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The Grapes of La Union (and the Model): Photo of the Day

“One sweet escape,” goes the photo caption by Erwin, a Kapuso engineer and an Adamsonian. We tried to ask for a bit of description for this photo, but we didn’t get any (yet), so we’ll use our Sherlock Holmes prowess. This one is in Bauang, La Union. In our previous post (Welcome to the Grapes Capital of the Philippines), we said that we didn’t realize grapes thrived in the Philippines since the early 1970s. The focus in the previous article are the grapes, this one on the person, most likely his significant other. The clue? Just check the next photo in Erwin’s account, with those smiles that can only mean one thing — they want a lovely pose, er, they’re in love (check his Instagram account, @erwinnavalle, for more photos). This only supports our view that travel is really not about the destination, but about emotions. Stay happy, guys! (And keep on snapping beautiful photos of the Philippines). Click the photos to enlarge. Continue reading The Grapes of La Union (and the Model): Photo of the Day

Welcome to the Grapes Capital of the Philippines: Photo of the Day

From the moment Jenielson Canlas (check his Instagram account, @thejenielsoncanlas, for more photos) first posted this photo of grapes, we knew we have a #photooftheday in our hands. Lovely, lovely shades of purple that come alive with the background of bland green leaves. We didn’t realize grapes thrived in the Philippines since the early 1970s in Bauang, La Union. The family-owned grape farms started with the Lomboy Farm, subsequently joined by newer vineyards like the Gapuz Grape Farm. These farms/vineyards are tourist attractions in themselves, complete with meals, giving travelers activities to do in La Union other than surfing. Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Welcome to the Grapes Capital of the Philippines: Photo of the Day