Resort within the city



Last Saturday, a former high school classmate invited us to celebrate her birthday at a resort near their place. A resort with big swimming pool and spacious open area for outdoor party, and air-conditioned rooms for staycation. The place is Last Gate Resort in Quezon city.


Food and wine was over-flowing and we really had a blast. We played mind games and sing-along session with the videoke machine provided by the resort. But since we were in the open area, singing was allowed only until 10 pm no amount of persuading to extend the cut-off period could prevail, lol… Rules are rules, no bargaining, even if we told them to just lower the volume of the machine and we won’t use the, still no way haha.. anyway, we enjoyed every minute of our stay there, the place is clean and even if it’s in the heart of the city, trees and plants surround the resort so you will feel close to nature, so relaxing.


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!



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