Laiya beach was a recommendation I got from some good friends in The Philippines. Even if I could not find any relevant information about Laiya in the Lonely Planet, I decided to give a try (after all, there are a lot of places not mentioned in travel books). So just after my visit of Taal Volcano in Tagaytay (link here ..), we decided to head to the South coast of Luzon in the Batangas province and look for Laiya beach. [...]
Jose Rizal is certainly one of the most popular icon in The Philippines When I was in Manila a few months ago, I went to the Rizal Luneta Park. Well I know, it’s pretty much a “tourist spot” for everyone coming in Manila, but somehow, it’s “MUST SEE” place in order to understand who was Jose Rizal. In the park, you have a full section dedicated to the national hero. One thing that striked me was the scene representing the [...]
Over the last 10 years, I noticed a strong increase of Au-Pair coming from the Philippines in Europe. Having myself a kid of 9 years now, I was exploring at that time (when he was a toddler) with my partner the possibility to enroll to an Au Pair program but at the end we just found another way. The Au-Pair program provides an excellent way for families to have a nanny at home that can help them by taking care [...]
Here is recap of my favorite moments of 2011. No need to make a long story, each pics correspond to a special atmosphere. Enjoy !
Just want to share with you a very interesting post I come across regarding the strong migration of Filipino outside of their country. http://philcsc.wordpress.com/globalization-and-the-emergent-filipino-diaspora/ Enjoy !
Mt Pulag was absolutely a key point in the preparation of my itinerary for my trip to The Philippines. This mountain (Mt Pulag) is the third tallest mountain in The Philippines (2922 meters) and is located in the Cordilleras in the north of Luzon. I was a bit curious about how mountains in The Philippines look like, but also about the hiking possibilities in that area ! I admit that I struggled a little bit in terms of logistic preparation (difficulties encountered in [...]