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Itinerary Miscellaneous Visayas

Carbon Night Market: Smells Nothing Like Teen Spirit

I have always been fascinated by night markets, because, not only do you experience the hustle but take part of the haggle which is their very nature. Almost every city has a night market. Some may be interesting while others are taking it to next levels. I have been to the night market of Koronadal and Davao and I do not even know if one exists in General Santos. Well, we have the Tiongson Arcade and I think that qualifies. Carbon Night Market, though, has always been on the list…

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Itinerary Miscellaneous SOCCSKSARGEN Springs

Hitting Lake Agco, Kidapawan City and New Israel, Makilala of North Cotabato with One Ride

It went as planned. After the Lake Sebu ride, the group agreed to do Lake Agco next. The plan to include New Israel materialized after their realization that there couldn’t be just one destination for that long ride. Lake Agco was in Kidapawan. Being on the foot of Mt. Apo, it was renowned for its cold and hot springs with the hot springs outsourcing its resources primarily from the lake. New Israel, a barangay in Makilala, North Cotabato, slowly established its tourism footing throughout the years and continued to do…

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Mindanao Miscellaneous SOCCSKSARGEN

New Year ‘tradition’ at Gapok, Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat

Gapok is my hometown! Every New Year holiday, I see to it that I find my self going back to my hometown because the New Year celebration at Gapok is nothing sort of ordinary. Not only do we find ourselves in the company of familiar faces, but we, the ‘batang Gapok’, are always bringing the fun and excitement of the extraordinary blast of New Year celebration to our beloved barangay. No matter where we are in the country, we always consider the celebratory pull of the New Year towards Gapok.…

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Miscellaneous SOCCSKSARGEN

Budayaw Visual Arts Exhibition: Amusement and Bemusement

The first Budayaw Festival is being held here in General Santos City. However, I am a ‘corporate slave’ so; in as much I want to attend all of the activities, my need to pay my bills is currently the top priority. Being the first ever BIMP-EAGA (Brunei Darussalam – Indonesia – Malaysia – Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area), Budayaw aims to primarily showcase the diversity in cultures and artistry to bring forth awareness and consequently appreciation. It is indeed a very interesting festival. So, there’s a Budayaw Visual Arts Exhibition…

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Bahay Makabayan Introduces Modular Houses in General Santos City and Surrounding Areas

“Mura at Disenteng Pabahay!” It is always some sort of a relief to own a house you can always go back to after all the vacations and traveling. In today’s dire economy, it is a thing to own a house; it is another to afford one. The good news is, Bahay Makabayan has brought us the offer of affordable houses using modular approach of building it. This modern technique of building houses has long been happening abroad. Modular homes, or prefab homes, are houses which are prefabricated in a manufacturing…

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Islands Itinerary Miscellaneous Visayas

Trick Art Museum, Mt. Luho View Deck, and Sample Budget Boracay Itinerary

Happy Dreamland Trick Art Museum and Bird Sanctuary When you go to Boracay the last thing you will be expecting will be going to a Trick Art Museum. And although not very popular to the many tourists visiting the island, there is a Trick Art Museum in Boracay which you can visit if it piques your interests. Happy Dreamland offers a tour to its Trick Art Museum and bird sanctuary for only P100.  With a P120 tricycle fare, you can get to the theme park and spend some of your…

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Beaches Islands Luzon Mindanao Miscellaneous Mountains SOCCSKSARGEN Visayas

I am Traveling to Self-discovery

It has been exactly two years ago since I have traveled by an airplane. Yes, I am 24. I cannot fathom still how that novel experience have completely changed the way I view the world. By the window seat of that plane, I have marveled on how small the world is from up there, how the roads have zoomed out into blur, how the houses and buildings have seemed like specks on the earth, and, how the mountains have been unsymmetrically beautiful and green and sometimes disappearing by the clouds.…

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