A Paradise in Mendez, Cavite

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The nature lover in me loved the 4-hour stay we had to explore this 10-hectare paradise in Mendez, Cavite. So many flowers and trees and vegetables everywhere! (There were animals too but I enjoyed the flowers more. :D)

There were fields of pineapples, other fruits and vegetables that my niece was so eager to learn about, butterfly garden, hydrangea (my favorite flower) in various colors, sunflowers, camel, a five legged cow, sheeps, you get to see the busy bees making honey and a lot more attractions!Read More »

Pinto Art Museum

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I believe it had a been a year of wanting to go to this museum. Seeing beautiful photos from the internet and great reviews really piqued my curiosity to go here. No disappointment at all when my friend and I finally went here last January 30th. Except it was a Saturday so there were really a number of visitors too.
This 1.3 hectare of museum is something you shouldn’t miss. You’ll love the various galleries, gardens that are perfect for prenup photography, Greek-like architecture, food from their cafΓ© and the overall nature vibe. Read More »

Sunday Solo Wanderings: Paco Park

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Hello, guys! Happy Sunday!

I just got home from my solo wandering at Paco Park in Manila and I loved it there so much! The place is quiet and clean. Plus the weather was so good that made my stay at the park so relaxing!

What made me go Google about where to go this Sunday is because I’m depressed when I stay at home. All I do is lay in bed and tap on my phone. Makes me grumpy too that it affects my communication with Andy and my sisters at home. Thankfully, Paco Park was one of the recommended places to go to when one wants a quiet and relaxing place. Plus, I’ve never been there before.

It’s not that far from home too. I took a train and walked going there. Seeing the photos from Google, I thought the place would be creepy since it’s one of the oldest structures in Manila. Well, maybe it is during night time but during the day, it’s beautiful. Full of trees and there were other park goers too. There were students practicing a dance routine too at one side of the park. Read More »

Instagram Round Up : Places I Want To Visit

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If only teleportation is possible, I wouldn’t be at home just browsing my Instagram feed but instead I’ll be anywhere already. Going to different places in a day, to places I’m seeing in my IG feed.

Today, I gathered travel photos that gained my double-tap and hopefully that I could visit them someday. Thanks to these people that posted their photos on IG, I get to see a glimpse of places they’re at now or have been to. πŸ™‚

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Parks Around Makati

Last Friday, I was too sad and down that I needed to get out of the house to unwind. I wanted to go somewhere where there are lots of trees and just sit under it to read a book or just relax and breathe in some fresh air. I remembered that there’s this park in Makati City called Washington Sycip Park and I haven’t been there. I’m glad I have this friend who loves to go out a lot and agreed to go with me. Hello Marnie! Haha! That day we went to three parks, Legazpi Active Park then Washington Sycip Park and lastly at Ayala Triangle, and just took photos here and there. 200+ photos! No kidding. Haha!
Legazpi Active Park

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Washington Sycip Park

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Ayala Triangle

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Yes, we just toured parks around Makati! Haha. Good thing they aren’t far from each other. ❀

The Manila Hotel Tour

Last Saturday, November 15, 2014, Alona and I went to The Manila Hotel for a tour.

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I’ve read somewhere that The Manila Hotel hosts a hotel tour once every month but they wouldn’t mind to tour you if you’ll just walk-in at any time of the day.

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That’s what my friend and IΒ  did! We just went and asked for a guided tour and they were very nice to grant our request.

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I wonder what flower this is. Do you know? πŸ™‚
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Their main lobby.

I was in awe the moment we entered the hotel. I loved their Christmas trees and decorations, and even their female staff’s blue gowns.

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Merry Christmas!

I wish I took a selfie with this tree! 😍

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Gift shop.

This is just the part 1 of my The Manila Hotel tour. I’ll upload the next one tomorrow. πŸ™‚
But before we headed to this hotel, we walked Rizal Park first. Read all about it here. πŸ™‚
As much as I want to upload all the photos in one post, I can’t because my internet connection is sooo slow (as always).

I hope you would still like this post. Hihi! 😁

Traipsing Rizal Park

Rizal Park ( Filipino: Liwasang Rizal ) also known as Luneta Park or colloquially Luneta , is a historical urban park located along Roxas Boulevard, City of Manila , Philippines, adjacent to the old walled city of Intramuros .

Situated by Manila Bay, Luneta is also an important site in Philippine history . The execution of national hero JosΓ© Rizal on December 30, 1896, fanned the flames of the 1896 Philippine Revolution against the Kingdom of Spain . The area was officially renamed Rizal Park in his honor, and the monument enshrining his remains serves as the park’s symbolic focal point.

Read more here.

After our Saturday class, my classmate/friend and I decided to go to The Manila Hotel because I’ve read somewhere that they hosts hotel tour (I’ll blog about it soon.) Wanderlusts. 😜
In going to The Manila Hotel via train, one must traipse Rizal Park first. You’d love to stop and take pictures! πŸ˜‰

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Independence Flagpole. Standing 150 feet and is the tallest flagpole in the Philippines. On this spot, the full
independence of the Republic of the Philippines
was proclaimed .
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Background: Rizal Monument

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Rizal Park at night..
These fountains dances and changes colors in sync with the music.

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That’s not all there is to see. This park spans an approximately 16.24 hectares, so, it’s pretty wide.
There are some other points of interest in here, like:
Children’s Playground
Chinese Garden
Japanese Garden
Concert at the Park
Diorama of Rizal’s Martyrdom
Filipino-Korean Soldier Monument
Lapu-Lapu Monument (or the Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom)
and many more…

It’s so nice to be back here after how many months. We used to picnic here or just lay down the grass. ❀

Loved it, guys? πŸ™‚