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Guide to Visiting Bahay na Bato Open Gallery in Luna, La Union

After seven years, I finally got to visit Bahay na Bato La Union again last weekend. Bahay na Bato is located in Luna, La Union, and was originally built as a rest house of Dr. Edison and Dr. Purita Noble in 2000. The couple commissioned Korean stone and wood sculptor Bong Kim in building and …

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Where to Stay in Baguio: City Center Hotel

Are you planning on a weekend getaway to the Summer Capital of the Philippines? Wondering where to stay in Baguio? I highly recommend City Center Hotel. It is located in the heart of the city, a relatively cheap hotel near Burnham Park. It has comfortable rooms and is newer than most hotels in Baguio. Last …

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Mt. Yangbew and Mt. Kalugong Hike: Easy Day Hikes from Baguio or La Union

If you are in Baguio and looking for something other than visiting the usual tourist spots like Burnham Park, Mines View Park, or Camp John Hay, why not go hiking in nearby La Trinidad? Mt. Yangbew and Mt. Kalugong Hike are easy day hikes that you can do from Baguio or even La Union. The …

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Entry Requirements to the Philippines and How to Register in the eTravel Platform

Although the Philippines has eased its entry requirements, travelers to the Philippines are still required to comply with some conditions. Pre-departure tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated Filipino and foreign travelers. Also, the One Health Pass was recently replaced with a new eTravel platform. Aside from the applicable visa requirements, as of this …

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La Union Travel Guide: Things to Do, Where to Stay, Where to Eat and Tourist Spots to Visit in La Union

Located in the Northern Philippines and more popularly referred to as Elyu (LU), La Union has been a favorite weekend beach getaway to many prior to the pandemic because of its proximity to Manila. And more than two years after the lockdown, tourists are back, including the ones who think they own the place and …

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12 Hours in Sagada: Travel Guide to Sagada, Mountain Province

What can you do with just 12 hours in Sagada? Last weekend, we went on a day trip to Sagada, Mountain Province. We were there for a work-related activity but tried to squeeze in some sightseeing during our trip. If you are not familiar with the place, Sagada is a town in the Cordillera Mountains …

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