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Thursday, March 31, 2016

ANTIPOLO EVENT: Ang Paglikas ng mga Taga-Antipolo Patungong Sitio Colaique

I never heard of this event until this year when I was invited by a good friend . No catchy single word name for the event, instead, a sentence describing what happened way back World War II when the Japanese started bombing Manila and nearby Antipolo thus they call it "Paglikas ng mga Taga-Antipolo Patungong Sitio Colaique".

This is both a religious and historical reenactment of what happened that day when the people of Antipolo took refuge at the hillside of Sitio Colaique now known as Sitio Loreland because it was less exposed topography. They carried with them "Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage" thus the religious aspect to the event. This year marks its 71st anniversary.

Ang Paglikas ng mga taga Antipolo Patungong Sitio Colaique

I think the main reason why many of us haven't heard of Paglikas is because it is one that is low-profile. They have kept the event simple, as simple as mimicking the exodus that happened that day in World War II. More importantly, the successfully resisted commercializing the event and therefore keeping its identity. Keeping it simple and real.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tayo Na Sa CAMPTIPOLO ADVENTURELAND #LorelandResort #Antipolo

Camp Tipolo Adventureland is part of the 12-hectare resort that is Loreland Farm Resort in Antipolo City. It one the latest addition to what I call Three Reasons to Visit Loreland, with the main resort one, Luljatta's Hanging Gardens and Spa two and CampTipolo three.So you have Loreland Farm Resort on top of the hill, Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa on the cliff and CampTipolo Adventureland below. Access is via Loreland Resort. We went here during our stay at the resort a few weeks ago to give some to the activities a try.

As the name implies, it is a camp filled with lots of open spaces and obstacle courses for group activities. This could be your ultimate group retreat and Team building venue near Metro Manila.
CampTipolo Adventureland Antipolo Loreland


CAMPTIPOLO is your Ultimate Team Building Venue.
A place to rest, play, have fun and create strong bonds. This is where relationships are built, where one learns the importance of camaraderie, team work, and communication. The camp provides a holistic approach for personality development and offers different team building modules for students, corporate and individuals looking for new heights of adventure and extensive learning.

Camp Tipolo Adventureland offers not only outdoor activities. Fun, learning and excitement combined. Swing like Tarzan in Tarzan Jump or test your balance in Balancing Logs. Be brave in Mud Slide, or reminisce your childhood while playing Mud Crawl.

Camp Tipolo Adventureland
Loreland Farm Resort Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City, Philippines
Phone: +632 570 2532, +632 695 1965
Mobile: +63 917 544 4432; +63 928 627 8897
Email: reservations @bienvenidotours.com

Monday, March 14, 2016

10 Reasons Why LULJETTA'S HANGING GARDENS AND SPA Could Be Your Ultimate Romantic Summer Spa and Wellness Destination

We may be off to a slow start but there is no mistaking that summer is finally here.  Everybody's restless for a summer escape.  While that also means Valentines is be over, the long summer in the Philippines offers a great opportunity to deepen your bond with your romantic partners, even friends and families. And there is a place you can achieve this less than one hour from Manila. Set in the mountain resort of Antipolo with a commanding view of Laguna De Bay and Metro Manila is Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa.

Here are 10 Reasons Why LULJETTAS HANGING GARDENS AND SPA could be your "Ultimate Romantic Summer Wellness and Spa Destination".


1. The "First and Only Hanging Garden and Spa in the Philippines" + Proximity from Metro Manila

And no wonder why this place is well searched. It is not only because it looks beautiful in pictures. It is a lot nicer in person and the experience you get when here is an experience you will cherish for years. It claims to be the "First Hanging Garden and Spa in the Philippines". I never heard of a similar place. Should there be one soon, Luljettas sure has set a very high standard to reckon. It is also unbeatable when it comes to location.

Going Here:
-From Edsa or C5, go straight Ortigas Ave leading to Rizal Province.
-Pass through the rotunda in Tikling, Taytay Rizal and up to Antipolo.
-In Antipolo, turn right past Hamaka Park. Take the road that leads to Teresa Rizal and notice the Provincial Capitol on your left.
-Look for Unciano Hospital on your right and turn right at the corner after the hospital. Follow the signs that will lead you to Loreland Farm Resort.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bakih Noodles and Hot Fresh Tea at BO TAN Bubble Tea and Cafe Makati

We discovered this place during our staycation at Red Planed Hotel Amorsolo. I like Red Planet Amorsolo because it is only a few minutes stroll to the popular shopping and dining place that is Greenbelt but the challenge of staying here is the lack of quality dining options. On a weeknight, there is a great chance of ending up in a fast food chain or burger outlet. Good thing right across the hotel is West of Ayala Condominium, underground that is BO TAN Bubble Tea and Cafe.

The first impression I got when we got here is "are we in the Philippines?". Be transported in a China or Taiwan-like atmosphere, not so much because of the interior but because of the crowd. We were the only locals here on our first visit. Maybe other were also Filipinos but everybody seemed Chinese-looking.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

RED PLANET HOTEL Amorsolo: A Fusion of Five-Star Hotel Amenities and the Chick feel of a Designer Hostel

I wrote separate reviews on Tune Ortigas and Tune Ermita before and I spoke highly of the two. I think the Tune brand in the Philippines is unbeatable in its budget category. Five-star bed, power shower, pay add-ons that you only need to.customize your budget. Now, the Tune we love is rebranded into RED PLANET HOTELS PHILIPPINES retaining all the features we all loved but just got even better with Red Planet Amorsolo (the 2nd Red Planet Hotel in Makati) being the pilot hotel for the pleasant additions they offer. Aside for the ones I mentioned above and tested hospitality, Red Planet bears an image of a high-end hostel. 


By hostel I mean an even warm and hip ambiance that is reflective of the diverse visitors it gets from all over the world. Travelers who are thirsty of adventure and of indulging into the local culture. 
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