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“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

A Day Trip to Eden Nature Park

On our last day in Davao, we headed to yet another communion with nature: Eden Nature Park in Toril. Since it was early, the roads weren’t as congested as we … Continue reading

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What to See in Davao City

After a quick getaway from Samal, we spent the rest of the afternoon going around the city of Davao. Here’s a list of things to see: Museo Dabawenyo It is … Continue reading

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Road Trip: From Malaybalay to Davao City

The road from Malaybalay to Davao wasn’t too long. In fact, it spanned less than 200 kilometers, yet the travel time was around five or six hours according to the … Continue reading

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Road Trip: From Cagayan de Oro to Malaybalay

Since our ticket to Mindanao was an open-jaw one (we flew into Cagayan de Oro, but were flying out from Davao), we had to travel by land across Bukidnon, the … Continue reading

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A Day Trip to Camiguin

Day 2 of our Mindanao road trip spelled Camiguin, the island born of fire. It is an island off the coast of Misamis Oriental, said to be home to about seven … Continue reading

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Samal: A Quick Getaway from Davao

Davao is a bustling metropolis, yet it seemed to me that its major thoroughfares couldn’t cope up with its progress. Traffic is everywhere. Add to that the impractical speed limit … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

A Guide to Malaybalay

Our arrival in Malaybalay wasn’t as welcoming as expected. The town was filled in darkness as power blackout continued to persist throughout Mindanao. It was actually an eye opener. Not … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gastronomic Delights in Cagayan de Oro

Our two nights in CdO were filled with gastronomic goodness, thanks to two wonderful meals in the city. It was actually difficult to find a recommended restaurant, not that there … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

White Water Rafting in Cagayan de Oro

I have lived in the Philippines since birth, but I was never able to set foot in Mindanao throughout my twenty-four years of existence. That streak, however, ended exactly two … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Why I Never Want to Fly with Cebu Pacific Again

If you’ve traveled to the Philippines, you might be aware that there are only three major airlines dominating the air transportation sector — Philippine Airlines (which also manages PAL Express), … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 5 Comments

Nagsasa, Anawangin and Capones: D.I.Y. Camping and Island Hopping

While Valentine weekends are supposedly for lovers, I decided to spend mine with friends. After all, a chance to go to Zambales hardly passes by me. Though it’s one of … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Eating Your Way in Ilocos

Having spent most of my childhood summers in Ilocos, and having brought up in an Ilocano household, I must say that I’ve had my fair share of Ilocano dishes. Some … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Relaxing in Sinait, Ilocos Sur

After two days of exploring Ilocos Norte and revisiting Ilocos Sur, it was time to mellow down the schedule. Our last day was spent lazily in Sinait. A tale of … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: THREES

Here are three shots in Camalig Restaurant, the first of the restaurants in a food trip around Pampanga that my friends and I did last year, just before the checking … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Revisiting Ilocos Sur

As with any visit to Ilocos, the most recent one entailed a stopover in Narvacan, my father’s hometown. Here was where I spent most of my childhood summers in, and … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 7 Comments

Rediscovering Ilocos Norte

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to finally revisit my parents’ hometown in Ilocos Sur, one of the northern provinces in the country. It was a long weekend here in … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

My 2014 Travel Bucket List

As the new year unravels, it was again time to reflect on one’s life, accomplishments and future. Being a traveler at heart, not a day passes by without me thinking … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pampanga Food and Culture Trip – Guagua, Bacolor and San Fernando

This is the second and last portion of our Pampanga Day Trip. To see the first serving, kindly click here. Halo-halo and Murals in Guagua With our stomachs now very … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: JUXTAPOSITION

I couldn’t help but not take a photo of this while in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I apologize for the quality of photo as I wasn’t prepared to take the shot … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · 13 Comments
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