My earliest impression of Antipolo is of a place to enjoy the view of Metro Manila’s skyline, either from a restaurant or from a retreat house. Years later, though, that impression would expand to include art galleries, mountainside spas, waterfalls, quiet old churches, and more – even moreso when I experienced the privilege of being…
My personal suggestions on how to experience a place’s culture, including one thing you can do if you’re on a very short trip on a tight schedule!
Beautiful provinces – some of islands – small enough to drive around by motorbike in a day or less, with rentals below P500 and tours P1000 or below
Boracay need not be expensive. I was able to find accommodations below P500 – and even P200! – through this booking app.
“What’s the best beach for you?” I asked an adventurous blogger friend, who was known to just pick a place off the map and go. If he spotted a promising strip of white sand via Google Earth, he would make plans to go there. A few years have already passed since he gave his answer to…
Magical and seeming endless snow-covered mountainscapes, ancient monasteries, and walks on snowy slopes
Full-day tour of the 3,500 meter-high Indian town surrounded by the breathtaking, snowcapped Himalayas and richly steeped in Tibetan Buddhist tradition
Breathtaking photos of Himalayas mountain range from above on the way to Ladakh
For river cruises, Loboc in Bohol is top-of-mind for me, followed by Palina or Cadimahan-Libotong in Capiz. Certainly Luzon, let alone a place near Manila, does not ring any bell for me when it comes to cruises. So when I heard of cruises and river activities being offered in Bulacan, I was excited. Bulacan does not readily…
Beef pares in a panini, breaded tahong and more unique Filipino comfort food in Manila