Monthly Archives: December 2009

PLAYA TROPICAL Resort Hotel in Currimao, Ilocos Norte

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Claimed to be the “newest northern paradise,” Playa Tropical Resort Hotel, a beach resort and tropical hotel is yet another destination in Ilocos Norte. This is Bali in the North and where the best sunset in Ilocos is. The Bali-inspired … Continue reading

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Ilocos Christmas & Parol Making Contest

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It’s always pleasant to come home during the most important and meaningful Holiday of the year. After 2-years, I have to spend Christmas and New Year again, in Ilocos. Everytime I come home, there is always something new waiting to … Continue reading

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ROBINSON’S MALL opens in Ilocos Norte

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Robinson’s Mall Ilocos, the 25th in the country, opened last 03 December 2009. It is said to be a milestone “as it is the very first full-service mall in Ilocos Norte catering to various national and local food and retail … Continue reading

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Philippines: One of Best New Trips for 2010 by National Geographic Adventure

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In November of this year, National Geographic Adventure have named the Philippines as one among 25 Best New Trips for 2010. The article reads: Now more than ever, travelers want their dollars to do more—for others, for the planet, for … Continue reading

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HONG KONG DISNEYLAND: No one is Too Old

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“Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.” – Walter Elias “Walt” Disney To end the Hongkong holiday, Disneyland was our last and ultimate stop. From Kowloon, we took MRT Line to Tung Chung, got off at Sunny Bay, then took … Continue reading

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Recto Fire near Isetan and Doroteo Jose LRT Station

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This afternoon, Recto Avenue have been “paralyzed” due to a massive fire in a residential area in Sta. Cruz, Manila, opposite Isetan Recto and near Doroteo Jose LRT Station. Classes have to be suspended in nearby schools and universities as … Continue reading

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Bank of China Tower Viewdeck: 43rd Floor

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Commuting Hongkong had led us to [some] other places of interests. Places that were not original part of the itinerary for the day. Places that we passed by in going to one destination to another. Places of excitement, recreation and … Continue reading

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Hongkong Tram [a.k.a] “Ding Ding!”

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Hongkong is one great haven of well-preserved heritage, brilliantly blending with the incessantly evolving modern world. Its prevailing skyscrapers, notwithstanding, old Hongkong is vibrant and evident in one of its oldest mode of transportation – the tram or locally known … Continue reading

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MAN MO TEMPLE. The Civil Martial.

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I may not have much appreciation about Taoist gods but what I came here for is the Temple’s signature image: the giant sandalwood spiral incense that may keep on burning for a couple of weeks. Believer’s wishes are written on … Continue reading

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Hongkong: From the Victoria Peak to the Ocean Park

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From the Victoria PEAK to the OCEAN Park. Here’s my story… The 5th day marked the day when we first crossed Victoria Harbor to HKG Island from Kowloon. Crossing the harbor since 1880, the Star Ferry ride amidst skyscrapers is … Continue reading

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