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Hello guys! Kamusta?

Anong plans niyo this coming long weekend? Kami nagiisip isip pa din hehe! But one plan is to go to Sydney Easter Show. Click this to check out our Sydney Easter Show experience last 2 years ago 😉

Anyway, last weekend, we visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy at Penrose Park in Berrima, NSW.

On the way to Berrima -
On the way to Berrima

Though we already left home quite late, it was a good one and a half hour drive from the city.

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Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy at Penrose Park NSW

It was a very fine day with bright-colored trees around the area perfect for an autumn shot 😉

May mga Pilipino kami nakita guys… haha! Kasama talaga namin sila! Although we did see quite a number of Filipinos around the park. Kahit saan naman magpunta, merong mga Pinoy, diba? 😉

Penrose Park NSW - tobringtogether
Penrose Park NSW

Few walks from the church, you will find an old monastery, international chapels, and the Grotto.

San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Penrose Park -
San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Penrose Park
Jesus' Tomb Penrose Park - tobringtogether
Jesus’ Tomb Penrose Park
Eucharistic Procession to the Grotto

We didn’t notice that it was already 2 in the afternoon. As always, we brought light food for lunch although there were some food stalls near the church. As much as possible, nagbabaon kami ng food and drinks pag umaalis para hindi rush maghanap ng kakainan, at syempre, para less gastos. haha!

Penrose Park is a huge pilgrim site located in the Southern Highlands NSW. On the way to the park, parang nasa New Zealand yung feeling . Chill vibes and very relax. Click here for more info.

We actually had a long list for our day trip but we only got to visit the Sunnataram Forest Monastery which is may pagka-Thailand feels naman. haha! It’s less than half an hour away from the shrine. Click here for more photos 😉

Sunnataram Monastery Forest -
Sunnataram Monastery Forest, NSW

We wanted to view the Harper’s Mansion and the Lolly Swagman which is just half an hour from the Monastery and and hour away from our place but it was already closed since we arrived half past 4pm.

Instead, we drove another 15 mins to Lake Alexandra Reserve which is an hour away from home. Check here for more photos. Dinaanan na namin lahat ng posibleng mapasyalan on the way para sulit 😉

Lake Alexandra Reserve -
Lake Alexandra Reserve, NSW

There wasn’t a time wasted on this day tour but we definitely had a wonderful time! We still have quite a number of places in our list Southern Highlands Botanic Garden, Retford Park National Trust, Robertson Cheese Factory and Pie Shop but there’s not enough time. I guess, we have a reason to come back then. 😉

Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy Penrose Park - tobringtogether
Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy Penrose Park – tobringtogether

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Meanwhile, check out our day tour video at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy 😉

Have a lovely Easter guys! Enjoy long weekend! 😉

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*Some photos grabbed from Tito Wiljay and Malou. 😉