After three days of being away from the city, I'm back with stories and pictures to share. I mentioned in my previous post that I will be out for our annual retreat. I spent three days to a place where anyone can definitely feel being close to nature. The place where me and some of my colleagues stayed was in

Caleruega is owned by the Order of Preachers (O.P.), one of the largest Catholic congregations in the Philippines. The place was named as Caleruega because it served as the birthplace of St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers or more commonly known as the Dominican Order. 

 I love pathways especially if it means having this great view. 

During night time, this is how the pathway looks like

And more pathways to love

We stayed in one of these villas.

The interior of the villas in Caleruega is very simple. What you can see in a typical room are single sized beds, enough cabinets, side table, and the basic comfort room. No telephone, TV, wifi access and all other technologies and luxuries that define city life.  However, if your window gives you this view every morning

then I guess, you will never demand all those conveniences. After all, Caleruega is intended for a spiritual retreat. Here are more relaxing views from our room

There's nothing like this in the city

More sceneries to love

The highlight of everything is this

The Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega