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?
It's breezy, we walked anyway It's risky, we camped anyway It's scary, we went through anyway We struggled, we stumbled; we survived anyway Life, after all, is full of adventures worth-living on our own way…
It's not about where you're at; it's more about your journey.
So what else can be better than camping with your close friends and family? How about go hiking and camping with people you less talk to and those you have just bump into first time? Well, it was a challenge at first, fun and enjoyable all along, and will be something to look forward to … Continue reading Osmeña Peak With the Birdie Buddies: A Friendship Camp
The weekend is near and it only means a perfect time for the wanderer to explore the wilderness. People may find me crazy to spend my supposed rest time off work on Sundays to the wild, but I actually find it comforting to walk on hectares of land that comes with muddy, rocky, bushy trail … Continue reading Mt. Mago: A Boundary Day Hike to the North of Cebu
As often said, look for a healthy diversion when you're in blue. This day is a bit mundane so I look back on happy thoughts and this one came to mind first. It's actually a year-old memory with a sweet, thoughtful friend. Just wanna share how my summer ended with a bang last year. Christmas … Continue reading My Summer 2016 Ender: A Throwback
Good morning atop Mt. Naupa in Naga, Cebu Do you believe that I have reached my late 20s before realizing my passion in going outdoors, meeting random people, and learning different cultures locally? Yes, it took me decades to pursue my childhood dream of exploring the country and the world, when able. Maybe because my … Continue reading How Travel Changed My Life
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
It may be ironic, but yes, I have been passing Musuan Peak 4 years of my college life without setting foot even on its base since I’ve known it to be frequented only by teachers and students when doing botanical and zoological research. It even took me several climbs in Cebu before I had one … Continue reading Musuan Peak: The 10-Turn Day Hike
Would you rather go with the same group of travel buddies or go with the random people along your adventures? Confusing? There's actually no right or wrong answer to this as some time in our life, whether we are caught in a circumstance or have planned it ahead, we get to mingle with … Continue reading Climbing the Historic Mt. Manunggal Where Dear President Ramon Magsaysay’s Life Ended