Month: March 2013

Summer Opener in Zambales

A few weeks ago, my friends and I went for some beach-lovin’ experience outside the metro. And before this month ends, let me share you our Zambales summer-opener experience. Here are some of the snaps.

Heading out to Nagsasa cove early in the morning with clear waters.

Heading out to Nagsasa cove early in the morning with clear waters.

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The calm water reflects a mirror like image of the “katig”

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Zambales rocks and mountains

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Zambales buddies during the boat ride

Zambales buddies during the boat ride

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Time to eat!

Time to eat! Grilled pork

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Time to eat! Grilled fish

At the "lunch table" lol

At the “lunch table” lol

The mandatory jump shot :)

The mandatory jump shot ­čÖé

The mandatory group shot lololol

The mandatory group shot lololol

Going back to the mainland as the sun sets

Going back to the mainland as the sun sets

The next morning at Pundaquit, Zambales

The next morning at Pundaquit, Zambales – Where you can experience a washing machine-like current. Yea!

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Taal Heritage Town!

I have loads of blog back logs to post and I am gonna start with this one. Finally.

My trip buddies and I were looking for an epic place to visit which is preferably also near the city. We were thinking of a place which is new to each of us, where we can do tons of photo ops and eat lots of food. Then here it is, we found Taal, Batangas.

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Taal is small town in the province of Batangas which is also known for its heritage town.

We started the trip with a lunch meal at Taal Bistro. The restaurant is located near the town market which made it accessible and easy to find. The food here is promising and affordable at the same time. Should there be another chance for me to visit this place, I would definitely dine here again.

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Next stop is a place known to be the biggest catholic church in Asia, The Basilica de San Martin de Tours.

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Like most basilicas, the┬áBasilica de San Martin de Tours has its own museum. However, the must-have experience upon visiting this place is the basilica’s bell tower.

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After the basilica, we went to random heritage places and walk around the town – Our Lady of Caysasay and┬áDo├▒a Gliceria Marella de Villavicencio’s heritage house to name some.

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The day’s getting late and heritage houses are closing already so we decided to take a break┬ábefore┬átravelling back to Manila. We end the day in Taal with a cup of coffee in Francisco’s.

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Taal road trip buddies!

We got lost going to Taal (and back) a few times while hungry (imagine that), but it was all worth it. Generally, the whole day trip going to Taal and back was such a tiring but epic experience.