Still Hurts on the Second Time | Apo Whang Od Tattoo

Whang Od
If you are a tattoo lover and even not, I am positive that you know who "Whang Od" is. She is the oldest, a living legend and the last "mambabatok" from the Butbut tribe in Buscalan, Kalinga who uses an old style of tattooing, called "batok" or a traditional hand-tapped tattooing. She became prominent because she has been featured on some local TV shows, international documentaries, magazines and others. Photos below will show the beauty of Buscalan, Kalinga and their traditional "batok."

The Gigantic Taal Basilica | A Solo-Backpacking

Taal Basilica
I am eager to visit Taal Basilica because of what have happened few months ago in this historical structure; an earthquake created a crack on part of this church. This church is known as the Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours situated in the municipality of Taal, Batangas. It is considered as one of the largest catholic church in Asia which measures 96 meters long and 45 meters wide as per taal.gov.ph.

The Uncrowded side of Anawangin and Capones

Anawangin Cove Zambales
It was in 2012 when I discovered the happiness in hiking; we traversed Mt. Pundaquit to Anawangin Cove during a super hot summer vacation. And after half a decade, I finally made a come back and witnessed the other side. Among the coves of Zambales (such as Nagsasa, Talisayen and Silanguin) Anawangin is the most prominent and most visited place creating this gorgeous spot a tent city during summer. But this time, we camped at the right spot!

The Peaceful Paco Park and Cemetery

Paco Park and Cemetery
Paco Park is a recreational garden area and served as Manila's municipal cemetery during Spanish colonial period. This structure was built in the 18th century and was completed in 1822. Its original design is to be a municipal cemetery for the influential and aristocratic Spanish families living in Manila and Intramuros but also served as the peaceful dwelling place for those victims of cholera epidemic.

Cattleya Resort and the Stunning Overlooking

Cattleya Resort Antipolo
Rizal is a neighbor province of Metro Manila; very accessible for commuters. Aside from Maytime Festival, kasuy and their local delicacies, they are also well known about their resorts with a gorgeous Manila golden skyline, others call it "overlooking." So, if you're planning to visit the City of Antipolo and looking for a place to stay, Cattleya Resort is a perfect place for you.

What's in Manuel Uy Beach Resort?

Manuel Uy Beach
Looking for a gorgeous place to relax near Metro Manila? How about beautiful landscape by the beach, sounds interesting right? Stunning beaches and resorts near the metro can be found in the province of Batangas in Southern Luzon; Manuel Uy Beach Resort is one of the must visit place in the Calatagan, a 3-4 hours road travel from Manila. Travel time might be tiring but our journey to our destination was unforgettable. More photos and read our story below:

Baluarte de San Diego | Ancient Rome in Manila

Baluarte
This is part of Celebrating the World Tourism Day 2017 in Intramuros and Baluarte de San Diego was my last destination. From Manila Cathedral, I used Google Map to locate the exact location of Baluarte de San Diego, didn't think that I already  passed by its gate during my previous visit. Anyway, I planned to visit this side of the walled city but due to its entrance fee and I am in a financial hardship status, this plan didn't pushed through. But today, finally made it!

The Significance of Fort Santiago | World Tourism Day

Fort Santiago
This is part of Celebrating the World Tourism Day 2017 in Intramuros; Fort Santiago was my first destination. Walking beside this gigantic wall is absolutely remarkable as it embarks the significance of the past to current. Just by reading on the writings placed by the management in different corner, you can foresee what have transpired inside this wall centuries ago. Also, we can distinguish who are the prominent people imprisoned and tortured here, like Jose Rizal. Photos below will give you more excitement.

Celebrating World Tourism Day in Intramuros

World Tourism Day
You might be thinking about the location where this photo taken from; I have no money to travel abroad so it's not from the ancient Greece or Rome. It is one of the tourist spots and must visit attractions in Manila. Okay, it is from Intramuros or the "Walled City" one of the sites that has significance in Philippine history. I was captivated by the Intramuros Open House in Celebration of World Tourism Day. Entrance fees are for free on three of the must visit spots inside the walled city; these are Fort Santiago, Baluarte de San Diego, and Casa Manila. Not only that, there are free bicycle tour at Plaza Roma, and picnic with performance grounds, food and art at Baluarte de San Diego.

Glamping with a Twist at San Rafael River Adventure

San Rafael River Adventure
Leaving your work and relaxing somewhere is the perfect way of spending your rest days, agree? But where is that "somewhere?" and "how?" I want to share another stunning tourist attraction and destination in Bulacan, just two to three hours travel from Manila. What we experienced was "glamping" or glamorous camping which is the newest way of distressing. With that in mind, San Rafael River Adventure can give you a remarkable experience; from the gorgeous surrounding, relaxing ambiance, water activities, and excellent amenities.