• Beyond Manila,  Bulacan

    Side Trips: A food trip to San Miguel, Bulacan

    Sometimes, the Urban Roamer finds himself in places outside the metropolis. More so since for the past five years or so, this roamer has been living outside the metropolis itself.  Consider this something long overdue. As one of the 24 towns and cities that comprise the province of Bulacan north of Metro Manila, San Miguel is one of the towns that don’t get much of the spotlight. Save perhaps for one part of this town, the village of Biak na Bato where the truce between the Spanish forces and the Filipino revolutionaries under Emilio Aguinaldo was signed. But other than that, not many people know what else does this northern…

  • Baguio,  sponsored post

    Rediscovering Baguio at Azalea Hotels and Residences

    As I wrote here previously, my last Baguio was a memorable one thanks to the hospitality provided by Azalea Reaidences. If you want to know what that feels like, check out this post that the good folks at Azalea Residences would like to share to you all.  Back in the day summer would not be complete without taking a trip to Baguio for a few days. One can see families and friends enjoy a boat ride at Burnham Park, taking photos at the Botanical Garden, buying souvenirs and brooms at the city market, munching bread or biscuits with the famous ube and strawberry jam, seeing the beautiful view at Mines View Park,…

  • Beyond Manila,  Davao City

    A Sanctuary for a National Symbol: the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City

    I don’t know about you but there is something majestic about the Philippine Eagle. Or perhaps eagles in general have that majestic aura in them. Either way, the Philippines is fortunate to have a national symbol as that of the Philippine Eagle. And nowhere is this affection for the Philippine Eagle is more evident than in Davao City, in which it has adopted the bird as a symbol for the city. Considering the current status of the eagle’s existence, it is necessary that the Philippine Eagle has a sanctuary of its own where it would be able to breed and live free from bullets and other elements that have threatened…

  • Baguio,  Beyond Manila

    An Adrenaline Rush Adventure in Baguio

    When we think of Baguio, normally we think of the cool climate which makes it an ideal place to unwind and relax in the midst of the pine trees. Baguio is not really known as a venue for activities that are considered “extreme” since there had been no venues in and around the city to do those kind of stuff…until now. The Urban Roamer was fortunate to have among those who were invited to check out one of Baguio’s newest destinations, one of the first venues there to offer “extreme” activities in the summer capital, Tree Top Adventure Baguio.