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An Angeles City Weekend

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A February 2010 trip to Angeles City by manlalakbay

Aling Lucings Sisig Photo, Angeles City, Philippines More Photos
Quote: A weekend road trip to Clark Freeport in Angeles City to witness the last day of the 15th Hot Air Balloon Festival

Parachute Time!

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tandem parachuters Photo, Angeles City, Philippines
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When I was still living near the Clark Air Field more than twenty years ago, one of the things that fascinated me a lot were the parachutes that would occasionally streak the sky. I've always figured that those were soldiers training. But I did enjoy every time they would do it, with their colorful parachutes creating a nice view for me.The parachute show was therefore something that I really enjoyed during the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark. It brought back memories of my childhood when I saw different colored parachutes bring their passengers down from the sky.It was probably watching the parachutes float at around one in the afternoon which gave me an awful sunburn. M...Read More

Hit that Jeep!

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hit that jeep Photo, Angeles City, Philippines
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It was the small planes' turn to be a star sometime before lunch. There were several colorful single-seater planes that streaked in the air, breaking the light blue sky. Many of the planes come from different countries.The gang and I were a distance away from the air field so I was wondering why the planes were just doing the same thing over and over. From my perspective I can see them following each other traveling the same path. In other words, they seemed to be just flying like a normal single seater plane which I did not think was the reason why some of the audience were cheering.Curious about why the people seem to be transfixed at the airfield, we came nearer. Final...Read More

Hot Air Balloon Air Show

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Up up and away Photo, Angeles City, Philippines
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Clark Airfield is about two hours away from Manila with light traffic, so it is possible to go the festival on a day trip. But it would mean leaving Manila at around three in the morning. The hot air balloons are pumped around 5.30 and released at 6.00. The pumping of the balloons is as exciting as seeing them fly so it is a must-see!Our group decided to stay overnight in Angeles City so we can enjoy a bit of the the city outside the festival. We did get a chance to eat the sisig it is known for. We were supposed to leave the hotel at five in the morning, but being late risers, we were thirty minutes behind schedule. It was already traffic going to Clark Airfield but at least it was ...Read More

Aling Lucing's Sisig

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Aling Lucing's Sisig Photo, Angeles City, Philippines
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Sisig is a famous Filipino dish usually eaten when having beer with friends. It is made from finely chopped pig cheeks and ears. Now before you scoff at the parts used, it might help to know a bit of Philippine gastronomic history. Back during the Spanish period, Spaniards employed Filipino servants. The best pieces of meat are served to them, while extra parts like the pig's head, knuckles and tail are left to the servants. They had to get creative and were able to make delicious dishes from odd parts and sisig is one of them.Aling Lucing's Sisig is known as the home of the original sisig. Its old spot was by the abandoned railroad track along with other carinderias or s...Read More

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Aling Lucing's Sisig
Glaciano Valdez Street
Angeles City, Philippines

Marquee: Ayala Mall in Angeles City

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colorful fountain Photo, Angeles City, Philippines
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I lived in Angeles City back when I was in elementary. Back then, there was hardly anything there. There were no malls to hang out in. Instead there were small PX goods stores for people to buy their imported goods. Most of the stores were locally owned.It has been more than twenty years since then and so much has changed. Big Philippine mall chains have conquered Angeles City including SM and Robinson's. The latest addition to the Angeles City mall family was Ayala Mall. Ayala has long been known for the infusion of conceptual architecture with their buildings. Marquee was no different from other Ayala Malls.We came late, around 10PM, so the main mall was a...Read More

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