A Palace in the Sky, a Picnic and a Floating Cottage

I hardly volunteer when it comes to planning our family summer vacations, oftentimes I’m more like – let me know when and where we’re going and how much I have to chip in. :) It is my youngest sister who’s always eager and efficiently planning all the travel details needed – from our transportation arrangements…

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Bolinao Beach Hopping…sort of

We get to spend one summer vacation in Bolinao, Pangasinan a few years ago.  It’s about a 4-hour drive from the capital City of Manila.  Again, I don’t really mind the long drive but it’s completely a different thing when you’re traveling with the whole family – kids and all.  Nonetheless, we’re able to somehow…

Potipot Island

An island so pure and…small! You can literally trace it from end to end in less than an hour. I actually did, with my sister and my niece! It was quite an experience. *If ever I will have another chance to visit the island again, I will take my precious time and savor it all…

Batanes: Home of the Winds (and good-natured people)

Batanes is the northernmost part of the Philippines. As the song goes by the number one longest-running noontime show, Eat Bulaga, “Mula Batanes…hanggang Jolo” which roughly translates to ‘From Batanes to Jolo’, Batanes is really at the very tip of northern Philippines. One of its islands is actually closer to Taiwan than the Philippine mainland.…

Not Just Your Ordinary Place of Worship

It was summertime (March) when I went to Iloilo City with my sister and my cousin.  We were actually bound for Guimaras but my ever so dependable sister has different plans in our itinerary.  We ended up circling around Iloilo city visiting churches after churches! I certainly did not object to that.  I do love…