Binondo Chinese New Year

It was my first time in Binondo during this celebration and I avoided it in the past because I don’t know what to do in Binondo or what to expect. There is that occasional fear of pick pockets and feeling of being an outsider trying-hard-to-celebrate-the-New-Year that prevented me from experiencing the Binondo Chinese New Year! … Check out their post on the Chinese New Year @ Binondo: KUNG HEI FAT CHOI by Sidney’s My Sari Sari Store Kiong Hee Huat Chai!

Avenue Q is coming to Manila

I tried to watch this in London’s West End but it was fully booked and Standing Room Only. … AVENUE Q (by www.atlantisproductionsinc.com ) ” Life may suck on Avenue Q, but for a bright-eyed college graduate called Princeton, this is his new neighborhood. … , AVENUE Q was the winner of the 2004 TONY AWARDS® for BEST NEW MUSICAL, BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL and BEST ORIGINAL SCORE!

Pagudpud,Ilocos Norte – The Definitive Guide to Pagudpud and Ilocos Norte

Didn’t you wish that there is a one-stop online travel guide that can help you plan your awesome vacation or travel in the Philippines?
… Lastly, most people ask me about tips on places in the Philippines and I thought wouldn’t it be nice if I can share these tips with more Filipinos.
As a Christmas Gift to everyone, I was inspired to create online travel guides that can help you plan your next awesome vacation in the Philippines!

Fort Ilocandia

It is best suited for hosting conferences and events but it could be quite expensive to stay here for your family’s vacation or use it just as a stopover.
…The Suba Beach is directly in front of the resort but due to dark grey sand and rough waves, most people don’t even attempt to take a dip in the beach…
… Sunset – The sun sets in front of the resort but most of the time it is cloudy where you can’t see the sunset fully.

Patapat Viaduct

Patapat Viaduct is an elevated concrete highway constructed along winding mountainside in the northernmost section of Ilocos Norte. This viaduct was constructed to solve the problem of landslides in the area which have caused so many vehicular accidents in the past.
…This will take you through winding mountain roads that have lush vegetation on both sides and occasional views of the sea until you reach the patapat viaduct.

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Completed on the 30th of March, 1892, the design and construction of the Lighthouse of Cape Bojeador was initially undertaken by the Engineer Magin Pers y Pers but was subsequently reconfigured and finished by the Engineer Guillermo Brockman. …” ( >> Read More: Heritage Conservation Society – Cape Bojeador Lighthouse )
…What is notable about the Bojeador Lighthouse is that is still has intact the original cupola and lantern.” ( >> Read More: Heritage Conservation Society – Cape Bojeador Lighthouse )
… How to get here: Located approximately 35 kilometres north of the City of Laoag, there is a large sign along the national highway which serves as the landmark for Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.

Saud Beach, Pagudpud

It should be called the ” anti-Boracay of the North ” since it boast of beautiful white beach backed by rows of coconut palms minus the noise and nightlife of Boracay. … If you are standing in the middle of Pagudpud, Saud beach the photo above is the scene that you would see on your left side with the shores transforming into a rocky coastline.
…When you see a photo of Saud Beach that is white, I’m sure it was taken in at noon time.

Bangui Windmills

The common mistake of people is just to be satisfied at looking at these windmills from a distant view from the Bangui look out on the way to Pagudpud. … You just need to know where to turn and go straight passing by a village all the way to this Bangui coast .
…” Standing in an arc in wind-lashed scrubland, the windmills, which started supplying electricity to 40 per cent of Ilocos Norte province in May, are the first source of clean energy introduced in the Phillipines, a nation with 84 million people reliant on oil and gas.

Beach Evaluation Guide

by Allen Staley Technically the beach maybe defined as the area from the shoreline up to the natural sand area and if developed/landscaped shaded with other amenities up to 50 meters beyond the natural sand area. Primary considerations for SWIMMING beaches Sand quality and color Water quality Pollutants Gradient </span Waves Currents Underwater obstructions Marine … Continue reading Beach Evaluation Guide

Blue Lagoon, Maira-ira Beach

I would dare say that this is the best swimming beach in the North and more apt to be called the “Balesin of the North”.
… Gradient – There is a gradual slope from the beach as it kiss the blue water and it suddenly drops off exceeding a normal person’s height.
… Currents – I don’t think this will be safe for children so make sure that they have a life vest and not just a floater device.