Breakfast wedding at Sonya’s Garden

Breakfast wedding at Sonya’s Garden

A breakfast wedding. That’s what my cousin and his bride wanted, and that was what they exactly had at Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay, Philippines – and a beautiful one, too. Amza and Julia had only less than a year to plan. Luckily, Sonya’s...
Hillcreek Gardens in Cavite

Hillcreek Gardens in Cavite

Hillcreek Gardens in Alfonso, Cavite in the Philippines is a very nice, calm resort. And the hotel staff, with Mark in the lead, is amazingly hospitable, considerate and helpful. It’s a place I can warmly recommend. It feels exclusive. My whole family occupied...
Riding through Intramuros

Riding through Intramuros

A first time trip to Manila should always have Intramuros in its itinerary. It should be passed through on kalesa. Intramuros, also called the walled city, is the oldest district in Manila. It was from here that the spaniards governed the country, when the Philippines...
Where our freedom was proclaimed

Where our freedom was proclaimed

It was important for me to see the ancenstral home of the first president of the Philippines. It was here that the nation’s independence was declared. The trip from Manila to Kawit, Cavite was quite long, but worth it. I wanted very much to see the ancestral...
Dining in huts on stilts

Dining in huts on stilts

Huts on stilts over water with colorful flags waving  was a sure way to attract customers. That was how we were charmed by the Fishing Village in Cavite, Philippines. I enjoyed dining in this restaurant overlooking Manila Bay. It was so filipino. We ordered seafood...