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Explore MyPhilippines: Bag of Beans, Tagaytay City

 Bag of Beans, Tagaytay City Bag of Beans is one of the must visit places in Tagaytay City. I am witness to how Bag of Beans has grown from a small coffee shop to an established dining place that it is now today.  Bag of Beans has also opened several branches along the Tagaytay City tourist stretch with six branches as of this writing. Bag of Beans caters as events venue and is one of the preferred wedding venues in Tagaytay City. Bag of Beans is also now into Bed and Breakfast accommodation. For this particular visit, me and my Family came for lunch. The food is really nice! Of course coffee and dessert after lunch is a must!  It was definitely worth the travel! Photo Credits: Bag of Beans Here is a short video of our latest visit to  Bag of Beans (Main) in Tagaytay City. Here are some photos taken during our last visit to Bag of Beans. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is another side with English County vibe. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is the

2 more RP Sites among 100 Top Dive Spots

Two (2) more RP sites among 100 top dive spots By Mayen Jaymalin Updated November 18, 2008 12:00 AM Two more tourist spots in the country have been included in the list of the world’s best travel destinations. The Department of Tourism (DOT) yesterday reported that scuba diving experts have included Malapascua and Apo Island among the world’s top 100 dive spots. Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano said Sport Diver, the official magazine of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, named the two local dive spots in its special report entitled “100 Dives to Do Before You Die.” Durano said Malapascua was picked for its consistent thresher shark sightings while Apo Island was chosen for its excellent spots that attract underwater photographers. It said that Apo Island Marine Sanctuary is replete with a continuous chain of underwater life, with hard and soft corals attracting reef fish like snappers, surgeon fish, damsel fish, parrot fish, anemone fish and wrasse, which, i

PUERTO GALERA: One of Philippines' Best Dive Site

PUERTO GALERA: One of Philippines' Best Dive Site Puerto Galera is in the island of Mindoro. It is considered as one of the best dive sites in the Philippines. Puerto Galera is a popular destination among tourists. It has beautiful beaches and the waters is ideal for scuba diving. Here are some of the beaches that line along the white sand beach of Puerto Galera... ************************************************************************************************* Tour Assistance / Information Puerto Galera Municipal Tourism Council Puerto Galera Municipal Hall Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro WebSite: ************************************************************************************************* Where To Stay... Sunset at Aninuan Beach Resort Aninuan Beach Resort Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental Contact: Lexy F. Niederer eMail: Telephone: +63.920.931.8946 or +63.920.931.8924 Big Apple Dive Resorts Beach front Bi

PHILIPPINE Festivals: Calendar of Events (NOVEMBER 2008)

PHILIPPINE Festivals: Calendar of Events (NOVEMBER 2008) SAN CARLOS CITY FIESTA November 4 San Carlos City, Negros Occidental A three-day religious festivity honoring the patron saint, San Carlos Borromeo, featuring Pintaflores Festival, fluvial parade, processions, sports exhibitions, body painting contest and concerts. EL CINCO DE NOVIEMBRE / KANSILAY FESTIVAL November 5 Bago City, Negros Occidental This is a historical festival that commemorates the Negrenses’ bloodless revolt against the Spaniards led by Gen. Juan Anacleto T. Araneta in 1898. PINTAFLORES FESTIVAL (HONORING ST. CHARLES BORROMEO) November 5 San Carlos City, Negros Occidental The emerging festival of San Carlos City, highlighs the traditional fiesta celebration in honor of its patron Saint San Carlos Borromeo on the first week of November. It features street dancing by "tribes" dressed in colorful ethnic-inspired costumes, their bodies painted with flower designs reminiscent of the tattoe