Exploring South Korea in Five Days, the DIY way (with tips and travel guide)

The Korean have flexed their influence in the Philippines from K-drama, K-pop, health spas, grocery stores, eateries, restaurants, barbecue and even songs that girl teens love to sing out loud. With this wave in the country, it is high time to spare some money to fly in Korea to enjoy the scenery, the cool weather, and the warmth of its people.

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South Batan Tour in Batanes: 19 Awesome Places to Explore

My tour of Batanes was a far cry from my previous trips to the different places in my country. It lags so much behind the modernization that it does not have luxurious hotels and huge shopping malls to boast. But while it is devoid of modern amenities, the island province emanates charm that soothes, mesmerizes and captivates. Now, that we are in our last leg of our tour, we will savor every minute to feast on other breathtaking sights and to capture memorable memories. 


Marlboro Hills is the most stunning scenic spot in South Batan

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Summer getaway at Laiya Coco Grove, San Juan, Batangas

Considering the distance and its charm, we chose Laiya Coco Grove Resort in Laiya, Batangas for the Finance Team outing this year. A lovely sunny day and glistening waters are what we need after a busy month of filing Income Tax Returns (ITRs). It’s time now to rejuvenate our bodies and freshen up our minds from tons of paper works. And so, off we go for another fulfilling summer getaway!


the creamy white sand of Laiya Coco Grove

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21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon in Clark, Pampanga

This is our first time to watch the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival, the longest-running sports event in Asia which is now in its 21st year.  I’ve heard this is the last festival, so I enjoined my family my niece, and nephews to witness this exciting activity at OMNI Aviation in Clark, Pampanga which will happen from February 9 to 12, 2017.


the balloons ready for take off

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Part 4: Hong Kong and Macau Trip: The Venetian Macao and Galaxy Macau

I will not leave Macau without visiting its grand casinos which make the city famous. After a hefty lunch with Day Leen, Jelo, Kimmie in a restaurant near Real Casino Hotel, we boarded a free shuttle service going to the Venetian Macao in Cotai Strip. This is the first casino on my bucket list to visit. Surprisingly, after all the walking from Senado Square down to Golden Lotus Square, we were all still giddy with excitement to proceed to the last leg of our Macau tour.

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Moonlight Resort in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas

When my sister abroad went home for a one-month vacation with her family, she told me to look for a nice beach for a water escapade. My brother who is based in Singapore came home too for a five-day vacation. This is indeed an exciting reunion with my siblings especially with my sister who got so busy with her work since they migrated to California for almost three years now.

grainy sand makes the water clear... that is in  Laiya in San Juan, Batangas

grainy sand makes the water clear… that is in Laiya in San Juan, Batangas

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Minor Climb No. 3: Mt. Gulugod Baboy

 Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas is frequently recommended for neophyte climbers. It is an easy climb with a picturesque view of Janao Bay, Batangas Bay, Balayan Bay, Tingloy Island, and Sombrero Island. With its minor difficulty of 2/9, this mountain which stands at 525 meters above sea level is one of the favorite destinations of mountaineers.


The pastoral view paid off the trek.

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Hello there Baler-City Tour: Part 1 Baler Trip

When we speak of Baler, surfing initially comes to one’s mind. Right?

Baler, the once sleepy municipality now emerges as one of the top surfing spots in the Philippines. This provincial capital of Aurora which is oftentimes mistaken as part of Quezon Province is not only all about endless surfing in Sabang Beach. It has unspoiled waterfalls, dramatic rock formations, creamy white sand, and buffeting waves… surely Baler is worth a place to explore!

hello there Baler!

hello there Baler!

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Minor Climb No. 2: Mt. Pinatubo Challenge

At my age (yes, I’m 43!), a certified mom and definitely not a mountaineer, was a bit hesitant to join the Mt. Pinatubo challenge headed by my office mate Phil. But I’ve been waiting for this adventure for quite some time and I’m not getting any younger. With the encouragement of these two sporty girls, Joyce and Janice, I whisked off all the negative thoughts in my mind, took a one-week regular body workout, and braved this exciting getaway with my colleagues.

the beautiful crater of Mt. Pinatubo

the beautiful and serene crater of Mt. Pinatubo

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Summer getaway at Canyon Cove Resort, Nasugbu, Batangas

My hubby’s office mates from CSD-Makati and ESS departments organized a summer beach getaway in Canyon Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas. I got so excited when he told me that our two kids and I are included in their activity. Summer has not ended yet, and here we are for another sand and sun adventure. Yahoo!!!

one of the beautiful spots at Canyon Cove

one of the beautiful spots at Canyon Cove

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