That went by really a quick.

In 2007,  I hosted my first Pampanga tour with fellow enthusiasts Anton of Our Awesome Planet, Ivan Henares of Ivan About Town and Spanky of Manila Boy.  It’s been close to year now since we cooked up that REALLY wicked tour.

Well, we loved it so much that we’re at it again! On December 20, me and my Pampanga cohorts are cooking it up once again, may I present to you

The ULTIMATE Kapampangan Show-Off 2008!

Journey to the central heartland as we immerse ourselves in things Kapampangan!

From Baroque to Betute, its fun-filled day as we poke around and get intimate with the very best of Pampanga’s cultural offerings. Gawk at the jewel-box of church in Betis while wading through the lahar-buried town of Bacolor.

We’ll stuff ourselves silly with the best Kapampangan fare by one of the country’s best known Pampango chefs! To it cap-off, we’ll have front-row view of the most dazzling display of Kapmpangan artistry- the Ligligan Parul Festival of San Fernando! A tour with nothing but Kapampangan cool!

Rate:  P4,800.00/head (full board, includes: transfers, meals,tour, Lantern festival seats and some SERIOUS food binging!)

The Tour Experience
Betis Church* Town of Bacolor* Claude Tayag’s Bale Dutung Restaurant* Pampanga Specialty Shops* Giant Parul Festival in San Fernando*


Just to whet your appetite, seafood Kare Kare from last years tour.

This year, we’ll be having  five-ways Lechon!


Tragic beauty. Bacolor’s half-buried  church from a distant.

All photos from Ivan Henares.