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

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

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

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

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

Of Nature and Temples: Chikmagalur, Belur and Halebidu

Part of going around the state of Karnataka involves a nature escape. We’ve considered many places to go to, most of which were out of state, including Ooty, Kodaikanal and … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

A Quick Visit to the Chocolate Hills

After a good night’s slumber, we were off to see Bohol. The first stop on our Bohol countryside tour was the Chocolate Hills. We just passed the town of Bilar … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 7 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: MASTERPIECE

Indeed, the most amazing pieces are created not by human beings, but one far greater than us. Nature’s beauty is something so wonderful, that we can’t even begin to analyze … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · 11 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

Oslob: Swimming with the Whale Sharks

Getting to Oslob from Dumaguete We awoke before six in the morning, and we were out of the hotel door just a bit after six. We took a tricycle to … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 22 Comments

Siquijor: An Unspoiled Paradise

It has almost been two years since I first visited Visayas, when my friends and I went to enjoy the white sand beaches of Bantayan Island, Cebu. A seat sale … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 8 Comments

Mt. Ugo Day 2: The Long Trek Down

This is the last post of the series about my Mt. Ugo adventure, if you missed the first and second portions, please click here and here. As they say, when … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Mt. Ugo Day 2: Trekking to the Summit

This is the second portion of the series of posts related to Mt. Ugo. If you missed the first part, please click here. If you wish to see the last … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 5 Comments

A Weekend in Baler

A weekend and an ambition to learn to surf brought me and my friends to a fourth-class municipality in the Philippines: Baler. Initially, we had to choose whether to hire … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 13 Comments

El Nido: Sights along the Shore

Day 3 in El Nido: we had nothing to do. We only had the entire morning to spend, so it left us with very few options. Initially, my brother and … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 4 Comments