Korean's spots has seem to invade the Philippine landscape so in a change of scenario... It's time to invade their haven via a visit to 88 Hot Springs in the border of Calamba and Los Banos, Laguna. Just a little over an hour from Manila and into the confides of the hot spring.
It's quite amazing how the wonders of warm water from the underground volcanic springs of Mt. Makiling can do wonders to your health. The place was overflowing with warm pools, several amusing (...bordering towards the green areas of the mind) landscapes, a lake and an Feng Shui energy pool whose 37 - 43 degrees temperature was both a challenge and a healthy experience.
A different way of cooling down from the hot temperature... Cooling down the Hot Way... We also had an additional treat of a running in the rainfall and enjoying a dip in the pool with Mt. Makiling as a back drop.
As a piece of trivia, my first ever time to ride a plane was a journey to Cebu over a decade ago. I've been here a second time years later and now is the first time I get to visit the place post-digicam era.
I did enjoy the same old things I did enjoy in the past visits. Seafoods at Su Tu Kil... An Overlooking view at the tops... The fun in the sun in Plantation Bay... The Historic Magellan Cross and Lapu Lapu Shrine... the dried seafood market... and I did have a taste of the new... a Skywalk at Crowne Towers (This is my second Skywalk, the first being in Macau)... It was quite exciting to watch the independence day parades up in the air.
A trip to queen city of the south was a nice summer time breather and it is always a pleasure being in Cebu and the next time I get to hit this area, I'm definitely going to its famous beaches...