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

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

April 17, 2014 · Leave a 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

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

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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

March 23, 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 · 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

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

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