Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Baguio's Panagbenga 2015 Schedules, Activities & Events

Here's the Calendar of Events for their theme this year - " Across 20 Years of Blossoming Together". 

February 1,2015  
 -Opening parade with street dancing and lyre/drum competition.
 - Start of 5 weeks Baguio Blooms Exhibition at Lake Drive,Burnham Park
February 15,2015 
- Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio at Melvin Jones Arena
 - Kite Flying Challange, variety show and fireworks display
February 19,2015 
- Chinese Spring Festival
February 20-22,2015 
- PMA Grand Alumni Homecoming
February 28, 2015
- Grand Street Dancing Parade (Main Highlight of Panagbenga 2015)
March 1, 2015     
 -  Grand Flower Float Parade (Main Highlight of Panagbenga 2015) 
March 1 - 8, 2015  
- Session Road In Bloom, Baguio City
March 7, 2015   
- Pony Boy's Day - Entertainment, horse back riding shows and competition
March 8, 2015  
 - Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display.

The most popular street in Baguio City will be closed to traffic to allow pedestrians to walk freely and enjoy the various food and non-food items.


6th Pyromusical 2015 Schedules - Philippine International Competition

One of the best & much-awaited annual event in Metro Manila. The 6th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2015 held at SM Mall of Asia By The Bay from February 7 to March 14, 2015 every Saturday organized by Platinum Fireworks Incorporated will showcase the different country's best performance, awesome coordination of music and light to cheer the crowd. This is one of the event I looking forward to experience every year because I love seeing fireworks in the sky and It never fails me to leave in amazement & excitement. The countries joining this year's event are Japan, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Canada, United Kingdom, China & The Philippines (for Opening & Closing Exhibition). Here's the price for 6th Pyromusical Competition 2015 tickets -  Patron with Dinner: Php 1,500 / VIP: Php 500 / Gold: Php 300 & Silver: Php 100. See you all guys!



Photo credits: Philippine International Pyromusical Competition Facebook Page

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How to Get to Ticao Island Resort in Masbate Province

Going to Ticao Island Resort by Commute:

From Manila, take a 12 hour bus going to Sorsogon City ( Aircon Bus Fare is Php 800 while Ordinary Fare is Php 600)  then take a 1 hour jeepney ride going to Bulan Port in Sorsogon where you can take a public ferry to San Jacinto in Masbate, approximately 1 hour travel time. Fare is Php 150 per passenger. Once you reach the port of San Jacinto take a habal-habal or single motorcycle being my favorite ride. The motorcycle ride cost me around Php 120 round trip service. Happy Trip Everyone - Bisayang Manlalakbay around the Philippines.


A Perfect Getaway of Ticao Island Resort in Masbate Province

If you really want to get away from the bustle & crowded situation of the metro. Explore the beach of Ticao Island Resort, where you can enjoy white sand beach, blue crystal water and calm waves. About 30 minutes away from the town of San Jacinto, Masbate. Yes, It's  definitely a lovely resort, friendly staff and relaxing ambiance in the west part of the Island. They have a 9 beachfront cabanas, nice long stretch of white sand and a modern restaurant. There are local villages next to the resort. I would say this lover resort even though small but it give the best hospitality to the customers & guests.  I also found this little island in front of the resort. Locals are very friendly, accommodating and be amazed by them. 

For more information about their rates & amenities visit their website at www.ticao-island-resort.com or you may call them - 09063243116 or 09063243034. Email - info@ticao-island-resort.com to experience great view of the island, scuba diving and feel the depth of the sea.


Faces of Ticao Island in Masbate Province

It's a solitude in a beautiful part of Masbate Province. A good sites for diving, trekking, beach bumming and exploring too. Ticao Island Resort can feel you the depth of an ocean, nice coral reefs & manta ray close encounter. This is a lovely place to relax or unwind. The local village children will probably find you and you'll be enchanted by them. There's also a restaurant in the resort where you can order foods and drinks. I love the way all the staff tried to ensure every wish was fulfilled & food was great. 


Ticao Island: White Sand Beach of Masbate Province

The island of Ticao in Masbate has its own charm and fascinating undiscovered spots in the Province. This area of Ticao Beach Resort in San Jacinto, Masbate is one of my favorite spot in the island because of its unique beauty, simplicity of living and people are more helpful to the tourist. I have time to unwind, scroll around the long stretch of beach, hanging in a hammock under the coconut trees, chatting to locals and beach bumming with a perfect blue water. I traveled here alone and the place overall was absolutely wonderful & calm vacation. It's definitely not for those looking to party because of its solemnity of the place, very chilled, relaxed out quiet place and great for solo travelling or nor romantic trip with a partner. The cabanas are all right on the beach front and I would highly recommend the place especially for adventurer like me so dont miss to travel Ticao Island in San Jacinto, Masbate.  Also they offers diving at the world's best diving spot like Manta Ray Bowl site & nearby reefs. All of their guides are knowledgeable and experienced.  Best time to travel during March to May (summertime). Plan your next adventure & book flight in advance. 


Clark in Pampanga: 19th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 Schedules

A week full of excitements, fly high with this colorful hot air balloon & enjoy the whole day events. The event will be held at Clark Special Economic Zone in Clark, Pampanga on February 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2015 (Thursday to Sunday). For a travel blogger like me, it is the most photographed event in the Philippines and they launch all the special shapes, designs and effects above the sky. It is beautiful when it fire up the flames into the balloons and light up at the same time during the morning & evening events. Tickets are sold at Php 300 at the gate main gate of the event area or simply booked your ticket pass via Ticketnet or Accredited online tour packages. 

How to Get to Clark Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 via Bus (Commute)

Take a provincial bus going to Dau Terminal in Mabalacat, Pampanga at Cubao or Pasay Bus Station namely Victory Liner, Five Star Philippine Rabbit, Baliwag Transit or Partas Bus tell the driver you will get off at Dau Bus Terminal. Travel time around 1.5 to 2 hours depending on traffic situation, better to travel by night. From there, take a tricycle or jeepney along the highway of the terminal going directly to Clark Special Economic Zone or also known as Clark Freeport Zone. Travel time is 30 minutes.  These public transportation can take you to the event venue. Happy Trip Everyone - Bisayang Manlalakbay around the Philippines. 



 Photo Credit: http://www.philballoonfest.net

Friday, January 23, 2015

Red Horse Beer Muziklaban 2015 Schedules & Guest Bands

Rakollision ( A Judging Night ) Are your ready for RHB Muziklaban 2015 Grand Finals? The battles of the best five bands namely  Blood Over Mater of Angono, Rizal (GMA), I Killed A Cockroach Once of Dumaguete City (VIS) Nobela of Cagayan De oro City (MIN),Ex-Manager Band of Dasmarinas, Cavite (SLA) and Through The Waves of Dagupan City (NLA). This event will schedule on February 13, 2015 ( Friday ) at Plaza Maestranza, Intramuros,Manila. Gates open around  5:00pm.

It's literally rock away the whole night of surprises and roll out with guest bands like Slapshock, Razorback, Wilabaliw, Greyhoundz, Kjwan, Ely Buendia, Pepe Smith, Even, Mayonaise, Gayuma, Hatankaru, Light of Luna and many more. I'am imagining myself again in the middle of the moshpit, drinking iced-cold Red Horse Beer, exciting games, prizes, freebies & unlimited photo ops. 

RHB Muziklaban 2015 Ticket Prices:

General Admission - Php 100 with 1 free cup of Red Horse Beer.
VIP Ticket - Php 350 with two 500 ml of Red Horse Beer, one Tender Juicy Giant Hotdog Sandwich & one 330 ml Cali plus Discount coupon from Dickies.  


Monday, January 5, 2015

A Blessed Year of 2014 & Another Year of Travels for 2015

Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome 2015! It's been an incredible yet hectic timeline year for me. New Beginnings & New Travels for 2015.  I'm so blessed to have been to places I've never been to and I always thank God for guiding and giving me an opportunity to travel beautiful places. This year I learned to manage my time and set all of my travel priorities right & planned. If I had to pick one trip that opened my eyes this year, It would our pre-birthday trip with my sister " Merce" to Singapore & Malaysia. Let me share with you guys my travel highlights of 2014 for some inspiration & check out my best travel experiences for the past 12 months. 


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