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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Pangasinan Province

TRAVEL DATE: April 7 - 12, 2009 

"Pangasinan is the the third biggest province in the whole Philippine Archipelago, derived its name from salt or “asin” in the vernacular. Owing to the rich and fine salt beds which were the prime source of livelihood for the province’s coastal towns, PanagASINan or “Pangasinan” which means “where salt is made” came to be its name", [source here].

Province of Pangasinan travel_02

Pangasinan is 5 to 6 hours drive from Metro Manila by bus and there are available daily bus trips from several bus liners such as Victory Liner Bus and Five Star Bus.

TRAVEL TIP: The earliest bust trip to Lingayen, Pangasinan is 2:30AM and the bus fare is around PHP 374 via Victory Liner. Don't worry because their buses are fully air-conditioned and has WiFi on-board so you will surely not get bored during the trip.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Baguio City

TRAVEL DATE: April 7 - 12, 2009

Baguio City is popularly know as the Summer Capital of the Philippines because of its cold weather and cool atmosphere. This is brought about by the high altitude to which the place is located and the pine trees that surround it.

Baguio mountains
Baguio Mountainside

Baguio City is the capital city of the Province of Benguet, located at the northern portion of Luzon, Philippines. It is an 8-hour bus drive from Manila City and an hour fly only by airplane flight. There are a lot of available bus liners going to Baguio City everyday and you may check out their current rates from here: Victory Liner, Genesis Transport, Philtranco.

La Trinidad, Benguet

TRAVEL DATE: April 7 - 12, 2009

La Trinidad is also located in the Province of Benguet and one of the major tourist spots which you must visit! Just like Baguio City, La Trinidad also has a cold atmosphere and weather due to its mountainous terrain and high altitude. The difference between the two? - it's much colder in La Trinidad!

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La Trinidad Strawberries
Craving for fresh strawberries? La Trinidad is the most perfect place to satisfy this craving :) They have numerous and wide strawberry plantations all over the place and because of the cold weather, strawberries adapted very well with the climate.



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