Grand Time at Grande Island, Subic, Olongapo

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. Continue reading “Grand Time at Grande Island, Subic, Olongapo”

Shopping Delight at Divisoria Malls 168, 11/88, and 999 Malls

168 Mall Divisoria Binondo Manila

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. Continue reading “Shopping Delight at Divisoria Malls 168, 11/88, and 999 Malls”

Mount Tapyas, Coron, Palawan

Mount Tapyas, Coron Palawan - pier view

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. Continue reading “Mount Tapyas, Coron, Palawan”