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 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


Road Trip to PAGUDPUD

This road trip to Pagudpud is not planned at all...

I just got a message from a friend asking where we will be going during the holidays...

Prior to my friends message, we are actually looking to go out of town, but has not finalized where to go... options were to Baguio City... or to Villa Escudero in Quezon.

Baguio City was reported to be experiencing a very cold weather, so we are a bit hesitant since we might not enjoy it much.

On the other hand, we can't contact Villa Escudero for a reservation... so off we agree to join my friend to a road trip to Pagudpud.

This road trip, took us to the beautiful sceneries of Vigan, Laoag, Batac, and Pagudpud.

Day 1: Vigan
Places visited: Preserved centuries old ancestral homes of Vigan, Cabugao Beach Resort
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Day 2: Pagudpud
Places Visited: Laoag, Cape Bojeador LightHouse, Saud Beach Resort
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Day 3: Pagudpud, Laoag
Places Visited: Blue Lagoon, Patapat Bridge, Agua Grande Picnic Park, Bangui WindMills, Sand Dunes, Rio Del Grande
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Day 4: Batac, Vigan, Travel back home.
Places Visited: Rio Del Grande, Marcos Museum

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PHILIPPINE Festivals: Calendar of Events

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2 more RP Sites among 100 Top Dive Spots
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Two more tourist spots in the country have been included in the list of the world’s best travel destinations.

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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.


Philippines' Most Celebrated Tourist Attraction

Boracay is rated as one of the best beaches in the world... with it's seven-kilometer long sugarfine white sands, calm emerald waters, and gently sloping seadbed.

Boracay has two primary tourism beaches: the White Beach and the Bulabog Beach. These beaches are located in the opposite sides of the island's narrow central area. White Beach faces westwards while Bulabog Beach faces eastwards.

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PALAWAN is a nature sanctuary and may be considered as the most exotic tourist destination in the Philippines. Thanks to its deserted islands, limestone cliffs, coral reefs, misty mountains, and teeming wildlife.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Coron Reefs, Coron Bay, Busuanga

  • El Nido Marine Reserve Park

  • Malampaya Sound Land and Seascape Protected Area

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park

  • Tubbataha Reef Marine Park

  • Ursula Island

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The Philippine ShopFest

The Department of Tourism held in September an event to showcase the Filipino Brands in a "Grand Sale" fashion. The event is something similar to the Great Singapore Sale, the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival, the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, and the Dubai Shopping Festival.

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BAGUIO CITY: Summer Capital of the Philippines!

Baguio City is considered the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Thanks to a chilly climate that this City have. In a humid tropical country like the Philippines, this makes Baguio City a perfect destination during the hot summer season!

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TAGAYTAY CITY - A Popular Summer Tourist Destination

Tagaytay City is considered the Second Summer Capital of the Philippines. The Tagaytay climate has made this scenic city a very ideal venue for picnics, honeymoons, conferences, spiritual retreats, spas as well as country vacation homes. The cool Tagaytay breeze has also made this city a popular summer tourist destination. Other activities that you can enjoy here is kite flying, horse back riding, bar hoping, casino, and of course the food offered by the restaurants around the area.

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BOHOL: Chocolate Hills and Tarsiers

Bohol is the tenth largest island in the Philippines.Bohol is where the Chocolate Hills is... one of the candidates for the Seven (7) Wonders of Nature for 2008! Chocolate Hills of Bohol is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Philippines. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills, all about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 sq km. The hills are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, thus giving them the name "Chocolate Hills."

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Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park
Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is located in the hostoric town of Kawit, Cavite, Philippines. For those not familiar with the place, Kawit, Cavite is where the Philippine Independence was declared and where the first official Philippine Flag was hoisted on 12 June 1898.

Island Cove is a perfect venue for family weekend escape, company activities like team-building and/or company summer outing. This is also a perfect venue for weddings, debuts and similar celebrations.

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Enchanted Kingdom is a Theme Park situated in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. This park is divided into several zones namely: Space Port; PortaBello; Brooklyn Place; Victoria Park; Boulderville; Midway BroadWalk; and Jungle OutPost.

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33rd International Bamboo Organ Festival

Las PiƱas City

The 33rd International Bamboo Organ Festival will be held this year from February 21-29, 2008. This is a musical-cultural event attended by prominent, persons, artists, musicians, as well as tourists.

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Ticao Island Resort (San Jacinto, Masbate)

Visit the beautiful beaches of Ticao Island, Masbate. You can find Diving Sites like the Manta Ray Bowl, Shark Diving site, Coral Garden for Snorkling, and Whale Shark Watching. Whale Shark is commonly known here as "Butanding".

You can also find here the Katandayagan Falls and the beautiful beach of Burabangkaso Island, which is part of the tour being offered by the local Resorts.

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DAYAW DALAN (02 May 2008 San Jacinto, Masbate)

Dayaw Dalan is part of the San Jacinto Town Fiesta celebration. The event features competing teams. They perform street dancing on selected spots. They go around the town and show their dance numbers. The parade is done a day before the Town Fiesta celebration.

The actual competition is held on the Town Fiesta day. Several Teams compete for the title of Dayaw Dalan Champion.

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SM Mall Of Asia: The Largest Shopping Mall in SouthEast Asia

The SM Mall Of Asia is right beside the Manila Bay, where you can experience one of, if not the best sunset view in the world. The SM Mall Of Asia or MOA as it is commonly called is currently considered as the biggest Shopping Mall in SouthEast Asia. Four buildings make up the SM Mall of Asia, the Main Mall, the Entertainment Mall and the North and South Car park buildings, which can park around 5,000 cars. This mall is host to around 600 shops, that will surely cater to your shopping needs.

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TriNoma: The Newest and Most Exciting Destination in Northern Metro Manila

TriNoma is a regional mall in Northern Manila bringing all the best in shopping, dining and entertainment that people from North have always sought elsewhere. Characterized by beautiful landscaping and punctuated by stunning water features, it is home to a wide array of retail and dining choices. From well-loved stores to new shopping concepts, from fun to fine dining, from state-of-the art cinemas to a lively activity center - everything comes together at TriNoma.

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