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Revisiting Las Casas de Acuzar 2019

One place, I hands down recommend to Balikbayan friends and relatives is a trip to Las Casas de Acuzar in Bataan.  We have been visiting this resort since 2013 and I still feel excited everytime we come visit.

Touring the different houses and imagining how it must have been in the old days kept me engaged.

See my old posts of Las Casas:
Las Casas from 2013The 2017 Las Casas
Much has changed and the resort has expanded with plenty on new houses and buildings being built, one thing though has remained constant the beautiful Bataan sunset backdrop and warm and cheery staff of Las Casas.

For this visit, my Aunt Rhonda and my mother joined us. We stayed overnight at the one of Las Casas beachfront rooms.  

Warning picture heavy post!
We have taken so many beautiful pictures in Las Casas,  it was near impossible to edit and decide which ones should make it to my blog (Note: None of these pictures were filtered or edited).

Pictures from the Heritage Tour







With our tour guide Ms. Maricris...

Martessem Resort

Martessem is a Bed and Breakfast Resort located in the mountain ridges of Sierra Madre. The resort boasts a magnificent sea of clouds view at sunrise.  I have seen pictures online from friends who have been there and I just got to see for myself. 
Martessem is located in Tanay and is about an hour and half drive from our place, so we woke up early to catch the famed sunrise view.
The drive at such a wee-hour is not for the faint of heart. It was a really scary drive, the highway leading to the Tanay via Marcos Hi-way is not well lighted (actually the only light I see, while my husband drive is the one coming from our car's headlights). It was like a scene from the "Hiwaga sa Balete Drive movie" waiting for a white lady to pop-out any moment.
We reached the resort at 5:45am, about 15minutes wait time for the resort's 6am opening. Security though was nice to let us inside the resort early.
Imagine the cool mountain breeze "Tagaytay-Baguio like weather"~ heavenly r…

Family Field Trip at Corregidor Island

The Island of Corregidor has been in my bucket list like forever...  
We have been meaning to visit, but never had the time to do so, until recently when balikbayan relatives came home to Manila for a visit.

I quickly added a Corregidor day tour in their itinerary.  Booking was fast and easy, done on-line via Sun Cruise website ~ CorregidorPhilippines.Com
I think, at the moment Sun Cruise is the only travel agency running tours of the island.
As of writing, they offer 3, day tour packages: Bike Package - P2500Tram Tour - weekdays - P3358/ weekends - P3629 Adventure/Team Building - P3500
We booked the Tram Tour Package. The package is inclusive of RT Manila - Corregidor ferry transfers, buffet lunch, historic tram tour and loot bag (bottled water and foldable fan).


NOTE:  To make the most of your trip to Corregidor, I have outlined below TIPS.  Make sure to read it.



Welcome to Corregidor 
Corregidor is located in the mouth of Manila Bay. The island served as a fortress and harbor defense of the…