I try to look for new activities or places to visit every so often just to break the monotony of our school-work-school-work-school-work routine. And for this week, we spent it at a new trampoline park called Bounce!
Road Trip: Day Dreaming in Fantasy World
An abandoned theme park in Lemery, Batangas was our playground for the day as we took time off from our usual production related work. Built in the early 2000s, the management behind Fantasy World couldn't see through the park's completion due to financial and corporate troubles.
Mount Pinatubo: From Beast To Beauty
On June 15, 1991, the wrath of a raging beast was felt not just in the Philippines but affected the entire world. Ash blanketed the metro and global temperatures dropped by about 0.5 °C for 3 years. Mt. Pinatubo took hundreds of lives and left thousands homeless. But today, she's blooming.
Road Trip: Rural Address, Urban Experience (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)
Santa Rosa, Laguna is predominantly a residential community located in southern Manila. The Nuvali area in Sta. Rosa is popular for their recreational complex which offers paths for leisure biking, off road trails for mountain biking, a water sports facility for wake boarding, a huge pond for koi feeding, and more.
Manila Bay, bay of the South China Sea extending into southwestern Luzon Island, Philippines. Almost completely landlocked, it is considered one of the world’s great harbours and has an area of 770 sq mi (2,000 sq km) with a 120-mi (190-km) circumference. Its widest diameter, from northwest to southeast, measures 36 mi. Corregidor Island, 30 mi west of Manila, divides the bay’s 11-mi-wide entrance into two channels—the seldom used South Channel and the safer, 2-mi-wide North Channel between Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor. (From https://www.britannica.com/place/Manila-Bay)
Sampaloc Cove (Outreach Program w/ Lighthouse Legacy Foundation)
We end 2016 by being part of a wonderful initiative headed by The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation. Sampaloc Cove in Zambales is home to several indigenous families and we were part of this year's Lighthouse tradition of sharing blessings with the community.
San Juan, La Union
San Juan, La Union is one of the Philippines' surfing destinations and its close proximity to the capital makes it a popular spot for both tourists and locals alike. With the fifth longest coastline on the planet, San Juan has become the surf capital of the north over the last ten years.
Bumbungan Eco Park
The Bumbungan River (also called Pagsanjan River) is a major tourist attraction in Laguna, Philippines. The waterfalls for which it is famous for is called Magdapio Falls, or more commonly known as Pagsanjan Falls. The Eco Park was established where the river was dammed near the town center of Cavinti.
Lake Caliraya, a man-made lake located in Laguna, is a popular spot for water sports and outdoor recreation like camping and fishing. Just a couple of hours away from Manila, this area located in the municipalities Lumban, Cavinti and Kalayaan, is one of those accessible destinations if you want a quick break from the daily city grind.