May 24, 2012

Back to Bataan

Bataan will always be a place dear to me because my father was born in Abucay, Bataan. When I was in elementary and high school we used to frequent the place to visit relatives. We stopped visiting when Mama passed away.

A few months back, a travel television show featured a visually appealing tourist destination called Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan. While watching, I knew in my heart it was time to go back to my father's birthplace. I told my husband about it and immediately planned an itinerary in my mind.

Last Monday, we hit the road at 5am to pick up Nora and her kids in Balintawak.  With few stop overs, we reached Bataan Tourist Center at 6:30am to get brochures or ask informations about all of Bataan's must visit places. Unfortunately, the center opens at 9am. 

With the help of Mr. Gilbert Fabrez of Patrol 117 we were able to get directions on how to get to Mt. Samat and Pawikan Center.

In two days, we were able to visit the following tourist spots:
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Mt. Samat - Dambana ng Kagitingan
Dunsulan Falls
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Pawikan Conservation Center
Breakfast at Cafe Marivent
Lunch at Dulang


  1. you would never know about the places talaga til you visit them. imagine ang dami pala tourists spot sa Bataan. ang alam ko lang about the Death march. and the Pawikan, glad that we made it to Pawikan, thanks to your hubby for his "no retreat no surrender" mode at "Straight Ahead" Pawikan.. :P

  2. haven't been to bataan since I was there last in 1973 yata....sasabayan ko na lang si jessica pag nadalaw dyan :-)


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