TARLAC

My family and I used to pass by Tarlac every time we were commuting to La Union, but just passing by.

 

The very first time I’ve been here literally was when I was invited by a friend in Concepcion Tarlac once and stayed there for a night. The second time was in the City Proper of Tarlac where I only spend the day in the Mall and went home at night.
Update: December 2019
So I went to Paniqui Tarlac (DFA) on 11th of December 2019 to apply for Jan Francisrain’s passport. Too bad that we didn’t have enough time to roam around as we spent almost half a day on queue in DFA inside Waltermart, Paniqui Tarlac, not to mention that I felt upset at the outcome of our errand on that day…but we only managed to go out and have lunch somewhere around the area.

ZAMBALES

Zambales is a province in the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region in the island of Luzon. Its capital is the Municipality of Iba which is strategically located in the middle of the province.
 
I’ve been to Zambales the first and the last time way back College Days during our University Trip where we visited a lot of places for Education purposes but I already forgot all the names. I just remember we went to Olongapo and Subic.
Photo not mine. For reference only.

PAMPANGA

Yep, Like some of the other provinces, I’ve been to Pampanga several times since childhood to visit some of our Relatives there particularly during their Town Fiestas.

On 2013, right before my trip to Hongkong where I’m flying from Clark, I visited one of my friend in Angeles City and stayed there for a night (she is managing one of the hotels in Angeles  and she let me stay for a night for free) and upon coming back from HK, another night in San Fernando Pampanga.

 

Boarding Plane to Hongkong
Too bad I haven’t had much of photos taken as well, but here are some photos in Clark.

ORIENTAL MINDORO

I’ve been to Calapan Oriental Mindoro way back childhood days to spend Christmas with my mother and elder sister. That was also my first time on a ship but the best I’ve been was when I visited  Sabang Beach in Puerto Galera with friends.
 
Too bad I haven’t kept photos of my trip coz it was all taken from a then- film camera which I left with a friend.
 
But at least, this experience has been added to the Places I’ve been in the Philippines as I’m serious about my Bucket List- Travel Challenge to explore the 81 Provinces of the Philippines but with no definite duration.

AURORA

Baler is a town on the Philippine island of Luzon. In its center, Museo de Baler chronicles colonial history. On the coast, Cemento Beach is known for powerful surf, and Sabang Beach is lined with resorts. Nearby, Ermita Hill offers panoramic views. Inland, Baler Hanging Bridge crosses the mouth of the Tibag-Sabang River. To the east, the distinctive, angular Baler Lighthouse overlooks Dicasalarin Cove.
I’ve been here with my Family in 2013 during my Philippine vacation and it’s almost similar to the Surf capital of the Philippines in La Union, which is also equally progressive now.

 

There’s a lot of nice resorts to stay in. Although we went there during the month of August which is, unfortunately, a rainy season in the Philippines, we still get to enjoy the serenity of the place.
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And other photos as we explore the Province.
We have a lot of photos taken here as we explore a lot of places in Aurora along with my family but just enjoy these few snaps. This was actually one of the rare times I bonded with my elder sisters and it so happened that we were complete this time with all the piglets and pets, (less my other younger sister). We have rented a van from our City direct to Aurora (as it would be very hassled commuting with these raining and all) and the same van who toured us around the Baler area. Although it was a little bit rainy, it didn’t spoil our out of town at all.

GABALDON

Gabaldon (formerly Sabani and Bitulok) is a 4th class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines.

 

The town is tucked by the Sierra Madre Mountains. It lies 171 kilometers northeast of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Tagalogs predominate this town. It is bounded by Bongabon on the north, Laur on the west, General Tinio on the south, and Dingalan by the east.
 
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The town is tucked between the Sierra Madre Mountains

TAGAYTAY

Although I have been to Tagaytay several times since childhood, I haven’t had much of the photos taken aside from the time that cam phone is available.
It was three times in succeeding three different years of my vacation when I and my family visited the place, other times just passing by to have lunch.
Tagaytay is a popular holiday town south of Manila on the Philippine island Luzon. Known for its mild climate, it sits on a ridge above Taal Volcano Island, an active volcano surrounded by Taal Lake. Overlooking the area, People’s Park in the Sky occupies the grounds of a never-finished presidential mansion. Picnic Grove is a recreation area with trails and a zip line.
 
                           Some of the photos in 2012 taken in front of Taal Volcano


Overnight in Tagaytay with Family.




 

 

 
At the Sky Ranch Amusement Park- 2014
 

 

 

 

BACOOR

While on our way to Tagaytay, we had a quick pass to Cavite for Lunch. I never get to see the rest of Cavite but just a quick half day around the area.

We had lunch in Bacoor named Kainan sa Balsa which is a floating restaurant with Bamboo rafts that serves mostly Filipino food.