Feeling a need for a quiet place for meditative prayers? Try going to La Sallette Seminary in Silang Cavite. They have life-size Stations of the Cross in their Meditation Garden. You will have a sense of peace as you make the via crucis and offer your life's problems as your share in the passion of Christ.The chapel can be your final resting place...more
Filipino Cathoilics often include the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria in their Visita Iglesia itinerary during Holy Week.The centuries-old church is known for its three beautiful baroque reredos (others call then retablos) that adorn the church. The main reredo highlightss events commemorating the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The central...more
Honey has long been known as an "Elixir of Life". Health buffs go to "Ilog Maria" in Silang Cavite to buy pure honey, propolis, pollen and other honey-based products like soap, shampoo, body lotion, feminine wash, etc. The Store is open 10am-5pm Tuesdays to Sundays, and is closed on Mondays and holidays. The Honey Bee Farm is open for field trips...more
[UPDATE:After a tiring shopping for plants and garden accessories in Silang Bypass Road, we thought of having late lunch at Gourmet Cafe. It's been more than a year since our last visit there so we hoped to feast on large plates of vegetable salads and pasta...Unfortunately, the original site of the Cafe' was closed for renovation. Snacks and meals...more
Johannes Zehethofer, a native of Vienna, Austria, and owner of Cahteau Hestia brings to the Filipinos a unique European experience. With his travels all-over the world, Johannes' fondness to entertain his friends, his love for wine and good food led him to offer different dishes from his collection of recipes enjoyed with his carefully-chosen...more
Inside Gourmet Refreshers is a Pasalubong Corner. Aside from the fresh organic vegetables, salad dressings and pasta sauces, people drop by the place to buy "pasalubongs" and other health foods. While looking at the merchandise displayed on the shelves of Gourmet Refreshers, I was happy to see BeneVita Cocosugar in 500 gms packaging. I was...more
Gourmet Cafe' as a producer of ground coffee blends, healthy teas, preservative-free salad dressings, pasta sauces, spreads & dips and fresh salad greens and herbs, have a sales outlet and small cafe' by the roadside. All the abovementioned products are sold in their store, plus many native "pasalubong" items. Their teas come in different...more
Fascinating lucky plants, hospitable gardener-owner, free gardening tips, free give-away... what more can I ask for? We were already through with our shopping at Grizelda's and Sebastian & Princess when my eyes wandered to a nearby garden. The gardener/owner was so nice, he motivated me to buy some items, and he even gave me a freebie (lucky...more
February 1 - 3 is the festival of the local patron saint Nuestra Seniora de Candelaria. This is the biggest town event celebrated by locals. Usually, the centre of the town is closed off from traffic for at least 2 weeks around these dates because a lot of the streets are set up for eating, drinking, flea markets, parades, caracol, fairs, concerts, etc.
Big name entertainers, artists, musicians, etc. perform on stage at the Plaza (front of the church).