5 Reasons Why Tagaytay is a Great Place to Stay At

As a British tycoon once said, there are three most important things about properties: location, location, and location.

Tagaytay City is the South’s alternative to Baguio City. It offers the same ambiance and cool climate but is more accessible to tourists and motorists. The travel time is only an hour and a half from Manila, approximately 56 kilometers away. The city is frequently visited by locals and foreigners to take advantage of the cool breeze and magnificent views.
Tagaytay, compared to other metropolises where the midpoint is a marketplace, a walkway, or a distribution center, takes pride of the Taal Volcano’s sight in the heart of the calm waters of Taal Lake —a volcano within a lake, within a volcano within another lake.

FACTS ABOUT TAGAYTAY:

1. Tagaytay was derived from two Tagalog words “taga” and “itay” which means “to cut” and father.

These words were put up together from a story of a father and son who were attacked by a wild boar while hunting. As the animal reached the father, the son cried repeatedly “Taga Itay!”

The shout was heard in the nearby area and became a source of commotion in the place. Later, it is called Tagaytay.

2. The City has a perfect view of the world’s smallest active volcano, Mt Taal.

This natural wonder is significant to the city’s people. The view of Taal Volcano in its entire magnificence is overwhelming, especially on a clear day. Peaceful mood approaches whenever the fog enfolds the hillsides surrounding the city.Local and foreign visitors are always astonished by the sight and it is one of the reasons why they keep on coming back.

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3. It is known for its culinary delights.

Tagaytay City is a fusion of the Southern culture. Tagaytay is also recognized for its food specialties such as Bulalo or beef shank soup with bone marrow, Local fish such as Maliputo and Tawilis (smoked or dried) and others.

The City has multiple Food establishments which anyone can take advantage of as they offer different Tagaytay’s best.

4. It is also famous for its Pineapples.

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The fruit grows abundantly all-year round throughout the luxurious soil of the city. Tagaytay celebrates the Pilipinyahan Summer Festival in May which promotes Pineapples as the most alluring agricultural product in the country. The country continued the growing and selling of this fruit since the Spanish influenced and introduced it to local agriculture. Today, the Philippines is one of the largest producers of Pineapples in the world.

Moreover, Pineapples leaves can produce a fiber called piña which is used for country’s National Costume (Barong Tagalog for men and the Baro’t Saya for women).

5. Tagaytay is entitled to be a city of character, where you can dine, stay, play and pray.

Tagaytay’s stimulating atmosphere calls guests from various places, local and overseas. Indeed, the city is favorable for education, sports, retirement, and retreats as it has a safe, peaceful and clean environment.

Tagaytay community follows the city’s vision with discipline, God-centeredness, and unity. Hence, the city is recognized as the Character City of the South.

7 Things to do in Pangasinan Aside from the Counting the Hundred Islands

Located in northern Luzon, Pangasinan is practically famous for the Hundred Islands in Alaminos but aside from the said tourist attraction, Pangasinan still has a lot to offer, even more so that Boracay is closed. The Ilocos-Pangasinan-Zambales area is most likely to fill in. Here are a few things you could more than enjoy in the land where salt is made.

hundred islands1. Balungao Hilltop Adventure, Balungaosuperman-zip-2

Before getting yourself strapped on a safety harness, you still need to endure one long and steep climb up the mountain. There are two ziplines on the peak, one is 620m for those who want to get down fast and the other one is 1.4km, that could last for more than a minute for you to enjoy the rather exciting view, that is if you can manage to keep your eyes open throughout the swoooosh. Also, there is an ATV rental at your disposal when you want to roam around the terrain.

2.  Lingayen’s Architectural Masterpiececapitol1

The province’s capital has been around since the World War 2, and remnants of the unfortunate event are still pretty much visible in the area. Outside, the city hall is just as magnificent on the inside. The local government unit’s building is a tourist spot itself. Inside is a mini-museum of the city, where everything you need to know about Lingayen could be found.

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Looks easy enough? There are two stages of power kiting in Pangasinan, you need to make the huge kite fly–like really fly then follow the wind towards the sea, step on your boards, and voila that is power kiting. This is not for everyone though, kiting is not for everybody, some people cannot even make a small kite fly.

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This crater was because of both earth and water natural process, this spot is where two large waves from two different currents meet, it fills the ditch, making it a saltwater pool. Only professional or amateur swimmers can actually take this, nobody knows how deep the hole is, therefore, safety is a must when visiting the Death Pool

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In the year 2017, tourists take an unusual detour to watch farmers harvest salt. A 1993 study conducted by the Nutrition Center of the Philippines showed that salt from this town, combined with those produced in the towns of Bolinao and Bani and Alaminos City, totaled 74,765 MT, the highest salt production by a province in the country for that year.

6. Paddle at Balingasay, Riverthe Enchanted Cave, Bolinao

Paddle through the country’s cleanest river. The waters of the river of Balingasay lead to the Enchanted Cave, where somehow it is Puerto Princesa in Pangasinan.

7. Watch the Sunset

 

Laois Beach right after sunset.Being located in the western part of Luzon, Pangasinan took sunsets to the next level. Manila Bay could not even par. Perhaps Thanos actually missed a Pangasinan Sunset Brochure when he decided to go to Benguet.

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Top Filipino Tweets About Thanos Visiting the Philippines in the Avengers: Infinity War

It has already been a week since the premiere of the recording breaking phenomena movie, the Avengers: Infinity War, the fruit of ten long years of collaborated Marvel superheroes, spearheaded by Iron Man (2008). The movie broke every single gross record worldwide last week, and it is basically about our favorite Avengers and Guardians saving the whole lot of the universe from the mad Titan, Thanos. MCU fans that have been around for ten years and beyond would not need any recaps as to how and why Thanos has come.

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Fast forward to the end of the movie, there was a scene featuring the misunderstood villain watching the sunset in a deep solace that hyped everybody especially the Filipino fans.

The titan did state his plans of resting, “watch the sunset” after “all this” referring to the war and his goal of wiping half the universe for the other half to survive and thrive, ensuring mankind will not face extinction just like his home planet has become.

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Thanos with the power of the Space Stone, the infinity stone capable of creating wormholes and portals, visited the Philippines.

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And the ever extra Filipino fans have a lot to say about it,

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What a wonderful idea,

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Yes, and he’d probably avail a Chowking halo-halo so that he can further chill too.

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Apparently, the Titan has a taste. Where else could you spectate such a perfect sunset but in the Pearl of the Orient?

 

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But despite being dubbed as the best villain of the MCU, he is really not that easy to love.

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Some are just hostile towards the grieving villain,

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Who are you calling purple grape?

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Some just disagree with the Thanos’ choice of a vacation spot,

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NAIA or the Manila International Airport,

And of course, due to the close and related context of the plot of the movie, it became political too-just like everything else in the Philippines.

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I pray not though, buddy.

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JPE will outlast you, Thanos.

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Thank God for the talented Photoshoppers,

Or let us just stick with the fictional truth, Thanos was a humble farmer that loved his planet and let us turn everything to economics this time.

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And lastly, Philippine literature meets Marvel Universe with the last Infinity Stone.

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And perhaps the most important truth one yet,

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Whatever reason Thanos chose the Philippines to chill and mope because of his loss, it is a good example. Even the most bad ass villain needs a break too, why not follow his example and travel now.

 

10 Historical Firsts about Iloilo That You Didn’t Know

When it comes to Philippine history, Iloilo has never been in the limelight of the history books everyone was asked to study and evidently memorize. It has always been other nearby provinces but never Iloilo. Not everyone knows that it is dubbed as the Heritage Haven of Panay.

  1. Iloilo is where the Malays, the second genetical ancestors of the Philippines first landed. This is why Ilonggos are naturally the epitome of Filipina beauties.
  2. This is the biggest province in the Philippines in terms of population, income, and economic production during the 19th century.
  3. The first Philippine airline established after World War II was organized by Ilonggos, the airline was known as the Far Eastern Air Transport Incorporated had the Iloilo-Manila-Hongkong trips, the airline ceased to exist and was later turned into an aeronautical university today, the FEATI University.
  4. The first Filipino to fly an airplane for passengers was an Ilonggo – Jose Tinsay in 1925.
  5. The first school for boys in the Philippines was founded in Tigbauan by the famous Jesuit priest and historian, Pedro Chirino in 1592.
  6. The first luxury liner in the island – S/S Don Esteban of the De la Rama Line.
  7. The first concrete road in the country – from Forbes Bridge to Jaro Plaza.
  8. The only Filipino nominated to the Supreme Court of Cuba – Raymundo Melliza.
  9. The first Filipino to launch the propaganda movement in Spain, Graciano Lopez Jaena of Jaro also known as the greatest orator the Philippines ever produced.
  10. The first province to export sugar to Australia.

Iloilo may not be a household name but it is filled with stories of the past that have been passed down to generations of locals that you could actually know for yourself might you want to visit the alluring province yourself, go to www.egetinnz.com to find a home away from home and travel now.

 

7 Underrated Places in Bataan That You Need To Check Out This Summer

The Philippines has the most wonderful sights of nature and history combined with all the eighteen regions of the country, there is no uneventful place in the 7 107 islands of the Philippines and as they say, it is more fun in the Philippines. Bataan known as the History Hub of Central Luzon is a peninsula in the northern part of the country’s largest group of islands. Being not that famous in the world where Boracay is the star, Bataan actually have the beaches that rival the nearby provinces such as Batangas and La Union, it also has the mountain trails that can parr with Zambales’, and lastly the sea waves that can match to Baler’s.

7. Mount Samat, Shrine, Pilar

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This place is almost akin to the ruins of Charleston in South Carolina, although Mount Samat was converted into a shrine, all the ruins and memorabilia of the second world war are very much present in this shrine. It became the symbol of the commemoration of the Valor Day or Araw ng Kagitingan or as for the locals, the Bataan day. Climbing the mountain is not that hard but is highly rewarding with the giant cross on the top which you could actually climb.

 

6. Plaza Mayor de Ciudad de Balanga, Balanga City

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Bataan might come as an archaic and time-honored province, it has its own way of charming the tourists and even its citizens to fall in love with it. Its capital, Balanga City is quite the epitome of the modern and old world. The plaza is more beautiful and alive at night, with a spectacle of lights and dancing fountains.

5. Pasukulan Falls, Abucay

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Chasing Waterfalls is one activity to do in Bataan and for those exploring Bataan’s great outdoor experience, Pasukulan Falls has a majestic sight, with pristine waters cascading from almost 200 feet above and into a serene pool.

4. Lolen’s Hu Tieu-an, Morong

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This amazing restaurant opened in the 90s, after the refugees from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia sought temporary shelter in Bataan’s Philippines Refugee Processing Center. Two decades later, the refugees have long gone, yet this chapter in the world history lives on through this humble place. Try the Vietnamese noodle soup, hu tieu, and their special take on the banh mi.

3 Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park, Orani

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In the small village called Tala in Orani, is a majestic escape by the mountains. Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park is a mountainside resort, decked with villas and a beautiful cliffside pool overlooking a view of lush mountains and trees.

2. Stella Mariz Resort, Bagac

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Stella Mariz Resort lets you be one with nature. Away from the bustle of the city, simple cottages, picnic tables, and pine trees adorn the beach, instead of concrete, plush hotels and villas.Bask in the warm sun and sand between your toes, set up camp by the beach and spend your nights by the shore. Conversations with friends by the campfire, while listening to the crashing waves and lying under the stars? You bet.

  1. La Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bagac

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Of course, one does not leave Bataan without visiting the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, a heritage resort that’s just a marvelous sight by itself, with opulent Spanish-era houses, cobblestone streets and a majestic canal, all perched by the sea. Las Casas has been a popular setting for period films and television shows in recent years, such as GMA-7’s Zorro, the sleeper hit Heneral Luna, and Lav Diaz’ 8-hour film Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis. Book a night at their heritage house, take a dip in the sea as a calesa strides by. It’s just like being transported back in time.

These are only a few activities and spots that you can enjoy in Bataan. Visit the place now and you will not regret it. Let us help you with finding a home away from home in https://www.egetinnz.com/s/bataan–philippines/ChIJiXiYAeMUljMRSD3hXo_L4Go?&guests=1

Bohol’s Geographical Wonder

Chocolate Hills, it sounds delicious, probably would be a good name for another chocolate brand but this is actually a rare land formation in the Philippines, particularly in the island province of Bohol. Over 1,300 almost identical shaped hills that even science failed to explain the exact phenomena of the famous inedible Chocolate Hills of Bohol. Theories claim that the hills are residues of weathering and sedimentation, or that it was formed from the crevices of the surface of the crust. No one is sure. The name can be explained though since there are two major seasons in the Philippines: sunny and rainy seasons, the hills turn lush green during the rainy season and turn brown during the summer.

What science could not explain, the creative legends of folklore is rather believed. There is a fascinating story behind the hill formation. Filipinos tend to craft stories of origins of almost as everything in the country and the Chocolate Hills are no exception.

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The ground where the hills are used to be flat and empty, according to the stories of everyone’s great great great something. Until there were these two giants, where these giants came from, I have no idea. And I did not dare to ask, apparently in ancient times of the Philippines, there are giants and no folklore originality. Going back to the giants, it was said that the two had a heated argument. The version I heard was vague but for your sake, I’d put in details so that you would not feel confused as I was.

The giant from the north, Rob Stark was upset with the giant from the, you guessed, it the south. It was named Jaime Lannister. Lannister had Stark’s father murdered and young Stark was beyond vengeful that he began hurling clumps of soil towards Lannister whom with his one hand began returning the favor towards Stark. They did just that until they had enough–until Stark has gotten it out of his system that whatever he does would not bring Ned Stark back to life. Both Stark and Lannister realized it was pointless to throw hills at each other and that they will have a new but common enemy in the next few seasons. The two giants walked away and the aftermath of the clumsy battle left the people the Chocolate Hills. The legend was basically making sense when it claimed that two large beings were responsible. As all legends make sense if the truth is aligned with fiction.

As of today, these hills are one of the most famous tourist spots in the Philippines along with the smallest monkey, the tarsier can be found in Bohol. My version of the story is another version that you would hear if you visit the province itself. Marvel at the sight of the giants’ battlefield or at the sight of one of the most amazing geographical wonders of the world.

10 Out of the Mainstream TV Shows You Can Binge Watch As You Travel

There are journey trips that could be spent on sight seeing, peeking through the glass window of the plane, maybe a bus, or even by the railings of a ship; but some trips may take longer than the usual. Here are a few good TV series aside from Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead that could help you pass time.

  1. Timeless, 2016 (NBC)

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This show actually got uncancelled, the producers finally saw the potential of this low-key but amazing show. Compelling characters, unfolding plot, and perfected phenomenon of time travelling. The story is about Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus trying to save the known history from bad people called the Rittenhouse who wants to change the course of the past. The paradox of time travelling has somehow been perfected by Timeless.

 

2. Sense 8 2015 (Netflix)

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Original story from the Wachowski brothers, they have filmed in over twenty countries and thirty cities. This sci-fi TV show is about eight individuals that share each other’s mind and consciousness. The story itself is already an art but its cinematography is the best thing about Sense8. This show developed a collective group of fanbase for its diversity and accurate representation which the smart audience hold dear. Sense8 is action-filled, with humor and genuine emotion on top. Sadly Netflix cancelled it after season 2 but due to the loud cry of the fans in social media particularly on Twitter, the producers were granted one last hurrah for the show. The epic finale is yet to come this year 2018.

 

3. Orphan Black 2013-2017 (BBC)

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Consistent all through out. Yes, it has already ended strong in season 5 but never was there a dull episode or even a moment in Orphan Black, all you need is to watch one episode to give it a try and you will find yourself with the roller coaster of a ride. Created by the masters John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, this show is about a Sarah Manning who witnessed a girl who look exactly like her jump in front of a train and later on took over her life, and  unknowingly discovers a major scientific conspiracy about their lives.

 

4. Altered Carbon 2018 (Netflix)

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An ingenious plot that was groomed by a gradual pacing of story-telling, the story is set in the far future where immortality is already within reach. Everyone has a stack located at the back of their necks, it downloads one’s mind and consciousness that even when the body perishes the person could still actually live. Takeshi was revived after centuries of his first death by a billionaire to investigate his own death.

 

5. The 100 2014 (CW)

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This show used to be great. The survival show of CW, it is not your typical post apocalyptic TV series where boy meets girl and another boy it was not that. The 100 (pronounced as The Hundred) was about 100 delinquent and prisoner teens sent off their spaceship to see if the Earth was again habitable after 97 years of nuclear war that destroyed the planet. Only to learn that humankind never really left.

 

6. Penny Dreadful 2014-2016 (Showtime)

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Penny Dreadful is a gothic masterpiece where all the dark classics have been mashed together. From the origins of Dracula to Dorian Gray, this story revolves around Vanessa Ives as a wicked and daunting force of evil is after her whole being. A character-driven story from the brilliant playwright and screenwriter, John Logan. This is not for the weak heart and shallow minds though, Penny Dreadful is dark but weirdly enough a breath of fresh air in the mainstream stories of television today.

 

7. Gotham 2014 (Fox)

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DC has made a good choice about doing a prequel TV series of the Batman, origin stories of everybody in Batman is present. Fox’s Gotham might have strayed from the comics but the showmanship is overall great. With the James “Jim” Gordon as the center character, still a regular detective is on the pursuit of the mastermind behind Thomas and Martha Wayne’s deaths, while grooming young Bruce Wayne to be the dark knight Gotham will eventually need.

 

8. Black Mirror 2011 (Netflix)

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Probably the best anthology you will ever watch, created by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror is a collection of one shots stories if not revolving around morals and realism, it is about the out of the box ideas about the technology we use and the unending possibilities of it. Black Mirror challenged every aspect of the future with its story telling but still managed to be about the characters rather than the phenomena.

 

9. Fear the Walking Dead 2015 (AMC)

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The sister prequel show to the Walking Dead, it is years younger than the mainstream and original show but it is far different. It revolves around actual family trying to stay together amidst the apocalypse. The show began a bit slow but is getting better the longer it airs, character developments are compelling stories by and by and more zombies appear than ever.

 

10. Peaky Blinders

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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

 

You can watch these underrated TV shows even when you get to your destination, probably when you got to your home away from home, we can always help you with that. Find a place of your liking here in www.egetinnz.com