57 kilometers east of Manila lay one of the most underrated towns (in my opinion) that go by name of ‘Tanay’ in the province of Rizal. This picturesque municipality takes so much pride in their natural wonders, and rightfully so. The place is undoubtedly blessed with beautiful people, good food and amazing geography feats. To enumerate a few; a modest yet classic lighthouse, a historical yet enchanted cave, some religious grottos, a couple of mystical water falls, the cleanest body of water in the entire region IV and their own portion of Sierra Madre Mountain Range. If these aren’t enough reasons to entice you to visit the town, how about: Unlike some of the most famous tourists destinations in the country, Tanay would not require you to spend a small fortune (at least if you live somewhere in Manila) to have a ball in a town teeming with natural beauty as well as filled with exhilarating adventures. How about that? Read the rest of this entry
Pinto Art Museum is cool, really? That was my initial reaction when my three nieces first mentioned this art gallery in Antipolo, Rizal. To be completely honest, I got completely flustered when my girls pestered me, okay, encouraged me, into going to this apparently uber-cool art museum that everyone they know had been raving about. I was then like, Since when did museum became uber-cool? Curious! Anyway, their excitement was contagious; I had no choice but to cave in.
There’s nothing more thrilling than spontaneous adventure. It eases the burden of planning, alleviates the stress of packing provisions and it can steer you away from all the mumbo-jumbos associated to concocting a strategic game plan for a strenuous journey.
One Thursday morning, my niece and I were randomly discussing some of the coolest places on earth. Then from the recesses of her brilliant mind emerged her own list of must-see-places near the metro. It was a ‘eureka’ moment when she blurted out this Masungi Rock Formation located in Tanay, Rizal. Read the rest of this entry