Created in traditional Balinese architecture, Playa Tropical Resort’s picturesque villas, private pools, distinctive garden bathrooms and delicate interiors with Balinese art, is certainly a relaxing abode for you and your family.
Playa Tropical resort comes with 5 two-storey Casas. Each casa has a private pool. The smaller (and cheaper ones) called Casitas house standard rooms that are as good and tidy as the Casas. In between the Casas and the Casitas is a pond that adds beauty to the place.
At the ground floor is the resort’s inhouse restaurant-slash-cafe called Café Amarra. Some of the food they serve include Ilocano delicacies like poque-poque and longganisa. Although they are good, they are quite expensive.
Near the seashore is the resort’s large Infinity Pool. There is also a playground…
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Huddled in between the striking turquoise Sulu Sea and Dapitan mountains is Dakak Park Beach Resort in Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. This tucked paradise in Mindanao presents a lavish setting for an unruffled holiday. More to its unspoiled setting, this resort also swanks an assortment of facilities and services that makes one’s stay fitting and adventure-filled. With Dakak not being frequented by typhoons, the resort is indeed an ideal all-season destination.
The resort has 100 deluxe rooms, 16 prime deluxe rooms, 12 beachfront rooms, 30 Family Pavilion room, and one presidential suite. The white sand beach area is in a cove shape hence water is calm and really inviting. They have recreational facilities that include a tennis court, billiards room, bowling alley, golf course, ziplines, swimming pools and horseback riding facilities. Water activities like SCUBA diving lessons/adventure, sailing, and kayaking are offered. Furthermore, they also offer island hopping and historical tours.
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I am in love with this world . . . I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, felt the the oppression of its heat, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings. John Burroughs
When we think about Zamboanga City, images of colorful vinta, Yakan-weaved products and historical vista like Fort Pilar usually comes to mind. But for the past years, the city government has been promoting Asia’s only Latin city as an eco-tourism hub.
Being the Philippines’ third largest city in terms of land area, Zamboanga seems to have several well-kept natural wonders that will sooner or later lure us nature-trippers. One natural treasure that is rapidly becoming a favorite attraction from among backpackers and visitors alike, is the magnificent Merloquet Falls.
My second visit to this Chavacano-speaking city in Mindanao gave…
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When I have learned that I will be sent to Bangladesh, I was excited and at the same time frightened. Well you see, a few months ago, a terrorist attack hit Dhaka where several foreigners were killed. But instead of dwelling under that fearful feeling, I motivated myself to look into the brighter side of this experience. This write-up features various notable involvements I have encountered in the City of Rickshaw – Dhaka, Bangladesh! So read along…
Prior to my departure, I went on to research things about Bangladesh. The majority of the materials I have read says there isn’t much to see. But the wanderlust in me was more than satisfied to experience whatever this side of the world has to offer. Some of the places noteworthy of a visit are the following:
Lalbagh Fort also called Fort Aurangabad – is perhaps one of the most popular tourist spots…
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Have you ever wondered what it feels like to swim with the so called gentle giants, locally known as ‘butanding’?
Check this out for your bucket list and read our story below.
If you are coming from Cebu/Carcar/Sibonga/Dalaguete/Boljoon
From South Cebu Terminal in Cebu City and along the town hiway, ride and wait for the bus with signage “Bato Via Oslob”. Tell the driver to drop you off at Brgy Tanawan tourism area.
From Cebu City, travel time is approximately 6 hours until Oslob.
If you are coming from Moalboal/Badian/Alegria/Malabuyoc
Along the hiway, wait and ride for bus with signage “Bato via Barili” going to Bato terminal. From Moalboal town, the travel time is approximately 4 hours to Bato. When you reached the terminal, you can ride another bus bound to Cebu that will pass by Oslob. From Bato terminal, the travel time…
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TUNGKOL PA RIN SA IMPRACTICAL NA K-12 PROGRAM
Ni Apolinario Villalobos
KUNG TALAGANG SERYOSO ANG GOBYERNO SA PAGTULONG SA MGA MAHIHIRAP NA MAGKAROON NG TRABAHO AGAD, POSIBLE NAMAN ITO KAHIT HINDI NA NAGKAROON NG K-12 PROGRAM. SA DATING SISTEMA, PAGKATAPOS NG 4 NA TAON AY “HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE” NA AT MAY DIPLOMA PA, PERO SA KI-12, MAY KARAGDAGAN PANG 2 TAON BAGO MASABING “HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE” , YON NGA LANG AY MAY PANTUKOY NA “SENIOR”.
NAKAKATAWA ANG PINAPALABAS NG K-12 PROGRAM NA KAILANGAN ANG 2 TAON BAGO MAKAGAWA NG DESISYON ANG ESTUDYANTE KUNG ANONG LARANGAN ANG ANGKOP SA KANYANG TALINO AT KAKAYAHAN SA PAGGASTOS NG KANYANG MAGULANG. ANG 2 TAON AY SOBRA-SOBRA KUNG ANG MGA ITO AY GAGAMITIN SA ANIMO AY “TRIAL AND ERROR” NA PAGPILI. KUNG SA TESDA O IBA PANG VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS NA BUMABAHA SA MAYNILA MAG-AARAL AGAD ANG ISANG 4-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE, SA LOOB NG ILANG BUWAN LANG, SIYA AY MASASABI NANG DALUBHASA AT MAY CERTIFICATE NA BILANG PATUNAY, AT MALIIT ANG BAYAD. KUNG SA KOLEHIYO NAMAN MAGSE-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, HINDI BABABA 25 THOUSAND ANG BABAYARAN KADA TAON, AT SIYEMPRE IDAGDAG PA DIYAN ANG SASAYANGING 2 TAON!
KUNG MAGTATRABAHO SA IBANG BANSA ANG ISANG PILIPINO, ANG TINI-CHECK AY ANG KANYANG KARANASAN AT MGA CERTIFICATE NG TRAINING DAHIL ANG MADALAS NA INAAPLAYAN AY MGA TRABAHO SA HOTEL, RESTAURANT, OSPITAL, AT BAHAY BILANG DOMESTIC HELPER AT HINDI MGA POSITION NA PANG-MANAGER, KAYA BAKIT PA MAG-EENROL SA UNIBERSIDAD O KOLEHIYO PARA LANG “MAKAPIMILI MUNA” SA LOOB NG 2 TAON, GANOONG ANG AVAILABLE LANG NAMAN AY TUNGKOL SA PAGLULUTO, PAGMEMEKANIKO, PAGLILINIS AT PAG-AAYOS NG BAHAY, PAGKUMPUNI NG COMPUTER, PAG-ASIKASO NG MGA TURISTA – MGA VOCATIONAL COURSES NA PWEDENG MAKUKUHA SA NAPAKAMURANG SEMINAR AT SA LOOB LANG NG ILANG BUWAN?
BULAG YATA ANG GOBYERNO SA KATOTOHANANG NAGPAPALIGSAHAN ANG MGA KOLEHIYO AT UNIBERSIDAD SA PAG-IMBENTO NG KUNG ANU-ANONG KURSO UPANG LALO PANG MAKAPANLOKO NG MGA MAGULANG AT KABATAAN. HALIMBAWA LANG AY ANG KURSO SA LARANGAN NG TURISMO….SA KABILA NG IISANG URI LANG NAMANG TRABAHO NA MAY KINALAMAN SA PAG-ASIKASO SA TURISTA, AY KUNG BAKIT NAPAKADAMING KURSONG DAPAT PAGPIPILIAN SAMANTALANG PARE-PAREHO LANG NAMAN ANG MGA SUBJECTS NA ITINUTURO!
SA K-12, ANG MGA MAY KAKAYAHANG KUMUHA NG MEDISINA, NURSING ABOGASYA, AT IBA PA HALIMBAWA, AY KAILANGAN NANG DUMAAN SA 2 PANG TAONG IDINAGDAG SA SENIOR HIGH, BAGO TULUYANG MAKATAPAK SA COLLEGE LEVEL. KAYA HUMABA NG 2 TAON ANG PANAHONG GUGUGULIN UPANG MAKATAPOS NG MGA NABANGGIT NG KURSO….MAHABANG PANAHONG GAGASUTUSAN NG MGA MAHIHIRAP NA MAGULANG!
SAMANTALA, KUNG ANG HINAHABOL LANG NAMAN NG GOBYERNO AY UPANG MAKAPASOK AGAD SA TRABAHO ANG MGA KABATAANG PILIPINO KAHIT SA LOOB NG PILIPINAS, ANO NGAYON ANG PAKIALAM NG EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM NG IBANG BANSA, NA PILIT NATING GINAGAYA?
“I like the mountains because they make me feel small,’ Jeff says. ‘They help me sort out what’s important in life.” — Mark Obmascik, Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled–and Knuckleheaded–Quest for the Rocky Mountain High
Having lived in Baguio for over 15 years, I was able to see and experience places near the city not many people knew about. Being a self-confessed mountain-enthusiast, my weekends then were spent either pigging out in various Baguio City restaurant or sauntering my way to several mountains in Benguet. Now, if you are interested in marveling at a 360 degrees vista of the La Trinidad Valley, a chill and quick climb (less than an hour) to Mt. Kalugong Eco-Park is a place you might want to check out. It’s an eco-park, I know, however it is still a mountain top of sorts.
Going through my write-ups about Benguet (and Cordillera) mountains I have scaled, I am surprised…
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“The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” -Mark Twain
Holes-in-the-Wall: these are out-of-the-way, small places like cafe, bar or restaurants that are not considered to be fancy,expensive orunpretentious… Places to eat where they impart a more homey vibe.
You see, I love eating, and Iwant to enjoy eating all through my lifetime. Despite my lean frame, I actually eat almost everything (well except those with fresh vinegar). I believe that the next best thing to eating food, is talking about it. And that exactly is what this write-up is for. This blog will be constantly updated whenever I get to visit a hole-in-the-wall gastronomic hub in the City of Pines.
Address: 2nd floor ofFilipino – Chinese General Hospital’s drugstore, M. Roxas (Trancoville), Baguio City, Benguet.
This tiny cafe that offers some of the better…
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