Watchtowers of La Union

Guide to Visiting The Watchtowers of La Union, Philippines

Last Sunday, my siblings and I went “watchtower hopping”. My interest (obsession) with the watchtowers of La Union started one afternoon last week while I was doing my daily walk at the beach. The route I took was Taboc Baywalk to Urbiztondo Beach. Halfway through the walk, I passed by the watchtower of San Juan. …

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We Hiked From Poblacion to Lay-odan Farm in Balili, Mankayan

After a month of waiting, we were finally able to hike to Lay-odan Farm in Balili, Mankayan, Benguet last Sunday. I’ve been here before already, but my colleague hasn’t been yet and we wanted to do a long walk again. We were planning on doing this the weekend after our Pilipil Red Soil hike. However, …

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Guide to Visiting Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan, Philippines

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a resort in Bagac, Bataan in the Philippines that is home to Jose Acuzar’s collection of restored Spanish-Filipino houses. Most of the houses are originals collected from different provinces while some are replicas. The original houses were carefully dismantled then they were carefully restored by the resort’s artist. You …

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Where to Stay in Kenting, Taiwan: Amanda Hotel Kenting

Recently, news came out that Taiwan is extending its trial visa-free entry for Filipino travelers from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022. However, as of the moment Taiwan is open for essential travel only. But plans on reopening for vaccinated travelers is on the table. When leisure travel to Taiwan is allowed again, you …

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Where to Stay in Bangkok, Thailand: Bangkok Patio

The island of Phuket in Thailand reopened to vaccinated foreign visitors without quarantine requirements on July 1. And if the reopening is successful, officials say that they will open nine more popular tourist destinations in Thailand, Bangkok included. With that said, I am sharing here a review of Bangkok Patio, and a video of the …

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