Ocampo Deer Farm - Camarines Sur

Located at Barangay Sta. Cruz, Ocampo in the province of Camarines Sur, Ocampo Deer Farm is a project of the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur to boost tourism to the province.  Ocampo Deer Farm Ocampo Deer Farm History Ocampo Deer Farm opened in 1996 with 208 deer belonging to different species from Australia. These species are the Blackbuck Antelope, Chital Deer, Elk, Fallow Deer, Red Deer, and the most common Rusa Deer. They were allowed to roam freely on the 28-hectare farm found in the vicinity of Mt. Isarog and are already used to human presence already.  From Naga, Ocampo is about an hour drive away Expect smaller sometimes uncemented roads going to the deer farm Welcome to Ocampo Deer Farm Here's the gate of the deer farm Deer 1: Uhhhh here comes the hoomans! Deer 2: Stop fighting guys! They won't feed us. Wanna see some swag... err stag? Don't be shy my deer My family and I got to visit Ocampo Deer Farm on the second

Naga Metropolitan Cathedral Revisited 2019 - Camarines Sur

Located at Elias Angeles Street, Naga City in the province of Camarines Sur, Naga Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the historical Catholic churches found in what is dubbed as the Pilgrimage City of Naga.  Naga Metropolitan Cathedral Naga Metropolitan Cathedral History Constructed in 1575 and finished four years later, Naga Metropolitan Cathedral , also called the  Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John served as a sanctuary and pilgrimage destination for generations of pilgrims.  Porta Mariae Naga Metropolitan Cathedral as seen from Porta Mariae Naga Metropolitan Cathedral facade Still looks Holy despite being black Naga Metropolitan Cathedral sustained heavy damage in 1856 due to a strong typhoon and also from the earthquake of 1887. It was quickly repaired by the locals. Despite this time and Mother Nature still took its toll on the church particularly its facade. Finally, in 1987, the cathedral underwent restoration works meant to bring back its glory.  Stat

2019 Bicol Road Trip: Day 2

Day 2: May 22, 2019 Naga City to Camalig 2019 Bicol Road Trip: Day 2 I woke up to a very fine morning here in Naga City. Well, apparently they're all busy at the moment... The plan was to wake up early to take a stroll around the hotel and visit the nearby churches and plazas. However, everyone seems to have enjoyed the comfy bed, so in the end, I was the only one who went through with the plan.  Long-time no see Jorge! I did a quick visit to the nearby Barlin Plaza to give respect to the country's first Catholic bishop. The plaza is very small and one won't be able to do much except read the historical marker placed there.  The Porta Mariae The Naga Metropolitan Cathedral as seen from the Porta Mariae Black is the new color for the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral Breakfast at White Bean Cafe I then doubled back and headed to Naga Metropolitan Cathedral to revisit the church and the Porta Mariae (arch) and also attend the morning mass. Aft

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