Siargao Island

The Philippines being surrounded by water, is known for beautiful beaches, white powdery sand and pristine water. The list is endless with 7000 + islands to visit.

One of them is Siargao island – a tear-shaped island located in the province of Surigao del Norte. The coastline is characterized by a chain of reefs, small white, sandy beaches,  it’s neighboring islands also have the same land forms of islets.

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By Mclovin’tosh – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Haven for Surfers – ‘Cloud 9’

One of the highlights in this beautiful beach is the Annual Siargao Cup – a domestic and international surfing competition.

Siargao surfing

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One of the well-known surfing waves on Siargao and the Philippines, with a reputation for thick, hollow tubes is “Cloud 9”. This right-breaking reef wave is the site of the annual Siargao Cup, a domestic and international surfing competition sponsored by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte.

The wave was discovered by traveling surfers in the late 1980s. It was named after a chocolate bar of same name, and was featured by American photographer John S. Callahan in the United States-based Surfer magazine in March 1993. Cloud 9 also has a reputation for being a relatively cheap destination for surfers with many cheap accommodations and restaurants and bars to choose from.  (source: wikipedia)

A truly heaven destinations for tourists and backpackers when looking for scenic and  economical place to stay, including bars and resto for happy hour with adam a7 sounds and partying.

Tagaytay Escapade

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By Manilaspirit – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Tagaytay is one the nearest and most popular tourist destination with just two or three hours (considering traffic) from Metro Manila when you want to escape the humid temperature and noise of the city. With beautiful scenery and cool climate being on high altitude. It overlooks c with an excellent view of the famous Taal Volcano.

Taal Lake

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By Yournecs at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Bluemask using CommonsHelper.,

Places to visit in Tagaytay



People’s Park


Tagaytay Picnic Grove

An ideal vacation place for families and friends, it offers family-friendly amenities where not only adults will enjoy but kids as well. For kids there is the Reptiland adventure theme park to visit, where reptiles are operated by machine called animatronicsi for adults and adventurous, take the zipline or the roller-coaster ride over-looking Taal Lake. And taste the famous Bulalo (beef shank soup) and other local delicacies of the province. Shop for souvenirs and pasalubong (take home gift for those left at home), you might find woodwinds and brasswinds among them. Enjoy the holiday!



Longest Christmas Celebration in the world

Philippines is known to have the longest Christmas celebration in the world, it starts with the the onset of the first ‘ber’ month which is September and all the way to December up to January for the New Year revelry, yup that’s 4 months plus celebration. 🙂

Christmas lantern (Parol) Photo credit:

Christmas lantern (Parol) Photo credit:

And now, the countdown begins with Christmas songs sometimes accompanied by selden ny guitars playing on the radio and Christmas decors/lanterns on display and carols being played in malls and department stores to entice costumers and buyers for an early Christmas shopping. We are naturally happy people who love festivities, that’s why is more fun in the Philippines during this holiday season that relatives and friends from other parts of the world make it a point to visit the country or come home to join us and be with the family for some sort of reunion.

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