Thursday, May 30, 2013

Philippine Airlines (PAL) to offer Manila to Brazil flights

Who wants to explore the beauty of Brazil? I’m sure most of us want to see the city of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Good news folks because Philippine Airlines (PAL) is planning to mount daily flights from Manila to Brazil before the end of the year. This follows to the recent approval of new flight rights between Brazil and the Philippines.

photo to credit to wonderful countries 

As we all know the 2014 FIFA World Cup will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. I think this a good strategy of PAL to get more revenue and to use its brand-new Boeing 777 flights to the United States.

World Peace through Inner Peace with 15,000 lanterns light up Iloilo's night sky

I was watching news when I saw the video that Philippines specifically in Iloilo earned the Guiness World record for the most sky lanterns flown simultaneously. More than 15,000 of paper lanterns flew into the night sky at the University of the Philippines Visayas in Miag-ao in Iloilo, happened last May 24, 2013.

It’s time to rejoice! Guinness Book of World Records adjudicator Sienna Sobastikeynije officially announced the Philippines has broken this record for the most sky lanterns flown simultaneously, breaking Romania's record of more than 12,000.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Think your savings first before Travelling

To get a fulfilling and satisfying escapade, you need to make sure everything is properly planned. It really needs passion and dedication because travelling is not that easy as what you think especially those adventure with thrilling outdoor activities. You need also to consider the time, weather, place and of course, the most important- the MONEY. It’s very essential to have enough funds before your indulge to an exciting travel trip. That’s why as early as now, most of the people are saving money for their future travel. Even the young ones save money on their bank account. Also me, I make sure that I have money on my next escapades. Some of my income goes directly to my bank account.  Rather than going to the bank, I  do the bank transactions through online. It's very convenient to have online account with my bank.  Actually, you can do it by your own. To open a bank account online easily, you just need to make sure your properly fill up the form online, follow the requirements and agree to their terms and condition. You need to make sure as well you are on the right website. Online banking really works for me.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Let's celebrate the Pintados -Kadsayaan Festival

On June 29, the Waray people, Samarenos or  Leyte├▒os will celebrate the Pintados -Kadsayaan Festival, a cultural-religious celebration in Tacloban in honor of the City Patron Saint, the Senor Sto. Nino. The participants of the event are dancing in the street and their bodies are heavily covered with paint or tattoos.  This festival is based on the body-painting traditions of the ancient tattooed "pintados" warriors.

photos from smb7107celebrations

I’m sure the elected officials of Tacloban City are now busy in the preparation of the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival 2013 for next month.

I also read online that Tacloban City Government also created a festival for the annual fiesta called Sangyaw Festival of Lights which the same format with Pintados-Kasadyaan. This festival is a fusion of festival presentation with a Latin beat dance step.

Anyway, the winners of Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival will be  the province representative to compete at the Sinulog Festival in Cebu and Aliwan Festival in Metro Manila.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Amboy Hometel in Batanes

Amboy Hometel in Batanes offers a relaxing ambiance which a short walking distance to Chanarian Beach.  It’s just like a big house that turns into inn. 

Amboy Hometel has a total of six room accommodations and five different room categories. They also  have a mini-resto that serves sumptuous Filipino cuisines.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Batanes Seaside Lodge & Restaurant in Basco, Batanes

Another resort in Batanes that you might consider is Batanes Seaside Lodge & Restaurant. It is located at Kaychanaranan, Basco. It‘s specifically located along the national road and very accessible to different towns. 

The Batanes Seaside Resort offers fully air-conditioned rooms for family, double and single occupancy. The resort has also amenities that could enjoy by every tourist such as Cable TV, Free Wifi, Hot and Cold shower and others. If you’re craving for Batanes local cuisine, they have Restaurant that serves the best dishes in the locality. The room rates are ranging from 5,900 + up to 22,900 (3D/2N) depends on the no. of days of stay.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Marco Adventure goes to Anawangin

Anawangin Cove in the province of Zambales is one of the islands that I considered that every Pinoys must have on their travel list. You will feel somehow the significance of nature of your life and how lucky the Philippines to have this beautiful tourist spot . The island cove that can remove all the stress (for a moment I guess?) that you get from the busy Metro when you see the beauty of the whole place and indulging on different outdoor activities.


Last week, my sister invited me to join on their Anawangin trip. Since it was my rest day and there’s no schedule for meeting, events and out-of-town trip, I immediately replied YES!  It’s going to be my third time to visit this beautiful island.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge in Basco, Batanes

Just like me, everyone is dreaming to explore the beauty of Batanes. One of the provinces in the Philippines that truly offer unforgettable experiences to every tourist who visited the place. If you want to go to Batanes, stay in the beautiful Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge, which the  home studio of internationally-acclaimed artist Pacita Abad. 

 Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge, Basco Batanes  Philippines

Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge provides their guests a very romantic and charming lodging. It offers a peaceful ambiance and great amenities and facilities. Every room was designed to resemble a gallery and the walls were decorated by masterpieces of both well-known and up-and-coming artists. The rooms boast narra wooden flooring and wooden furnishings designed by former DepEd Secretary Butch Abad.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Gota Village Resort in Caramoan, Camarines Sur

If you’re looking for the best resort in Caramoan, Camarines Sur, stay in the beautiful Gota Village Resort. It is the first and only choice of the International TV hit series Survivors.

Gota Village Resort is a beach front resort which also is situated beside the mountain and covered with lushes green trees.

Barkada Trip to Caramoan

Travelling is more fun if more of my friends will join on every escapades that I'm doing. I’m so happy that my badminton tropapeez were became part of my Caramoan Adventure. These people are very adventurous like me. Almost every other month, they have each own travel trips and doin a lot of exciting activities. Good to know they are also sport-minded. Some of them are into mountaineering and playing sports like badminton, volleyball, table tennis, running and others.

Meet the Hunks in Caramoan

Anyway, the last day of our Caramoan trip was another island hopping plus an ultimate trekking up to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Mother of Peace Grotto.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Island Escapade to Caramoan

In the town of Caramoan, the scorching full moon was watching on us while drinking cold Redhorse and playing game called “In-Between”, a simple card game that involves betting. We’re super laugh trip that night and it was a very memorable card game that I played so far. I don’t know why I’m so “malas” that night. Just imagine guys, I have two aces and it’s definitely higher but what I got was another ace, a triple aces on my hand. I lose more than P200 because of that. I’m such a loser!  It’s just started just only one peso then 5 pesos and it became higher and higher. We knew there’s money involved on playing this game but we really don’t care how much money did we lose. The bonding of our group was our main focus and it became even more precious because of this game "Kahit may talo, lahat masaya pa rin." It was past 12 midnight when we slept. Our call time for Caramoan’s island hopping would be 7AM.

The 2nd day of our Adventure in Caramoan was definitely exciting. It’s very fun because the next activity that we're going to do was island hopping. According to our guide, we will be visited the islands and beaches around the Caramoan group including Pitogo, Sabitang Laya, Tinago Manlawig Sandbar, Lahuy, Gota, Lahus, Cotivas Minalahos, Hunongan, Matukad, Haponan, Basod, and others (some of the islands that I mentioned will be explored on the 3rd day).


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