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Metro Manila Travel

Manila Zoo: Maali and beyond

By on February 15, 2013
It is said that the Manila Zoo was actually the first of its kind in Asia. It first opened to the public on July 25, 1959. I could only imagine how it looked like back in its heyday.


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Palawan Travel

Busuanga: a ruggedly beautiful, off the beaten adventure

By on September 19, 2012
Busuanga in Northern Palawan is often overlooked compared to Coron, even if the hordes of tourists that flock to the latter have to enter and leave via the Francisco B. Reyes Aiport, the only airport in the island.


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Food Palawan

L. Escarda’s Coron Harvest: The best cashew nuts in Coron town

By on September 10, 2012
For Nanay Lita Escarda, the business of cashew nuts is all these labor-intensive processes, plus so much more. These irresistable goodies have provided a steady source of income for her family through the years.


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Metro Manila

Parish of the Holy Sacrifice | Diliman, Quezon City

By on July 29, 2012
If not for a small metal cross, the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice, a small church in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, could easily be mistaken for a flying saucer.


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Metro Manila UNESCO World Heritage Site

San Agustin Church | Intramuros, Manila

By on July 28, 2012
The Church of the Immaculate Conception of San Agustin or more popularly known as the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila is considered as the oldest church in the Philippines.


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Palawan Travel

Coron Island Loop Tour

By on July 10, 2012
When I reviewed the itinerary of the island loop tour that we booked online, I realized that for one whole day we would be treated to what Coron is famous for - spectacular limestone rock formations, hidden lagoons, placid lakes and white sand beaches.


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Palawan Travel

Sunset and sunrise watching at Mt. Tapyas | Coron, Palawan

By on June 19, 2012
At 210 MASL, Mt. Tapyas in Coron, Palawan offers a panoramic view of Coron's harbor, the jagged karst formations and some islets nearby.


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Palawan Travel

Our Coron adventures: on and off the beaten paths and destinations

By on June 14, 2012
Many would describe Coron, a first class municipality located in Northern Palawan, as one of their favorite getaways in the Philippines.


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Metro Manila

San Sebastian Church | Quiapo, Manila

By on June 5, 2012
Jutting out of the Manila cityscape are the two pointed Gothic spires of the San Sebastian Church, the only all-metal church in the Philippines.


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Ilocos Sur Travel UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sta. Maria Asunta Church | Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur

By on May 31, 2012
The Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur is among the four Baroque churches that are recognized as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines.
Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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2015
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2014
    Finalist, Best Food Blog
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