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Ilocos Sur: Calle Crisologo

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A tour in the UNESCO Heritage town of Vigan City would never be complete if you won't visit Calle Crisologo . Also known as Mena Crisologo Street, Vigan's most famous tourist spot gives everyone a chance to see and experience life during the Spanish Colonial Era. If you're wondering where the street got its name, it was named after Mena Pecson Crisologo. He is a writer and a respected "son" of the Ilocos region. He wrote Minig wenno Ayat ti Kararwa,  an Ilocano novel which many say is as passionate as Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere . Among Crisologo's works are Don Calixtofaro de la Kota Caballero de la Luna and Codigo Municipal . Try riding the kalesa One of the old houses in the street. You'd see plenty of wooden art works here Join me walk this historic street Calle Crisologo is famous for its cobblestone streets, century old houses, and calesas . Keep in mind that the street is closed to vehicular traffic and only calesas (ho

Cebu: Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan

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Located in Mactan Island in the province of Cebu, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is one of the high-end resorts found on the island. Far from the noise and pollution of the city, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan offer you a wide variety of activities and amenities fit for a king. If you want to experience living a life of class and luxury, this place is right for you. Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan's famous 3-tiered infinity pool On the other hand, if you want solitude, nothing beats the comfort of your own private beach. You heard that right, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan offers activities in its own white sand beach. You could try the kayak, jet ski, and banana boat. If you want more adventure, try scuba diving, para-sailing, speedboat tours, and its tow rides. Enjoy the sea! However, if you're with your family, the kids (and even you're in-laws) would surely love what Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan have in store for them. While you and your sweethea

Joroan Church - Albay

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Located in the town of Joroan in Tiwi in the province of Albay. Joroan Church is more popularly known to pilgrims as Nuestra Se ñora de Salvacion which is the name of the miraculous statuette of the Virgin Mary. Joroan Church Joroan Church History It is said that the town of Joroan and Nuestra Señora de Salvacion are inseparable. Not to mention, the town of Joroan became famous because of the said image of the Virgin Mary.   Joroan Church - Tiwi, Albay Joroan Church facade The story about the miraculous statuette began when a man named Mariano Dacoba, a saltmaker, and caretaker, was clearing the land that he was asked to watch over. He cut down a calpi tree to use as firewood. However, after a day he was amazed that the tree did not wilt nor die but instead remained fresh as it was before. He believed that it was a miracle. He shared the story with his master who in turn asked the friar to come over and see for himself the miracle that occurred. The friar in turn called

Panagbenga Festival 2012: Cultural Adventure

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Celebrated in Baguio every February until the first Sunday of March, Panagbenga Festival is one of the most anticipated cultural event in the Philippines. Dragon Float Angry Birds Float Star Wars Float Panagbenga is a Kankanaey term that means "season of blossoming, a time for flowering".  Although the festival is a month-long celebration, most people would come to visit what most people would dub the highlight of the festival, which is the floral parade held during the fourth Sunday of  February. The event opens with showers of rose petals along Session Road. Your eyes would then feast upon beautiful floral floats, synchronized marching bands, lively street dancers, and the occasional celebrities and politicians that pass through selected streets up until the Melvin Jones Grounds. March of the Cosplayers The Korean Taedaek Music Association Dancers wearing Starwars costumes Men in Black marching band When we attended the Panagbenga Festiv

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