R&B Cafe and Library in Baguio City

R&B Cafe and Library in Baguio City

Read & Brew Cafe and Library is a one-stop dining place for great eaters, coffee lovers and bookworms The 7-hour ride from Manila to Baguio produced an aching hips and a growling tummy.  We had ridden a Victory Bus, and after a little-long walk from the bus terminal, we saw our first target: R&B Cafe and Library. The First in the List on the Things to Do in Baguio We really planned to eat our lunch here after the long travel.  This was the first on our list on the things to do in Baguio for our weekend vacation.  The last time we were here in this part of Baguio city, this cafeteria not yet existed.  And now, as according to our research, a kind of book-lover-cafe is now in Baguio, easily accessible because it is near the Church.  Actually, it is just beside the church.  R&B Cafe and Library is located in Porta Vega Mall Annex.  As one enters, an announcement will welcome...
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An overnight in Tuding, Itogon, Benguet

An overnight in Tuding, Itogon, Benguet

A Visit in Itogon, Benguet I was in Tuding, Itogon, Benguet.  Indeed, the view was spectacular.  Waking up earlier before the first break of the light peek on the horizon, was a great choice.  An overnight stay had made me reiterate to myself that it needed to be a quick and relaxing break.  A break that not to be spend inside the four walls.  I hope I had, at least, an option to see one – a sunset or a sunrise, if both settings were not possible. We arrived late in the afternoon, about past 3pm.  It made me think that we could still go back to Baguio city and had a stroll.  But when the host of the house had told me that there was a terrace with a scenic view and where sunrise can be viewed, oh, I dropped all my plans and settle to stay home for the night. The house is owned by a subsidiary of an electric company. ...
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35 Things to Do Around Quiapo Church

35 Things to Do Around Quiapo Church

A list to guide you on the things to do around Quiapo Church, so, on your next trip to Quiapo, you can enjoy every minute of your visit while discovering new findings that you never knew exist. What are the things to Do around Quiapo Church There is so much to do in Quiapo, especially just around the vicinity of Quiapo Church. Here is the list of 35 things to do around Quiapo Church, in which will tell you what to expect on the area so you can utilize your time and money, at the same time, enjoying the atmosphere that only Quiapo uniquely had. 1. Buy a handkerchief with a print of the Black Nazarene is one of the top things to do around Quiapo Church These handkerchiefs are always used by a Black Nazarene devotee.  Anywhere outside Quiapo Church you can easily find someone selling these Black Nazarene article, price is at 30 pesos, about $0.60.  This piece of cloth is...
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Chinese New Year Traditions in Manila Chinatown

Chinese New Year Traditions in Manila Chinatown

Experience Chinese New Year traditions in Manila Chinatown Manila Chinatown would let you experience how Chinese New Year traditions had been kept and followed. Manila Chinatown is known as the world’s oldest Chinatown.  Chinese had settled on this area before the Spanish era and Chinatown had been established in 1594.  The place was the center of trading and commercial activities. The place is still alive with all businesses owned by Chinese businessmen. Here, Chinese new year traditions is alive, even the years had passed. A day before Chinese New Year, I decided to have a quick drop to Manila Chinatown.  Riding a jeepney to Quiapo, I walked along Carriedo going to Sta. Cruz Church.  Meanwhile, as I passed by this street, merchants chose to sell round fruits hoping to bring luck to their buyers. When I entered the arch signifying Manila Chinatown, a different scenario was unfold.  Ongpin street was so alive with such number of people walking in and out of stores.  That...
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Visita Iglesia: A Choice of Sacrifice

Visita Iglesia: A Choice of Sacrifice

Different Ways on How Visita Iglesia is Practised To begin with, there are many ways on how to successfully do this Visita Iglesia. There were many options, but, still, with one intention: to pray the Stations of the Cross with the sacrifice of offering your walking, or just your precious time, to experience a bit of suffering, sharing the suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ. Visita Iglesia is a Catholic tradition practised every Lenten season.  It is usually done every Maundy Thursday after the Holy Mass, wherein the Gospel reminds us about the Last Supper and the washing of the feet by Jesus Christ to the disciples. You could perform Visita Iglesia by walking through 7 or 14 different churches and, simultaneously, reciting the 14 Stations of the Cross. That is to say, it depends on your capacity, in walking. Aside from walking, you can join Visita Iglesia tours with van or bus as transportation.  For example, you will visit different churches on a...
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Quiapo Church: The Home of the Black Nazarene

Quiapo Church: The Home of the Black Nazarene

Black Nazarene of Quiapo Church: the One who performs miracles, heals sickness and silences disturbed hearts amidst the chaos of its surrounding. Black Nazarene Devotees The great landmark here in the heart of Manila is Quiapo Church.  It is the home of the Black Nazarene, a place between the chaos of its surrounding and the silence you felt and received when praying. Devotees flocked from all over the world to visit and give respect to the Nazarene. The Black Nazarene gives hope, perform miracles, heal the sick or provide a resting place for renewing one’s self. I am not a devotee of the Black Nazarene, but I see to it that I would drop a visit by the Church whenever I am in Quiapo.  I am not a devotee though I always hear Him calling my name.  It was here that I sit for a long time, when I had problems I did not know where to go.  It was here that when the...
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