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The Ruins – Talisay City, Negros Occidental

The Ruins in Talisay City, Negros Occidental is what remained of the grand mansion that Don Mariano Lacson built, following the death of his first wife, Maria Braga.

The Ruins at sunset
The Ruins at sunset

Built in memory of Maria Braga, the mansion became the residence of Don Mariano and his unmarried children.

Today, it is a tourist attraction for its romantic, yet strong structures. Many interesting tales and facts lie within the walls and posts that remained of the Ruins.

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Pagudpud Ilocos Norte – Tropical Paradise of the North

Teddy found Pagudpud to be a perfect place for contemplation.
Teddy in deep contemplation as he awaits the sun to set on Pagudpud.

Pagudpud Ilocos NortePagudpud, Ilocos Norte, a coastal resort town at the northernmost tip of the island of Luzon, embodies my idea of an idyllic tropical paradise — a stretch of pristine, white sand beach, crystal blue waters, and no crowd.

It was the month of December when we visited Pagudpud. We stayed at Saud Beach, the most popular beach in Pagudpud. Since it was off season, we were able to bargain for lower room rates. Continue reading Pagudpud Ilocos Norte – Tropical Paradise of the North

Delectable Fern Salad and Kulawo at Ugu Bigyan’s Garden

Ugu Bigyan Potter’s Garden in Lusacan, Tiaong, Quezon, is a two-part experience. The different forms of pottery displayed all over the place is a feast for the eyes, and the tasty meals are definitely a unique gastronomical delight.

Clam soup, fern salad, and the mouth-watering Kulawo, voted by our group as the best dish that day
Clam soup, fern (pako) salad, and the mouth-watering Kulawo, voted by our group as the best dish that day

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Dolphin Watching on Bohol Sea and Pamilacan Island

Our dolphin watching trip on Bohol Sea started very early in the morning, so we were up before the sun was up. When we arrived at Baclayon Pier, the sun was just peeking on the horizon. Feeling the fresh air on your skin and smelling the sweet smell of the sea, combined with witnessing the sun rise above the sky, make you look forward to the day’s adventure.

Bohol Dolphin Watching, Pamilacan Island Tour
Dolphin-watching boat departed as the sun started to rise


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