Visiting Paradise in San Juan Batangas

After a long day of work, people usually come home exhausted, and willing to take a break as soon as they hit something comfortable. Whether a student or a working adult would like to relax after their usual routine. On the other hand, some people like to take their relaxations to the next level by visiting … Read more

What’s Not to Miss In Bicol, Philippines

The Bicol region is consist of 6 provinces in the southern end of Luzon. This area has been notorious for constant typhoon and monsoon bad weather, but lately, tourism has turned everything around. Tourists from all over the country and neighboring countries has been noted to flock to the region to try out the activities, marvel at the sights and sample exotic delicacies that Bicol region has to offer.

Marvel at Mt Mayon’s Magnificence

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Photo credits: Cecille Ramos
Photo credits: Cecille Ramos

The best way to kick of your Bicol adventure is to have a glimpse at the majestic Mayon Volcano in Albay province. This active volcano is known for its perfect cone shape and for its constant eruptions that lured international media to this quiet province. Daredevils have been known to scale this 2,400 ft volcano, but less adventurous ones make do with sightseeing trips to Cagsawa Ruins and Daraga Church.

Photo credits: Cecille Ramos

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World Heritage sites in the Philippines

The Philippines is quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations and for good reason. This nation consisting of more than 7000 islands has something for everyone. It has jungles for trekking, beaches for relaxing and a unique culture which is distinctly South-East Asian influenced by 350 years of Spanish colonialism. By Western standards it’s also very cheap and many reasonably priced airlines fly there regularly. Highlights of a visit include any of the five current UNESCO World Heritage sites in the archipelago.

Baroque Churches of the Philippines

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San Agustin Church, Intramuros Manila
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This series of four churches built by the Spanish during their rule is a reflection of the European influence at the time: an Asian interpretation of the baroque style, adapted to the culture and climate of the islands. They are located throughout the Philippines; in Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag-ao. They are all well worth a visit and there are many more churches throughout the islands, so if you’re feeling in need of spirituality, you’ll find it here.

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