People do different things when they’re happy. Some people laugh heartily. Others clap their hands. Still others go jump for joy. We’ve noticed photos (posted in Instagram with our tag or bearing #visitpinas) showing jump shots framed by beautiful Philippine travel destinations. Continue reading Jump for Joy: Philippine Travel Stories
The Dinagyang Festival (from the Ilonggo word “dagyang,” or to make happy), is a festival celebrated in Iloilo City to honor the Santo Niño (Child Jesus) and commemorate the historical heritage of the place, with the original inhabitants, the Atis, and the arrival of the Malay settlers. It is held every fourth Sunday of January, which is perfect because tourists can still join the festivities right after the Ati-Atihan Festival (Kalibo, Aklan) and Sinulog (Cebu), both held on the third Sunday of of January. It is a celebration, with street dancing and competitive performances in full colors, as we see in this photo during the Dinagyang Festival 2017 by John Chavez (check his Instagram account, @j0hnchavez, for more photos). Click the photo to enlarge.
Continue reading Color and Tradition at the Dinagyang Festival (Iloilo): Photo of the Day
Ted’s Old Timer La Paz Batchoy. This is the name of a restaurant, guaranteed to give one (especially those not familiar with batchoy) food for thought (no pun intended) as to the meaning of the name. Let’s break it down. Continue reading Ted’s Old Timer La Paz Batchoy