Teaching to Love the Philippines Through Travel

I love teaching and travelling because both activities enrich you in a way that you would always emerge from every experience a changed person. My favorite topic of discussion in class has always been “Landforms and Water Forms in the Philippines.” Yes, I am a Social Studies teacher. You could say that I am passionate about sharing the beautiful wonders of the Philippines with my grade two students. I love how they would become eager to see more of the Philippines after wrapping up this lesson. I enjoy exciting them with my travel stories and pictures especially of my top three favorite local destinations:

1. Palawan

I love the beach and Palawan has a lot of them, the most beautiful ones too. I also admire how the locals put so much effort in the preservation and conservation of the environment and wildlife there. Something that I am always proud to share to my students in the hope that they would also do the same.

Honda Bay, Palawan

2. Badian Island, Cebu

I love snorkeling and Badian Island’s Coral Garden gave me my best snorkeling experience. It left me in awe of the wonderful underwater treasures that can be found underneath its water. I am glad that some of my students have taken a liking to snorkeling as well.

Coral Garden (Badian island), Cebu

3. Tagaytay

It is for me the perfect weekend get away. It has everything you need for a good time—quaint shops/restaurants, great view and cool weather (plus it is just a mere two-hour drive from Manila). An ideal place for parents to bring their children to for some family bonding.

Tagaytay, Cavite

I always believed that for children to appreciate the country, they must see it with their very own eyes. It is only when they get the feel of a certain place that they would learn to love it. So bring your children around and join Sago in his many travel escapades and adventures. Let’s Go Sago!

This serves as my official entry to Let’s Go Sago! 3rd Anniversary contest. Share your travel experience or your dream destinations / Philippine tourist spots and get that free Boracay accommodation for two in one of the islands’ best and more!

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    December 29, 2017 at 8:52 am (2 months ago)

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  59. Blake Levi
    September 16, 2013 at 10:17 am (4 years ago)

    The pictures alone tell me how beautiful Philippines is. I want to do a regular visit on its shores and explore its hidden beauty. I have been to a lot of cities in the world and seldom I get to see an exotic beauty like this. I believe that it will be a worthwhile experience to lie down the white-sand beach under the sun.

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    • Blanca
      September 1, 2011 at 3:30 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Jonel and happy anniversary.:)

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  60. Jenny
    August 31, 2011 at 4:26 am (6 years ago)

    Hello Blanca,

    wow! this post is amazing! I have traveled all over the Philippines because of my work but I’ve never really chronicled all my experiences. When I read your post, I thought “This woman has really got it all together – appreciating the country and teaching the young to appreciate it as well.”

    Now that you reminded me, I’m going to try and put together a write up about my trip to Sultan Kudarat and Tawi-Tawi…but it’s a long time ago. Hope my memory bank won’t fail me.

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    • Blanca
      September 1, 2011 at 3:29 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Jenny.:) I enjoyed reading your posts too, keep ’em coming.:)

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  61. Jonel
    August 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Blanca,

    Don’t forget this req’t:
    “Post the link of your article in YOUR Facebook wall and tag @LetsGoSago.net” Facebook page

    Aug 29 is the last day for week 3! 🙂

    Sago

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    • Blanca
      August 29, 2011 at 3:04 am (6 years ago)

      awww, sad I just read this only now.:(
      anyway, thanks!

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      • Blanca
        August 29, 2011 at 5:34 am (6 years ago)

        ooops, I thought yesterday was the 29th and today is 30th already. I posted the link in my fb status.:) nakahabol pa. Thanks Jonel for the reminder.:)

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