Friday, November 30, 2012

Minalungao: Nueva Ecija's Hidden Paradise (Day 1)

Greetings from Minalungao post card by e-pasyar. 

We arrived at Minalungao National Park (after almost 3 hours of traveling) at around 1:30 pm. We`re all quite hungry and craving for some lunch. So, we gathered several pieces of firewood and immediately assembled our 'improvised stove using indigenous materials.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cebu City's Fort San Pedro

Today, I’m going to show you some of the photographs which I took during my visit to Fort San Pedro in Cebu City.

Monday, November 26, 2012

A walk along Calle Crisologo

Calle Crisologo is probably the most famous street in Vigan, known for it's quaint old houses that survived over times. I was very fascinated on how they were able to maintain the ambiance of this place. And of course, cleanliness is really a plus factor. 

Taking a walk or going around Calle Crisologo in a calesa makes you feel you are on a time travel. Old cobbled streets, calesas and old houses, a real silent witnesses of the past.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Baluarte, more than just a zoo

In Baluarte,  visitors are given free admission and free use of its facilities in the picnic areas.
Dino the dinosaur :-)
Last week, I was given a chance to visit the beautiful town of Vigan. Thanks to our research project.

I heard of these life size dinosaurs before, so I took the opportunity to also visit the Baluarte zoo. Aside from the Heritage site, Baluarte is a must-see attraction in Vigan. It offers a mini zoo and a resort complex that lies in hectares of land, and a butterfly farm.

According to Baluarte's website, Baluarte is  80 hectares of gently rolling terrains, hills and mountain sides, the structures of facilities and amenities, its phases of construction is in its best possible realistic and natural habitat for good and sound animal care.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Beautiful Paoay Church

just looking for different angle of the church 
Paoay Church is famous for its distinct architecture 

The Paoay Church or St. Augustine Church  is a historical church located in the beautiful town of Paoay in Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

Some helpful words/phrases you must know while in Ilocos:
Good morning   - Naimbag a bigat
Good afternoon - Naimbag a malem
Good day  - Naimbag nga aldaw
Good evening - Naimbag a rabii
Excuse me - Maawan-dayawen
How much is this? - Sagmamano daytoy?
Thank you - Agyamanak
I love you - Ayayatenka / Ipatpategka
How are you? - Kumusta?
What's your name? - Ania ti naganmo?
Mano ti plete? - How much is the fare?

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