This is my maiden post here at HeaRty’s Haven. After asking Roch if I could write, she happily obliged. It’s just amazing the vast amount of knowledge this girl has, and the amount of fun one can have. Food expert, travel expert, and an all around fun expert.
The Philippines is a great tourist destination, and with Roch, I got to experience just how fun the Philippines can be especially when you’re with the one you love. I try to come to the Philippines twice a year, because I truly just love our nation and our people. But, rarely will I ever venture out. Usually a coffee place is the extent of my vacation, but this time around, it was different, and it was simply an amazing experience.
The readers here at HeaRty’s Haven, know just how wonderful this girl is, but trust me, she’s so much more. And with her as your travel companion, it’s literally being in heaven all the time. It’s corny, but it’s true. The Philippines is definitely a perfect place for couples to vacation in, and tourists are always in for a treat with the vast amounts of activities and places that you can go to.
In Cebu, where I hail from, there’s Plantation Bay, the gorgeous old style churches of Santo Nino, and even their modern malls and the great varieties of restaurants to choose from, it’s old world meets a modern lifestyle that, I believe, the Philippines would do well in advertising towards these themes.
Whenever I talk to colleagues, friends, or new acquaintances here in The U.S., their mindset is always often centered on the only news that ever comes out of the Philippines. Whether it is natural disasters, floods, earthquakes, or tales of political turmoil, we really need to set the record straight at just how fun, exciting, and memorable the experiences here can get. We’re a nation that is blessed with such beautiful and majestic islands, and even in the heart of Manila, the hustle and bustle of the day scene, is balanced out with the terrific night life of the metropolis.
And when we speak of places like Tagaytay, where Roch and I spent a few days at Sonya’s Garden, dined out at Antonio’s, and had the most wonderful Bulalo at Leslie’s, I just can’t believe the great experiences that one can have in our very own backyard.
Even the malls and the cinemas are truly something to admire, especially when in places like the United States, one rarely ever sees such a great amount of malls and shopping centers. Having that shopping experience in the Philippines is as good as any other places in Asia, I really have to emphasize this.
I could go on and on with this, but the main point of my maiden post is simple, discover the Philippines, enjoy it with someone you love, the breathtaking destinations are endless, and one need only to randomly point to a map to realize, that at each corner of our islands, there is always something new to discover.