T'was 4PM and our driver swiftly zigzagged past cruisers, trying to chase the sunset. Daranak Falls in Tanay, Rizal is open only until 5pm, and we were determined to reach it before then.
It was one of those spur-of-the moment trips. Our group of 10 decided on it at the very last minute, while hanging out at a friend's home in Taytay. It was just an hour drive away anyway.
Much of traveling involves purchases from local merchants. What we take home from our trips around the country - the pasalubong - reflects the local ingenuity in culinary or craftsmanship (or others) that the destination has to offer. The way to see it - pasalubong and souvenir shopping is a way to help out the community in your own little way.
|Travel find: I'm a fan of handwoven stuff!|
Not everyone has the luxury to visit the country's 17 regions; 80 provinces. Even so, there's a way to get a good taste of what these destinations have to offer.
A pasta out of coconut meat?!? I just had to see (and taste) it for myself - Bohol Coco Farm's most popular dish from their organic menu.
Panglao Island had been elusive the past four times I've visited Bohol. As a first-timer, Alona Beach was the first choice. But after crunching the numbers on the budget, less popular options were considered.
Bohol Coco Farm is an off-beach backpacker type B&B. It features an in-house restaurant that serves self-grown organic food.