Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tam-Awan Village in 2008

This Tam-Awan Village trip was in 2008. It is a bit hard to locate Tam-Awan Village especially on first visit, but once found, it’s all worth the trouble of finding it. Tam-awan is located in 366-C Pinsao Proper, Baguio City.

This is one artist haven you’d better not miss when visiting the City of Pines. Tam-awam means vantage point. On a clear day, one can view the magnificent South China Sea sunset from Tam-awan's vantage point.

Tam-awan Village has become a venue for art exhibits and workshops envisioned to foster a deeper understanding, respect and pride in the cultural heritage of the Cordillera people.

A trip at Tam-Awan is an experience by itself, especially spending it with the whole family. Crossing this bamboo bridge proved to be an exciting trip for our little ones.

" The huts in Tam-awan Village are named after the areas where they come from. From Ifugao, we have the Bangaan Hut, Anaba Hut, Batad Hut, Dukligan Hut, Kinakin Hut, and Nagor Hut. Our Kalinga huts are from Luccong and Bugnay. Except for Bugnay Hut, which serves as one of the village’s galleries, lodgers are accepted in these huts", according to our tourist guide.

Guests gets an opportunity to stay overnight in some of the nipa huts that are available at a certain rate.

Men can play pretend, that of being a savage beasts (LOL)

Women, on the other hand, can pose to their hearts content and

take as many pictures as they want.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Kamay Ni Hesus

The shrine is located on the slopes of Mt. Banahaw, Barangay Tinamnan, Lucban, Quezon.

Kamay Ni Hesus is a serene place for devout Catholics to experience tranquililty and meditation

It is now an ideal place to visit not only during Holy Week but also throughout the year

Kamay ni Hesus features gigantic statues and images of the Holy Family and other Saints

It features a church where healing masses are celebrated by the known healing priest Fr. Joey Faller.

This 50-foot statue of Jesus Christ is said to be the third biggest in the world.

Also on the site is a 292-steps hill with life size figures depicting the 14 Stations of the Cross.

Grand Riviera Hotel

Grand Riviera Hotel, located at National Highway, Diversion Rd. Ilayang Dupay, Grand Terminal, Lucena City, Quezon.

The hotel's facade is grand, they also have ample parking too.

The hotel's lobby is big, with highb ceiling and all.

The room is quite small.

Bus terminal is walking distance from the hotel.

One of it's main attraction is the Wave Pool that has attracted local residents as well. But don't expect to experience it during lean season for the hotel requires least 25 persons to swim before they operate the wave pool.
The hotel's coffee shop.

It was just us having breakfast during that time, but the atmosphere in this hotel is so laid-back, the staff moved oh so slow...zzzzz, almost had a dream while waiting for our breakfast.

The hotel has a Victorian Garden to host the picture perfect garden wedding.