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Best Hotels in Tagaytay

The City of Tagaytay is one of the favorite weekend destinations for Manila dwellers. Being just a relatively short bus/car ride away, this city in the highlands provides the perfect escape from the scorching heat and maddening pace of the big city. Just like Baguio City, the main tourist pull of Tagaytay lies in its […]

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Baguio City Hotels

Baguio City is one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines and it is for good reason. The City of Pines, as it is known, is famous for its mild year-round weather. It is situated in the Cordilleras of Luzon, hence the desirable weather. It comes as no surprise that Baguio City is considered […]

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General Santos City, Philippines

Ever wondered where that juicy piece of tuna on your sashimi is from? Most likely, it’s from the Philippines, particularly from General Santos City. Known as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, this city in southern Philippines is the largest producer of sashimi-grade tuna in the country. And did I mention that General Santos City […]

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Tagum City, Philippines

Travelers who visit Davao City very rarely venture out of the city and explore the nearby towns except perhaps to cross the Gulf looking for a strip of white sand beach. But Davao Region has so much more to offer than just vibrant Metro Davao and sunny Samal Island. One needs only to hop on […]

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Baguio City, Philippines

Up high in the Cordillera Mountain Range, Baguio City in the Province of Benguet is on average eight degrees cooler than the normal Philippine temperature and is one of the few places in the Philippines with a cool climate. 1,500 meters above the sea and 250 kilometers north of the Philippine capital, most Manilenos folk […]

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Batangas, Philippines

For Filipinos, Batangas is a province considered as “Little Spain.” The idea came from the Spanish-style houses and other architecture, which reflects Spanish designs that haven’t been modified since the 333 years of Spaniard colonization. Now, the place has a mixed native and Spanish culture that is reflected in the people’s ethnic practices, structural designs […]

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Angeles City: City of Angels

photo byMarcos Chymera on flickr EVER wondered what it would be like to take a dip in a volcano lake that once boiled to a million degrees in an eruption that blanketed a fourth of the country and sent trillions of tons of ash into the stratosphere? Or, taking a reinvigorating splash into cold spring […]

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Bacolod City Philippines

The City of Smiles, Bacolod is one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines. It is Negros Occidental’s provincial capital, located at the heart of the Visayas group of islands. Bacolod is a charming blend of rich history, friendly people, natural attractions and modern amenities, making it a perfect destination for every type of […]

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Subic Bay, Philippines

photo byMunchero on flickr For many centuries, Subic Bay was recognized as a deep safe harbour. Realizing Subic potentials, the Spaniards used the bay as a port to defend and maintain the Philippines as a part of their empire in the 17th century. In 1885, it was built into a naval base that utilized the […]

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Vigan, Philippines

© Marie Gay Del Rosario | Dreamstime.com   The City of Vigan is globally recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the only well-preserved Hispanic town in the Philippines complete with Spanish-style buildings, cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages called “kalesas”. It was said that Vigan was spared from bombings during World War II […]

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