Take an Extreme Adventure or Just Chill at Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa

The last weekend of February had us driving to UPLB to fetch Ralph who went on an overnight debate competition. Since February 25 was declared as an official holiday, we thought that it would be the best time to spend the night at a resort in Los Baños. It was a last minute decision so I failed to reserve us a room at the Makiling Onsen Spa. Thankfully, Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa was just a few hundred meters and a phone call away.

It was actually my husband first discovered Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa. He saw a viral post on Facebook about it and tagged me. I didn't realize that it was also located in Los Baños until our car drove past its signage along the highway. Luck was on our side when I booked because there were still a few rooms available. As the night passed, we saw guests coming and checking in the rooms beside ours.

Checking-in at Laresio
We availed of the Small Group Overnight Package for 4 which cost us 1,500 each.

The package an airconditioned room good for…

A Church In The Sky: Christ the King Parish

There's a quiet little church on top of a hill in Muzon, Taytay, Rizal that we discovered during our Visita Iglesia last year. The church of Christ The King Parish was aptly called "Church in the Sky" because of its location. We did not quite enjoy the place the last time we got there because it was already nighttime and we only stayed a few minutes to pray one station of the cross. We swore to come back. After ten months, my husband was finally able to muster enough courage to drive the steep road going to the church. You need to give me ten years more before I can drive all the way up there, hahaha! It was not that steep, though, according to my husband. It was probably hard for us driving up the road the first time because it was dark and still unfamiliar.

The view of Laguna Lake and the community surrounding it.

We finally got to appreciate the interior of the church. The overall feel of the place is royal and majestic probably because their patron is Christ the King. The wooden fixtures in the altar are lined up in gold paint. Even the pews have golden emblems carved on its side. The Feast of the Epiphany has already passed but the Belen (Nativity scene) in the church is still up.

Translation: Christ Conquers, Christ Reigns, Christ Rules!
(Source http://www.memoriapress.com/newsletter/news1101.html )

We enjoyed the cool mountain breeze outside the church. There's a tree near the edge of the cliff where big flat rocks were set up. We sat there for a while and just let the calm and serenity of the place overtake us. It sure recharged me physically and spiritually.

The Church in The Sky can be found in Barangay Muzon, Taytay, Rizal. To reach the place, just take the Ortigas Ave Ext. Road going to Taytay and Angono. Once you see the Muzon Satellite Market on the other side of the road, turn left towards the small road that will take you up to the church. Sunday masses are held at 6:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 5:30 p.m.

Driving home.

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