La Union: Pindangan Ruins


Pindangan Ruins is located adjacent to Carmelite monastery. The place is a bit off the main road, there are just a few structures surviving but there is lush greenery and flowers. The Virgin Mary still stands at the end where it was the altar before and the outer walls of the former church with its…

BACKPACKING ALBAY: DARAGA CHURCH


This church has magnificent views and there are many picture spots both of the surrounding picturesque vistas and of the church itself. It is good to note that this church was made of volcanic rock and so one can appreciate the architecture and the labor that it took to build, including any attempts to restore…

France: Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre-Dame


Strasbourg is about an hour’s drive from Stuttgart, Germany. It’s a beautiful drive along the countryside. When you cross the Rhine River coming into the city, you might see a huge Viking River Cruise ship in the river, waiting at the wharf, or you might glimpse the steeple of the Cathedral first started at the…

The secret garden of Caleruega


Stress? Burn out due to too much work? Wanted to have an out of town relaxation but don’t want to travel too far? My solution… a hike at Batulao plus a side trip at Caleruega 🙂Caleruega is found in Barrio Kaylaway, Batulao in the town of Nasugbu. It is just across the boundary of Cavite…