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    Philippine Rabbit Manila to Baguio Bus Fare, Trip Schedule

    Once dubbed the king of the road, Philippine Rabbit Bus Lines returned to the CIty of Pines, by serving the Manila to Baguio route once again. They have Baguio-bound buses at their bus terminal on Rizal Avenue in Manila (Avenida Rizal) at the corner of C.M. Recto Avenue easily accessible from LRT 1 Doroteo Jose station or LRT 2 Recto Station

    photos courtesy of Philippine Rabbit Facebook Page

    Philippine Rabbt bus fare (from Philippine Rabbit Facebook page)

    Daily Manila to Baguio trip schedules are spaced 1.5 hours apart from their Avenida bus terminal with last trip at 11pm

    as of now, they still don't have premium buses to compete with Victory Liner deluxe buses

    Philippine Rabbit Bus Station
    Rizal Avenue, Manila

    How to get there:

    take LRT 1 and alight from Doroteo Jose station
    take LRT 2 and alight at Recto Station (end station of LRT as of now)
    jeepneys passing by Sta Cruz/Avenida all pass by the station

    jeepneys from Cubao going to Divisoria pass by Recto corner Avenida

    other bus terminals, destinations and stops
    Avenida, Dau (Pampanga), Angeles City, Tarlac, Camiling, Alaminos (Pangasinan)

    Related Posts:
    Bus Terminals in Cubao
    Bus Station in Pasay/Taft/LRT Buendia
    Bus Stations in Pasay Taft EDSA Rotonda

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 10:59 PM, , links to this post

    Lolo Kap's Strawberry Farm in Liliw, Laguna

    It was Good Friday and with nothing to do in the morning, drove from Paete all the way to Liliw to look for this hidden organic strawberry farm in Liliw, Laguna, owned by barangay captain Mario Cortez of barangay Ilayang Sungi Upon arriving at the place, accessed by a narrow farm to market road, you can see several rows of strawberry plants, sweet basil, tomatoes, broccoli and other fruit trees, including a coffee tree.

    Tough luck though that there were a few visitors to the farm the last following days that's why not much ripe berries were available but still managed to get hold of a few ripe ones including several seedlings with ripe berries to show.

    you can buy strawberry seedlings with ripened berries to take home for PhP25.00 for a small one and PhP50.00 for a medium one. There's free entrance fee/admission to the farm but very limited parking space along the narrow road

    This farm deserves another visit by Tutubi and will probably try to visit the mini-waterfalls in the area, at the foot of Mt. Banahaw one of these days. Here's hoping there's less need to go to Baguio, specifically La Trinidad, Benguet to do strawberry picking activity where you pay per kilo of the berries you picked if the farm and adjacent areas can be developed.

    How to get there:

    from Manila, drive through Slex, take Calamba exit then head towards Sta Cruz, Laguna all the way to Jollibee Pagsanjan where you turn right (the area called Sambat). COntinue towards the old church in Liliw then take the service road going to Ilayang Sungi about 4.1 kilometers from the church as measured using a car's trip meter.

    By commute, take DLTB, HM Transport or Green Star bus to Sta. Cruz, Laguna. In Sta Cruz, take a jeepney going to Liliw. ride a tricycle to take you to Captain Matio Cortez's farm in barangay Ilayang Sungi.

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:43 PM, , links to this post