Baler – Baguio Year Ender

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 – 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

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

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.

168 Mall Divisoria Binondo Manila
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