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Trolley Ride (a.k.a. Skate System)

The trolley/skate system is a common mode of transportation in rural areas that are near the railroad system. Skates are usually motorized and the ride is truly enjoyable.

We had the chance to rent out a trolley in Brgy. Lutucan, Sariaya, Quezon for just P150 (round-trip) but the fare is usually P10. We told the driver we just wanted to try it out and we really had no destination. Our trip took 45 minutes. It was Nikko’s first time but Janna had been on it a couple of times before.

You need to watch our video below to get a grasp of the trolley system but you’re gonna need to try it to fully appreciate it:


Trolley Change Direction


Railroad Cow

Trolley Ride

Trolley Janna Nikko

Janna Nikko

Janna Nikko Railroad

Railroad Bridge

Trolley Transportation Skate

Budget: P150/2 persons or P75/person

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Majayjay Falls / Taytay Falls / Imelda Falls

May 30, 2015

Majayjay Falls (a.k.a. Taytay Falls and Imelda Falls) is situated in the province of Laguna. We took a side trip to the falls, when we visited our province, Sariaya, Quezon over the weekend. It involved a 10-minute trek, with the scenic view of the Mt. Banahaw, to get to it.

Since it was a Saturday, there were a lot of people but that didn’t stop us from having a wonderful time swimming in the very cool and clear water.

DENR Protected Area

Mother Daughter

Janna and Nikko

Evette and Janna

Majayjay Falls Janna and Nikko

Majayjay Falls

Clear Water

Majayjay Falls

Hanging Bridge

Mt. Banahaw

Janna and Nikko


Watch our video here:

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Budget: P300/2 persons or P150/person for Gas.

There were no entrance fees or whatsoever. It’s definitely one of the cheapest trips we’ve had.


  • From Sariaya, Quezon to Majayjay, Laguna


Some Notes and Tips:

  • There are sari-sari stores and souvenir shops at the jump-off point.
  • The very cool water could be intimidating but it would take only a minute for your body to get to used to it.

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Hangga Falls / Maapon Falls

May 24, 2015

Hangga Falls / Maapon Falls is a hidden gem of the Quezon province. It is located in the boundary of the towns of Sampaloc and Lucban. One will have to hike for an hour and a half from the Lucban-Sampaloc Road to get to the falls. The trail is still kind of unexplored and we had the falls all to ourselves when we got there. Unlike other places we’ve been to, the area is well-maintained, with clear water and without trash. Also, our tour guide, Kuya Conrad, is a community official or kagawad, so we were confident that we would be safe.

If you need a place to stay in Lucban, click on the following link for our suggestions: Hotels/Bed and Breakfast/Inns


Nikko and Janna Trail

Nikko and Janna

Nikko and Janna Maapon Falls

Nikko and Janna Hangga Falls

Anahaw Janna


Hangga Falls

Hangga Falls

Nikko Trail

Janna Palm Trees


Watch our video here:

Budget: P550/2 persons or P275 per person

P250 – Gas from Sariaya, Quezon to Sampaloc, Quezon

P300 – Tour Guide


  • From Sariaya Quezon, which is our starting point, to Hangga Falls


Some Notes and Tips

  • Bring food and drinks as there are no sari-sari stores in the area.
    • Our tour guide was nice enough to give us mineral water.
  • Wear leggings or pants because one would encounter grass and leaves with razor sharp edges.

Kamay ni Hesus and Kamayan sa Palaisdaan

December 28, 2014

Kamay ni Hesus (Hand of Jesus) is a popular pilgrimage site for Catholics. On top of a hill lies a 50-ft. statue of Christ. It is also known as a healing center, popularized by Fr. Joey Faller.

On Top of Kamay ni Hesus


Janna and Nikko Kamay ni Hesus


Garden of Eden


After visiting Kamay ni Hesus, you can pass by the Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Restaurant for lunch or dinner on floating vintas.

Janna and Nikko Palasidaan


If you need a place to stay in Lucban, click on the following link for our suggestions: Hotels/Bed and Breakfast/Inns


map palaisdaan

map palais

Some Notes and Tips:

  • Kamay ni Hesus charges merely a parking fee of P30.
  • Dress appropriately for Church.
  • A resort, called Batis Aramin, which is just in front of Kamay ni Hesus could also be visited.

Bamboo Organ / St. Joseph’s Church

April 25, 2015

The Bamboo Organ in St. Joseph’s Church is the ONLY bamboo organ in the world. It is also the longest-surviving organ in the Philippines, having been completed by Fr. Diego Cera in 1824. It produces unique beautiful sounds that are soothing to the mind.

Bamboo Organ



St. Joseph's Church

Nikko and Janna Church

St. Joseph



  • Budget: P550/2 persons or P275/person
    • P350 – Gas (From Cubao to Las Pinas)
    • P100/per person – Bamboo Organ Tour


  • Directions (From Cubao to St. Joseph’s Church, Las Pinas)
    • By car


Map to Bamboo Organ


Some Notes and Tips:

  • The museum is currently under renovation.
  • The tour runs from 8AM to 5PM, Mondays to Sundays.
  • They hold a Bamboo Organ Festival every February.

Mt. Pamitinan

March 21, 2015

We reached the peak of Mt. Pamitinan after 2 hours of hiking and rock climbing. Mt. Pamitinan is situated in Sitio Wawa, Rogriguez, Rizal, right next to Mt. Binacayan.


Janna and Nikko Peak

Rock Formations

Janna Rock

Janna Rock

Mt. Pamitinan and Mt. Binacayan

Janna and Nikko Peak

View from Top

Janna Peak

Janna and Nikko Peak

Janna Rock 2

Nikko Rock

With Tour Guide

Janna Trees

Janna and Nikko Balete

Watch our video here:

Budget: P710 for two persons / P355 per person

  • P150 – Gas
  • P20 – Parking
  • P10 – Entrance Fee (2 persons)
    • P5/per person
  • P500 – Tour Guide (Not fixed)
  • P30 – Bottled Water (2 bottles)
    • P15/bottle


  • By Car

         Travel time is around 1.5 hours from Cubao, Quezon City

Some Notes and Tips

  • Wear fingerless gloves as the trail to the summit requires climbing rocks.
  • There are sari-sari stores at the jump-off point.
  • Come early as you might want to check other places of interest in the area: Wawa Dam, Pamitinan Cave, and Mt. Binakayan.
    • We got there at around 2pm and got back to the jump-off point at around 6pm, leaving us no time to explore other parts of the area.