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Running Event : Salomon Citytrail 2014 Philippines

"just because you are not out there in the big mountains and the wilderness, it doesn't mean you can't find freedom" - Anna Frost, Trail Runner & Salomon Athlete
When I don’t get to hike or travel and I find myself craving for scenery and a little bit of adventure, I go out for a run and just wander off. It was through this that I discovered interesting places – deserted alleys, red light districts, museums and parks. In one occasion, I even boarded a boat that cruised over Pasig river (blog here). 

So I’m quite excited to share with you details of the Salomon Citytrail 2014 which will be held on September 7, 2014 in the historic district of Intramuros, Manila, a former political center of the Spanish regime in East Asia. 

This event promises to be fun and informative as the route will pass other historical landmarks within Intramuros. 

Date : September 7, 2014, Sunday
Gun Start : 4:00 PM, Fort Santiago 
Registration Information: 
August 1 to August 29 - Salomon stores …

Where to Stay in Naga City : Eurotel

Just recently, I joined blogger friends on a two day adventure around Naga City and its nearby municipalities to check out several waterfalls, old churches, a pebble beach and most importantly, its restaurants (teehee!). 

Our accommodation was Eurotel, a hotel situated beside Naga River which serves as the starting point for the fluvial parade of the Penafrancia Festival, the city is known for. 
This festival is held every September in honor of the Our Lady of Penafrancia. For 2014, the highlights will be on September 12, 2014 (road procession from Penafrancia Shrine to Naga Metropolitan Cathedral) and on September 20, 2014 the fluvial Procession where the image of the Virgin is returned from Naga Metropolitan Cathedral to Pe├▒afrancia Shrine. *Note that final schedule of the activities will be released on August 15.

(Please Like Naga Smiles to the World on Facebook for updates on the Penafrancia Festival. :) Naga Travel information on Travelbook)
I was assigned to a Studio room which has …

Puerto Galera Series : Da Pirmeda

After several hours of touring under the suns, I was ecstatic when I finally felt some cold air brushed against my skin as our jeepney moved higher up the mountains. Though the rough road was relentlessly bumpy on some sections, the sides of the road were abundant with trees, its rich green hues complemented the sky which was as blue as a lap pool. 

Our group comprised of fellow travel bloggers and writers, led by tourism officer ms. Aileen Bareng  stopped 10 minutes away from our destination as the road was  a little too steep for our vehicle. As we were around an altitude of 2,000 feet, we were rewarded with the views of Verde island passage and other nearby islands. 


Owned by a member of the Mangyan-Iraya tribe, Leo Banaag, Da Pirmeda was built with a purpose to share Mangyan culture to others while providing a haven for travelers who want a quiet mountain get-away. 
There are two pools with cool water running continously from the mountains. Fellow bloggers were quick to reference Sin…