August 30, 2019

My Trip to the Philippines, Part Three

There's so much to see and do in the Philippines - if you've never been to this part of the world, I encourage you to make the trip!

On the third day of our visit, we drove two hours to the province of Pampanga in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines. Pampanga is rich in food culture and well known for its wood carving, furniture making, and handicrafts. We stopped at the Alviz Farm in Santa Rita to plant rice and to taste some of the local delicacies. We ate lunch at the historic Lazatin family home in San Fernando. And we toured Betis Crafts Inc. in San Miguel to see some of the handmade furniture and accessories. The afternoon ended with a helicopter ride and an aerial tour of the countryside back to Manila. All our activities were planned by Doris Ho, and business entrepreneur, Ricco Ocampo, and his wife, Tina. They worked hard to fit in so many things for us to see and try - it was a very special day. 

Here are more photos from my journey - enjoy.