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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Feel the Breeze at Pililla Wind Farm

No need to travel far north of Luzon just to see tall windmills when there is already a wind farm near Manila. Pililla Windfarm is located at Barangay Halayhayin, Municipality of Pililla, near the southern tip of Rizal Province bordering...

Surely, you're going to fall in love with Hulugan Falls (San Salvador, Luisiana, Laguna) 0

Fall in Love with Hulugan Falls

Luisiana is just a small quaint town in Laguna, but it is slowly becoming famous because of its hidden gem, the Hulugan Falls. Though it is already being frequented by the locals, it has been introduced to the world through...

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Soaking Up the Sun at Inasakan

From Grace Island, we rode a boat going to Inasakan Beach of Ilin Island. About 7 kilometers away, it took almost 20 minutes for us to get there due to strong winds of Ambulong Strait. The tide was not that...

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Glittering Ambulong Cave

From Buri Island (aka Grace Island) we took a boat going to Ambulong proper. The boat is just small enough to accommodate seven of us but the trip took more than 30 minutes. The high waves brought by the Amihan...

Because there are no obstructing islands, the sun can be seen kissing with the sea at sunset (San Jose, Mindoro Occ.) 0

Aroma Beach of SJOM

It’s late afternoon when we reached San Jose. Because we missed the last boat to Ambulong Island, we just walked along the beaches of Aroma. The beach is one of the favorite visiting sites here because it is free and accessible....

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Biking Along the Fields of San Jose

There is no much itineraries for our stay in San Jose so we thought of borrowing some bikes and pedal through the town and through its fields. While Manila’s roads are too scary for cycling, here in the province we...