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Baluarte de San Diego in Intramuros

Baluarte de San Diego in Intramuros is the oldest stone fort in Manila. Design and built by Jesuit Priest namely Antonio Sedeno from 1586 to 1587.




History
It was called Nuestra SeƱora De Guia renovated in 1593 to join the walls of the city. Fell in disrepair and in 1644 construction began for new baluarte which was completed between 1653 and 1663. Resembling an ace of spades, Its housed a foundry during the 18th century.





Baluarte was breached by British forces with canon fire in 1762. Restored and strengthened the British occupation but was damaged during the earthquake in 1863.




It was then condemned by the Spaniards. It was totally destroyed during the battle of Manila in 1945 or the World war II. Restoration done from 1979-1992 and now a major tourist attraction in the walled city - Intramuros.






Allow me to show you some good spots inside the Baluarte de San Diego.





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Manila to Bataan via Ferry: 1Bataan Integrated Transport System

About 1Bataan Integrated Transport System:
Bataan is becoming one of the most progressive provinces in Central Luzon, With this observation of the province exponential growth, Magic leaf Marine Logistic Corporation approached the province with a proposal to operate and maintain an integrated transport system that will bring Manila Closer to Bataan Vice-versa under the country's public-private-partnership program last Feb 2017. After a year, The project was named "1Bataan Integrated Transport System".



We tried this Ferry last year, May 2018 at MOA Esplanade Seaside. I must say, It was really fast, very convenient and kinda cozy too. Just imagine a no traffic travel? From the original 4-5hrs going to Bataan, Now, It's only 45mins. 1Bataan Integrated Transport System is the name. A game changer that gives birth to a modern transport system from Manila to Bataan - vice versa.




SCHEDULE OF FERRY TRIPS: Daily from Manila to Bataan and Vice versa.
Manila to Orion Everyday:  7:00…

Villa Elisha - A forest hideaway in Antipolo

Villa Elisha is located within a 30-hectare private forest sanctuary in the rolling foothills of Sierra Madre mountain range.





Just an hour drive from Manila, You may now experience a complete privacy in a nature setting. Indeed a perfect hideaway for couples, barkadas, corporate group or for our lovely family.





Villa Elisha can accommodate upto 15persons. It has 3 bedrooms and a loft area for sleeping. All Linens, pillow are provided. Actually, All the basic needs for your next staycation is here.




A lot of activities can be enjoyed in the area like, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, walking and a lot more. Well, It's always nice to be back with nature and explore its hidden beauty.






By the way, Villa Elisha is tucked into the woods of Philips Sanctuary Resort. Aside from the villa amenities, You may also enjoy the facilities of the Philips Sanctuary such as: swimming pool, Obstacle courses,  hanging bridge, Fishing Lagoon, chapel, picnic areas and children's playground.






Azalea Hotel & Residences - Baguio

Filipino families love going on vacations with the whole brood, from newborn babies to the revered elderly grandparents. Baguio has always been the popular destination anytime of the year more so today given its accessibility with the improved road network.




ALL HOLIDAYS MUST START WITH A PLAN
However, looking for accommodation and planning for the whole trip this large is daunting especially when trying to look for prices that will fit the budget. Even more worrying is whether you're getting the absolute value for your money on hotel stays. Fortunately, Azalea Hotel and Residences in Baguio have just the thing for the holiday planner in the family. It's Strategically located along Leonard Wood Loop, off the busy central district of Baguio City but a stone's throw away from the city's must see destinations


Called the Holiday Plan - this signature Azalea vacation program shapes itself to a family's specific needs for hotel accommodation. Available only when booked di…