Rogue Diaries: Holy-day Trip to La Union

Day Tour La Union

Doing a day trip to La Union is indeed possible. How? First and foremost: leave Manila at 3am or even earlier. Then, take the NLEX, SCTEX and the TPLEX. Five hours later, you’ll find yourself in Bauang, La Union (yes, this already includes an hour-long stopover at Petron NLEX for…

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Montero Diaries: Sampaguita Beach, Batangas

Sampaguita Beach Batangas

Once again Google fooled us into embarking on a “1 hour and 22 minute drive” from Alabang to a virgin beach in Batangas: Sampaguita Beach. Deducting the time we spent on getting some diesel and buying some additional food at the market, we spent a total of 3 hours on…

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A Day in Tagaytay

Sixty kilometers south of Manila is one of the country’s most popular destinations: Tagaytay City. It attracts local and foreign tourists alike because of its close proximity to Manila, its cooler temperature and the scenic views of the Taal Volcano. It is famous for a lot of tourist destinations like…

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Montero Diaries: Malabrigo Beach

Malabrigo Beach

Summer means outings and trips to the beach. Searching for “best beaches near Manila” in Google would lead you to the Malabrigo beach in Batangas. I know I have been reposting my old article about the disappointing Batangas beaches where we went to during the past couple of years. But…

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Montero Diaries: Nuvali

montero diaries: nuvali

Today, I drove my mother, sisters, niece, nephew and boyfriend to Nuvali and I experienced a number of firsts, namely: navigating our narrow and tricycle-laden streets (drove up the curb as I was turning down a blind corner, too) highway driving (maximum speed ever at 80kph) and almost hitting a…

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Subic Day Tour Adventures

Subic Day Tour Adventures

Road trip!  It was Candy’s second to the last day in Manila and we decided to go on a Subic day tour, her last lakwacha in the Philippines before heading back to the Middle East.  So, we stormed Subic and crammed Ocean Adventure and Tree Top Adventure into one jam-packed Saturday. Ocean Adventure…

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