Monday, November 8, 2010

Manila Ocean Park - Aquatica

The water, laser, fire and light show at the Manila Ocean Park Aquatica is definitely a mesmerizing wonder to kids and adults alike.  It's the only one in the Philippines, the concept is fresh and new.  I just wish that the should could have been longer.

Tagaytay City Parks

Destination 1

Palace in the Sky, Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines 

Had the chance to visit Tagaytay lately with my youngest daughter....i cannot help but be disappointed with the what i saw.  The place is rotting inside is a disaster waiting to happen....I noticed two caucasians tourists with their filipina girl friends..doing the smirk...the guys must have been wondering wtf is worth seeing in that place.....the place is FUGLY...

The moment you arrived you are harrassed by vendors selling all kinds of stuff, then by barkers urging you to ride their smoke belching jeepneys on your way up.

At the so called Palace in the Sky (WTH do they call it Palace?) it must hold the record as the FUGLIEST palace in the world...the place is dirty, it's being run by locals who definitely have no idea of what they are doing and only cares about of selling you more much for PHILIPPINE TOURISM...

Destination 2

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, Philippines

Our next stop was the Picnic Grove People's Park....the name alone will annoy you....Why name it people's park? Picnic Grove is definitely classier but People's Park? golly...what an idiotic thing to do...the name rings like a place in China or North Korea :P ....

Again the moment you step inside the place you will be harrassed by barkers again this time urging you no end to ride their you look your way around, you will see demolished cottages with their skeletal structures still standing.....then you will cross paths with not so good looking people urging you this time to ride the zipline.  The zipline is situated in an ugly makeshift structure that definitely does not blend with the you walk towards the hanging bridge you cannot help but notice the the rusty railings of the walkway, the elevated walkway was a brilliant idea by the way although, ill maintained.

The postcard perfect picnic tables are dirty and the pathways are made ugly by those uncut grass and litter.  New structures were also built that serves as stores the design of which does not give justice to the place....whoever built those structures were only after the money that they could derive from those much for Philippine recommendation? avoid the get a better view of the volcano, .go some place decent.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Bangui Windmills

You cannot help but be mesmerized by its sheer size and numbers.  There are 20 of those huge windmills in Bangui, Ilocos Norte.  The local government of the area should be credited for coming up with such  an innovative project.  It produces electricity for Ilocos Norte and it's environmental friendly.  The very first  in South East Asia...we should be proud.

Patapat Viaduct, Ilocos Norte

The Patapat viaduct is a scenic spot that travellers cannot seem to resist the urge, to stop and take pictures

A North Korean vessel that ran aground near the Patapat viaduct. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


For those of you who want to see something new in Baguio...try this's just beside SM Baguio...the walkway introduces you to the different IGOROT Tribes....Guys Baguio is not just Session Road and Burnham Park or the Manor and the Country Club...

Now U know!

The Kalinga People

The Ifugao People

The Kankana-ey People

The Isneg People

The Ibaloi People

The Bontoc People

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Agoo, La Union

With my assignment to this part of the country, I have the great opportunity of seeing beautiful landscapes, houses, churches and varying cultures that I would like to share with you,  with the hope that this will encourage you to go around the country and see these wonders for yourself.

The Agoo Eagle can be seen along the Aspiras highway on your way up to Baguio City

The tree house is near the Aspiras Civic Center

The Agoo Municipal Hall