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Taal Basilica Revisited 2021

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It was a decade ago when I first visited Taal Basilica . Since then, I have revisited it several times during pilgrimages and school field trips. I got to recently revisit Taal Basilica during my Cuenca - Taal Road Trip 2021 with my wife and daughter.  Taal Basilica Revisited 2021 Taal Basilica History For those who are unfamiliar with Taal Basilica , here's a brief history of the basilica for you guys. Also known as the  Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours , Taal Basilica was built in 1572. It was named after the town's patron saint - St. Martin of Tours.  Taal Basilica stands around 148 feet high and 315 feet wide making it the biggest Catholic Church in Asia. Taal Basilica - Taal, Batangas It witnessed numerous eruptions of Taal Volcano and was also damaged several times by the earthquakes that caused these eruptions. It also stood as a silent witness to the town's historical events like the end of Spanish Colonization, the Philippine Revolution, the American occupati

Cuenca Church - Batangas

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Located in Barangay Poblacion 3, Cuenca in the province of Batangas, Cuenca Church is a Spanish Colonial Era Catholic Church found in the heart of the town.  Cuenca Church Cuenca Church History Formally called San Isidro Parish Church ( St. Isidore Parish Church ), Cuenca Church was established in 1879, the same year the town of Cuenca was founded.  Cuenca Church has elements of Gothic architectural style which is evident in its arches and buttresses and arches. Cuenca Church - Cuenca, Batangas A convent was also built sometime in the same year under the supervision of Fr. Guillermo Diez. The convent doubles as a parochial should where the young people of Cuenca learn catechism, reading, writing, and basic arithmetic.  The convent was enlarged in 1898 under the supervision of Fr. Dionisio Ibanez. It was also during his time when the corridors and cemetery were added to the church convent.  Welcome to Cuenca Church Cuenca Church - Cuenca, Batangas Cuenca Church facade Cuenca Chu

Food Trip: G2B Lomi House (Cuenca)

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G2B Lomi House (Cuenca) Hey guys!  It's time for another food trip adventure.  Today, we're visiting the town of Cuenca in Batangas to try out one of the best lomi in the province. Join me as we visit and try out the lomi from  G2B Lomi House . Welcome to G2B Lomi House Let's go try out what G2B Lomi House has to offer G2B Lomi House opened on February 10, 2014. This humble restaurant is located at St. Isidore Street, Poblacion 3 in Cuenca, Batangas. Inside G2B Lomi House Before we talk about the restaurant, let's first answer the question " What is a lomi ? ". For those who are unfamiliar with the dish, a lomi is a Filipino noodle dish made using thick fresh egg noodles with ingredients such as either a chick or pork, chopped shallots, minced garlic, shredded cabbage, egg, and salt.  lomi G2B Lomi House Super Double Lomi Since lomi is a well-known dish in Batangas, there have been numerous variations of this dish depending on the place where you'

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