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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here I come, India!

This is it! In a few hours, I will be boarding my flight to India. I’m excited, yet at the same time anxious for all the new experiences! There’s a … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · 7 Comments

Bohol Countryside Tour

There are three big tours currently in place in Bohol: the countryside tour encompassing the main island of Bohol, touring the island of Panglao, and a day full of adventure … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Bohol’s Tarsier Sanctuary

Our next destination was the Tarsier Sanctuary. While I thought that this was owned by the government, it was disproved by Kuya Tata, our driver, who informed us otherwise. It … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 5 Comments