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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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