Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Hill, The Valley Golf and The Petroglyphs

This could be my super late article ever to be posted, here's the thing -- last holy week month of April I was kinda like busy and remember I stopped blogging for about 5 months or so. And out of the blue while I was scanning and checking some photos on the laptop, I just saw the pictures from my holy week adventure. Even I am thinking it's kinda late to post it, I also feel like it's perfect because Christmas is coming and sometimes we love exploring and going to different places when holiday comes.  For others, it's their only free time to wander and relax. So, you might wanna try adventure and that is why I want to give you some boost and inspiration. 

When I wrote something about Harry, some of the pictures were taken from the hill where you can see the overlooking and breathtaking golf course. It could be one of the tiring day of my life but it's really worth it when I saw a beautiful scenery. We basically went to a hill with the overlooking golf course,  and we visited the petroglyphs (national museum - ancient cave) and saw some wonderful flowers along the way. I told you in some of my articles that I am not a full time traveler but I've traveled enough to share some to all of you. But in my case this time is different because it's my hometown.  This one is so special to my heart because I can brag about it with a little bit of being proud and a lot of happiness.  You know to be honest with you I never explored my hometown before even if I grew up and lived there most of my life. So, it's like I became a tourist in my own native land which is fine because I love the thought of discovering and seeing beautiful scenery. Being one with nature is like embracing who you are and I do feel like I am one part of my hometown.

When we went hiking on top of the hill, I realized my brother knew those people who lived there.  And that's why they let us past and get near of the clip.

We wander around and took some photos,  we even sat down on the rocks and gaze on an amazing view. And the only thing I want in that moment somehow was to be with my boo (geez, I'm getting romantic..I better cut it now).

I didn't saw much of plants being planted aside from jack fruit, I think the soil in this place was really good for jack fruit because it's healthy and in good form. I also admired the whether, the humidity was not bad and also it's a bit windy that day. So, you can barely sit there for a bit longer if you're a fan of watching a view or sunset.

They also used those jack fruit as fences so hopefully nobody will gonna fall on the clip. I don't know if you noticed this picture is not straight or quite falling on the left side. Well, in real life that's  how it looks like and I don't wanna change anything.  I think you deserves to see it and I know you expect it when you heard about the hills or mountains.  There should be the feeling of falling or the land is not balance like that (kinda).

The golf course is just one dive away (just joking), but diving is not advisable as if you can fly and we keep this blog clean and kids friendly besides there's no swimming pool only a  man-made lake in the middle of a golf course. 

I know we are all simple and seeing picturesque view is enough but if you can afford it you can go there. It is located in Angono, Rizal (The Eastridge Golf club) just click the link for more info. Bring your entire family and friends to experience a high class pleasure and amazing moments with nature.

My brother Alvin,  my sister Nhing,  my nieces Angela and Precious and Mark... (I was the photographer)
And after some time of sight seeing a picturesque view, we decided to go down the hill and go to the other side. Basically,  the entrance highway of the golf course and the resort is where the Angono Petroglyphs located.

Who would have thought that in my own hometown a hidden gem is waiting to get discovered.  Would you believe I only found out recently that the old cave I used to look from a far is already a Museum. Because when I was a kid, the cave was closed and I was thinking maybe someone used it as a mining area or something.

If you noticed the flowers on the side of the road are really fresh and blooming and that's because they cultivated it to add more attractions for those who are visiting the golf and the resort. 

Which is a good thing because basically everybody can literally enjoyed it whether you are gonna enter the luxury place or not plus it can also give some fresh air.

In here you'll gonna see the petroglyphs site, inside the cave you can find more than a hundred of human and animal engraved on the rock wall and that can be found in the province of Rizal. Thinking about that it is the oldest work of art in the entire Philippines makes me feel so proud because I'm a filipina and it's my hometown. And on that note it means we are talking about history already- the history of this particular site has been written in every history text book that can be found in school for learning. 

Well, you might ask - why I didn't put a single picture of inside the cave, well think of it as a teaser. If you love history for sure it's gonna be intriguing for you to discover it on your own and I will tell you it's gonna be the most interesting finds in your life.

So, you can already see some info in the banner but just in case you really wanna visit the natural museum, it is located exactly before you entered the valley golf proper and the Thunderbird resort. Every one in the town knows the place, the exact barangay is Mahabang Parang, in Angono, Rizal and take the Antipolo City route to enter Mahabang Parang for easy and passable road. 

And of course,  as I told you more beautiful flowers along the way! Love it!

My nieces even asked to be taken their picture because they just love everything here. By the way,  I know you can see the background and as I told you--they're cultivating the side of the road to be inviting by means of putting lots of plants such as different flowers and trees.  And for me, I personally love the greenhouse truly #PicturePerfect.

I feel like I'm in a one of a kind paradise with lots of leisure,  pleasure and nature.

The whole day of adventure was amazing and really informative. I feel like I never sweat so much in my entire life until I walked up the hills not through the valley but it feels good right after.

You see it was already getting dark when we leave but the joy and happiness I am feeling will never gonna leave me.

Have a wonderful Christmas season to everybody and next time I'm gonna be posting my adventure with Maan  also known as Angela my beautiful niece. We went to an amazing place that you might wanna try to visit. Although,  I need to cross my fingers and hopefully I can post it before Christmas since I'm also giving you some of my Christmas highlights and anything in between. 

Liz is here saying,  live your life to the fullest and embrace adventure that you can share with others! 


  1. Interesting! ThiS is one of my favorite post I just like it a lot.

  2. Really intriguing place, I'm a fan of adventures and yea I want to go there.

  3. Liz, it's been too long that I'm not visiting your blog. Nice to read about the petroglyphs, ganda pa ng valley golf.