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

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

March 16, 2014 · 3 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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a 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 · 5 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 · 1 Comment

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 · Leave a comment

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

Pampanga Food Trip – Angeles City

Famous for its culinary tradition, Pampanga boasts some of the Philippines’ best dishes. In fact, some of those uniquely Filipino dishes were born out of the ingenuity of the Pampangueños. … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ligligan Parul: Pampanga’s Giant Lantern Festival

Last December 14, three friends and I embarked on another new experience — the Giant Lantern Festival of Pampanga. We arrived in the city of San Fernando just a few … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 5

On our final day up north, we woke up early for yet another long day of travel. From Agra, we caught a train for Delhi. This time around, we booked … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: ONE

I took this photo in Jodhpur’s famous fort, Meharangarh. A man in costume was peeping out the window of the palace’s hall. This is my entry to this week’s photo … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · 10 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 4 Taj Mahal

This is the second serving of the fourth day of our Northern Indian odyssey. To view the previous portion, please click here. Then we arrived to the most iconic Indian … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: GRAND

Owing to my recent trip in  India, I feel as though it is necessary to share with you the grandness of their heritage – from the humongous forts to the … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 11 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 4 Agra Fort

This is the continuation of my Northern India journey. You may check out my posts on Jodhpur and Jaipur here and here. We departed Jaipur in a haste, as we … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 8 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 3 Amber Fort

This is the second portion of my tale about our Jaipur day tour. You may check the first portion here. Salim told us that our next destination was somewhere serene … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 1 Comment