Southern Tagalog Kulinarya Caravan Day 2

Southern Tagalog Kulinarya Caravan Tour Day 2

It’s the second day of the tour and we’re even more excited to explore the culinary secrets of the rest of the Southern Tagalog Region.


Our day started early in Lucban, known to be the Arts and Cultural Capital of Quezon Province. From hotel we moved to Kamay ni Hesus for quick prayers photo op and pasalubong shopping.

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Unlocking the culinary secrets of the Southern Tagalog Region.

Part 1

I have always been wanting to go on a culinary journey somewhere in the southern Luzon. Until recently I received an invitation from the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) to embark on a culinary adventure in the provinces of Laguna, Quezon and Batangas.

At first I was hesitant to join the trip as i have conflicting schedules. Until I finally I confirmed to reserve my slot.

I was. More than excited!

April 27 i left home pretty early and headed to Manila Intercon Hotel to meet the other media joining the tour. Because of the Aliwan Fiesta i only joined thr second leg of the tour.

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Palawan Diaries Day 4

March6. Day4 of the Air Asia Philippines. Media Tour.

I woke up early to have some toast, sunny side up and hotdogs paired with coffee for breakfast. The coffee is pretty good. Its not the usual instant 3in1 coffee mix. It’s brewed. . Great way to start the day, I must say.

By 730AM we were picked up by the shuttle. And headed to Ipil Suites to pick up other members of the Media.

After bags were loaded in the shuttle. We travelled south back to Puerto Princesa. But before heading straight to our destination. We made a quick stop in the town of Taytay and viisted the Santa Isabel fort. A fortification. Built during the Spanihs era and named after the Spanish queen. Inside the fort is a small museum that houses i teresting facts about the fort. There also. A skeleton ofthe irawaddy dolphin caught of the shores of Taytay.

Fort Isabel
Fort Isabel

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Palawan Travel Diaries Day 3

March5, Day 3 of the Air Asia Philippines Media Tour and I can’t help but feel giddy and excited.

Woke up really early to have breakfast of toast coffee and omelette at Bill’s Tourist Inn. By 7AM we were picked up by our shuttle and dropped us at Ipil beach to do the island hopping tour. Island hopping is undoubtedly the most popular activity here in El Nido Palawan. To join any island hopping activity you need to pay the mandatory PHP200 environmental fee. The ticket entitles you up to 10day island hopping tour. Tour fees are to be paid separately.


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Air Asia Philippines Diaries Day 2

March 4. Day 2 of the Air Asia Philippines Media Tour.

I woke up very early after sensing that Blue Palawan resort hotel actually has one of the finest views Of the Palawan sunrise. The break of dawn is an amazing sight, complemented by the sound of the chirping birds.

A little bit later breakfast was served. Prior to checkin i opted to have chorizo recado with no rice for breakfast. But the chorizo really screams for carbs. So i gave in. I ordered. A cup of fried rice.

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Palawan Travel Diaries Day 1

It’s undeniable. Di na talaga matatakasan.

Summer is (almost) here!

In just a few days from now people from the metro would start the exodus to the beaches in Puerto Galera, Batangas and Boracay and filling up hotel rooms for the weekend staycation.

As early as January, I was already firming up my summer 2015 plans. And among the cities i considered for the holiday break is the paradise known as El Nido.

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NLEX Lakbay Norte Diary Day 4

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 of the series

Day 4 – From the Capones Vista Resort we then drove towards Clark in Pampanga for some wakeboarding fun. Our first stop f the day was at Deca Wake Park in Clark Field Pampanga. After more than two hour of getting slapshed in the water, we headed to Bel Posto Ristorante in Angeles City Pampanga for a quick lunch.

After they hearty meal, wewent straight to one of Pampanga’s newest and hottest leisure park: The Porac Sandbox. Here, we got to try various activities, you would not normally see in any theme park or activity centers, they have giat swing, roller coaster type of zipline, ATV Ride, and their newest attraction: archery range.

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NLEX Lakbay Norte Diary Day 2

Day 1 of the series

Day 2 – We woke up early in the monrning. After our heavy breakfast we then headed towards the town of Gerona in Tarlac to visit the JSJ Goat Farm. This is my first time to visit a goat farm and I am really excited! During the trip we got to experience how to milk a goat. It was indeed a fun experience. JSJ Goat Farms currently has 900 goats and sheeps, and produced 70 liters of milk daily. Aside from fresh milk they also make cheeses like kesong puti, chevre, and feta.

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NLEX Lakbay Norte Diary Day 1

I have been getting invitations to join the Lakbay Norte every year. But it was only this time that I confirmed to the event with so much excitement.


Lakbay Norte is an annual media Familiarization tour organized by the North Philippines Visitors Bureau and North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). Lakbay Norte is one of the much anticipated events. It is now on its fourth edition. This year, 20 members from print and online media were invited to join the tour.

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