All posts tagged: Batangas

Glamping and semi-tanning in Pico de Loro

Just got back from beautiful Pico de Loro. Pico is a residential resort village in Nasugbu, Batangas’s Hamilo Coast, and it’s named as such because Mt. Pico is shaped like a parrot’s beak–hence “de Loro” (Loro=parrot in Filipino). The trip to Pico was only a bit more than 2 hours from Makati using the Cavitex route, so it’s no longer “Pico de Layo,” as my friend told me. As a representative of Kristn/Hitlist, I went there with several media people and bloggers to experience luxury-style camping with Coleman Philippines’ new Glamping products. Don’t you just love that term? Glamping. It amazes me how even with the English dictionary being as thick as it is, we can still keep adding new words to it. Glamping refers to glamorous camping, and it’s meant for those who want to experience being one with nature without giving up the comforts they’ve grown used to.

January Pt. 1: Pictures & Promises in Batangas

My gosh, I can’t believe we’re on the last few days of January. It seems like it was only yesterday that people were secretly gearing for the  supposed end of the world in December; now, everyone’s getting ready for Valentine’s. Well, a lot of people are, anyway. I, on the other hand, am getting ready for some epic tomb action in CAMBODIA next week. (Are you feeling my excitement yet?) But before that, let’s have a recap of some highlights of this first month of 2013. Here’s part one, aka Pictures and Promises in Batangas. *     *     *     *     * For our family, the past holiday season lasted longer than usual. Two of our relatives from the States flew in, and diets and exercise routines flew out the window — that is, for most everyone except my soon-to-be-wed cousin’s family (let’s not talk about how I violated my NY’s resolutions so early in the year, LOL). Yes, you got it right. The reason for all the festivity was …