yeah, I never grow tired of joining this for the 6th time with almost the
same itenerary but I enjoyed every tour because I am meeting new friends
along the way, and I was promised a slightly different schedule for today.
An additional two destinations the tariktik trail and the enchanted farm all
in the area of Norzagaray-Angat.carshow model Donna cannot make it
today because she is not feeling well, we decided to just continue the tour
photographer: Allan Pardilla Martinez
Our first stop is the Sta. Monica Parish Church where a mass is ongoing,
you should have take a look at the ceiling of the church. it displays a
marvelous Baroque architecture and its interior replicated the famous
Sistine Chapel. a 400 yr old catholic church, and one of the oldest churches
of the province, its still considered as one of the most beautiful churches
in the Philippines. while waiting , I had early breakfast in one of the fast
food chains near the church, got myself some cactus, then after the church
visit, we all went to our 2nd destination the humble ancestral house of
Casa Flor de Liza "Meng Santos" Ancestral house is our second
destination we had late breakfast there of fish and fried rice with pineapple
chunks coffee. then we are invited to go inside and visit his ancestral house,
the house had a great collection of plants, and antique furniture here are
|photo by Allan Martinez|
A vintage talking machine
Afterwards, we proceeded further uphill to a bro Martin's punduhan ng mga
kabalat,(because thats how the dumagats wants to be called now)
|photo by Roy Vincent Santiago|
part of the advocacy tour is to bring school supplies and stuffs to
them. we had our lunch there. this is my 6th visit but the place and sceneries
are picture perfect with a little photography skills and a DSLR. unfortunately
I own a cheap cam phone. but still, I wold like to share some shots I had.
This Reservoir is strictly off limits to the public except when special requests
are made in advance for groups who wants to tour the place.
how the water flows, both the reservoir and dam are located at the Angat River
for the provinces of Pampanga and Bulacan, to reduce flooding to downstream
towns and villages and generate hydro-electric power to feed Luzon's water needs.
Very briliant architecture, but dangerous, once a big earthquake happens
most of Manila will be flooded under water.
After this, we went to our final destination, the enchanted farm in Bulacan
a project of Gawad Kalinga (GK), the Enchanted Farm in Angat Bulacan is
a romanic place fir for lovers on a date in a fairy tale.
The first thing that you will see when you enter the GK Enchanted Farm
is a structure made entirely from stone, glass, and bamboo. the gates of and
we know this is an eye-opening trip for me. we went there to have a nice mirienda
of sticky rice and ginataan forgot the name... whats that again rence? I totally
forgot. haha. anyways here are some of the pictures, since We didnt get to tour
around the whole complex because it was raining, but there sure are a lot of pretty
girls there. maybe next time I can have a video of the area.
we decided to call it a day.
this is indeed a whole day of fun, rain or shine LAKAD PAMANA dBarkadZ is
the group you should consider hanging with. most are photographers , enthusiast.
bloggers and adventurers. so if you guys are not occupied on a sunday. then
just pm the organizer. for just 1500.00 you enjoy good food, good companion and
a whole day of educational bonding with a fun group.
|group photo by Roy Vincent Santiago|
all this for 1500.00 and its all worth it, the food, the friends, the scenery
and its an advocacy tour all in one!
my story ends here... I hope this wont be my last Garay tour because there is just
so much to visit in garay with so little time.
ONE LOVE. This is your LOVERBOY Dennis signing out. till next tour.