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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Northern India Journey – Day 3 Pink City

This is the continuation of my Rajasthan journey in India. For the previous post, please click here. Pearl Palace Heritage We were fortunate enough that the manager of this guesthouse … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 6 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

Northern India Journey – Day 2 Umaid Bhawan Palace

I got up early the next morning feeling refreshed, despite the numerous times I woke up during the night. The painting of a Hindu god in our room didn’t help … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

A Side Trip to the Chitradurga Fort

We started our Sunday with a short visit to the Tungabhadra Dam, a few kilometers away from the town of Hospet. Our vehicle was parked at the base of the … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Weekend in Hampi (Part 2)

Aided with a map, we managed to decide which places to visit next. The first goal was to visit the Lotus Mahal and the Elephant Stables. It was quite difficult … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Day in Mysore (Part 1)

On my birthday, we decided to see the city of Mysore, about 150 kilometers from Bangalore. The day started at around 7:30, and we planned to go back to the … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 6 Comments

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

Oslob: A Nature Trip

After we crossed swimming with the whale sharks off of our list, we stayed put in Oslob to discover other hidden gems of this town. We rented three motorcycles to … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 8 Comments