To the South of Leyte: Visiting April Christine’s Hometown

To the South of Leyte: Visiting April Christine's Hometown   The Challenge: Tour Southern Leyte without clear IT at 2000 pesos.  Let's see if we achieved the challenge.   With this feast of sumptuous seafood and dessert and paid less than 2000 pesos, would you not want to come and eat here again? It's not … Continue reading To the South of Leyte: Visiting April Christine’s Hometown

Palawan More Than I Know in 2018

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

Letting Loose at Olango Island: A Budget-Friendly Weekend Getaway

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

Camiguin Island Is… A Little of Everything Yet Full of Knowing

Three years in elementary. Four years in high school. Another four years in college. And more years after my education. Been to places first for shortstops and staycation. Yes, it actually took me decades to realize my childhood dream to travel to a place I so proclaimed a paradise – Camiguin Island. It’s the destination … Continue reading Camiguin Island Is… A Little of Everything Yet Full of Knowing

Spelunking Experience at the Mysterious Balay sa Agta

You are always up for an adventure then suddenly your expectation becomes more than just what you have expected. Relate much? Ours is a story no one has ever drafted before it reaches the editorial board. Good thing we contacted the right people to guide us for this much unanticipated exploration. Kudos to Sir Jamis … Continue reading Spelunking Experience at the Mysterious Balay sa Agta

Bukidnon: Becoming a Tourist of My Own Province

Proud to be a daughter of Bukidnon, which I personally dubbed as “The Province of Greens.” You’ll know why as you go wander with me in this beautiful, scenic province where I was born and where keep going back wherever I may roam because it is where I belong. To Bukidnon The landlocked province of … Continue reading Bukidnon: Becoming a Tourist of My Own Province

Traversing Mt. Manunggal-Mt. Mauyog: A Random Journey

Would you rather spend time with random people having spontaneous fun with, or spend time with long-known people doing the same boring routine? Just as when you meet new pals with the feeling and camaraderie of having known each other for such a long time. I'm still on hype though. This group made my weekend. … Continue reading Traversing Mt. Manunggal-Mt. Mauyog: A Random Journey

Riding In/On a Jeepney in the Philippines

  Many foreign tourists often say that a travel experience in the Philippines will not be complete without riding in or on a jeepney. Why? Mainly because it is already part of the Filipino culture and it is definitely fun. In fact, it is almost always blazoned as an integral part of any adventure across … Continue reading Riding In/On a Jeepney in the Philippines

Why So-Called Gigantes Island?

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?

Strangers As We Are in the City of Manila

Have you been to a place for the first time? A place where you haven’t expected to go to in an uncertain time? I did and it was really an adventure. Yes, it was unplanned and a bit hesitant to pursue at first. I was just so afraid to travel in a place I've just … Continue reading Strangers As We Are in the City of Manila