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Kalanggaman Island: A Beautiful Island Paradise in Leyte Philippines!

January 17, 2018

There are many places that have left us speechless, but Kalanggaman Island takes the cake for one of the most beautiful islands on our list.  It’s crazy to think, but these photos just don’t do it justice.  As beautiful as it may look from the perspective of our camera lens, these images pale in comparison to the real view you get while standing on the edge of the water, toes in the…

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Boodle Fight at Isdaan Floating Restaurant | Laguna Philippines

August 28, 2017
Isdaan Floating Restaurant

After spending a few days in Cabuyao Laguna, Melody’s cousin recommended a visit to Isdaan Floating Restaurant. She described it as a place with Thailand feels and great food. Since it was nearby, we decided to bring the family along for a day of photo taking and dining the Filipino way, ‘Kamayan Style’. The restaurant is known for their ‘Boodle Fight’ and we’d highly recommend it. We arrived a little…

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Child Poverty in the Philippines: Our Visit with Street Children in Cebu

August 21, 2017
Street Kids Philippines

Cebu City, Philippines – We were strolling the city at night when a scene made by 5 or 6 boys made our hearts sink. To be honest, they noticed us before we noticed them. The sight of a ‘foreigner’ in the Philippines signals hope for many. This is the frame of mind we keep when approached by a local with souvenirs for sale, a child with their hand out, or…

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Staying at Squares Beachfront Apartments in Puerto Galera Philippines

August 17, 2017
Squares Beachfront Puerto Galera Philippines

Squares Beachfront Review Places like Puerto Galera have a reputation for being a place to party, drink and mingle. While that sounds enticing, sometimes we just need a place to relax and get away from it all. Finding a quiet space in Puerto Galera is not hard to find at all. While many tourists rush to happening spots like Sabang and White Beach, many have also taken a liking…

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Taal Volcano Crater Tour | Tagaytay Philippines

August 9, 2017
Taal Volcano Crater

When in Tagaytay, hike to the Taal Volcano Crater After experiencing the beauty of Mt. Pinatubo, we decided to venture south to Tagaytay to visit the Taal Volcano Crater. It’s located on the Island of Luzon, in the province of Batangas and a little over 30 miles south of Manila. What makes this Volcano particularly interesting is the way it is situated. Let us explain. Taal is an island within…

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A Spot of Tea in Makati | Lunch at Mary Grace inside Century City Mall

July 30, 2017
Tea in Makati

The Best Place to Sip on Tea in Makati I’ll have to admit, shopping, lunch & high tea were not on our list of ‘to-dos’ when visiting Makati. I simply couldn’t resist when I passed by and saw people sipping tea served out of colorful pots + plates of pastries spread out over every table top. Maybe it’s just the ‘Alice’ in me that pulls up a chair at the sight…

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A Day at Rizal Park a.k.a Luneta Park in Manila Philippines

July 28, 2017
Rizal Park

When you visit Manila, it’s an absolute MUST to visit Rizal Park (aka Luneta), one of the largest urban parks in Asia. The park is spread out over 40 acres of gardens, lawns, ponds, cafes, museums and monuments. It’s also one of the highest rated parks in Asia According to Agoda Travelers and one of the best places to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. Like Central Park in New York, Luneta is…

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Staying at Bognot Lodge – Alvin Guesthouse at Pinatubo

July 26, 2017
Bognot Lodge

Alvin’s Guesthouse Near Mt. Pinatubo If you are looking for a place to stay before trekking up Mt. Pinatubo, look no further than Alvin’s Guesthouse (formerly known as Bognot Homestay). His B&B is conveniently located at the base of the majestic Volcano and is open all year round for travelers. We found Alvin’s Guesthouse on Airbnb and we were so fortunate we did. It was the perfect place to…

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Photo Diary: Mount Pinatubo Philippines Day Tour 2017

July 26, 2017
Mount Pinatubo Philippines

We couldn’t visit the Phil without doing a Mount Pinatubo Philippines Day Tour. Climbing a Volcano was definitely on our bucket list and we were eager to cross it off. The Mt Pinatubo Volcano sits at the tripping of the provinces of Zambales, Tarmac, and Pampanga on the Philippine Island of Luzon. The crater was formed after the eruption in June of 1991 which volcanologists consider the 2nd…

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Staying at The Pub Hotel in Zambales Philippines

July 19, 2017
The Pub Hotel

Every time we travel, we love visiting places out of the norm. When it comes to the Philippines, everyone has heard of Boracay and Palawan. After all, they are both ranked as two of the top 10 Beaches in the World. While we won’t be skipping out on those two hot spots, we also wanted to experience places off the beaten path. Olangapo was one of those hidden gems we discovered. It’s a small…