Pililla Wind Farm

I better post this now while I still have time.

From our home in Cainta, it took us about an hour to get to Pililla, Rizal where the wind farms are. It is holy week so there aren't too much car on the road. We left at around 4PM, which is not a good idea, because we almost got caught in the holy week processions.

The wind farm is operated by Alternergy Wind One Corp. There are a few restaurants along the road where the farm is but there are no fees whatsoever to visit them.

Note that the windmills are scattered all over the area, you just pick a site you want. No need to wait for parking slot or find an entrance gate. We realized this when we drove further the road, away from the traffic jam near the restaurants.

It wasn't too windy when we got there, but the mills are rotating. I am not sure why or how. Maybe I need to research further on that.

To get to the wind farm from Cainta, we drove to Antipolo and followed Manila East Road to Teresa and then Baras to Pilillia.

Going back, we opted for an unknown road. From the wind farm, the road will lead to a rough road among the mango trees which lead us to Tanay. After almost an hour, we found ourselves back to the main road of Pranjetto Hills. Thank God sunset came late today. Haha. I think this road is not even mapped in Waze or Google map yet.

We really don't have anything planned for the holy week vacation, My plan is to rest and just enjoy being at home. But it's so warm so I opted for a quick road trip with an air-conditioned car. Good thing Driver Dash is always willing to go with my spontaneous ideas. :-*

The Burgery: The Bad Boy of Burger

Okay, not much picture here but we were able to try The Burgery at Aguirre.

We ordered Machine Gun (Php 180) and Fat Tony (Php 170) and they're both yummy. But what made me look for this place is the Basket of Bacon. So sinful but I looooove their Basket of Bacon (Php 220)!

The place is a little small though. Good thing we arrived a bit early.

While strolling around UP Town Center, I noticed they also have a stall placed in the amphitheater. So grab it while you can, North people! :)

The Burgery
Unit C-231 Aguirre Ave
Brgy BF Homes
Paranaque City
Tel: 2382284

They are located beside Crazy Katsu!

What Happened?

Looking at other blogs right now because I am creating an itinerary for a trip next month and I am just so jealous at how they put up their blog.

What happened to mine?! Haha.

New year is coming up soon. Maybe I can add this to my resolutions list... again. :P

Look Back: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the very first country outside Philippines I've been to. And because it is Jeric's birth day, our very first travel buddy, I want to look back to this fun trip 7 years ago. :)

Nic, Arlene and I flew via Philippine Airlines. If I remember correctly, we got a 50% from our Miles so we just paid 5K for the taxes. At the airport, we met Monet and Jeric and then rode a bus to our hotel.

For convenient hotel booking, you can use Agoda.

Here are some of the places we visited, in no particular order, because I really can't remember our itinerary.

The Peak

We have better pictures, promise. But I can't find them so these will do. :)

The Peak, also known as Victoria Peak, is the highest point of Hong Kong and provides a scenic view of city. To get there, we rode The Peak Tram which is an attraction itself. It has a gallery / museum showcasing the history of Hong Kong and how the peak and the tram took part of it. From there I learned that before the tram, people used to carry people up to reach The Peak. 

Hong Kong Disneyland

What would be a trip in Hong Kong without a visit to Disneyland, right? I remember we had so much fun playing Hidden Mickey!

Of course we watched the parade! And it's so fun when Filipino cast comes to us to shake our hands and say Hi. :)

At 2008, the in-thing is... High School Musical! :))

Of course, we can't leave Hong Kong without a photo with Arlene's favorite Pooh Bear, a tea cup ride, It's a Small World, a photo with Sleeping Beauty's castle and the fireworks!

It was actually a two-day pass for us so on the next day we went to Adventureland and watched some shows. It's a good thing to buy those two-day passes if you want to visit all attractions in Disneyland. One day may not be enough.

I really can't remember all the details but I do remember we booked a crappy hotel just so we could adjust our budget to stay in Disneyland Hotel and dine at Chef Mickey's! Haha.

Worth it? YES! More hidden Mickey's!

It's true that you find true friends when you can travel with them. This trip started lots of our trips together, it's just sad (sort of) that I wasn't able to blog about them. But we were having so much fun, we didn't have time to put it online! :)

So there you have it, a look back on our 2008 Hong Kong trip.

Happy Birthday, Jeric! Hahaha.

-- This post is originally from http://sacurativo.blogspot.com