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NATURE UNLTD IN SAGADA

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

WIND AND MORE IN ILOCOS

Life is a wind. Get that in Ilocos Region.

BOLINAO FALLS

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

AMBUKLAO WATER RESERVOIR

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

DASOL HIDEAWAY

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.

HUNDRED ISLANDS, PANGASINAN

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.

Jul 30, 2012

Cebu Art and Sculpture: Heritage of Cebu Monument

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Depicting Cebu history and culture, Heritage of Cebu Monument in Cebu City is truly Cebu art and sculpture.


The Heritage of Cebu Monument in Cebu City (located originally in the Parian District) is a work of both art and sculpture depicting the most important events that happened in the history of Cebu. The sculpture signifies the time of Rajah Humabon up to the beatification of Cebuano martyr Pedro Calungsod. The Cebu Heritage Monument showcases the works of its artist Edgardo Castillo. It was constructed in 1997 and inaugurated in late 2000. Now, the Heritage of Cebu Monument serves as one of the many historical landmarks of Cebu City together with the ancestral house a few steps from it.

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Jul 28, 2012

Colon Street: Philippines’ Oldest Calle in Cebu


The obelisk marker at Colon Street in Cebu signifies its historical root as the oldest street established in the Philippines.

Colon Street is said to be the oldest street established in the Philippines. It was rooted back to the plans by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi who arrived in the Philippines in 1565, and was named after Christopher Columbus. Now, Colon Street in the heart of Cebu City in Cebu is a busy downtown street lining up stalls, stores, boutiques, business shops, offices, cafes and a lot more. In 2006 there was a plan to rehabilitate the said “calle” to convert it into a tourism zone.

Jul 20, 2012

Cebu Tours (9 Things Before You Travel to Cebu City)

Travel to Cebu and never forget Magellan's Cross in your own Cebu tours.

Cebu City is well within the bountiful island of Cebu in Central Philippines (or Visayas region). It is the oldest city in the Philippines with some of the oldest landmarks and ancestral houses. Cebu City is an ideal destination for a heritage tour, but it’s not limited to its old landmark domains. Cebu tours may also include nature adventures, adrenalin rush adventures and underwater escapades. The province alone is an all-in-one tourist destination ever, packing all the things tourists may opt to choose. And for that, I have here some simple reminders and things you may consider before traveling to Cebu and have fun with your Cebu tour.

Jul 18, 2012

After Booking a Flight, What’s the Next Step?


Having a plane trip is so much fun, and to make it MORE FUN, Travex Travels presents some things you may consider after booking your flight.

In my last post (How to Book a Flight...), I presented a short list of things you need to know and do prior to booking a flight for your next island adventure. As much as possible, I want to travel the cheapest way I could, and for the win I want to share to you some things you may want to consider for your next travel. Here are some things I want to share that I guess will be helpful to you right after you booked your flight and right now you are waiting for your precious travel date.

Jul 15, 2012

How to Book a Flight and Prepare for a Plane Trip 101

Book a flight and prepare for your next travel adventure. (Airphil Express plane in photo) 

Last year, it was my dream of getting out of Luzon, probably somewhere else that is a ferry or a plane ride away or a town located outside of the mainland. It happened just last April 2012 and somehow it was successful and fun. Never did I know before about other Philippine culture and way of life, particularly the food, and I must say you have to travel all the other 7000 islands of the Philippines to see the difference in culture and travel experiences. And before you can actually do it, I want to share to you simple tips and things to remember if you want to book a flight to the Philippines and prepare for a plane trip for your next travel adventure.

Jul 14, 2012

How to Go to Baguio Destinations: Camp John Hay and PMA

Baguio map that tells how to go to the jeepney terminal for tourists who would like to visit Baguio destinations like Camp John Hay or PMA.

How to go to Baguio Destinations Camp John Hay and PMA from Burnham Park:
  1. To go to Baguio Destinations like Camp John Hay and PMA, you must first go to the jeepney terminal located near the Igorot Park and Burnham Park: 
  2. To go to the terminal from Burnham Park, just walk a bit along Perfecto Street. 
  3. To go to Camp John Hay, look for the jeepney going to “Scout Barrio” (P8.50 fare). 
  4. Tell the driver to drop you off the gate to Camp John Hay. 
  5. Walk your way to Camp John Hay.

Jul 7, 2012

Tam-Awan Village: Baguio Culture and Art


Artwork like this one is displayed inside Tam-Awan Village, plus there are huts that define the Baguio culture.


Baguio culture and art fused together is what Tam-Awan Village is known for. Tam-Awan means “viewpoint”, a “viewdeck” or “tanawan” in Tagalog. That is because the “village” itself has its own peak where one can see a sky of horizon and a blast of sunset, facing the seas of La Union. Well I didn’t actually see the sunset that was referred to here because it was foggy that time when we visited the place. Tam-Awan Village is an art gallery and cultural museum. It features the native huts typical to the different towns in the Cordillera region. They brought the culture, bundled it and made it into a tourist destination. Tam-awan Village is a part of the jigsaw puzzle called Baguio.

Jul 5, 2012

Philippine Military Academy (PMA): Baguio Premier School


Philippine Military Academy  (PMA) in Baguio City is the most prestigious military school in the Philippines.

Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is a premier military school in the Philippines where the next Armed Forces of the Philippines officers were honed. Philippine Military Academy is a training school established back in 1936, and is located in Baguio City. It was said to be rooted from a military school established in Malolos, Bulacan in 1898 (Academia Militar) by Emilio Aguinaldo. It was modeled then after the United States Military Academy with the officers from the Philippine Scout. After the world war, it was reopened in 1947 at Camp Allen in Baguio but because of the rising number of trainees and need for a wider ground it was moved to its present location in Loakan, Baguio City.

Jul 4, 2012

Baguio John Hay | Photos

Wew. The Amazing Superman in Camp John Hay Baguio. :)
Here are other photos of Camp John Hay in Baguio.