Saturday, March 19, 2016

3rd Lubao International Balloon Festival: Soon to Proudly Fly High Up Into the Pampanga Sky

Wazzup Pilipinas!

"Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon"

Yeah! It may be an old song, but still the wonders you'll experience riding "up, up and away" in a hot air balloon is definitely, and absolutely, beyond awesome. Not everyone can easily ride a hot air balloon, so it's one of the goals included in my bucket list, and hopefully, if everything goes well, it will be achieved this year.

We recently attended the press conference  of the Lubao International Balloon Festival on March 17 at the Passion Restaurant of the Resorts World Manila. Now on its 3rd year , we are so very much excited to be soon witnessing another spectacular hot air balloon show on April 14 to 17, 2016 once again at Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco in Lubao, Pampanga.

The place is is also where the Pradera Verde Wakepark is located so the people would have a nice place to visit after the event. But the daily morning and late afternoon flights of the hot air balloons are not just the attractions during the 4 day event. There's also the many activities happening all throughout the day until late night as many food stall and activities and attractions,like a mini zoo and car show, awaiting on the ground. There's also the nightly concert from artists and DJs to keep you awake at night.

My professional photographer friend Collin Sarthou Yap is among those lucky enough to ride a hot air balloon during the 2nd run of the Lubao International Hot Air Balloon Festival last year. He has a lot of magnificent shots which not too many are able to accomplish. While most of the photographers are down below taking photos of the balloons as they rose up into the sky of Pampanga, Collin was taking photos from inside a hot air balloon while it flew up into the sky.

The photos look so fascinating, and to capture all that splendor and immortalize them into a collection of amazing photos, will be another marvelous feat. These are what we would love to put in another Coffee Table Book just as what we did before in our Pampanga tour.

Not only that, we would of course want to put all of these in video as well. That would surely raise a lot of attention to our readers, viewers that is.

These are just teasers to the upcoming Lubao International Balloon Festival 2016 with hashtag #LubaoIBF2016. We are planning to do an in-depth coverage of the event to make our coverage really special. So watch out for our updates soon at and the videos on

Enjoy the rest of the photos here as we promise to show you more soon on the 3rd run of the biggest annual hot air balloon show in Southeast Asia.

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