Transfiguration Chapel of Calaruega: “Closer to God, Closer to nature”

The Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega, more known simply as Caleruega, a “house of prayer and renewal” located at Batulao in Nasugbu, Batangas. Run by the Dominican Order of Preachers, a religious group that operates schools and universities, Caleruega is more than the chapel and has facilities and amenities that can be used for retreats, recollections, seminars, workshops, and of course, weddings.

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Two main features – the hut-shaped roof and the stained glass design beyond the main altar – all point to the Transfiguration of Jesus, from whence the chapel got its name. The rest of the structure is also abounding with symbols, from the steel doors designed with seven grapevines, symbolizing the 7 sacraments as well as the fact that Jesus is the vine and the people are the branches; to the carved tree trunk representing the “stem of Jesse” as described in the book of Isaiah; to the tabernacle that depicts the burning bush; and to birds carved on the communion table reminding all that God provides.

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Beautiful European-inspired architecture, cobblestone or brick steps, cool breeze, set on a hilltop, with a fantastic view of Mt. Batulao as well as the hillocks of Tuy and Nasugbu – and the words “picturesque”, “solemn”, “quiet”, and “breathtaking” come to mind.

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A solemn place to visit. I will definitely go back here! You will never feel the distance specially if you are walking with your friends or Family.

Caleruega is a two-hour drive from Metro Manila, accessible via Tagaytay City where one makes a right to Nasugbu, then, after the Nasugbu welcome arch, left to Evercrest Golf Club. Note, though, that the road is still a bit rough. The couple should also consider their guests’ transportation and lodging, as well as footwear for that walk from the parking lot to the chapel.

 

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The Grillery: Steaks and Home Recipes

A must visit restaurant when you’re around Tarlac City. Foods are very yum! And not too expensive either.

A cozy place to stay. Good food, good ambiance and good music! The Grillery is one of my favorite places to go for a glass of cocktail and their mouth-watering signature steak!

TRIVIA:  Did you know that “The Grillery” is the first and only urban restaurant and bar in Tarlac City?

Btw, there were separate air-conditioned and open spaces. You can watch TV or just chill from the music playing on the background. Good for hanging-out with family and friends!

For menu, you can visit their Facebook page HERE: https://www.facebook.com/TheGrilleryTarlac/

 

LOCATION: San Vicente, San Sebastian by-pass road, Fairlane
Tarlac, Tarlac
DROP BY NOW!

CEBU Diaries: Colon Street

The oldest and the shortest national road in the Philippines. It is named after Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus).

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CHIKKA: Ang busy street ng Cebu! Haha Grabi ang organized ng mga tao dito. Haha Trivia pala ito pala yung oldest and shortest national road ng Pilipinas. O, wag mong kalimutan ha! Nasa history yan beshhy!

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CEBU Diaries: Magellan’s Cross

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Magellan’s Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on (depending on source) March 15 , 1521.

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