I took a break from soloing and dragged my folks with me on a 9-day journey in and around Panay. To kick-off our Panay Island escapade, we sought for Roxas City, the capital of Capiz, as our first stop. We’ve spent 3D/2N in Exploring Places in Roxas City on DIY. Roxas City is an emerging economic city, 460 kilometers southeast of Manila. Also known as the Seafood Capital of the Philippines, it supplies the nation with most of the freshest seafood.
The municipality of Bauan, Batangas is ready to take center stage. Despite the dreadful traffic, it is making a name for itself in a much more positive way. To make the most of your time, go for this 7 must-try things to do when in Bauan.
Apart from Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan, Tulum Ruins is third of the archeological attractions in Mexico that is most-visited by tourists. An average of 3200 visitors travel to Tulum Ruins which is a part of the Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula. Tulum Ruins sits approximately 40-45 minutes away from Playa del Carmen in the Mexican State of Quintana Roo. In my quest to explore places, I embarked on a journey to the Ruins of Tulum to know what made it one of the most-visited sites in Mexico.
As soon as I set foot on San Juan Puerto Rico's pier, I saw a rush of tourists who were already on their way to different destinations. There were sidewalk vendors that sell all kinds of stuff from souvenirs, food and drinks and what not. I can hear the loud voices of the tour operators as they holler on tourists to avail of their offers. There is also a 4-star hotel and a whole strip of modern shops, boutiques, others being high end brands that are easily accessible. Amidst the highly urbanized city of San Juan in Puerto Rico still lies the walled city of Old San Juan. Here are some of the places that I have stumbled upon when I went on a walk on the streets of Old San Juan.
I have been to 3 of the major Forts that defended the City of Old San Juan. These defenses are made of solid stone walls that had kept the city safe from invaders since the mid-1500s. Today, these forts are a part of the San Juan National Historic Site and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Seeing these defensive walls and especially the guerites (in Spanish, garita), sentry boxes or watchtowers made me reminisce of something familiar from back home, it reminded me of our very own Intramuros, “Walled City” in Manila, Philippines.