Food Trip: Veras' Ice Cream

It is a fact that most, if not all of the municipalities or cities in the Philippines pride themselves on dishes or delicacies that it calls its own. On the other hand, there are also some who prides themselves on a superior version of a common dish or delicacy. Veras' Ice Cream One example of this superior version of a common food is found in the municipality of  Atimonan  in the province of Quezon. The local ice cream produced by  Veras' Ice Cream  is said and believed to be the best not only in  Atimonan  but also in the whole of Quezon. Veras' Ice Cream - Atimonan , Quezon Mang Ente and his cool wife Madam Emma Mang Ente demonstrating how they make ice creams Veras' Ice Cream was founded in 1968 by Vicente Verasigue or Mang Ente, as he was fondly called by the locals, (Guess where the ice cream name came from)  who got the idea and passion of making ice creams from his older brother. In their first years in the business, Mang Ente used manual ice cre

San Agustin Museum - Manila

Located along General Luna Street in the walled city of Intramuros in Manila,  San Agustin Museum   is housed inside the monastery of the San Agustin Church . San Agustin Museum San Agustin Museum details San Agustin Museum entrance is on this side. San Agustin Museum entrance Found just beside the oldest stone church in the Philippines, San Agustin Museum is well-known for the Pre and Post Spanish era artifacts and painting collections that are housed inside it, not to mention the crypt where a number of notable Filipinos and Spaniards are buried. The entrance to the crypt Inside the San Agustin Museum 's crypt Some of the well-known personalities inside the crypt Since the museum is privately owned and is maintained by the Augustinian friars, expect that entrance is not free, but don't worry the fee is just right and the artifacts inside make the entrance fee worth its cost. I think that's the papal banner A painting of Taal Basil

Hidden Beach - Palawan

Located on the northwestern side of Matinloc Island in El Nido in the province of Palawan, Hidden Beach is part of Tour C of the El Nido Island Hopping Tours.  Hidden Beach Hidden Beach Details Hidden Beach , unlike Secret Beach, is not really hidden. It is found in-between towering karst formations of the said island and there is no crawling through a hole activity involved.  What makes Hidden Beach unique is the fact that despite you having to swim deep waters (and sometimes rough seas), you'd suddenly find yourself in calm shallow waters once you are a few meters away from the beach. The beach, like most beaches in El Nido, has white sand.  Hidden Beach - El Nido, Palawan Perfect for pirates to hide their loot... ...and perfect for snorkeling too What surprises me (literally) are the territorial fishes that live under the rocks of the shallow waters in front of the beach, They aggressively peck on your foot if you get too near to their homes. Visitors should be

Small Lagoon - Palawan

Located in the northeastern part of Miniloc Island in El Nido, in the province of Palawan, Small Lagoon is one of the five locations included in Tour A of the El Nido Island Hopping Tours. Small Lagoon Small Lagoon details Probably one of the most scenic destinations in El Nido, Small Lagoon is definitely a must-visit when you are exploring this part of Palawan. You can visit Small Lagoon only if you avail of Tour A . Small Lagoon - El Nido, Palawan Upon availing of the tour, your boat will bring you to an area near the entrance of  Small Lagoon . From there, you may opt to kayak or swim going to the said lagoon. You will know that you reached the lagoon once you masterfully maneuvered your kayak or swam through the gap between the two giant limestones that serve as its gate.  Magnificent view of Small Lagoon  Once inside, you will be rewarded with a majestic view of towering rocks, teal-colored waters, and also the multitude of sea creatures that call the lagoon their

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