Siargao? Too expensive. It may not be as safe as you thought. The food is a bit pricey. It’s too far. The few setbacks, or shall we say precautions, I’ve been told before getting here. Eager enough, my wandering soul bugs “you should go no matter the odds,” so I went. Besides, I’ve already booked … Continue reading Siargao+Sohoton – Where Leaving the Surfers’ Paradise is a Heartbreak
5 years ago I wrote about Palawan as the best island according to Travel+Leisure’s “2013 World’s Best” list. It’s a must-go destination among travelers, should I say, and dreamt to be there one day. The next thing I know, I was actually there with lots of story to tell thereafter. We actually had our 5D4N … Continue reading Palawan More Than I Know in 2018
Summer is past its full-swing (considering July as a typical rainy month here in the tropical Philippine archipelago) and it’s nearing weekend again. We’ve been planning for a barkada escape in a touristy destination. Everything was set only to end up having conflict with the expense plus the delayed financial resource. Can you relate? Yeah, … Continue reading Letting Loose at Olango Island: A Budget-Friendly Weekend Getaway
Photo credit: Asa Ni Quen? Yes, I know what you’re thinking. It is named after a giant, hence the name Gigantes Island? Let’s try to trace its origin. According to Wikipedia, the island chain is so-named after Sabuluag/Salauag, an endemic tree species to the islands. It was renamed to Gigantes Island during the Spanish colonial … Continue reading Why So-Called Gigantes Island?
Expensive accommodation and facilities, a variety of pricey food, foreigners outnumbering the locals are among the hearsays I’ve been hearing about the Island of Malapascua. I’ve done my own research and, truth to be told, found nothing much to see on the island except its beaches and diving sites. Thus, it remains a … Continue reading Malapascua Island: A Relaxing Summer Getaway
Have you ever wandered or traveled on an island with unclear itinerary, unfavorable circumstances, but still full of hope to enjoy and make the most of your stay? Here’s the trivia. Did you know that for our 5-day stay on the island I personally spend 2,269? And that includes inland and island tours, … Continue reading Our Ultimate 5-Day Bantayan Island Experience On a Budget
Who would not want to take a break from work stress and deadlines? Just as what we did and we made it right to cut our precious time at work to get a breather. Our best option? No other than the group of beautiful islands collectively called Gigantes Islands or Islas de … Continue reading Islas de Gigantes: Kicking Off Our Summer 2017