Magalang, Pampanga

Our recent overnight staycation at Abe’s Farm is still fresh in my mind, as it was the trip that introduced us to the charm of the municipality of Magalang, Pampanga. We brought our bicycles during that trip, in the hopes of being able to explore the area more quickly. I read that the Banal na… Continue reading Magalang, Pampanga

Palacio De Memoria

We recently visited the Palacio De Memoria, a restored pre-war mansion that stands prominently along Roxas Boulevard in Paranaque City. It was built in the late 1930s, and was originally a seaside two-storey building. Its first owners were Don Antonio Melian y Pavia, and Dona Margarita Melian y Zobel de Ayala. The Battle of Manila… Continue reading Palacio De Memoria

Visita Iglesia 2022

Holy Week in the Philippines makes one of the longest weekends, and many use this time to go back to their hometowns or head to the beach. I remember when I was a child, I always wished the Holy Week could go faster and I couldn’t wait for Easter. Back in the 80s through early… Continue reading Visita Iglesia 2022

Weekend in Buceo, Anilao

The Philippines is blessed with several great beaches. While most of my favorite ones are a plane-ride away from Metro Manila, the country’s capital, there are also a good number of locations that are a few hours’ drive away from our city. Anilao, located in Mabini, Batangas, is anout two hours’ drive away, and is… Continue reading Weekend in Buceo, Anilao

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Heritage Tour, Malolos Bulacan

This is an overdue post about out halfday heritage tour of Malolos, the capital city of Bulacan. Bulacan is a province located in Central Luzon, a few hours’ drive from Metro Manila. Malolos played a big role in Philippine history, and it was once was declared capital of the Philippine Republic post the Spanish colonization.… Continue reading Heritage Tour, Malolos Bulacan

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Quick Trip to Tagaytay

I can’t believe the cooler months are saying goodbye for now. I thought we still have a couple if weeks in February, but these past two days have been hot here in Metro Manila. During the months of December through February, a trip to Tagaytay or Baguio is highly sought after by folks like me… Continue reading Quick Trip to Tagaytay

Sulyap Bed and Breakfast

D and I recently drove to San Pablo, Laguna, for an overnight stay at the Sulyap Bed and Breakfast. Sulyap, when translated to English, means glance. I found about them when I felt like browsing through staycation deals via the Agoda app. I was immediately drawn by the rustic facade of its Casa Obando boutique… Continue reading Sulyap Bed and Breakfast

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Taal Town: Revisited

Over the last few days it’s been so rainy, I regret wondering out loud a few weeks ago how come I hardly felt the monsoon season. I’m not up to date on current events so I’m not sure if there’s ever been a typhoon. All I remember is the non stop rains and our laundry… Continue reading Taal Town: Revisited

Travel Plans

Hi friends. Last week I took a leap of faith and, drumroll please, booked our first domestic trip which will include an airplane trip. For the longest time I’ve turned a blind eye on travel rates flooding my social media but this ad that I came across was just hard to ignore. I don’t remember… Continue reading Travel Plans

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San Fernando Train Station

I often wonder why we don’t have an expansive train system here in the Philippines. I was surprised to know that there used to be a railroad system used as early as during the Spanish colonization era, when I watched the films Heneral Luna and Just a Stranger. I learned that an old railway system… Continue reading San Fernando Train Station

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Summer Getaway

Rainy season has kicked in, as Metro Manila received a generous amount of rain early June with Typhoon Dante passing through. And before my memories of Summer 2021 fade, I’m sharing with you the one proper summer getaway D and I had this year, which entailed a dip in the pool. My summer plans initially… Continue reading Summer Getaway