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The La Union Provincial Capitol wasn’t your run-of-the-mill government structure. Built during the American occupation, the building sits on top of a beautifully landscaped hill overlooking the West Philippine Sea and entire coast of San Fernando, the
We stayed at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa during our visit to La Union province. Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa was a Balinese-inspired resort located right along the beachfront of San Juan, a famous surf spot in the Philippines. San Juan Beach attracts a
Te Quiero was our first stop in Baguio. The excitement of being back in the cold air of the Cordilleras was still at its high. Baguio is one of the coolest cities in the Philippines … literally and otherwise. Te Quiero is a tapas bar and restaurant l
Spent the night in Microtel Luisita, Tarlac after our exhilarating Tarlac Go Kart experience. It was my first time to stay in one of Microtel’s properties. Exteriors of Microtel Inn & Suites Luisita, Tarlac, Philippines First time staying in one of
Feast of seafood and local Filipino dishes during our lunch stopover at Matutina’s in Urdaneta, Pangasinan. Matutina Seafood House Lunch at Matutina’s Seafood House Pork skewers Fried crispy shrimp Pinakbet with chicharon and ampalaya Grilled Bangus (m
After check-out at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa, we continued our journey north to the town of Bacnotan, La Union. We spent the morning, hiking around the eco-trail at the “La Union Eco-trail” by Holcim Philippines, Inc. The thought of trail hiking and
After the long 5-hour drive to La Union province from Batac, Ilocos Norte, we arrived at the lavish reception of Thunderbird Resort Poro Point. I’ve heard about this resort in San Fernando, La Union before. Other travelers who’ve visited Thunderbird Re
One dandy Wednesday morning, me and the Lakbay Norte gang had breakfast in Malacañang. Not quite “Malacañang Palace,” the official residence of the President of the Philippines. Neither did we get the privilege to dine with the President himself. I’m r
La Tabacalera is a new dining and lifestyle center in Laoag, the capital city of Ilocos Norte. There were a handful of food and retail shops open during our visit. We spent dinner and the rest of the evening hanging out at La Tabacalera. I get excited
Stop over at the Empanada and Mami stalls in Batac. I didn’t know about it during my first visit and to think this was just within the town center of Batac. Glory’s Empanada  was super yummy and so was the Mami at Mami Bel’s Noodle Stall.  After the fu

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