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Sampaloc Lake (San Pablo City, Laguna): Photo of the Day

It’s amazing when the Philippines looks like it’s not the Philippines. You go around the different islands of the Philippines, and there are more than 7,000 islands, and you discover that it looks like a foreign land. That’s certainly how we felt when we saw the karst landscape of Palawan. That’s the same feeling when we saw this lovely sunset photo of Sampaloc Lake in San Pablo City, province of Laguna, courtesy of Judy Talan (check her Instagram acccount, @judyeatworld, for more photos). Majestic, beautiful nature. Click the photo to enlarge:

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Patis Tito Garden Cafe (formerly Kusina ni Salud)

The sun was out in all its glory during the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban (Quezon province), showing off how Philippine summer feels like. The cool, fresh breeze from Mt. Banahaw gave a bit of relief, but the heat grew more immense as lunch time approached. Ah, lunch time, how can we miss that. We’ve witnessed the colorful kiping and fresh farm produce proudly displayed  during the Pahiyas Festival. The search was on for a great place to have lunch while in the area. Continue reading Patis Tito Garden Cafe (formerly Kusina ni Salud)

Buko Pie and Special Cassava Cake of El Mare

If you’re traveling from/to Tagaytay City, Laguna, Batangas or somewhere in San Pablo City, the usual food gifts or pasalubong for family and friends would be buko pie, cassava cake and other delicacies. One brand probably known by more people, and definitely with more outlets along the way, is Colette’s. Nothing here should detract from the fact that we all have different preferences when it comes to taste or flavor. Continue reading Buko Pie and Special Cassava Cake of El Mare