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...

Sunset at Brgy. Mabini, San Jose, Mindoro Occ. 0

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...

The green’s stillness meets the current’s swiftness. View from the bridge. 2

The Grandeur of Aqua Grande

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...

Paoay Lake as the sun disappears from the horizon 0

Paoay Lake: Discovering the Legend

After going to Paoay Church, the flock and I went to the Paoay Lake and ate some lunch there. We prepared food beforehand (that’s how Tupang Gala survive inexpensive travel) and there are no restaurants nearby, just cottages and a...

Caoayan Fish Farm 1

Tumulay sa Kawayan sa Caoayan Fish Farms

When I was staying in my friend’s house in Barangay Tamag, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, I decided to go to Caoayan, a neighboring town of Vigan. Caoayan is part of the “Metro Vigan” along with the cities and municipalities of Bantay,...

Abra river valley. Taken from Bucay before entering the town of Manabo 2

Exploring Manabo, 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’s Nipa Huts along Abra River

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...