When one thinks of Philippine beaches; Boracay, Laiya, Palawan comes to mind. I was totally surprised when I received this lovely, bluish, semi-panorama postcard from my good friend Joy.

Subic bay is one of the more popular tourist and local destination in the Northern part of Luzon. It has been developed as an industrial and commercial area when the United States Navy left the bases.

Aside from dipping and getting a tan (which we, with brown skin really don’t need), you can also shop at Subic Bay. I am not so sure if there’s a membership fee. If you’re a nature lover you can visit parks around the city and you can get to be close to the tigers  at the Zoobic Safari. They also have a mini-zoo featuring a number of animals for viewing and petting. Then there’s the Ocean Adventure theme park where guests  have the opportunity to enter the water and swim with the dolphins and perform different tricks with them. If you’re the more adventurous type, hike and be lost as a jungle survivor and experience ziplining too.