Early dinner at Apag Marangle, Pampanga

Our two-day sun and sand getaway at Nagsasa Cove in Zambales was indeed so refreshing. Before we left the jump-off point we ate our brunch then we set off for a long drive going back to Manila. When we were along Gapan Road, everyone was talking about snack. We searched for dining options somewhere in Pampanga which is known for its sophisticated culinary work and exotic dish. We saw one restaurant but did not seem very interesting so we moved on. By a stroke of luck, we stumbled upon this humble restaurant Apag Marangle which was beside the main highway in Sta. Barbara, Bacolor, Pampanga.

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the big nipa hut that warmly greeted us

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Nayong Pilipino in Clark, Pampanga: Revealing the glimpse of the past

A visit to Nayong Pilipino in Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga gave us the opportunity to go back in time and embraced our heritage, values and culture. This cultural theme park which was once located in Pasay City features replicas of historical sites, tourist spots, native villages and cultural presentations. Among the prime attractions are the houses of our national heroes like Dr. Jose Rizal, Apolinario Mabini and the first president of the country, Emilio Aguinaldo.

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The Ifugao dancers and the native Ulog house as backdrop

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21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon

This is my first time to watch the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival, the longest-running sports event in Asia which is now on 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 on February 9 to 12, 2017.

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the balloons ready for take off

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