Three traveling buddies went on a spur-of-the-moment daycation in Barili, a municipality located 38 miles (61 km) southwest of Cebu City. The word barili came from a local grass growing in the locality named “balili“. During the Spanish regime, most Spaniards find it hard to say balili, therefore it was later pronounced as Barili and that’s how the place got its name. One of Barili’s primary tourist attraction is the Mantayupan Falls.
Mantayupan Falls are located at in the eastern end of Carcar – Barili road connecting the national highway and known as the highest waterfalls in Cebu. Nestled right at the foot of Barili’s rugged mountains lies the two-tiered falls. The water is utilized for hydro electric power system to the locals and nearby barangays. The road to the falls is already concrete, slight developments and renovations are evident mainly for our convenience but the natural essence and unspoiled environment is still well kept. Read More »
If you happen to be in Tagaytay and on a quest for a perfect dining experience, you might just want to go further down the Tagaytay-Nasugbu road where you can find Twin Lakes, the country’s very first Vineyard Resort Community, a property developed by Megaworld Company that opened in 2014. It’s premier location has that refreshing view of the famous Taal Lake & Volcano including an overlooking grassy terrain with cool, fresh mountain breeze. This, for me, is an ideal match for great food.
We decided to have lunch at Buon Giorno! Caffe & Bistro, a newly opened Italian restaurant that has the best view of the Taal Lake. Buon Giorno is an Italian word for “good morning/afternoon” but my experience was nothing less than the best. They serve authentic Italian food but their menu is also varied – from carnivores to vegetarian to children’s favorites, therefore you can find something that will surely satisfy your appetite. As a certified foodie, my tastebuds know exactly what good food is, and Buon Giorno delivered. They serve gourmet food that brings out the best flavors of my Italian favorites. Read More »
Have you ever tried swimming with the friendly whale sharks of Oslob Cebu? If you haven’t, I suggest you plan your trip very soon and get fascinated by these gentle creatures of the sea whether you swim with them or simply watch from the boat.
You can visit the whale sharks at barangay Tan-awan, around 10 km away from the town of Oslob. Whale shark watching in Cebu started in 2011 and it grew popular all around the world especially after some viral posts on the internet in November of the same year.
A Whale Shark is a are slow-moving extant cetacean and is the largest fish in the world which inhabits all tropical and warm-temperate seas. In the Philippines, it is locally known as “tuki” or “butanding”. Their head is flattened with a wide mouth and its vast size resembles the whales from which its common name has been is derived. Read More »
The Philippines’ Department of Tourism official AVP was released in 2012. Every time I see this video, it makes me want to pack my bags and just go to these amazing Philippine destinations one day after another.
Truly marvelous. It’s indeed more fun in the Philippines.
Video from DOT Philippines
Feast your eyes to the vibrant interior of Be Resort as you step in their hotel lobby. It is a stylish boutique resort in Punta Engaño Rd, Lapu-Lapu City. You will be greeted with leading-edge furniture and fixtures and colorful pastel hues that will give you a familiar sense of home.
BE is smaller compared to its neighboring resort-hotels. I love that it’s small and charming because I’m a sucker for a zen-cozy vibe type of place. I feel close to home and that is what Be is definitely giving to their guests. The interior inside is visually tranquil and the rooms bring contemporary comfort to every vacationer. Room rate starts at P4, 888+/night (rates may vary per season/promotion).
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White Island is a horseshoe-shaped sandbar about 20 minutes boat-ride away from Brgy Agoho (Brgy. Yumbing) in the northern shore of Mambajao. It is located 1.4 km (0.87 mi) off the volcanic island of Camiguin, Philippines.
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A lighthouse is a venue that attracts guests and travelers who are seeking comfort and serenity overlooking vast clouds and wide sea view – always been a sight to behold. If you are looking for tranquil and relaxing ambiance that gives a nostalgic feel, then Porter Marina Yacht Club & Lighthouse is the answer. Porter Marina is a 2-storey architectural structure capped by a lighthouse. It is standing tall along a yacht club with fishing & grill house and a stunning view of the Magellan Bay. Plus, it is conveniently located within the heart of Liloan, Cebu. Last summer, my friends and I spent an entire day frolicking over fun and games, swimming and sight-seeing at the lighthouse.Read More »
Easter Sunday is a meaningful day to Christians because it is the day that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus.
In the modern times, apart from celebrating the resurrection of Christ through salubong, Easter Sunday depicts a day of happiness and get-together with the family. The Easter egg is the most popular symbol of Easter Sunday, which according to the history, links to the cracking of the egg shells with the empty tomb of Jesus. Read More »
St. Peter Parish Church also known as St. Peter the Apostle or San Pedro Apostol is a 16th century old Church located in a small town of Apalit, Pampanga in Central Luzon. It has neo-renaissance design resembling classical Europe. It belongs to the archdiocese of San Fernando by Archbishop Florentino Lavarias.
The Church is most identified by it’s cupola or dome and eye-catching mural paintings on it’s ceiling. The most notable artwork can be found in the dome which depict an Apocalypse. The beautiful paintings were done using trompe l’oeil, an art technique that uses realistic imagery to produce optical illusion. I was not able to take a photo of the Church’s interior since there was an ongoing Eucharistic celebration that time. Read More »