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Upside Down Museum

A 1-2 hour of fun at Upside Down Museum. Many people ranging from 7 years old to 40 plus go here, especially on the weekend. We went there Sunday exactly 11 a.m. We thought there will be no people but after we took a few shots in the first place many people are in line already.  All people just wanna experience something that will turn us upside down.

In every photo op place, there is one person who will assist you and poses or scenes and they would gladly take your photo.

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Upside Down Museum is located at CCP Complex in Pasay City.

The entrance fee is 450 pesos.

Hello to the people who will go to the museum. Be observant. When someone is taking photos, please do not pass by or tell your friends or your companion to strike a pose when you know there is someone else taking photos. You will have your own time. Please be considerate of others. Enjoy the place.

 

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A day in Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort

Stilts Calatagan is a 24-hectare white sand beach resort located in Batangas. It is 3-4 hours away from Manila.

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Changing area
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Shower area
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adult and kiddie pool

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Paddleboarding
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Every corner of Stilts have wooden board with quotes or sayings

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Expenses:

Open Harmony Cottage – 145.50 (1020/7 person)

Entrance Fee – 385 pesos

Food – 571.50 pesos (4000/7 person)

Paddle Board – 250 per hour

Total – 1352 pesos

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A jaunt to Bohol

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

A 4 days and 3 nights trip to Bohol with family is a great experience. It is my first time in Visayas area and Bohol did not disappoint me. Bohol has its own beauty. It is one of the places which offers mesmerizing beaches, islands, churches, falls, food and the people.

We visited the popular tourist spots in Bohol. We went to different churches that were built hundred years ago. Some of the biggest churches in Bohol are still under renovation. Some part of the churches there was broken down by 6.8 magnitude earthquake last 2013.

Let me share with you the itinerary that we had:

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Let me share with you some of the photos of our trip.

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Never ever leave the place without trying their all natural ice cream. And also the cone is made from cassava. 🙂

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Second day. 

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Third day. My most favorite part. Island hopping! 🙂 Oh, we watched the dolphins too.

Oh, and I also saw how diversified the underwater of Bohol.

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Fourth day.

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Exploring Masasa Beach.

Masasa Beach is one of the beaches in Batangas for a quick getaway. Masasa Beach is located in Tingloy Island.

Instead of building our tent on Masasa Beach we rented a house near the beach. You can rent Ate Melody’s house for 300 pesos per person. Free use of utensils, gas tank, and drinking water. Here is Ate Melody’s Contact Number 0917-392-7246.

At Ate Melody’s House 

Exploring Masasa Beach 

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How to get there from Cavite:

  1. Ride a van in the terminal located near the McDonalds.
  2. Tell the driver to drop you off at the tricycle terminal that will bring you to Anilao port
  3. Tell the tricycle to drop you off in Anilao port

From Manila:

  1. Ride a DLTB bus at Buendia going to Batangas Grand Terminal
  2. From Batangas Grand Terminal Ride a Jeep to Anilao or Tingloy Port

Tips:

  1. Bought all the food on the market. There are no store or Market in Tingloy/Masasa
  2. You can do Island hopping (1500 pesos)
  3. The electricity in Tingloy is from 7 am – 12 midnight only

Expenses:

140 – Fare to Batangas

66.67 – Fare to Anilao Port (200/3)

100 – Anilao Port to Masasa Beach

220 – Food (620/3)

300 – Rent

100 – Snorkeling

100 – Tip

40 – Tricycle Fare to Tingloy Port

145 – Fare to Cavite

1211.67  – Total expenses

You must try snorkeling and see the beauty under the sea. You will see lot of sea turtles and clown fish and many more. 🙂

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First Hike in 2017: Taal Volcano

When I was young, I thought the Taal volcano is really the one that I saw every time we go up to Tagaytay. It is not! I believe in that for almost I don’t know years of my life. Lol! The crater of the volcano is right behind that Mountain. The one that we saw every time we go to Tagaytay is Mt. Binintiang Malaki.

Here are some of the photos from our recent hike:

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Transportation:

From Manila ride a bus going to Nasugbu or Tagaytay. Drop by at Olivarez then there ride a tricycle. Tell the driver to drop you off at Talisay port. Then at the drop off point ride a boat.

Tips:

  1. Bring at least 1 liter of water or energy drink with you.
  2. Bring chocolates or any sweet
  3. Bring extra clothes, towel or slipper for your tired feet
  4. Trekking is better than riding a horse
  5. The food and drinks there is a bit expensive
  6. The best haggler saves more. 😀

Expenses:

Total fare from our home to Olivarez (back and forth) – 70 pesos

Fare to Talisay from Olivarez (back and forth)- (500/5) – 100 pesos

Boat to Taal (back and forth) – 2000/5 – 400 pesos

Environmental fee – 100 pesos

Tour guide – 500/5 – 100 pesos

Food – 80 pesos

Red lava – 50 pesos

Total expenses: 900 pesos

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Korea feels at Lumbini Institute of Cavite

Lumbini Institute of Cavite is owned by Korean that resides here in the Philippines. The school  is formerly known as Academia de Doxa.

The trees and the ambiance is a lot like in Korea says by my friend.

Glimpse of our recent visit at Lumbini Institute of Cavite.

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Those who want to go to the temple. Please, please respect the place. When the guard says do not sit on some parts. Do not sit. Keep the place clean. Throw your garbage properly or bring your own garbage with you. We are not paying entrance fee so in exchange we should respect and keep the place clean.

How to get here: (from Manila)

  1. Ride a bus going to Tagaytay/Nasugbu/Lian
  2. Tell the conductor of the bus to drop you off at Estrella Hospital
  3. Cross the street and ride a tricycle. Tell the tricycle driver to drop you off at Korean Temple/Lumbini Institute of Cavite

Enjoy the place! 🙂

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Caleruega: Close to Nature, Closer to God

According to the booklet given by the management of Caleruega the place is named after the birthplace of St. Dominic de Guzman, father of Order of Preachers. Wishing to honor and remember the legacy of their founder, the Filipino Dominicans established Caleruega with hopes that it will like the town of Caleruega on Spain, be a birthplace – a genesis for people speaking to and for the Divine creator.

Let me show a glimpse of our adventure in Caleruega

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Mt. Batulao at the back. 🙂 

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How to get there:

  1. Ride a bus that will goes to Nasugbu
  2. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Hillcrest
  3. From the jump off point at Hillcrest ride a tricycle

Expenses:

Bus Fare (Silang – Hillcrest)  – 46 pesos

Tricycle Fare – 20 pesos (80 pesos/4 person)

Entrance Fee – 30 pesos

Mineral water – 25 pesos

Tricycle Fare – 20 pesos

Bus Fare (Hillcrest – Tsokolateria) – 26 pesos

Total – 167 pesos

Tips:

Wear comfortable clothes.

As much as possible wear sneakers or any flat shoes. You will do a lot of walking.

Bring your own water