Category Archives: Roadtrip

Manila East Road – Alternate Route to Laguna from Metro Manila

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.  Continue reading Manila East Road – Alternate Route to Laguna from Metro Manila

Touring the Ancestral Houses of Silay, Negros Occidental

When we took a weekend trip to Bacolod, we commuted to Silay to explore two ancestral houses: Bernardino-Ysabel Jalandoni Ancestral House and Victor Fernandez Gaston Ancestral House, a.k.a., Balay Negrense.

Receiving room of the Jalandoni ancestral house

One of the ancestral houses claims to have a Stradivarius violin in its possession, the other, the first-ever bicycle to roam the streets of Silay. Continue reading Touring the Ancestral Houses of Silay, Negros Occidental

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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