Cool mountain air, lush greenery, strawberry fields, truckloads of fresh vegetables, and a flower festival that lasts for almost two months, all make Baguio a top destination for those who need a break from Metropolitan Manila.
An affordable trip and an unforgettable experience in the very chill and beautiful Baler, a place to still your mind, reflect on life, lose yourself in the waves, and wash away that city stress with an invigorating salt-water cleanse.
After a few hectic weeks of increasing work demands and a moderately intense diet and training regimen to prepare for my first jiu-jitsu competition, I was nothing if not ready for a vacation. Last year, around this time, my companion and I had taken our daughter to Coco Beach for a wonderful family vacation and… Continue reading A Coco Family Vacation in Puerto Galera
It's Tuesday morning: my companion wakes up early to build a dam at Lily of the Valley Organic Farm (post coming). Inevitably, our daughter wakes up early and what are her and I to do with our day? First, there's the laundry problem. La Trinidad has no water so this is a serious mission. We… Continue reading Baguio’s Parks, Playgrounds, and Places to Eat
As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the reasons for our extended stay in La Trinidad is that my partner has been called upon by his hybrid-farming friend Patrick Taylor to bring a permaculture perspective to Lily of the Valley Organic Farm. So we’ve got permaculture, organic farming, hybrid agriculture empowerment, and all… Continue reading Permaculture at Lily of the Valley Organic Farm, Part 1