Manila East Road is a good alternative road for people driving from Metro Manila to Laguna or Quezon. This scenic alternate road would come in handy if you want to avoid being in mad rush of vehicles going south during peak holiday seasons and crazy long weekends.
Take this alternate road if you are coming from Metro Manila and going to areas around Laguna de Bay, Lumban or the town of Paete. Read the rest of this entry »
Ever since a few years back, I’ve gotten a bit allergic, annoyed, and somewhat scared with the usual New Year celebration in the Philippines. All the big noise and pollution just keep getting worse each year, and I definitely feel a need to escape that sort of thing. A year-end getaway was what I thought would be a relief from the usual noise and dangerous firecrackers. What else could be better than Grande Island in Subic, Olongapo. Read the rest of this entry »
Divisoria Malls such as 168, 11/88, and 999 malls are the main reason I usually do not shop too much when I’m abroad. I check the price and realize that I could get the same product at an even lower price at Divisoria malls. 168 Mall is the most well-known mall in Divisoria, Binondo Manila, but it’s now surrounded by adjacent malls with similar names – 11/88 and 999 malls.
I have to admit, when I first visited Coron, Palawan, I was too unprepared. I didn’t do much research. Maybe because I wanted this trip to be a spontaneous one. It worked for me. There’s that thrill of discovering about the island without any expectation.
But if you are the type who just needs to be prepared and know what to expect, what to do and where to go, here’s my little set of tips for you. Being prepared will help you estimate the budget you will need for your vacation. And if you are on vacation for just two days or so, then you have to make the most of it.