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My travel wish list

I’m a stay-at-home mom for the longest time, but I still keep my wish list of the places that I still want to visit while I’m still able and fit to travel.

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The places in my travel bucket list include Baguio, Benguet, Vigan, Batanes, Tagaytay, Cebu, and General Santos City.

I’ve been to Baguio, Cebu, and Tagaytay City several years ago. But those visits were related to work. I want my next visit to be for relaxation purposes.

Miniature Spanish Town and Manunggul Jar

The town of San Diego described by Dr. Jose Rizal in Chapter 10 of the Noli Me Tangere is a microcosm of a typical Spanish pueblo or town. An interactive video presentation of the miniature San Diego comes to life in the Spanish period National Historical Institute.

I’m not sure what museum this picture was taken from (or was it at the National Historical Institute).

A brief note was written at the back of the picture.

The showcase for pre-conquest history of the Philippine includes a replica of the Manunggul jarAmbahan writings on bamboo tubesCalatagan jar and Laguna copperplate which contain ancient inscriptions.

Santo Niño Shrine Museum

In 2008, hubby and his officemates were able to visit Tacloban City through the auspices of the company’s old patron. One of the places they visited was the Santo Niño Shrine in Tacloban City.

The Santo Niño Shrine used to be one of the 29 presidential rest houses of the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.

Santo Niño is a representation of the infant Jesus Christ. He is the patron saint of Leyte.
In the background is the mosaic of Jesus Christ displayed on the wall.