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Naga Land Hotel - Camarines Sur

Located in the heart of Naga City in the province of Camarines Sur, Naga Land Hotel is a very "strategic" hotel fit for those who want to stay near Naga City's famous landmarks. Speaking of being a "strategic" location, the hotel is just a few blocks away from Plaza Barlin, Plaza Quince Martires, San Francisco Church, and Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. It is also a tricycle or jeepney ride away from Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Penafrancia and Shrine of Our Lady of Penafrancia. Aside from being near Naga's famous landmarks, the hotel is also just across a mall, a famous Filipino fast food restaurant, and several drug stores.  My daughter enjoying the bed. I stayed in Naga Land Hotel with my family during our Bicol Road trip. What I like most about the hotel aside from its good location is its price. Even if Naga Land Hotel is a budget hotel, you wouldn't feel cheated on the price that you're paying. Hotel interior Check out th

Quezon Adventure: Atimonan

Our next adventure takes us 173 kilometers southeast of Kilometer 0 in Manila, Atimonan is a first class municipality of the province of Quezon -my mom's hometown. Nuestra Senora De Los Angeles watching over the municipality of Atimonan. The municipality of Atimonan was founded on February 4, 1608. However, there are several conflicting stories on how Atimonan got its name. Some believe that the name Atimonan came from a tree known as Atimon . These trees are now extinct and that made the claim hard to prove. Simeona Mangaba's statue found in Zigzag Park. The famous siko, located in the Zigzag road Others believe that the name came from the phrase Atin Muna which probably is a policy or motto that bolster the spirit of unity among the residents of the town. Her statue near the new municipal hall. The most popular version (and probably the locally accepted one) is the story of Simeona Mangaba. Fondly called Ate Monang by her town mates, Simeona M

Quezon: Malagonlong Bridge

Located in Tayabas in the Quezon province, Malagonlong Bridge is a Spanish colonial era infrastructure that is part of the Historic Bridges of Tayabas. Construction of the bridge began in 1840 under the term of Gobernadorcillo Don Joaquin Ortega. According to the inscription on the bridge, it was inaugurated in 1850 during the term of Gobernadorcillo Don Julian S. Francisco. Also called Puente de Malagonlong , the bridge was built using forced labor. The bridge was said to be built using an estimated 100,000 adobe blocks. The historical marker of Malagonlong bridge Locals would usually wash their clothes under the bridge. Malagonlong Bridge has a total length of 445 feet. It has five arches with varying heights and widths. The tallest of these arches measures 36 feet tall and 36 feet wide. The bridge has a carriageway of about 20 feet. It also has six small balconies where pedestrians used to stop by.  The Spanish inscription in the middle of the bridge Inaugurat


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