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Trekking. Hiking. Spelunking. Food. That's Sagada.


Life is a wind. Get that in Ilocos Region.


If you think golden sand beaches are the only tourist spots, think again. Bolinao is falls too.


If you just want to see a sky-mountain-lake landscape, then head to Bokod, Benguet.


In this simple town of Dasol, Pangasinan lies an unspoiled island paradise sprinkled with white sands and a total half of mysteriously formed rock formations.


The Hundred Islands in Alaminos, Pangasinan is one of the many tourist attractions in Luzon Island. Give yourself a summer treat; enjoy island hopping, kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling.

Friday, June 29

Feel the Nature at Camp John Hay Baguio

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Enjoy a wide angle view of green nature, fields and pine trees at Camp John Hay Baguio.

John Hay Air Station in Baguio, or more commonly known as the Camp John Hay was used to be a rest and recreational site of the US soldiers and personnel before.It was established in 1903, older than the city of Baguio itself, after President Theodore Roosevelt set aside a land in Benguet for a military reservation. Camp John Hay got its name from Roosevelt’s Secretary of State, John Milton Hay. Now Camp John Hay in Baguio serves as a recreational site and a nature adventure packed Baguio tourist attraction for travelers and visitors who want to experience a horizon of lush green grasses and pine trees. Camp John Hay is also a location of different shops and businesses.

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Wednesday, June 27

Baguio Resto Featuring Good Taste, Oh My Gulay and Choco-Late de Batirol

ANAK NG PUTANESCA na pagkain ito! No, I'm not cursing you my dear reader. It's the name of the Putanesca pasta served by a popular restaurant in Baguio. (Photo taken at Oh My Gulay, La Azatoea, Session Rd, Baguio City.)

If you plan to go to Baguio, never miss out its food. Aside from pine trees, Baguio City is also a home of hundreds of restaurants, bars and cafes. If you want to wander this cool city, be sure to make a bucket list of restaurants you will be visiting and having your next dinner or lunch. 

Saturday, June 23

Paint the Baguio Graffiti at Bencab Museum

Redefine art with graffiti in Bencab Museum, Baguio City.

Bencab Museum in Baguio City is a museum dedicated to the finest of the arts and the most artistic of the crafts in Baguio. It is a home of well painted art galleries and a realization of gifted hands which can draw things out of bare imagination. On the other hand, graffiti are writings and drawings painted or posted on a wall surface without authorization. You can see a lot of them on public walls and suburbs but well you don’t have to preach the one who painted it on a wall adjacent to Bencab Museum; it’s a part of the museum itself and as I have said, it’s a Baguio graffiti that stands out of the rest because of its distinct feature of culture and imagination merged together.

Monday, June 18

Zio’s Pizzeria: Best Baguio Pizza Ever

Try Zio's Pizzeria Quattro Formaggi pizza and define its nearest Pinoy counterpart. (Photo taken at Zio's Pizzeria, Leonard Wood.)

Eating a hot pizza in this cold city of Baguio is a mouthwatering adventure, especially when you eat at Zio’s Pizzeria, where the best Baguio pizzas are served. Do not under estimate this young pizza house in Baguio as your jaws will drop the first time you see their best sellers, your nose will become a stalker the first time you smell their aroma and how much more when you taste them? Forget about everything as the best tasting pizza bursts in your mouth! Once tasted, forever wanted!

Friday, June 15

Camiling Church and Ruins | Photos

Camiling Church ruins.
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Camiling Church and Ruins

Camiling Church inside. (Camiling, Tarlac)

Camiling Church or the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel is one of the historical landmarks of this north western town of Tarlac. The old church was built according to Spanish plans, where the church must be the center of the community, adjacent to other key structures of a town. It was built long decades ago, out of bricks and stones, and served as a worship place to Camileños who are devoted to Catholicism. Came 1997 and the old church was burnt down into ruins, a very tragic event in the history of the town.

Wednesday, June 13

How to Go to Baguio Attractions: Lourdes Grotto and Diplomat

Classic map that tells you the location of the terminal that goes to Baguio attractions like Lourdes Grotto and Diplomat Hotel.

How to go to Lourdes Grotto/Diplomat Hotel from Burnham Park:

To go to Baguio attractions like Lourdes Grotto and the Diplomat Hotel ruins, you must first go to the jeepney terminal where jeepneys pass (or bound to) the Dominican Hill:

Tuesday, June 12

Baguio Burnham Park, Burnham Lake and Rose Garden

You've never been to Baguio if you have never tried rowing a boat in this classic Burnham  Lake of Burnham Park.

Burnham Park is an urban park located at the heart of the City of Baguio. It was named after Daniel Hudson Burnham who laid the plans for the city,an American architect and urban planner.The park is a favorite place of local residents and visitors alike. There are different facilities for recreation and relaxation that are available in the park. You can row a boat, have a picnic, attend an outdoor concert, watch a football game, go biking, or just take a leisurely stroll around the park*.

Monday, June 11

Diplomat Hotel: A Haunted Story

Diplomat Hotel in Baguio

Haunted stories sell like pancakes in Baguio; they are everywhere and every person has their own variation. Other than the Teacher’s Camp and South Drive where ghost stories originate, Diplomat Hotel in Baguio is another treacherous setting for an unnerving horrible story. Believe me, whenever you say Diplomat Hotel when you are in Baguio, people would eventually tell you it’s a haunted place and prior cautions must be taken when planning to go there. I have come across a story told by a Baguio blogger and he told me that he had experienced one. Let me tell you the story.

Baguio’s Diplomat Hotel Ruins

The cross at the Diplomat Hotel ruins in Dominican Hill, Baguio City.

If you are looking for a Baguio hotel where you can stay safe for a night, sleep soundly and have pillow chat with your close friends, book your accommodation at Diplomat Hotel in Baguio. But that should have been long years ago. Because booking a night stay in Diplomat Hotel is already impossible. Staying a night at Diplomat Hotel is horrible. Sleeping inside the place is a tiresome adventure. And pillow chatting in this part of the Dominican Hill will never be with your close friends but ghost friends. Haunted walk tour at night at the Diplomat Hotel ruins, anyone?

Friday, June 8

World’s Largest 10 Commandments Tablet in Baguio

Go to Dominican Hill in Baguio and stare at the world's largest 10 Commandments tablet.

Late last year (2011), Guinness World Records certified a building-sized edifice (152.90 square meters) carved with the Bible's Ten Commandments as the world’s largest 10 commandments tablet. This new tourist attraction in Baguio is located at the Dominican Hill, right beside the Diplomat Hotel ruins, where the rest of the horror stories were kept. The city government of Baguio told the news that the world’s largest Ten Commandments tablet cost around P5.5-million. Now, the Ten Commandments tablet serves as a symbol that drives away evil spirits. 

Wednesday, June 6

Stairs to the Lourdes Grotto in Baguio

Get ready to train and flex your leg muscles as you will have to climb more than a hundred steps to the Lourdes Grotto in Baguio.

One of the most popular Baguio attractions was Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, or simply the Grotto (or Lourdes Grotto). The Lourdes Grotto in Baguio was a replica of the Lady of Lourdes in France (Lourdes is a place in France). To go to this Baguio attraction, one has to climb hundreds of steps—stairs that will require you to flex your muscles (especially your legs!). Catholic devotees lit candles upon reaching the Grotto.

Saturday, June 2

Patar Beach in Bolinao or Tambobong Beach in Dasol: Which is Better?

Patar Beach in Bolinao
Patar Beach in Bolinao is a barrio beach located at the tip of Brgy. Patar in Bolinao, a village about 30 minutes from the downtown. It is sometimes called Patar White Beach, but in fact the color of the sands is nearer to the golden one. Patar Beach in Bolinao is a short strip golden sand beach with some scattered rock formations and a small lagoon where kids can swim. Most of the times, the waves are strong, and the beach is somehow deep 2 meters from the shoreline. Patar Beach is a good location for building golden sand castles, swimming in a pool like mini lagoon, and surfing.

Tambobong Beach in Dasol
Tambobong Beach in Dasol on the other hand is another barrio beach located at Brgy. Tambobong in Dasol, Pangasinan which is approximately one hour from the downtown of Burgos, Pangasinan. The color of the sands is not really white but dirty-white, dull beige and a soil like dusty color. Most of the times (if not all) there are no waves, and it’s ideal to do swimming during high tide. During low tide, sea grasses appear. Tambobong Beach is also a fishing village of the locals. This is where you can see giant squids and tuna caught by the fishermen. Tambobong Beach is also a jump-off point to an island hopping adventure where you will witness a white sand beach island, rock formations, shipwreck and cave.