Southern (Luzon) Exposure: The Villa Escudero-Tagaytay Edition

We've planned countless trips but none pushed through. So, it was a bit of a surprise to me that this one did. It almost didn't, by the way, since the weekend we planned on going was the weekend after the heavy flooding of the metro. Realizing that we do better with impromptu trips, we decided … Continue reading Southern (Luzon) Exposure: The Villa Escudero-Tagaytay Edition

Binondo Culinary Jaunt with the Crazy People 2013

A couple of months ago, I convinced my family to come with me on a food tour in the oldest Chinatown in the world. Binondo was established in 1594, on the other side of the Pasig River across from Intramuros, as permanent settlement for Chinese immigrants who converted to Catholocism. They, and others who are … Continue reading Binondo Culinary Jaunt with the Crazy People 2013

Visita Iglesia 2013: Churches Around Manila

It is a yearly traadition of our family to do Visita Iglesia every Good Friday. Visita Iglesia, which is literally translated from Spanish as Church Visit, is a Roman Catholic tradition dating back around 300 A.D., when the pious Catholics would visit seven Roman Basilicas. Traditionally, seven basilicas or churches are visited but since our … Continue reading Visita Iglesia 2013: Churches Around Manila