THIS is how you beat the summer heat in the Philippines.
Today’s sunset at the farm. #nofilter #magnificent #everythingISawesome #TrueLove #Zambales #sunset #SummerMangoLove
Hey Metro Manila lovebirds, still struggling to come-up with a brilliant Valentine’s Day plan? And you find driving to Tagaytay just a bit too… uh… last decade?Don’t panic just yet. Here are some of our recommendations for you last-minute crammer couples:
1. Sunset-chasing in Zambales
Escape from work early, get a couple of beers and some chips, and drive fast to chase the sunset anywhere along the shores of Zambales. With shores facing the West Philippine Sea, catching the perfect sunset moment on a Zambales coastline, while digging your feet into the cold sand, is definitely a worthy Panic V-Day Destination.
Did you know that the Windmill Farm in the municipality of Bangui, Ilocos Norte is the first power generating windmill farm in South East Asia?
Before the end of the wonderful year that was 2013, we went on a roadtrip to Naga City, Camarines Sur to attend a friend’s wedding. Our journey started with taking a bus ride in Cubao, QC, via the Peñafrancia Bus Lines at around 9:00 in the morning.
For Php 1,000 per seat, we opted to take the deluxe Peñafrancia bus, anticipating a 9 to 10-hour bus ride from Quezon City to Camarines Sur. The deluxe bus had its own tiny toilet inside the bus, and offered lazy-boy type seats to its passengers. Make sure your phones and gadgets are fully charged for the trip.
While the deluxe bus may offer a bit more comfort to roadtrippers, I’d still recommend bringing travel napkins, a small bottle of alcohol and/or water for cleaning, and maybe baby-wipes… in case the toilet faucets in the bus don’t work. :p Our bus had two scheduled pit stops - one around lunch time, and another around 4:30 P.M., which seemed reasonable for the long trip.
Most Filipinos are familiar with the Taal Volcano, and how Tagaytay City has an awesome view of this magnificent volcano, located within the Taal Lake. But, have you ever been to the actual town of Taal, Batangas?
Our first time to visit that place was during one of the weekends of January 2014, as we attended a friend’s wedding. From Tagaytay City, we drove through the Diokno Highway, heading south to Lemery and then towards the town of Taal.
Entering the town was a very pleasant experience; it was as if we were driving along the streets of an old Spanish-era town, with ancestral homes surrounding the very narrow streets of Taal.