Baguio, the Flower Capital of the Philippines, bloom once again as the annual Panagbenga Festival officially opens today, February 1, 2013. This year, the highlights will fall on the third week of February with the Grand Street Dancing Parade happening on February 23 and the Grand Float Parade on the 24th.
Below are the complete schedule of the Panagbenga 2013 Events and Activities.
Panagbenga 2013 Event Highlights
|November 5, 2012 (8:00 am)||Launching of Panagbenga 2013||Baguio City Hall|
|November 5, 2012 (7:00 pm)||Free concert featuring The Edralins||SM City Baguio|
|February 01, 2013||Grand Opening Parade, Drum and Lyre Dance Competition||Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl|
|February 1 – March 3, 2013||Market Encounter and Landscaping Competition||Burnham Park|
|February 10, 2013 (8:00 am)||Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom||Melvin Jones|
|February 10, 2013||Regatta||Burnham PArk|
|February 23,2013 (8:00 am)||Grand Street Dancing Parade||Panagbenga Park to Burnham Park|
|February 24,2013 (8:00 am)||Grand Float Parade||Panagbenga Park to Burnham Park|
|February 25,2013||Session Road in Bloom||Session Road|
|March 2,2013||Pony Boy’s Day||Session Road|
|March 3, 2013 (2:00 pm)||Closing Ceremonies||Athletic Bowl|
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
― Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan
Despite the scarcity of moolah I experienced throughout the year, I somehow managed to scraped off some travel funds and get my butt across 13+ destinations, both locally and abroad.
So before a new calendar goes up the wall – unless the world comes to a stand still today thanks to the prediction of the Mayans – I would like to take this chance to reminisce and look back to those crazy times I had on the road.
Anawangin / Nagsasa / Capones, Zambales
PTB Bagets at Anawangin Cove, Zambales. Photo credit to Ian of Brownmantrips.com
This spontaneous trip to Zambales paved the way for all my wandering adventures in 2012. Out of nowhere, I ended up joining the birthday trip of a co-blogger named Ivan where I also met other adventurous souls like Elal, Chino, Byron, Ian, Cai and JL.
Together, we traversed Mount Pundaquit in the middle of the scorching heat of the afternoon sun (believe me when I say I almost died on that trek!), scared ourselves senseless during a kwentuhan-slash-takutan session in Nagsasa Cove, marveled at the night sky veiled with thousands of twinkling stars and bathe in the rough waters of Capones to reach the rustic Faro Punta de Capones. Needless to say, it was an unforgettable trip made even more remarkable by new-found friends. Continue reading “2012: A year of Perpetual Summer” »
It isn’t a good idea, to wear shorts when travelling to Baguio or Sagada during the freezing month of February.
That was the first lesson we learned as our group hobbled towards the waiting taxi that later brought us to the terminal for buses going to Sagada. It was 5 AM and we just spent the last six hours journeying through the night from the busy streets of Manila to the still slumbering town of Baguio.
Of Pine trees, blue skies and mountain peaks.
To say that we were not ready for the cold was an understatement. In fact, we couldn’t help but to shiver as the morning breeze welcomed us in its icy embrace, making our hands and our bare legs almost numb with the cold. A hot breakfast, consisting mostly of noodles, became our saving grace and helped warm our bodies from the biting cold. Continue reading “En route to Sagada..” »
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- TRAVEL GUIDE | Anawangin and Nagsasa Cove
- JOMALIG ISLAND: The hidden treasure of Quezon
- BAGUIO | Panagbenga 2013 Event Schedules and Highlights
- EL NIDO | Pangalusian Island and Secret Lagoon Beach
- Travel Guide: Caramoan
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