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Cafe by the Ruins

Before our trip to Baguio, I really don’t have any idea what Cafe by the Ruins is. Just thought of including this resto in the itinerary because I saw it on the internet. Just by it’s name I really thought it’s like another Starbucks, merely a coffee shop (where I’m really never fond of spending…

Falling in Love with Baguio

It is cold in Baguio all-year round but the best time to go to Baguio would be from November to January (with January as the coolest). Oh! When we went there, a shocking 7˚C cool pine-scented breeze embraced me for warm welcome??!Just like my ritual everywhere I go, this trip starts with a prayer; thanking…

Discovering Cagbalete Island

When we were trying to locate Balesin in Google Earth, we accidentally spotted this island called Cagbalete. Enthralled by the untouched beauty of an undiscovered paradise, we decided to pack for our new destination.Cagbalete after the storm…This hammock in Villa Cleofas is superb! Relaxing! Whoo! This is Life! HOW TO GET THERE:(suggested departure from Manila is…

Zoobic Safari

Zoobic Safari is one of the latest additions in Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It is the only tiger safari here in the Philippines. And yes, this zoo is not the traditional set up wherein each animals is inside their own cages. It is really a brilliant idea to bring this kind of concept here in…

Camayan Beach Resort

It was late afternoon when we reached Camayan Beach Resort after spending our day watching the big balloons flew during the 15th Philippine Hot Air Balloon Festival and chased some animals in Zoobic Safari. It was a Saturday and a hot air balloon fiesta, so what do you expect? The rooms and cottages were all…

Tagaytay

For sure, there are times that you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Manila , and most often than not, Tagaytay is the first place that one can think about. Why not? Tagaytay is no hassle especially if time and location is a constraint. Only 55 km (34 mi) away…

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