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20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta: Cultural Adventure

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February might be famously known as "Heart's Month" but it is also the month that we could enjoy the biggest aviation sports event in the country. Celebrated in Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles City, Pampanga every second week of February, the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is famously known as the fiesta for everything that flies.

This year's four-day event was held from February 11-14. It showcased a number of aerial exhibitions and ground events which was flocked by thousands of local and foreign tourists alike. 

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta started in 1994, three years after the devastating eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. It's main aim is to help jump start the economy and morale of the people residing in the lands destroyed by the catastrophe. 
The festival was going well on the first few years after its launch. However, due to financial difficulties, it was cancelled in 1999 but quickly recovered and resumed a year after. To dat…

Letter of Apology

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Dear Valued Readers,

As you all know, summer vacation in the Philippines is coming in fast. As a travel blogger, this is the perfect time for me to visit new locations and create quality blog articles. Sadly, being a freelance blogger means I use my own funds for every trip... and this of course is a big drawback for me. 

Because of this, I have decided to put ad placements in my blog to generate some income. Most of the ads are basic "ignore me" ads but there are also ads that are POP-UP types and Footers. 

Now, this is the reason why I'm writing this apology letter to you guys. There would be times where pop-up ads would appear or a new window would open revealing ads when you click on a link in my blog. 

For this, I'm apologizing in advance, but rest assured these pop-up windows and footers are not malware or virus sites. They are legit and could be useful to some people. However, if you find the ads inappropriate or containing adult materials please do let me know so…

Camarines Sur: Plaza Barlin

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Located in the middle of Barlin and Arana Streets in the City of Naga in Camarines Sur, Plaza Barlin is one of the several plazas found in this historic city.

The street and the plaza (with it's monument) was named to honor Monsignor Jorge Barlin.
So who is Monsignor Jorge Barlin?

Jorge Imperial Barlin was born on April 23,1852 in Baao, Camarines Sur. He was known for his impressive list of "firsts" for the Philippine history. Msgr. Barlin was the first clergyman to become civil governor of the province of Sorsogon. He served the province from Sept. 1898 to 1900. He was also the first Filipino to head both positions in the government and the church. He was also the first and probably the only Catholic priest to be offered the supreme prelacy of the Philippine Independent Church, also known as Aglipayan Church.  Lastly, he became the first Filipino Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.


It was not his positions that endeared him to the people of Camarines Sur…

Cavite: Tanza Oasis Hotel and Resort

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Located in Tanza in the province of Cavite, Tanza Oasis Hotel and Resort is a stunningly luxurious getaway with reasonable (and some say affordable) prices.

Tanza Oasis Hotel and Resort is a place recommended for those who are looking for a quality stay that is just a stone throw away from Manila. It's also a perfect place for a quick weekend getaway or a summer escapade with the family or barkada. This place also prides itself with its hotel accommodations and its outdoor facilities. Not to forget, the delicious food served in its in-house restaurant.
Speaking of its hotel, seeing it for the first time would make you say that it's not your ordinary cheap hotel. When you enter it, you'd be welcomed by an elegant modern architectural designed interior. The hotel has about 121 luxurious fully air-conditioned rooms and suites (Check out the rates later). It also has a spacious Grand Ballroom that is perfect for any special occasions or gatherings.Lastly, the hotel also has an i…