Japan’s third largest city after Tokyo and Yokohama, Osaka can give you a feel of what Japanese urban life is like. You can get yourself a huge treat from its shopping malls, restaurants and amusement facilities.
A striking city, Tokyo is truly a home of high-class fashion, remarkable architecture, great entertainment, traditional culture, luscious restaurants and many more. Walking around Harajuku, Shibuya and Akihabara is definitely a lavish treat while visiting Zojoji Temple and Tokyo Tower is certainly a lovely sightseeing.
Only two-hour drive from Manila, Pansol in Calamba Laguna is a famous destination for private hot spring resorts promising a soothing getaway. Really a must-try weekend treat, we spent one, fun night at Pansol’s Royal Elizabeth.
Fortunate to spend a day in Kamakura, we visited Hasedera, a temple built on a hill and Kamakura Daibutsu, Japan’s second tallest Buddha statue.
Nara, formerly known as Heijo, is a cradle to the very colorful Japanese civilization. Being the country’s first permanent capital, Nara houses some of Japan’s most treasured antiques that speak of its very unique and sophisticated culture. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site are a number of its temples and shrines.
For a very long period of time, Kyoto served as Japan’s capital city making it really rich with cultural heritage. One of Japan’s largest cities, it is home to a lot of amazing temples and shrines, famous landmarks and other historical structures.
Impressed – that’s what I felt after roaming around the capital and largest city of Negros Oriental that is Dumaguete, popularly known as the City of Gentle People.
We went to Apo Island on the third day of our Siquijor-Dumaguete trip. From Siquijor, we took a ferry boat ride going to Dumaguete for around 40 minutes.
Much has been told about the island of Siquijor. Folk legends share the existence of witchcraft in the place. During my teenage years, I remember watching Siquijor documentaries about “witches” making paper dolls dance without strings. You’ll also hear about their famous “mananambal” or folk healer. Witchcraft and black magic stories had indeed gave Siquijor…
With the summer heat continuing to sprawl all over the metro, we found Blue Coral beach resort to give us a refreshing atmosphere. Situated three to four hours away from Manila, we packed our things and headed our way to Laiya, Batangas.