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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite



I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Things you can do inside the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 ( day 1 coverage part 2)



You can do many things while at the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark Field, Pampanga. After watching the flight of the balloons, you have many options that you can do around the venue, you can do a food trip, try visit the activity booths, shopping at the bazaar area and get a close encounter with the members of the air force and army.

There are also some car drifting show, sky diving, aerial fly bys of fighter jets, mini planes and RC flying toys and so many more.

I’ve listed a compilation of Things to do and this will give you a preview of what’s inside the hot air balloon fest.

For details of the event just go here - http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/01/20th-philippine-international-hot-air.html

For program schedule, just visit http://www.philballoonfest.net/2016-official-program/





PHOTO OP WITH THE BALLOONS

Sympre the trip will is not complete if you don’t have a photo op with the hot air balloons. If you are at the ramp area, then you are lucky to have a snapshot close to the balloon. For people who are staying at the audience area, I suggest that take a selfie photo right away when you saw that the balloons are flying above you.

If you are alone, then bring a monopod and a smartphone for your selfies.





CAMPING

They allow camping inside the venue, just bring your own tent. But take note that cooking or making a fire place are now allowed inside.




DON’T FORGET TO HAVE A PHOTO HERE

The back of the hanger is a good back drop for your photo souvenir.





FOOD TRIP AROUND THE FOOD COURT AREA

Im happy that the food that they sell for this year have reasonable and affordable prices. Thanks to the balloon fest organizers for putting up a value meal deals.

I bought my Pampanga tapa with fried rice, 2 eggs and tocino for a price of less than PHP 200.




TRY LOTS OF FOOD TASTING

Yes..I love food tasting!!!! I noticed these booths that sells noodles and coffee from Malaysia (I think)
You can try the food taste before you buy the actual food or drinks.

The coffee is good…it’s a must try it if you love dark roast coffee.






TAKE A REST AT THE DINING AREA

The dining area is for your dining pleasure and also a place where you can take a rest after an early travel to Clark Field Pampanga.

Btw, the Globe mobile internet signal here is strong…. we received 4G or LTE signal here.
A time to post photos on Instagram, after eating our late breakfast.




BE CAREFUL WALKING ON THE GRASSY FIELD

Just be careful walking on the grassy field… especially to those who have kids. Just walk slowly…don’t run and always hold the hands of your kids or senior loved ones.

I accidentally stepped on a crater covered with lots of grass and my right foot got twisted… Im glad that the pain was gone after some rest.





MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE BALLOON FEST

I was surprised to see our blogger friends at the balloon fest event.
Greeting time and selfie moment to immortalize the accidental meet up.

yo James! mag blog ka na uli hahahaa.




VISIT THE HANGAR FOR BOOTH ACTIVITIES AND PHOTO OPS

There are two hangars at the site that contains lots of exhibits and activity booths. At the other side of the venue there are more hangars filled with Aviation school booths and mini bazaars.






JOIN THE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST AT THE BONAMINE BOOTH

If you want to challenge yourself, then I suggest you join the photo contest by Bonamine.
Just visit their booth for the mechanics and registration.





PHOTO WALL AREA

Visit the Bonamine booth for a photo op at their photo wall.
Its free





INFLATABLE PLAYGROUND FOR THE KIDDIES

For the kiddies.. you wont get bored here because a jumpy and soft inflatable playground is available for you. I think there’s a fee in using the playground.





FOR ADULTS…VISIT OKAMOTO BOOTH

Valentines day na kaya bumisita ako dito sa booth…. I giggled like a kid when I saw this brand hahahahah. Visit the booth and get free samples of their product… Btw, for those who are not aware on how to use it, these two girls will teach you on how to use it properly. They use their hands only for the demo. Kaya relax and have an open mind.

to Eli and Ian..you need this pre hahaha.




SHADE INSIDE THE HANGAR AND HAVE A MINI PICNIC AWAY FROM THE SUN

It was scorching hot inside at around 11am. I noticed that many people do camp under the shade of the hangar. Plus the wind is much cooler and its less stressful because you are well protected under the heat of the sun.

Bring a picnic mat or banig and have a rest while waiting for the sun to shift to the other side.




BIKE AROUND THE BALLOON FEST EVENT AREA
I’ve seen a lot of bicycle riders inside the venue. I asked this teenager if he rode the bike going from Angeles City main city to Clark Field. He said that the bike belongs to his friend and he used it as his transport from school to this venue.




VISIT AND SHOP AT THE BAZAAR AREA

Novelty items, clothings, toys, shoes and other stuff are sold at the bazaar area.




SHOES SHOPPING

If you broke your shoe during your trip, then here’s a store that can help you replace your broken shoe with a new one.

All Nike shores are sold here at the bazaar area.







ANYTHING THAT FLIES ITEMS

Invite your kids or loved ones to play the kite with you. You can buy a kite here at the bazaar.
There are styro planes available too and some bubble maker that are perfect for the windy environment.





RUB ELBOWS WITH THE AIR FORCE

At the 2nd hangar, there’s a booth of our Philippine Navy, Air Force, Army and search and rescue team.
Visit their booth if you want to know more about the job that they do for our country.




JOIN THE AIR FORCE BOOTH

If you have the guts..then join the air force team




JOIN THE ARMY

or join the army….. ..or as an army reserve.
omg.your truly is an army reserve ( I haven’t reported to them after graduating ROTC)




CLOSE UP LOOK OF THE ARMAMENT OF A JET FIGHTER PLANE

There’s a real jet fighter plane inside hangar 2, also you can have a closer look of the armament of the fighter jet.




Our country have these old jets and they are still operational.

Luma na..pero pwede pa sa bakbakan yan

(group photo by Tess Claudio )





WEAR THE GEAR AND UNIFORM OF THE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM

Our rescue team unit invites every one to visit their booth and also try to wear their uniform and gear.
Have a feeling of being part of their team.




CLOSE UP LOOK OF HAND GRENADES
Don’t worry, they are empty hand grenades for exhibit





PHOTO OP WITH THE BIG GUNS

My fave part here is that you can try hold and carry our army’s heavy artillery.
And then just imagine, you carry these while trekking the mountains and its with you for the sake of your life





TAKE A PORTALET BREAK

Here’s the portalet CR area behind the walls of hangar 2
Just be careful walking on the grassy area, because the middle part is covered with mud.





YKL PRINTING SERVICES

Another way of immortalizing your photos… print it here at YKL





PHOTO BOOTH BY THE PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON

Official merchandise of the event are sold here.





VISIT THE JOLLIBEE FOOD TRUCK AND MEET THE MASCOTS

The crazy part of our tour around the venue is to meet the Jollibee mascots.





PHOTO OP WITH JOLLIBEE

Obligatory photo op sympre with Jollibee.





FLY KITE

Flying a kite is my fave hobby here in Cavite and also at a beach. I became a kite flyer again last 2013, so here I am at the hot air balloon fest trying to fly my newly bought kite.

priced at PHP 80



left: kite of Jollibee
right: my preferred type of kite, its only sold at PHP 80 and it’s a waterproof type of kite. Heto gamit ko pag nasa beach ako. Nalipad sya kahit nabasa sa dagat.






BEAT THE SCORCHING HEAT WITH AN ICE CREAM

Indulge yourself with an ice cold ice cream. This ice cream truck is so cute.
Another Instagramish item for you.




PHOTO OP AND RIDE THE MINI TANKS

Real tanks that are available for photo op.




PHOTO OP AND CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH THE VEHICLES OF OUR AIR FORCE



 


I just wished that my son is with me….Im sure he will enjoy having a close encounter with real life jet fighter planes and helicopters

The old jets are for exhibit, but the helicopter and the planes at the back of the fence are still operational.




VISIT THE AVIATION SCHOOL BOOTH AREA
If your kid wants to be a pilot…there’s a place here at the balloon fest that can help you decide which school and course is best for you kid




MINI AIRPLANE EXHIBIT

Just spotted this one propeller mini plane.




SHINY SMALL PLANE THAT CAN BE INVISIBLE IN THE SKY

Im sure the shiny metal body will give proper stealth when this plane soars in the sky





DRIFT CAR SHOW AT THE RAMP

Cars are also included in the show., they do not fly but they do drift and do stunts with other aerial fly bys.





SOUVENIR SHIRTS
Take home a souvenir shirt as your memorabilia of the balloon fest




PLAY THINGS FOR THE LITTLE TOTS
I was planning to buy one, but its too big!
Its hard to carry it when commuting.




MEDICAL CITY ON STAND BY

Docs and nurses are on stand by here at the balloon fest




INFORMATION BOOTH

All questions will be answered here.





FREE WATER FOR ALL

Refill your tumbler here… there’s an ice cold water available for everyone
and its FREE!




HORSE BACK RIDING

If you nearly finished the activity and booths inside the balloon fest, then check out the horseback riding near the parking lot.





Thanks for viewing my blog post coverage

Feel free to surf around my blog post about the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016

here are my collection of blog post

1. The Flight of the colorful hot air balloons
2. Things you can do inside the balloon fest
3. Behind the scenes
4. Food tripping around Angeles City during the balloon fest

You can also read my past hot air balloon fest story and coverage
just go to http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/search/label/hot%20air%20balloon%20fest%20blog%20series

The 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is made possible by The Philippine Army, The Philippine Air Force, The Philippine Navy, The Philippine Bases Conversion and Development Authority, Clark Freeport, Clark International Airport, Department of Tourism, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines,Department of Finance, Clark Electric, Clark Water, Hotdog on Sticks, CDO Bibbo Hotdog, Paracetamol Tempra,Bonamine, Flanax, Sharpie, Mongol, Prudential Guarantee, AVIS, Chevrolet, Isla LPG, ABS-CBN, Jeepney TV,97.9 Home Radio Natural, DWIZ, 882 AM, Crossover 105.1, Business Mirror, Malaya Business Insights, TV 100,Travel Now, megstreetwear.ph, Philippine Inquirer, Medical City, Segway, SM Clark, YKL Colors, and FujiFilm.


To know more visit Philippine-International
Hot Air Balloon Fiesta sites

Promo video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ6361G5YcQ
Official hashtag: #BalloonFestPH
Official website:
http://philbaloonfest.net
Official Facebook Page: @pihabf
Official Twitter account: @philballoonfest
Official Instagram account: @philballoonfest

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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