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It's More Fun in the Philippines, No.1 for Fun!




 

Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into unfamiliar places, people and culture is paramount.

Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.

It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!

 

ENJOY AND HAVE FUN

 

Characterized by an endless expanse of grassy plains and rice fields, the province of Tarlac in central Luzon has long been bypassed or only used as a quick stopover by travelers making their way to Mt. Pinatubo, or more popular destinations father north like the cities of Baguio or Vigan. There are several hotel accommodations available for you, if you decide to overnight. Read More:  http://eazytraveler.net/2015/02/tarlac-tourist-spots-attractions/

 

Trek to Mt. Pinatubo and Lake

 

Photo from:  http://www.notey.com/blogs/philippine-mountains

 

The climactic eruption that rocked Mt. Pinatubo in Zambales on June 15, 1991, the effects of which reached neighboring countries, has allowed the birth of a new tourist destination out of the barely known and active volcano in the Philippines. With the traces of eruption still aplenty, Mt. Pinatubo and its surrounding areas has become an interesting mix of eruption signs and the new developments that transformed the place over the years.

While said catastrophic event has affected 364 communities, displaced 2.1 million people, damaged or wiped out sources livelihoods, destroyed and damaged 8,000 and 73,000 houses, respectively and an estimated 86,000 hectare farmland covered with “lahar” or volcanic ash, Mt. Pinatubo gave something back to the people and the community that were affected by devastating effects. Today, the “lahar” laden lands of Crow Valley, the beautiful waters of Lake Pinatubo or Crater Lake or even the grand-looking canyon walls of ash and rocks, the fantastic boulders and rock formations are just some of the breathtaking views one can enjoy during a trip to Mt. Pinatubo.  Read More:  http://www.islandsofthephilippines.com/2013/01/mt-pinatubo-extreme-adventure/

 

Visit the  Aquino Center Museum

 Tarlac Aquino Center MuseumPhoto from:  vistapinas.com

 

The Aquino Center Museum is dedicated  to the late Sen. Benigno “ Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and his wife the late President Corazon “Cory” Aquino.

The center houses all the past memorabilia of the Aquino Family. A walk through the past depicting the death of the late senator, the People Power revolution to the Presidency of Pres. Cory. It embodies the celebration of Philippine independence through a timeless capsule of Philippine history.

The Aquino Center Museum was design by noted Filipino architect Francisco Manosa and is located in the Hacienda Luisita. It has a spacious function room and conference. – visit-tarlac.com

 

Vent Your Anger at Tacsiyapo Wall 

 

Tarlac Tacsyapo WallPhoto from:  leonardairinco.files.wordpress.com

 

 One of its attractions is the Tacsyapo wall, where one can pay for and smash dishes and other objects to vent or release anger, frustrations, annoyance or what-have you. There’s even a television worth Php 2,500 ready to be hurled. I wonder if anyone would be mad enough to spend that much and smash it to the wall. Tacsyapo, is supposedly a local expression equivalent to a curse. A writing on the wall cautions smashers to refrain from other vulgar words though.  Read More:   leonardairinco.wordpress.com

 

Dine at the Famous Isdaan Restaurant

 tarlac isdaan restaurantPhoto from:  skyscrapercity.com

 

 Eat anything edible. This is probably one of the tips taught in Subic jungle survival course. I can eat almost anything, except, well, many vegetables. Still, this doesn’t stop me from appreciating good food, specially those with good prices and ambiance.

These are the reasons why I appreciate the Isdaan Restaurant, located in Gerona, Tarlac — a perfect spot midway to Baguio from Metro Manila, not so much in distance, but in terms of, how do I say it, level of starvation? Isdaan is a big place and this floating restaurant is just beside the road (at the left side if you’re going towards the direction of Baguio), so you won’t probably miss it. You’ll see the big Isdaan signage, as well as the big, brown fox, er, fish sculptures and Mayan-inspired statues.

Choose the single cottages in the middle of the floating restaurant, as it gives you precious space from the rest of the crowd and a great view of the plentiful fish swimming below. It’s after all a floating restaurant and there’s water under and around the cottage where you’re sitting down. You could ask for fish food and feed the fish while waiting for the food you’ve ordered. A welcome diversion for the kids.  Read More:   visitpinas.com

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

The Modern Landlocked Province of Tarlac

Where is Tarlac and How to Get There

Interesting Natural and Man-made Places in Tarlac

Special Events in Tarlac

Enjoy and Have Fun In Tarlac

Tarlac Photo Gallery

Tarlac Video Collection

 

 





 

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