Emma on February 7th, 2014

Since it became a surfing destination, Baler, Aurora has become one of the more famous travel destinations for people looking for a getaway near Metro Manila. With strong waves, especially during the monsoon season, Baler has turned into a top choice for surfing enthusiasts.

Surfing Baler Aurora

With some of the best surfing instructors around, people are heading to this beach area to learn to surf. With a few lessons, you can get to enjoy this beautiful and exciting water sport. Even with calmer waters, it is still worth it to come to Baler to learn to surf. Read the rest of this entry »

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Emma on January 18th, 2014

As with every year-end, we looked for a more tranquil and safe place to escape the crazy New Year celebrations in Metro Manila. To me, it is like escaping a war zone. And Baguio City seems like a place to test. This year, Baguio is implementing a ban on firecrackers, considering the danger they pose. Part of us wanted to know if the ban worked.

Camp John Hay, Baguio
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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.


Manila East Road, the scenic route to Laguna


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 »

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Emma on February 27th, 2012

Grande Island, Subic, Olongapo terminal

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 »

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