As the sun gracefully exits, colorful clouds emerge (San Jose, Tarlac) 7

San Jose: Chasing Sunset at the 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...

Brgy. Mabini, San Jose, Mindoro Occ. 0

San Jose: Lets Go Biking!

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...

The green’s stillness meets the current’s swiftness. View from the bridge. 1

Pagudpud: Aqua Grande Stream

It became a habit for the TupangGala flock to rinse to Dakkel A Danum rapids after swimming at the Blue Lagoon of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Just a few meters after the Patapat Bridge, the Dakkel A Danum Bridge can be...

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...

A typical sight along the Panitian River 1

Quezon: Cruising the Panitian River

After the sidetrip in Tabon Cave we immediately went to a farm in Quezon. It is about five kilometers from the cave. As we travelled by boat the fair weather suddenly became wild. The winds are so strong that I...