Ashamed as I am to admit this, I haven’t really explored much of my own country. Aside from the usual beaches and resorts, I’ve failed to truly capture the beauty of the Philippines. There are no excuses for this–which is why before 2014 ended, I promised myself that I’d start traveling around the Philippines more.
First on my very long list is Tarlac. I’ve been wanting to trek to Mt. Pinatubo since forever so when my friends and I finally agreed on a date, we got the help of V.E.S Travel and Tours to arrange our trip. For day tours to Mt. Pinatubo, call time is usually at 3am. But because we didn’t want to be groggy during the 2-hour trek to Mt. Pinatubo, we chose to stay overnight in Tarlac instead. This way we can have a full day of rest at the hotel and start the trek a bit later (not on an ungodly hour) the next day. Good thing V.E.S runs a hotel right in the heart of Tarlac called V.E.S Food Resort and Villas. They picked us up from Manila, brought us straight to the hotel and arranged all of our meals (which, by the way, were all scumptious). It was just what we needed to jumpstart our Pinatubo tour! I’m sure you’re all excited to see how our tour went. I’m saving those photos for my next post though. So for now, let me share with you my first #OOTD photos in Tarlac, taken at V.E.S Food Resort And Villas’ beautiful garden.
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