What makes it much exciting for me is I'll be with Donna again and had finally
My friend Roy Vincent Santiago of Nissan Urvan Owners Club went to our place
early in the morning at 5:30am, then we proceeded to meet the others at Mcdo
Trinoma, and off to San Miguel Bulacan we go, our first stop was Arki's Tambayan.
This place is the perfect bonding place I must say, specially if you are
with someone special. your friends, your dabarkads or your significant other,
its owned by a friend Kat and Ervin Garcia, we always have bfast here
in every heritage tour around Bulacan. this place is best visited
with your friends or family. I like the Modern and simplicity of this place
|Photo by Allan Pardilla Martinez|
good food presentation, so the food that is serve to us is delicious highly
In a few hours drive we were bought to Gapan, Nueva Ecija, and I know this
will be the start of another heritage tour back in time! and this time, its with
My love for ancestral houses continued with a visit to Gapan City, for the second
time, home of probably more than 15+ well preserved ancestral houses of wealthy,
influential families and renowned local artists and intellectuals back then. if you have
a heart for history and culture, you need to brace yourself for this tour, as you walk
into the corridors and doorstep it will bring you back in time Just like the heritage
towns of Bulacan, Silay, Vigan and Taal, Gapan in Nueva Ecija boasts of a number
of well preserved ancestral houses and antique structures with remarkable architecture.
the details, are surprisingly still, well preserved and restored
Most of which dates back in the early 1920's.
Whats good in this tour is when there are good, mild mannered owners, or the
friendly approach of the caretaker, while showing us the rooms of the house,
enthusiastically explained to us everything. he even shared some stories about the house
our short visit was well worth it.
Now, that afternoon, from 1:30 until 3, we fed our eyes with beauty and antiquity.
|Cayetano de Borja Ancestral House|
|image by:Ramon Valmonte|
|image by:Ramon Valmonte|
you to the markets for 20.00 2 persons.
because I did not even care to remember haha! because the food is expensive!
thinking of the bright side, Oh well... I guess its ok! she loves the halo halo!
|picture by Ramon Valmonte|
then we went to a sidetrip to Minalongao National park for 30 min.I have a
previous blog about this so just click HERE to view the blog.
Since its her first time, we went straight to the hanging bridge, and she was
so brave to cross it in one try.
then we proceeded to the 947 steps uphill, but realizing we are out of time
we just pose for a picture and took some shots of the area then went back.
|picture by ALLAN PARDILLA MARTINEZ|