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

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

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

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

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 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 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 Day in Mysore (Part 2)

After seeing Chamundi Hill, we went back down to the center of town. We headed to a non-vegetarian restaurant to have lunch. The restaurant was part of a hotel, and … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Looking Back on my 23rd Year

It’s that time of year when I have to bid farewell to the past and look forward to all the things to come. Last Saturday was my birthday – the … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 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

Dumaguete: Sightseeing in the City

It was sad to leave the comforts of Coco Grove, along with the unspoiled paradise of Siquijor, but we had to. After lunch, we were on the ferry bound for … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 6 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day, Mama!

This blog has always been centered on travel. Yet today, I would like to dedicate a portion of this blog to my mother, who never failed to love me for the … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 7 Comments

El Nido Tour A

It was a hot and humid day, perfect time to laze on the beach, yet the sea was restless and the waves were stronger than ever. It was Tour A’s … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Puerto Princesa: Ugong Rock

Recently awarded as one of the new seven wonders of nature, the underground river was high on our list of must-see places in Puerto Princesa. Since there were permits needed … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: HOME

In May 2012, we visited Taman Mini, a park in Jakarta where Indonesian culture is showcased. Houses all across the country are represented here, and the one below definitely caught … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

Puerto Princesa: Sightseeing in the City

To tell you honestly, I rarely get out of Metro Manila to see other places in the Philippines. I know that my country sure has a lot to offer when … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 12 Comments

Looking Back

The year 2012 has been a memorable one — some good, others not so. There were happy times, yet there were a lot of bumps along the way. As the year … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Condolence, Philippines

Today marks an important day for you, Philippines. Today, you found a great leader. Unfortunately, you found him lifeless. It was Saturday afternoon when news broke out that a plane … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 1 Comment