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FEATURED: My Photos!

On this post are some of my photos featured in several travel sites, international or local. I love to take pictures of anything and everything everywhere I go. I take time to choose which snapshots to show and find time … Continue reading

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DAVAO CITY: Seagull Beach Resort

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Surprisingly, a white-sand beach along a gray to black sand shoreline! That’s Seagull Beach Resort in Davao City, a few minutes drive from downtown-Davao just at the back of SM. Some friends have been referring several beaches just within the … Continue reading

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My Callao Cave on Northbound Magazine

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As a photo enthusiast, being acknowledged for uploaded images is good. As a blogger, being invited to write for a travel magazine is better! Sometime July, I received an e-mail from a certain Robby Torres asking if I was interested … Continue reading

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Mount Malarayat: Golf & Country Club and The Club Hotel

I was in Mount Malarayat in Lipa, Batangas, few weeks back with some friends. We stayed at The Club Hotel of the Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club. All along, I thought we were at The Suites but that was … Continue reading

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Badoc: The Juan Luna Shrine and La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc

I have revisited some places South of Ilocos (Norte) this past Summer. The municipality of Badoc, among others, may be overlooked by visitors because these are the towns that you pass by when you get to Laoag going North to … Continue reading

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Long Drive to Ilocos after Two Years!

18 December 2006. Five-o’clock A.M. It has been two years since I last drive to Ilocos. Having a 112-months old car, driving long distance during the day may no longer be as secured and as confident as driving the same … Continue reading

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Spelunking Callao Caves: The Video

I am uploading here a video I made from clips taken in Callao Caves, Penablanca, Cagayan Valley, last June. It took a while before I can make one because it took sometime for me to figure out how to go … Continue reading

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On the road to Tuguegarao, Cagayan

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It was already past 12 noon when we reached the first town of Cagayan Valley, Sta. Praxedes. We were relieved to know that we’re already within Cagayan and sooner, we are now in our destination. That’s what we thought. In … Continue reading

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When local radio turns Chinese

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June 9, 2006: We are ready for Tuguegarao City, our take off point to Callao Caves. It was my first time to drive from Ilocos to Tuguegarao City. While in Ilocos, we asked around how long would it take us … Continue reading

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“Cebu” is in Laoag!

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The newly acquired Airbus 319 of Cebu Pacific made its inaugural flight to Laoag City on June 8, 2006, Thursday. I was one of the 150 passengers to have first tried flying Cebu Pacific’s newly acquired airbus. The new A319 … Continue reading

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Power Walk Tour – Binondo

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Days before classes will start and before the streets of Binondo/Chinatown shall become super-hyper-mega-ultra congested, I had the pleasure of conquering it by foot in a 4-hour power walk tour through “Old Manila Walks.” Thanks to our tour guide, Ivan … Continue reading

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His name is Ron, but they called him “Joe”

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Here’s another post by a guest blogger. It is the personal account of Ron Scott, my brother-in-law, of his visit to the Philippines particularly in Ilocos. He was amazed by the culture of the Ilocanos especially when he came to … Continue reading

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Creativity floats – Piddig

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One thing which you may enjoy in Ilocos is the parade (“parada” in Ilocos) of interesting little prince/princesses and little kings/queens aboard their equally exciting floats that go around town in the heat of the sun. This is usually a … Continue reading

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Ilocos…a history class that’s not boring – Pagudpud, Pansian

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I have invited another guest blogger to share his personal account of his visit to Ilocos. He is Bong Sare, a wedding videographer, who first came to Ilocos “single” and wants to go back with his own family soon…Read on… … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach – Pasuquin

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I have published a couple of pictures reflecting Ilocanos’ love of the beach. Here’s another one. I was thinking if there was a disaster that just hit Ilocos when I took this image. They took the pain of building a shelter … Continue reading

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Is the “Barrel Man” gone?

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This is just for laughs – On our way back to Manila from our “Viaje del Sol” trip (Disclaimer: the image may be offensive), I was looking for a nursery to check out some “herbs” which I can grow in … Continue reading

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Viaje del Sol: sunny experience on a rainy day (Part III)

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Fourth Stop: Carlito’s Workshop: This is located in Barrio Sta. Ana, San Pablo City. Carlito Ortega is a sculptor whose medium include welded steel, brass and hard wood. He is also known for his landcape. His residence/worshop/gallery in San Pablo … Continue reading

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Viaje del Sol: sunny experience on a rainy day (Part II)

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Third Stop: Casa San Pablo We spent the night at Casa San Pablo, in San Pablo City. The main cottage has eleven country inspired bedrooms of different themes and sizes. We stayed at the “Birdhouse” while the “Hotwheels” is also … Continue reading

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Viaje del Sol: sunny experience on a rainy day (Part I)

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Before I go to Cagayan Valley to see Callao Caves and other sights that comes along the way, me and some friends decided to check Viaje del Sol (“the way of the sun”). This is a travel guide to sixteen … Continue reading

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It’s not in the size (or smell), it’s in the taste – Pasuquin

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When you stop by this hut, all you need is your meat or fish then you’ll have a sumptuous dish! You have your salt to taste, (sugarcane) vinegar, red onions and garlic to spice it up. A little advice though, … Continue reading

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