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Hotel Review: White Knight Hotel Intramuros, Manila

By On April 10, 2015

My family and I celebrated the Easter weekend in Intramuros, Manila, and we spent our time there taking part in religious services at the Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church. Booking a hotel room in… Read More


Celebrating Easter Sunday “sa Loob ng Maynila”

By On April 8, 2015

In his essay “Sa Loob ng Maynila1,” National Artist of the Philippines for Literature Nick Joaquin described Intramuros as “a collective high altar formed by its churches.” He also noted that it was “the… Read More


Visiting the Heritage Town of Taal, Batangas: Travel Tips

By On May 22, 2014

Writer Xue Yao in the essay “Stories of the Little Streets” compared an old house to a book. Yao writes, “The old house is like a book, enter and read it, and… Read More

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Rescuing The Forgotten Landmark: The Manila Metropolitan Theater

By On May 19, 2014

Manila is home to a lot of historical spots, monuments, plazas, heritage sites, and landmarks; many of them I, as a local, never knew even existed. But one particular edifice right in… Read More


Burot Beach in Calatagan, Batangas: Best Affordable Beach Getaway Near Manila

By On May 15, 2014

The Philippines, a country composed of thousands of islands, has been blessed with countless beaches. Those who wish to have fun under the sun need not travel long and far just to… Read More


The Heritage Town of Taal: Learning History Through Architecture

By On May 12, 2014

The Heritage City of Vigan in Ilocos Sur province situated in the northern tip of the Philippines is touted by many as the best example of a Spanish colonial town in Asia.… Read More

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A look at the Museum of Philippine Political History in Manila

By On April 22, 2014

I have made it my personal mission to visit the different museums found in Metro Manila. The Philippine capital is a host to many museums and heritage sites that locals and tourists… Read More