Tag Archives: Cavite

Free as a Bird, Paragliding in Carmona, Cavite: Photo of the Day

From the very first crude attempt to conquer the sky, mankind has always wondered how it feels to be free as a bird. There were a lot of crashes, of course, but we were able to fly. Some forms of “flying,” like paragliding (parachute + gliding), are simply controlled crashes. It’s not really flying as a bird, but the feeling of freedom that comes with flying should come with it. It’s not strictly like flying as a bird, but the feeling of freedom that comes with it should come close to flying. To be blunt about it, it’s just crashing with style (fun, though). Now, having read that, are you still brave enough to try paragliding, like the one you’ll find in Carmona, Cavite? You should try it. Just watch Edith Vitug (check his Instagram account, @dithvitug, for more photos) in this photo. Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Free as a Bird, Paragliding in Carmona, Cavite: Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Best Seat in Town

Many people want to live on the edge, figuratively speaking. Others, however, take it literally. Take, for instance, this photo by Erwin Sy (a cpa, a marathoner, an ultrarunner, a mountain climber, an outdoor enthusiast…a frustrated singer), literally sitting on the edge of this stone chair high up in a Cavite mountain chain. It’s the Silyang Bato in Mr. Marami, Marigondon, Cavite. How on earth can he do that? Simply looking at the photo makes the palm of our fingers, and every part of our body which has pores, sweat profusely. Cool! Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Best Seat in Town

Rustic Seclusion at Hacienda Isabella (Indang, Cavite)

Life is an endless struggle for something. Many struggle for power, many for beauty. Many strive for economic or business success, many strive for freedom and ideological superiority. Many fight for basic daily existence. Most struggle is against others and the world, yet so many also struggle mightily for something that is seemingly simple — inner peace. Continue reading Rustic Seclusion at Hacienda Isabella (Indang, Cavite)

A Tour Through History in an Island called Corregidor

The distinct sound of the bell floats through the hot summer air off an island 48 kilometers west of Manila. This is Corregidor Island. The round, high-pitched sound of the bell tells everyone to get out from the ruins and gather at the tram. The tour operators don’t use modern car horns; they use the traditional bell. This may be a cute gimmick to incorporate the old ways. I’d like to believe that it’s more than that. Continue reading A Tour Through History in an Island called Corregidor

Sonya’s Garden Restaurant & Country Bed and Breakfast

Sonya’s Garden is not easy to find (in my previous experience, at least). This is probably the reason why it was previously called, if I’m not mistaken, as Sonya’s Secret Garden. The second time we were there, we told the staff if they could probably add more directions along the main road to make it easier to find the place, but then it wouldn’t be a secret, we were told. So we swallowed the explanation together with the fresh, green salad served for lunch. That was years ago. Continue reading Sonya’s Garden Restaurant & Country Bed and Breakfast