Thursday, February 05, 2015

Revolutionary Roads, Pilgrims Paths

Sabi ko town-hopping sa Laguna. Ang kinalabasan ay isang masayang Visita Iglesia. Halos lahat ng mga major churches ng Laguna ay nabisita namin in one day.

Pero naging makabuluhan naman ang road trip namin because I finally learned a lot of things sa tinubuan kong probinsya.

Laguna- hindi lang lupa ng mga resort, hot springs, ng kalikasan at kagubatan, at ng malinamnam na buko pie. Isa itong lalawigan ng mga mamamayang nagmamahal sa kalayaan at kasarinlan ng sariling bansa.

I'm a big sucker for history, and there's nothing else that excites me more than visiting historical places (okay, mas exciting pa rin ang lumamon na parang wala nang bukas).

Let's begin with Calamba, the birth place of Rizal. See previous post.

Then there's Cabuyao, where 56 Sakdalistas were massacred by government forces in front of St. Polycarp Church (the next post will be about these 56 people who died for their ideas of an independent Philippines).




Then there's also the town Nagcarlan and it's famous underground cemetery. It was in the sacred grounds of this underground cemetery the meetings of the katipuneros of Laguna were held. It was also the burial place of the rich and influential townsfolk of Nagcarlan.

The town of Magdalena has, to my view, the most magnificent church in Laguna. It also houses the remains of General Emilio Jacinto.




Paete is the home of some of the best artisans in the field of wood sculpting and one the most precious churches that house some of the most important ecclesiastic art in the Philippines.






Go to Liliw if you love shoes and other footwear- great style, great deals!

Bisitahin niyo rin ang town ng Pila, isa sa mga ancient towns ng Philippines, at isa sa mga location ng teleserye ng Please Be Careful With My Heart. Walang kinalaman sa theme ng entry pero wala lang, trip lang. Hehehe!



Madami pa makikita sa Laguna. We have magnificent mountains, majestic falls, pristine streams, charming lakes and resorts, and many other things that Mother Nature can offer from the blessed earth of Laguna.

8 comments:

  1. Very beautiful and picturesque. It's great to know more about your homeland's history.

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    1. After 15 years ngayon ko lang na realize kung gaano ka interesting ang province namin.

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  2. Aaaw naunahan mo pa akong mag post ng Laguna road trip ha ha ha. Nice!

    Let's go "rapids" in Magdalena!

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  3. I really should go somewhere else in Laguna! Hahaha. Lagi na lang akong sa Liliw and Victoria napapadpad. I'll definitely put Magdalena on the roadtrip list :D :D :D

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    1. Nako magkakalapit na yan. Kahit nga whole day trip kaya...

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  4. Gusto ko ang mga espadrille ng Liliw. Baka bumalik ako doon sa holy week kasama si Nutmeg ☺

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    1. Nako, got two pairs of loafers. They're freakin fantastic!

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Sige, sakayan niyo ang trip ko....