Cebu is one of the most popular travel destinations in the Philippines—and for very good reasons. The Visayan province is known for its beautiful culture and significant historical landmarks - as well as their famous lechon, or roasted pig.
Guimaras, an island province located in the western portion of the Visayas Region, may just be the next new destination to add to your bucket list for your next great vacation. Considered to be one of the smallest provinces in the Philippines, the hidden treasures of the island make it a beloved destination for many travelers. Not only is it famous for its breathtaking sights and sounds, but it also very well known for incredibly sweet and tasty mangoes.
Right in the province of Capiz, is a third class municipality specifically called Panay. This town was once the capital of the province as established by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in the Spanish era. But in the present times, the place has become a tourist destination because of its most popular church - the Santa Monica Parish Church.
Going to church does not only mean you must be holy to visit them, sometimes it can also mean understanding and learning about both the culture and history of a certain place/country through the most historical buildings it has; in some cases, happen to be the church.
Schoolies is the most awaited time for high schoolers in Australia. Once they are done with the studies, they head on to their dream destinations to have the time of their lives. After high school, you may move to a new city to get admission at a university, so you may not be able to hang out with your friends for a long time. Schoolies week provides graduates with a great opportunity to spend some time with their friends.
If you frequently travel via airlines, it must be a challenging task for you to manage your frequent flyer points. Many people let their flyer points go waste so as to avoid the hassle, but you can enjoy various benefits through tactful planning.
Whale watching is a lovely treat, one that tends to make you jump up and down with joy. Of course, capturing this wonderful moment is a must but photographing whales can be a little tricky. There’s a right way to do it and there’s a wrong way to do it such as if your boat accidently bumps into a whale, do not flock to the side and start petting it like a zoo animal. While whales are gentle creatures, they are the ones that like to initiate the interaction. It’s possible they might strike back in the gentlest of manners but due to their size and weight, the blow will be more than you anticipated.
The Miagao Church a.k.a. Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova Parish is found in Miagao, Iloilo. Its history dates back to 1731 when its namesake, Saint Thomas of Villanova, established the church as an independent Augustinian parish. After several relocations, it was finally completed in 1797 with a sculptural design so artful it can take your breath away.
Philippines is a country rich in culture and natural resources, and Iloilo has its abundant share of the many jewels of attraction Filipinos are proud of - one of which is the San Joaquin Cemetery. Located along the national highway in the town of San Joaquin, which is 50-60 kilometers away from Iloilo City, the historical site is one of the oldest cemeteries in Panay Island; its founding dates back to 1892 by Fray Mariano Vamba in the Spanish era.
Every fourth Sunday of October, Bacolod City celebrates the MassKara Festival. With vibrant costumes coupled with headdresses and masks, the streets of the city come into life. As others say, it is the happiest and most colorful festival among all festivals in the Philippines. This is why Bacolod City is considered as the City of Smiles. This month-long celebration is enjoyed together with food fests, activities, concerts, and even street parties.