Antequera weaving

It was already almost 11 AM when we arrived at the landlocked municipality of Antiquera at the southeasten side of Bohol. Unfortunately, we sort of missed the peak of the Sunday market of the town. Antiquera was established in 1876 and is a fourth class municipality. It was named after the hometown of Joaquin Bengoechia, Governor of Bohol at that time who hails from Antiquera in Malaga, Spain. It is known for two things: Mag-aso Falls and as the basket weaving capital of Bohol. Basket…Continue Reading “A short visit to the basket weaving capital of Bohol”

Necropolis, the city of the dead. Like in any cultures, Filipinos have a deep respect for the departed ancestors. From prehispanic, Spanish colonial era to modern times, tribes and modern society, cemeteries in the Philippines provide an interesting aspect of its culture, architecture and other practices. In this list, I’ve compiled some noteworthy sites covering the modern era, notable architecture, tribal practices and even the quirky, gathered from years of extensive travels around the country. 1 Libingan ng mga Bayani (Taguig City, Metro Manila) It’s…Continue Reading “10 interesting cemeteries in the Philippines you should visit”

There’s no question about it. There are days that you just have to stop, go somewhere to relax and have yourself pampered. And for the weary soul, Bohol beckons. Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort is one of several resorts in Panglao Island for relaxing and cocooning, that concept of just staying at the hotel doing nothing is where it is best of. But it’s also a good enough base to explore the province. Either you’re alone, with your partner or with your family, the resort has…Continue Reading “Having a great time at Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort”

Resort dining can be a hit or a miss. There are resorts that may be great in location, service or design but falls flat when it comes to food. And there are also resorts where you not only enjoy your stay but gives you a memorable food experience that you’ll definitely recommend to friends and readers. Aplaya, Bluewater Panglao’s restaurant is designed as a huge native hut located just fronting the sea. It can be a few minutes leisurely walk from the villas and rooms…Continue Reading “A good food experience at Bluewater Panglao’s Aplaya”

Simply indulgent and flavorful, pair it with either sweet ripe mangoes or slightly thick sikwate (hot chocolate) and you’ve got a memorable breakfast at Aplaya, Bluewater Panglao’s main restaurant. It was something that I looked forward to every morning at the breakfast buffet while staying at Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort. At first, I got curious on what was inside a big steamer beside the metal pitcher with a batirol inside. I opened the wooden lid to take a look. To my surprise, little but beautiful…Continue Reading “Why I love Bluewater Panglao’s puto with sikwate”