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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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Quick Peeks into Bantay and Vigan

Narvacan and Sinait may be my go-to places in Ilocos Sur, but every now and then, I pay a visit to the provincial capital of Vigan. Though I’ve frequented the … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Little Bit of Ilocos Norte Love

I may be biased with my love for Ilocos Sur, yet undoubtedly, the tourism campaign of Ilocos Norte is so much stronger. In my most recent visit, I was even handed … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Life in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

“Iba ang buhay dito sa probinsya,” our neighbor in the province told me. (Life is different in the province.) It’s true. It’s a world apart from the chaos and traffic … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hello Again, Ilocos

Phew! Finally, I found the time to write. October flew by in a breeze, and before I knew it, the month was already over. If what I planned became reality, … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cebu Lechon: Pick Your Pig

That pig that makes any celebration even more grand. That pig that underwent hours and hours of gruelling heat. That pig that was force-fed an apple. That pig that loses … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

What to Eat in Cebu

I must admit that I grew up not being too familiar with Cebuano cuisine. My parents both hail from the Ilocos region, and maybe I have no right discussing about … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Marveling at Churches and Temples in Cebu City

Being the oldest city in the country, Cebu boasts not only of old houses and centuries-old forts but also a cacophony of religious landmarks. With the country being predominantly Catholic, … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Casa Gorordo: An Ancestral House in Cebu City

Cebu is fast becoming as progressive as Metro Manila, yet a few kilometers away from the giant malls lies a house that stood witness to the city’s growth. Casa Gorordo, … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Batad: Trekking to Tappiya Falls

Though tired from our morning trek down to the village of Batad, we had to move our asses back on the road. It’s been raining every afternoon according to Bernie, … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

We finally made it to Batad!

It was way back in December of 2012 when my friends and I began contemplating on visiting Batad, one of the clusters of rice terraces hailed as a UNESCO World … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Food, Friends, Future

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber I quit my job almost a month ago. I wish I could tell you that I’m … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Northern Mindanao + Davao: Itinerary and Expenses

As my series of posts related to Mindanao draws to a close, I would like to share with you two practical notes – itinerary and expenses. Itinerary Day 1 Arrival … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

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 · 2 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 · Leave a comment
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