Sa Ark Avilon Zoo - Pasig City, Metro Manila

   Taking your child to somewhere fun and educational is a great way to spend a weekend. Last time, my son had a wonderful experience at the Manila Ocean Park. This time, I took him to a zoo near our place: The Ark Avilon Zoo.

   The Ark Avilon Zoo is located at Frontera Verde, Ortigas Avenue corner C-5, Pasig City. 

Sa Mount Makiling - Los Baños, Laguna

   I always see this beautiful mountain every time I go to the beaches in the south. Its top is said to have a shape like a maiden lying on her back. Mount Makiling or Bundok Ni Mariang Makiling as they call it, is known for its mystic stories and legends.

   Mount Makiling is a dormant volcano, no wonder why hot springs and geothermal power plants are abundant around its foot. Because of its rich biodiversity, students hike up to study different species of plants and animals. Mountaineers on the other hand, enjoys the challenge of its trail and the magnificent view from above that awaits their eyes.

   One of the trail going to the summit is from the University of the Philippines in Los Baños Laguna (UPLB) and the other is from Sto. Thomas Batangas. We tried the Makiling Traverse (MakTrav) which starts from Sto. Thomas Batangas up to its summit then going down to Los Baños, Laguna. It is said to be one of the most challenging day-hike climb near Manila.

Sa Borawan Island Resort - Pagbilao, Quezon

   The sun is at its peak as we bid goodbye to the lovely beach of Puting Buhangin in Pagbilao, Quezon. And throughout our 30 minute boat ride, we were wondering what awaits us on our next destination. The Borawan Island Resort as they call it, a place where the fine white sandy beach of Boracay meets the beautiful rock formations of Palawan. Hence, the name Borawan is born.

   It is the last stop of our "3 beaches in 2 days Quezon Adventure". Located at Pagbilao Chica Island, it is only 10 minutes away from barangay Basiao in Padre Burgos, Quezon by boat. From afar, we can already see the rock formations this place is known for.