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Summer Getaway at Laiya, Batangas

Have a confirmed reservation. I know this much and my wife made it a point to remind me every hour or so before we headed towards Laiya, Batangas. We haven’t taken a break for some time now and my sense of adventure made my whole body itch. Just go, I thought. And so we embarked on a journey of discovery one sunny, warm (or really hot?) Saturday. Continue reading Summer Getaway at Laiya, Batangas

Map: Panglao Island and Bohol, Philippines

How to get there? Map and directions for Panglao Island, located in the province of Bohol, as well as the whole province of Bohol, Philippines. Click the pink balloons to see location of the man-made forest, Chocolate Hills, Loboc River. Related post here and hereClick here for more information on how to effectively use map. Please wait while the map loads. . . Continue reading Map: Panglao Island and Bohol, Philippines

Blue Lagoon at Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

One yardstick of a great destination, in my book, is when it’s somewhere I don’t mind driving straight for hours, get immersed in the splendor of the place for an hour or so, pack up then go home. Pagudpud (Ilocos Norte) definitely fits that standard, although the beauty of this destination is not limited to the wide open and smooth country roads, the nice views along the way, or the compelling history of the place and its people. Continue reading Blue Lagoon at Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Golden Sunset (Calatagan, Batangas)

The golden-reddish sun must have thought that the one-hour waiting period was enough sacrifice for us restless travelers who consider time as gold. A precious few minutes before vanishing into the mountain range surrounding Calatagan, the heavy rain clouds that cloaked the sun for the past hour gently lifted. Continue reading Golden Sunset (Calatagan, Batangas)