Destinations

Complete Guide to Visiting Lay-odan Farm in Balili, Mankayan, Benguet

Aside from paragliding in Lepanto airstrip, one of the newest tourist attractions in Mankayan, Benguet, Philippines is Lay-odan Farm. Located at Mogao, Brgy. Balili in Mankayan, it has an elevation of 1650 meters above sea level. It is a forty-minute drive from the town proper of Mankayan. The farm was once a hunting ground for …

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La Union Travel Requirements During the Pandemic

Due to the alarming increase of active cases in the province, the Provincial Government of La Union released an Executive Order (EO) effective April 10, 2021, implementing stricter border control policies in the province. The EO outlines the new La Union travel requirements. It shall remain in effect unless otherwise replaced by subsequent policies. As …

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Paragliding in Mankayan, Benguet: A Complete Guide

Ever wondered what birds feel while flying? They say the closest you can get to the sensation of flying is through paragliding. Now you can do just that in Benguet over the picturesque mountains of Mankayan. Paragliding in Mankayan was officially launched at the Lepanto airstrip during the town’s 108th founding anniversary last March 2021. …

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Final Stop: Bangkok, Thailand

Finally, after almost two years, I am now writing about the final stop of my six weeks Southeast Asia backpacking trip. But just like my Chiang Mai post, I will not be able to share my expenses for Bangkok because I forgot to write down my expenses. After taking the overnight train from Chiang Mai, …

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Fourteenth Stop: Chiang Mai, Thailand

It’s the first day of April, and I haven’t finished writing about my Southeast Asia backpacking series yet. My goal was to finish it last February, but I got busy preparing the onboarding requirements for my new job. And then I wrote about other things and completely forgot about finishing it. Chiang Mai, the fourteenth …

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La Union is Opening to Luzon Tourists Starting April 5- Here’s What You Need to Know

Update (March 31, 2021): With the sudden increase of Covid-19 cases in the province, the Provincial Government of La Union implemented Executive Order No. 7 Series of 2021 from today until April 15, 2021. The said EO provides stricter border measures and suspends tourism and holy week activities of non-residents in the province. Those who …

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San Juan, La Union Travel Guide During the Pandemic

Update (March 31, 2021): With the sudden increase of Covid-19 cases in the province, the Provincial Government of La Union implemented Executive Order No. 7 Series of 2021 from today until April 15, 2021. The said EO provides stricter border measures and suspends tourism and holy week activities of non-residents in the province. Those who …

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Hiking Mount Gadagad/Prayer Mountain in Mankayan, Benguet

Last March 12, I joined the Eco-Walk for a Cause organized by the Municipal Government of Mankayan for its 108th Founding Anniversary Celebration. The eco-walk was a hike to the top of Mount Gadagad, also known as Prayer Mountain. It was organized for the benefit of three cancer patients from Mankayan. After the walk, the …

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RT-PCR Test in La Union: How to Book Online Appointment with ITRMC

With the approval of uniform travel protocols across all government units by the IATF, medical certificates and travel authority are no longer required. And if required by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of the traveler’s destination to undergo COVID-19 testing, only a reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test will be honored. You can have your …

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