Photo of the Day – The Rizal Monument

As a fitting tribute for the 150th Death Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine National Hero, last December 30, 2011, I deem it appropriate to feature The Rizal Monument as the Photo of the Day. Such Rizal Monument is located in the town Plaza or Square at the heart of the poblacion of Socorro in Bucas Grande Island, Surigao del Norte, Philippines. I took this photo after the floral offering to the Rizal Monument in the concluding part of the 2011 Rizal Day Program. Read More »

Photo of the Day – Picture of Rainbow At Puerto Princesa Baywalk

The photo of the day is about the Picture of Rainbow at the Baywalk in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Island, Philippines. The Baywalk is a modern seaside strip with a serene environment ideal for strolling, jogging, biking or simply watching the breathtaking sunrise or a romantic sunset amidst the beauty of the seascape. Uniquely designed and colorful lamp posts lining the pathways add beauty to the spot during night time. This photo was taken during my early morning stroll at the Puerto Princesa Baywalk. Unknowingly, as I poured all my efforts to take a picture of rainbow at a distance, my body blocked the morning sunlight forming a shadow on the lower left hand surface of the photo that perfecttly blended with the landscape. Read More »

Amontay Beach Resort – Finding Almost Paradise In Caraga Region

A souvenir photo on while on the black sand beach fronting Amontay Beach Resort

My friends kept on telling me that there exists a comely resort situated in a black sand beach named Amontay Beach Resort dubbed almost paradise of Caraga Region in Mindanao Island with amenities comparable to other luxury beach resorts in this part of the Philippines. Hence, in one of my trips to Cagayan de Oro City, I decided to drop by the area and verify on the veracity of such report. Read More »

Photo of the Day – The Rock Boat In Bucas Grande Island, Philippines

The subject for the photo of the day is The Rock Boat situated in the southwestern part of the 12,445-hectare Bucas Grande Island, Socorro, Surigao del Norte, Philippines. Truly, I was, and am still fascinated with this rock formation. In my childhood days, I used to hop on the peak of the rock boat and enjoy the surrounding scenery to the cheers of my playmates gleaning sea shells that abound in the vicinity. Nowadays, it becomes a part of the attractions of the high-end Club Tara Resort. Read More »

One Hyundai Club Bloggers Lunch – A Blogger Event To Remember

An email-invitation for the One Hyundai Club Bloggers Lunch slated for Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Hotel Celeste in San Lorenzo Drive cor A. Arnaiz Ave, Makati City coming from Ms. Precious Claire Del Valle, Corporate and Advertising Assistant of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) which is the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, had really made my day. Though I have no idea by that time on what were the criteria in selecting the participants to such blogger event but the fact that I was among those being invited had provided a sense of fulfillment on my part as a blogger whose travel blog had surfaced in the blogosphere for just less than a year. Read More »

How The Spaniards Regard Food In Spain?

The famous Paella a la Valenciana

My first taste of food in Spain was at a coffee shop fronting Meson del Corregidor in the vicinity of Plaza Mayor located in the heart of the capital city of  Madrid. While savoring the strange taste of Bartilillos con Crema (small custard pie), Churros (Long fluted wads of fried dough) and a cup of thick, hot chocolate, our expert tour guide Miss Katia Oceransky, gamely lectured us members of the 15-man Philippine delegation to the Study Tour on the Development of Cooperative Integration in Spain that food in Spain is not only a form of nourishment but is literally part of Spain culture and is influenced greatly by the history of Spain. Read More »

Bucas Grande Island – 3 Compelling Reasons To Visit The Mindanao All-In-One Destination

Sohoton Cave in Bucas Grande Island

Bucas Grande Island is dubbed as all-in-one tourist destination for the reason that it does not only host a variety of tourist spots, natural attractions and world-class resorts ideal for island getaways but it is the home of people helping people. The 12,445-hectare island covering the lone municipality of Socorro is situated in the northeastern part of the Province of Surigao del Norte, Mindanao Island, Philippines with its town center openly facing the Pacific Ocean having the geographical coordinates of 9° 37' 17" North, 125° 58' 0" East. Read More »