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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: LET THERE BE LIGHT!

I’m happy to share with you three photos this week — all showcasing lights! First is an outdoor structure in Bangkok’s Siam Paragon, which I believe was part of the … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 17 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 2 Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower

This is the final portion of our second day in Rajasthan. You may check the first part here. Jaswant Thada is on the way to the Mehrangarh Fort, but since … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 3 Comments