous natural tourist...

Capturing Ortigas since 2005 (Ortigas, M. Manila) 3

Cityscape: Ortigas

It was in 2005 when we last went to SEC building to take photos of the busy roads of Ortigas Business District. I thought of returning here but my former companions are already long gone. I instead brought with me...

Dinagyang Festival performer represented by Tribu Salognon of Ilo-ilo  (Aliwan Fiesta 2016) 1

Aliwan Fiesta: More Than Just Entertainment

Said to be “The Mother of All Fiesta” which started in 2003, this event showcases the different cultures of the Philippines. This event is organized to promote the cultures and tourism of respective regions. It was past four when we...