I love art in general. However, art that has been part of a country’s history is something worth putting my attention to. It gives me an idea of how its people lived in the past just by looking at them. This is why got really excited when I found out that I would be able to visit and marvel at some of the exhibits of the National Museum of the Philippines.
I am pretty sure most of you have already heard of that beautiful blue river in the Philippines. A lot of tourists had already dropped by for them to see it with their own eyes. I ,too, got curious about that “enchanting” river. So curious, that it’s included in my bucket list. Continue reading
We are now on the last day of our Ilocos excursion. It’s the third day, and we were greeted with a cloudy morning. I had hoped that it will not rain nor it will be too hot throughout the day.
From “beautiful nature” to “beautiful structures”, Ilocos has a lot to offer. I have already shared with you our experience in the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse and Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. This time, I’ll write about more must-see places as we advance on the 2nd day of our Ilocos tour. Continue reading
Beautiful nature – this is what I witnessed as we progressed to the second day of our Ilocos tour. I know the Philippines is such a gifted country when it comes to natural resources. In this post, I am going to share the wonders of nature in Ilocos.
Historical sites, beautiful shores, and delicious food. These are few of the many highlights I experienced during this particular trip. Yes, we’ve come to the 4th part of my “northern experience”. This time, Jona and I traveled to the north western part of Luzon. We visited the Ilocos region.
To take you back, here are the other entries regarding my trip:
- A Trip To The North
- Intramuros: the Walled City
- Art Appreciation: Art in Island x Yuchengco Museum x Ayala Museum
During the planning phase, Jona initially booked our tour with Shawn Sam Travel Tours. I don’t know what happened, but later we found out that we got transferred to a different agency called Costa Travel and Tours. By the way, I am not paid to write this. 😉 Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I love looking at fine architecture. The older the structure is, the more it amazes me. In the second part of my “northern experience”, I’m going to share with you what I saw in Intramuros. Continue reading
The next (few) long overdue blog entries would be about my trip to the northern Philippines: the National Capital Region and Ilocos Norte. For now, I’ll share about our stops in Parañaque (NCR).
I know each of us has our own fears. May it be fear of roaches, fear of heights or even fear of the unknown. At some point, we never know that we fear something not unless we see them standing right before us. This is what I came to realize when I was standing at the edge of a cliff, getting ready to dive into the blue waters surrounding it.
The most influential colonizers of the Philippines were the Spanish settlers. The country was under them for 377 years. No wonder some of the Filipino words sound like Spanish. This includes the word parola. It’s derived from the Spanish Continue reading