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My Birthday Travel Wish List 2014

This year I came up with a list that's really special for me. Since it's my birthday, I'll be posting my wishlist of 15 best places in the Philippines that I'd like to visit.*

*NOTE: I didn't include in this list the famous/ beautiful tourist destinations that I have already visited. 

15. Chocolate Hills, Bohol - One of the most famous landmarks of the Philippines. The Chocolate Hills is one of those places that is always featured in a tourism brochure. That is also the main reason why I like to visit this place.

14. Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro -Known for its stretch of fine white sand beaches and close proximity to Manila, Puerto Galera is one of those places that I know I could visit but I just couldn't find time to do so.

13. Hundred Islands, Pangasinan- One of the most picturesque places in the Philippines, Hundred Islands is an island hopper's paradise. I like to visit this place but I'm just waiting for anyone who'd invite me to visit this pla…

Cavite: Malinta Tunnel (Day Tour)

Located in the island of Corregidor in the province of Cavite, Malinta Tunnel is a tunnel that became popular during the Second World War because it housed several important people in Philippine history like President Manuel L. Quezon, future president Sergio Osmenia, and General Douglas MacArthur.

Construction of Malinta Tunnel started in 1922. The tunnel was finished 10 years later in 1932. It was said that the tunnel was constructed using mostly the manpower of Filipino inmates. It was also said that it was them who named the tunnel after the Tagalog word malinta which means leech infested because of the huge population of the said bloodsuckers in the area.

When the tunnel was completed it had a measure of 835 feet length for the East-West passage. It has a height of 18 feet and a width of 24 feet. The tunnel has 13 laterals on its north side and another 11 laterals on its south side. Each lateral has an average length of 160 feet and 15 feet in width. Blowers and air vents were inst…

Cavite: Pacific War Memorial

Located in the Topside sector of Corregidor Island in the province of Cavite, the Pacific War Memorial is memorial structure erected in commemoration of the Filipino and American servicemen who fought and gave their lives in the Pacific Theater during the Second World War.
The memorial was constructed several years after the war and was completed in 1968. Construction cost was said to be at least 1.23 million dollars, most of which was contributed by the United States Congress.

The Pacific War Memorial actually consists of several monuments. The most popular of which is the main structure which is the dome. It is known for the skylight hole on top of it which lets the sunlight in during the day. Directly underneath the skylight is a circular marble altar with these words inscribed on its edge... "Sleep, my sons, your duty done, for Freedom's light has come; sleep in the silent depths of the sea, or in your bed of hallowed sod, until you hear at dawn the low, clear reveille of G…

Pampanga: Clearwater Resort and Country Club

Located in Angeles City in the province of Pampanga, Clearwater Resort and Country Club is a place that provides a spacious venue great for team-building and outdoor activities.
Built in 2003, Clearwater Resort and Country Club offer a peaceful haven away from the polluted and stressful line in the Metro. What's nice about the resort is that despite it being an exclusive resort, non-members could still enjoy its amenities.
Speaking of amenities, the resort has a 13-hectare picnic/camping grounds ideal for any outdoor activity. The resort also has a man-made lake for kayaking and fishing. If you love swimming on the beach, believe it or not, despite being situated several miles from the nearest beach, Clearwater Resort and Country Club has it's own "beach-pool" complete with white sand. If you prefer sports, then try out basketball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Clearwater Resort also has a shooting range and a tennis lawn. But do you know what's the best thing to…

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