Activities to do in Iloilo, Philippines

A heart-shaped province located in Western Visayas, Iloilo is aptly called the “Heart of the Philippines.” It may only have a total land area of 5000 square km with a population of approximately 2 Million, but this province offers countless activities for the young and old!

Food Tour

When you’re in Iloilo, it’s kinda difficult to stay faithful to your strict diet. Why? For starters, mouth-watering dishes are Iloilo’s year round attractions. Find a true blue local to show you places where you can eat authentic Ilonggo cuisines: La Paz Batchoy, native “lechon manok” (roast chicken), talaba and sinamak (oysters and native vinegar), KBL (pigeon peas, pork, and green jackfruit), chicken binakol, Pancit Molo, and fresh seafood dishes (The Philippines is an archipelago, so you see fresh seafood almost everywhere).

Heritage Sites Tour

There are several historical sites scattered all over Iloilo. Don’t forget to visit Calle Real, Plaza Libertad, the Iloilo Provincial Capitol grounds, Cathedral, Lizares Mansion, Casa Mariquit, Molo Church, and Bahay Camiña nga Bato, Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral, Miagao Church, San Joaquin Church, Dumangas Church, Santa Barbara Church and Convent, Ermita Chapel, and Nazaria Lagos Monument. You will surely be in awe of the history, architecture, and culture of the people. This activity is not only fun but also very educational!

Take a dip in Iloilo’s pristine waters

No travel article about the Philippines has no section about how beautiful its beaches are. Don’t forget your swimming outfit, eco-friendly sunblock, and cameras (these beaches are soooo picturesque)! Head over to Islas de Gigantes, Concepcion, Ajuy, Sicogon, San Joaquin, Miagao, Guimbal, Tigbauan, and Oton.

Climb, Trek, and Hike

Aside from crystal clear waters, Iloilo is also blessed with lush mountains. Get a trusted local tour guide to show you the roads less traveled: Bucari, Igbaras, Janiuay, Calinog, and Lambunao. Hike hidden trails and be surprised to see amazing waterfalls, overlooking views, and super clean surroundings! Your lungs, eyes, and heart will surely thank you!

Enjoy the city life

In most parts of the Philippines, it is still possible to enjoy the so-called “city life” without losing that laid-back ambience. Iloilo City has a number of lifestyle centers where you can enjoy a cup of coffee while reading a book, spa day (alone or with your loved ones), dine at classy restaurants, and shop at malls. Don’t forget to check out Plazuela de Iloilo, Ayala Atria Iloilo, Smallville Complex, SM City Iloilo, Robinsons Place Iloilo, and Iloilo Business Park.

Or go on a city tour

Iloilo may be a province, but Iloilo City is actually a tourist hub. Aside from its numerous restaurants and shopping districts, it also has amazing museums, hotels, and lifestyle districts.  and nightlife in the province await.

Join a festival

Because the Philippines is hugely Catholic, it’s not difficult to find yourself in the middle of a religious festival while in a province. Iloilo hosts the Dinagyang Festival, a religious and cultural festival held on the fourth Sunday of January. Enjoy the tribal music, religious rituals, street dancing, colorful costumes, amazing food, and most of all, the warmth of the locals.

Not a sleepy old town, Iloilo has plenty to offer for the adventurous and young at heart. Reach out to us to help you to plan your next trip to Philippines @askus@ladyredot.com.


 Hello, I am Mish! I used to work as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since I graduated, I decided to give up my corporate job to focuses on my 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. I am a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, I’m tiny but I am an Olympic-level glutton. Let me bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach me at LinkedIn.

 

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Adventure Seeking in Bicolandia, Philippines

Bicol, also known as Bicolandia, is a region of the Philippines (specifically region V). It is composed of six provinces with a combined population of six million. So what does region V have to offer for adventure-seeking tourists? Read on.

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Hiking The Majestic Mount Mayon
Mount Mayon, an active volcano in Albay, is world-famous for its perfect conical shape. Anyone can marvel at the majestic beauty of the volcano when in Albay, but only the brave hearts can dare to hike the slopes of the 8,077-foot volcano. If you are one of the adventure-seeking tourists who would like to experience what it is like to be on Mount Mayon, do not forget to secure a permit from the local government first!

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Go caving at Calintaan Cave
Although this activity is all about caving, you have to prepare to get wet for this. Reaching Calintaan Cave involves hopping on a boat (in fact, it’s usually part of an island hopping package) from the the equally picturesque Subic Beach. Getting inside the cave chambers requires the tourists to swim (you can use the life vest provided by the boatmen if you don’t know how to swim). The best part is when you get inside the cave and reach different open and closed chambers where trees tower you. Tip: this activity is only possible when the tide is low so arrange this ahead with your tour guide or ask a local to help you.

Quitinday Hills
If Mount Mayon is too much for you, you can try hiking the hills of Quitinday. This involves a short hike from the ground and the slopes are not that steep, too. Reaching the peak will give you an amazing panorama of what seems to be a never-ending hilly terrain.

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Trek Mount Isarog
Located at the heart of Camarines Sur, this paradise is perfect for mountaineers and non-mountaineers. Along your way, you will meet various flora and fauna, natural pools, waterfalls, and clouds. Yes, clouds! This mountain is the second highest mountain in the region. That means at some point, you will even be higher than the clouds!

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Jump into Malabsay Falls
You can reach Malabsay Falls by trekking Mt. Isarog first. Bathing in its ice cold water is a perfect way to cool yourselves down after an exhausting trek!

Stay at Caramoan like a ‘survivor’
There is no question why Caramoan was chosen by the producers of Survivor for their show. The Caramoan Peninsula is a world-class destination that offers tourists the peace and quiet that they need, aside from the unbelievably marvelous (still an understatement) island beaches and rock formations around the place.

Or stay at Calaguas Island
The Calaguas Group of Islands should be on your list if you like to live a simple island life. You can sleep in tents with no electricity (and sometimes no water), cook your own food (and start your own fire), and connect with the beauty of nature (and not with social media). The beauty of this paradise is just jaw dropping! No crowd… just peace and serenity.

Try wakeboarding in Camarines Sur
Head over to Camsur Watersports Complex (CWC), a park made for wakeboarding, waterskiing, and wakeskating to get your dose of adrenaline rush. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you don’t need to worry as the operators and trained instructors provide instructions to ensure your safety. Ramps, obstacles, beach volleyball area, and a pool are available for the guests.

For the adventurers at heart, let us help you to plan all the necessities while you prep your own gear. For more information, just askus@ladyredot.com


mish
Hello, I am Mish! I used to work as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since I graduated, I decided to give up my corporate job to focuses on my 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. I am a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, I’m tiny but I am an Olympic-level glutton. Let me bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach me at LinkedIn.

Secret Beaches in the Philippines

The Republic of the Philippines, an archipelagic country that has 7,107 islands, is almost synonymous to “beautiful beaches.” Its pristine beaches, along with its world-known hospitality, are one of the many reasons why almost 5 Million tourists flock to this tiny country each year.

While the globally known beaches like Boracay, Malapascua, and Panglao should be on each beach bum’s bucket list, LadyReDot understands that there are people who want to enjoy the beautiful paradise away from the crowd. We know how you feel, so we will let you in a secret. We’ll show you the secret beaches in the Philippines

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  • Dako Island, Siargao

Siargao, an island in Surigao del Norte, Mindanao that faces the Pacific Ocean, boasts numerous hidden beaches it will take us days to talk about all of them. This province is known for its waves, the reason why the annual Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup is held there. But aside from its perfect tunnels, it also boasts white sands, temperate climate, and a rich marine life. One of the must-go beaches in Siargao is Dako Island, a 15-minute bangka ride (a Filipino term for tiny boat) from the big island. Swim just a few meters away from the shore and you will find color-changing cuttlefish, several nudi species, and, ocassionally, bamboo sharks (they’re harmless!)

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  • Quinale Beach, Anda

Located on the Eastern side of Bohol, Anda is a more laidback beach destination than Panglao. It may be almost unheard of, but its powdery sand and turquoise waters are to die for! Bonus: you don’t have to rent a boat to access Quinale Beach. It’s right on the main island in front of a quiet plaza. It’s very accessible (but definitely not crowded).

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  • Hermit’s Cove, Aloguinsan

This gem in Cebu is three hours away from the city. Locals used go down a treacherous cliff to get to the beach, but now, tourists can go down the wooden staircase to get to this paradise. Be ready though, going up more or less a hundred steps is definitely not a walk in the park (but it’s a great cardio exercise).

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  • Bonbon Beach, Romblon

The nicest thing about this beach (aside from its marvelous sand and warm waters) is that, despite it being a public beach, it’s still serene. You can stay here for days, months, or years, without hurting your pocket as it features a very laidback lifestyle.

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  • Panampangan Beach, Tawi-Tawi

Okay, before you Google Tawi-Tawi, let us tell you ahead of time: this island is located in Mindanao, which may seem intimidating for tourists. Contrary to popular belief, Tawi-Tawi is actually a beautiful place. It features unspoiled beaches that are dotted with palm trees. You can definitely have the serene paradise all to yourself.

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  • Tikling Island, Sorsogon

This tiny island near Matnog, Sorsogon is very inviting. It’s quiet, beautiful, and well preserved. Bonus: hop to the nearby (and equally beautiful) island called Subic Beach. Boatmen offer a very affordable island-hopping package for only PhP1500 for the entire day. You can even ask the boatmen to show you their other secret beaches.

Guys, we definitely have MORE for you but it will take us an entire month to go over the beautiful secret beaches in the Philippines. So go visit, immerse, live with the locals, and enjoy these hidden gems as locals would. For us to bring you to the secret world of Philippines, just askus@ladyredot.com!


mish
Hello, I am Mish! I used to work as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since I graduated, I decided to give up my corporate job to focuses on my 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. I am a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, I’m tiny but I am an Olympic-level glutton. Let me bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach me at LinkedIn.

Street Food in Manila

If you are in Manila, be sure to brave the streets and try the street food. Why not? They say the best way to appreciate and learn the culture of a foreign place is by immersion, and that includes trying out what locals do or eat. Convinced? Great! Let me show you Manila’s world famous street food. Warning: this will probably make you drool (or gag, if you’re a bit squeamish).

Balut
Perhaps the most famous Filipino street food by far, Balut or Balot is both weird and appetizing. Balut is an intact duck egg that is boiled and then eaten with vinegar and salt. What do you see inside? Well, it depends on “how old” the embryo is. Some eggs are pure eggs (you know, with the egg white and egg yolk), while some eggs contain tiny developing ducks (yes, with beaks, eyes, and feathers!) We know it’s weird, but we know it’s irresistible! It is a must-try!

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By Debbie Tingzon from Doha, Qatar – Day 2 – Street Food, CC BY 2.0, Link

Kwek-kwek
Filipinos are known for repeating names like Rap-rap, Maw-maw, and Ton-ton, so you can say that “kwek-kwek” is, on all levels, so Filipino. This dish is essentially just whole quail eggs coated with a mixture of food dye, flour, eggs, and water. The coated egg will then be submerged in super hot cooking oil. The orange eggs are finally served with a very appetizing sauce made with vinegar, calamansi (local lemon), salt, onions, and pepper.

Adidas
No, you’re not gonna be eating some pieces of rubber! Adidas is actually chicken feet on sticks. The chicken feet are coated with a special sauce made with ketchup, soy sauce, and pepper and then grilled. It may look scary, but Adidas is delicious, and is best paired with rice. Why “Adidas”? Because, (chicken) feet = shoes (Adidas)!

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Isaw
Isaw is grilled or fried chicken intestines on a stick. Now don’t get squeamish just yet. The intestines are purposely boiled for several minutes prior to kill organisms. It is served with a dipping sauce made with vinegar and salt, or a combination of chili, soy sauce, and coconut vinegar.

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Betamax
Named after the real Betamax tapes, Betamax is chicken blood cut into cubes, skewered, and then grilled. But how do we cut chicken blood into cubes? Well, chicken blood turns into a gelatinous state when cooled (and no it does not go back to its liquid state when grilled). Gross? Wait ‘till you taste it. It’s sinfully delicious.

Taho
Every Filipino, regardless of age, loves Taho. It is basically soy curd with brown sugar caramel and tapioca pearls and is best served warm. It’s a healthy and very affordable drink! If you’re in Manila or in any other place in the Philippines, you’ll know that a Taho vendor is nearby because you’ll hear “taaaaahoooooo!!”

Banana Que
Banana Q or Banana Que a shortcut for Banana Barbeque is banana on stick. Usually served as a snack, this dish involves deep-frying plantain bananas in boiling oil with caramelized brown sugar. It’s usually eaten in the afternoons, after or before a siesta.

Love our introduction of local food? We can help you in hunting down the local hidden food in anywhere in the world! Just askus@ladyredot.com.


mish

Hello, I am Mish! I used to work as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since I graduated, I decided to give up my corporate job to focuses on my 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. I am a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, I’m tiny but I am an Olympic-level glutton. Let me bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach me at LinkedIn.

A Surfer Paradise in Asia

People travel to Asia for its beautiful landscapes, ancient temples, exotic beauty, rich culture and colourful lifestyle. But did you know that aside from these, you can also go on a surfing trip in Asia? Yes, that’s right. Some countries in Asia boast perfect waves for surfing, just like Tahiti, Fiji, Hawaii, California, Sydney, and Victoria. Interested but no clue where to go? Read on as we take you to Asia’s best-surfing spots.

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Pansea Beach (Phuket, Thailand)
This remote surf spot has about 3-5 foot waves and shallow reef and rips, so it is not exactly suitable for beginners. The beach itself is nice; only 250 meters long and certainly not crowded. Take note, though, locals do not really talk about this secret little spot, but if you want to try it out nevertheless, the best time to go is from May to October.

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Cloud 9 (Siargao, Philippines)
Siargao is a laidback island that can be accessed via an hour flight from Cebu or Manila. There are many surf spots on the island, but the best one is Cloud 9. It hosts the yearly Siargao cup, a surfing competition that welcomes both local and international surfers. The waves here can be very powerful, but some areas are also suitable for novice surfers. The people are also very nice and the cost of living is extremely cheap. You can event rent a motorbike for less than $10 per day and tour the whole island (and find more hidden surf spots) on it.

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Bamboo Island (Sihanoukville, Cambodia)
Cambodia’s beaches may not be as famous as Thailand’s beaches, however, they have a little paradise called Bamboo Island that offers an equally amazing view and powdery white sand. What’s even better is that this remote island has the perfect waves for intermediate surfing. Want to go? Be sure to book your travel from June through October to get the best waves.

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Bai Dai Beach (Nha Trang, Vietnam)
This place is the go-to place of the rich and famous. If you want luxury (and rub elbows with celebrities), this is perfect for you. The waves are perfect for beginners and the long stretch of sand is perfect for basking as well.

God’s Left or Nihiwatu (Sumba Island, Indonesia)
To access this paradise, travellers will have to take a 2-hour flight from Bali. This highly exclusive island features left-hand mighty waves that are perfect for pro surfers and a view that will surely take your breath away.

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Veedol Beach (Tohoku, Japan)
Whether you’re a novice or a pro, Veedol Beach is your go-to surf spot in Japan. Tohoku itself offers several other tourist spots aside from this surfing haven, but the waves might just glue you to your surfboards!

Kuda Villingli Island (Maldives)
If you think Maldives only offers stunning resorts and beaches, sorry, but you are wrong. Kuda Villingli Island is an uninhabited island that can be reached through a boat ride. Because of the quiet and its amazing untouched surroundings, it is perfect for relaxing as well, apart from surfing. Surfing here requires agility as the waves pick up some speed from time to time.

We have all the secret beaches at our fingertips. Just askus@ladyredot.com because we know and tell!


mish
Hello, I am Mish! I used to work as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since I graduated, I decided to give up my corporate job to focuses on my 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. I am a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, I’m tiny but I am an Olympic-level glutton. Let me bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach me at LinkedIn.

Off the Grid in Quirino

Brief Background
Quirino (capital: Cabarroguis) is a province in the Philippines named after its sixth president, Elpidio Quirino. It’s surrounded by different provinces which are why it is considered a landlocked province. Although Ilocano is widely spoken there, locals can converse well in Tagalog or Filipino and English.
With only a total area of 2,323 square kilometres and barely 190,000 residents, it may sound like there’s nothing much to do in this quaint province. But no, there are so many things to do here! Ready your backpacks!

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Av Eugene Alvin Villar (seav) – English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, Lenke

How To Get There
Believe it or not, Quirino is rarely mentioned in travel blogs and sites. Because of its geographical location, it is generally off the tourist radar.

Your first option would be to take a bus from Metro Manila. You will have to catch the late night trip so you’ll get to the town of Maddela the next morning (yes, you’ll have to sleep on the bus). This is the most economical way of getting there.

If time is of the essence and the budget is not an issue, take an hour flight (Cebu Pacific Air) to Cauayan Airport in Isabela, a town next to Quirino. Get off the plane, and find a van that will take you Cabarroguis. This land trip will take another hour to an hour and a half.

If you are not able to book a ticket to Cauayan, hop on an hour flight to Tuguegarao (Cebu Pacific Air or Philippine Airlines) and then hop on a van to Quirino. This will take three hours.

There’s no easy way to get to this place, but it’s so worth it!

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Getting Around Quirino
If you’re a laidback type of person who likes to immerse what locals do, Quirino should be on your bucket list. There are no car, motorcycle or bicycle rentals, however, you can ride a jeepney to get to your destination (yes, even to the remote mountainous areas!)

What To Do In Quirino

Eat. Eat. Eat – With all those hours you spent on travelling to Quirino, be sure to try their delicious local delicacies (this will give you enough energy for your other activities, too). Enjoy some “igado” and “Pancit Batil Patung” for lunch, dinakdakan for dinner (or anytime of the day, tbh!) and some “Royal Tubikoy” or “inandila” for dessert or afternoon snacks. And “water” them down with “tapuy.” No, we won’t tell you what they are. You have to try them!

Go spelunking – Aglipay cave has a 37-chamber cave system, 8 of which were developed for caving for enthusiasts (from basic to super challenging).

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Visit Nagtipunan – Nagtipunan, a town where part of the Cagayan River is located, is not only perfect for boating and swimming. Here you can enjoy your time away from the hustle and bustle and unleash your outdoorsy side! This place is great for camping, trekking, rock climbing, fishing, and rafting.

See the waterfalls – Quirino may not have beaches, but it is definitely blessed with so many waterfalls. Before you get to bathe in these amazing falls, you have to be up for a little bit of hiking and trekking (well, maybe not a little). List down Pensal Falls, Mabo Falls, Nantugaw Falls, Sinipit Falls, Maddela Falls, Junuan Falls, Victoria Falls, and Mactol Falls on your journal for when you visit Quirino!

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Sit back and relax at Landingan Viewpoint – Two words: breathtaking scenery. A view deck is available where you can see perpetual greens. That is green plains surrounded by green mountains after green mountains against the blue skies. The view is so beautiful and the air is so fresh you just want to stay quiet and be in one with nature (and maybe imagine yourself paragliding).

Visit Siitan River – Balasyan canoes will take you on a quiet yet enjoyable river cruise at Siitan River. If prefer to get your feet (or yourself) in the water, rent an inflated tube and allow yourself to be drifted away by the calm waters of this river. This place is so picturesque you’d think you’re on a movie set!

If you like to learn more about Philippines or secret hideouts in the world, reach out to us at askus@ladyredot.com and we’ll be glad to guide you.


mish
Hello, I am Mish! I used to work as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since I graduated, I decided to give up my corporate job to focuses on my 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. I am a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, I’m tiny but I am an Olympic-level glutton. Let me bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach me at LinkedIn.

3 Major Festivals in Philippines

The Republic of the Philippines, a widely Christianized country, is distinctly known for the many feasts and festivals that are celebrated the whole year round all throughout the country. These feasts and festivals are its citizenry’s way of honouring the different Patron Saints that they have grown up believing in, thereby making these celebrations an integral part of the Filipino culture. They are, more often than not, done in the most grandiose and fanciest of ways including the hanging of the most colourful bannerettes all over the town or city celebrating the feast day, grand fluvial parades and street parties, to say the least. Moreover, as these festivals are usually religious in nature, the observance of a High Mass is a customary event. Below are 3 of the biggest and famous festivals in the Philippines that you should watch out for in 2017:

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The largest and most popular of them all festivals in the country is the FEAST OF THE BLACK NAZARENE. Held every 9th day of January in Quiapo, Philippines, this particular festival is the most crowded of all, with reports showing as many as 10 million attendees in the most recent festival alone. Multitudes of devotees and believers swarm around the life-sized statue of the Poong Itim Na Nazareno while it is carried in a procession along a usually 6.5 km route. The Black Nazarene is not only believed to be very miraculous with the uncanny power of healing those with terminal illnesses, but many followers also testify that the Nazarene even grants petitions and wishes fervently asked for.

Second on the list and my personal favourite amongst the many festivals in the county is the SINULOG FESTIVAL in beautiful Cebu City, fondly called by the locals as the Queen City of the South. Held every 3rd Sunday of January, Sinulog Festival is celebrated to praise and honour Senior Santo Niño, the child Jesus. It is, in my opinion, the grandest and most colourful of all festivals in the country as it is always celebrated in style. And by style, I mean parades in the most impressive of sorts complete with enormous and gigantic floats decorated frivolously.

Sinulog is a dance ritual performed to pay homage to the great, miraculous image of the Child Jesus. Performers, young and not-so-young alike, flock the streets of Cebu year after year, cheered on by believers and non-believers alike. On the day of the Sinulog itself, whichever part of the city proper you go, a festive mood hangs in the air – you will find all sorts of people grouped together chatting, laughing, drinking, eating, bathing in beer and rejoicing in it, forming new bonds of friendship between people who have just met each other. But the thing I love the most about Sinulog is how devotees and believers and followers of the Child Jesus come together to the old Basilica Minore del Santo Niño to pay homage, to worship and pray, to wave their hands high up in the air in front of the image of Santo Niño while asking, thanking, pleading, venerating Him. On Sinulog days, you get to see how people heartily exalt the name of the Lord through the image of the Child Jesus and later on party together to celebrate Him.

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Every year, during the third week of August, the people from the peaceful city of Davao in the southernmost part of the Philippines celebrate the Kadayawan festival. Unlike the first two feasts as mentioned earlier which honour patron saints, Kadayawan is held every year in thanksgiving for bounteous harvest and mostly in grateful recognition for the gifts of nature and the gift of life. Different group Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.s of street dancers also grace the event, and the usual merry-making can be observed. This is perhaps one of the best times to go to malls and stores to horde on stuff because they usually cut the prices and offer promos as their way of celebrating Kadayawan.

So you see, these are only 3 out of the hundreds, and probably thousands of festivals celebrated in the Philippines the entire year, one after the other. This is one of the reasons that it is more fun in the Philippines than anywhere else in the world.

If you like to experience the local’s warmth hospitality and engage in their festivals, just askus@ladyredot.com to allow us to arrange everything for you.


mish
Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.