The Northern Blossom Flower Farm was largely unknown for some time but has been supplying its gorgeous flowers to Metro Manila and even to as far away as Mindanao. A little over three years ago, however, a local TV network featured the 3-hectare farm and mainly because of social media, the secret was soon out.
Looking for a quick one-day getaway from Metro Manila’s urban chaos we decided to look east instead of south where most of the destinations were still blanketed by ash and still at risk from Taal Volcano’s wrath. That led us to the towns east of Laguna de Bay and into the town of Kalayaan, Laguna […]
A 2014 Forbes Magazine article ranked it number 5 on its list of “7 Best Places to Retire Around the World,” yet few Filipinos seemed to notice. Since visiting Dumaguete in 2013 however, we’ve been continuously drawn to this central Philippines city, a clear favorite of ours.
January 13, 2020: Taal Volcano erupted yesterday at 2 PM Manila time belching steam, ash and small rocks. Evacuation of the towns and villages around the lake is now ongoing.
Years ago we’ve made it a point not to visit the same place twice, especially destinations located far from home. More recently, however, we’ve become more comfortable at retracing past jaunts.
Six years ago, on a 2-day tour around Siquijor by trike, we asked our tour guide and driver to take us to a secluded beach in the northern coast of San Juan town. Paliton Beach was mentioned by only a handful of blogs back then and was almost unknown
The next time we visit Siquijor, we remember thinking 6 years ago, we’d be sure to check out and stay at a beachfront resort in San Juan town. After touring Dumaguete and its surrounding towns for 2 days and 3 nights on the last week of November it was time to revisit Siquijor with friends […]
Despite being to Dumaguete four times, we’ve never made it to the Twin Lakes in nearby Sibulan town. Part of the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park, the Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao and Danao are among the top destinations for visitors in the area around Dumaguete.
On our 4th visit along with friends to our favorite city down south – Dumaguete, Negros Oriental – we made sure to drop by the town of Valencia, a municipality located for the most part in the highlands west of Dumaguete.
Perhaps there’s nothing more frustrating than hiking to a waterfall only to discover that it has completely dried up once you get to the spot. From experience, however, we learned how to adjust quickly