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 thought I’ve seen them all. Having traveled to so many beach resorts in the Philippines, they seem to look and feel the same. On our Coron Palawan trip, however, Malcapuya was a refreshing surprise. I run out of superlatives when describing Malcapuya Beach, and that’s no exaggeration. Should you go on a trip to Coron, Palawan, make Malcapuya Beach on the top of your list to visit. Read the rest of this entry »
Mount Tapyas in Coron Palawan offers one of the most spectacular view of Coron Islands, so it’s highly recommended to go up this mountain if ever you are to visit Coron. It’s best to climb it early morning to see the sunrise, or before night falls to see the sun setting on Coron Bay. After some 700 steps to the top, we were treated with a breathtaking panoramic view of some of the islands and the surrounding mountains. Read the rest of this entry »