I can no longer remember how I have heard of Mago and why we agreed to climb it several years back. Analyzing its cost benefit right now, it was such a loss. Imagine traveling almost three hours to Carmen proper then another hour going to the jumpoff in Barangay Santican, and then hiking for only about an hour just to see that marker before heading back home. But what’s clear to me was how crazy, happy we were back then. … More Mago – and the boundaries I never thought I’d cross
Ask anyone who had been with us on that day we went to Binuthan Cave and they’ll tell you the many times that they could have died from that so called adventure. This is their ‘second life’ they claim. I couldn’t blame them. None of us thought it would be that risky to locate and … More The many times we could have died in Binuthan Cave
What’s with Kawasan Falls? It’s just one of those multi-tiered cascades in Cebu specifically located in Barangay Matutinao in Badian. Yes, it’s known for its mesmerizing turquoise water and natural pool which is ideal for swimming. But why romanticize it? Why such fascination? … More Kawasan Falls – the good, the bad, and some unnecessary musings
But challenge is what makes Calasa Falls beautiful. It takes numerous unfolding before it showcases its splendor. It’s not as mighty and grand like the rest of the other cascades, as it’s unique of its own. … More In memory of Calasa Falls – and Jeya’s Ukulele
Cancanlanog Falls is probably one of the most beautiful spot you’d find when searching for tourist destinations in Alegria, Cebu. Its turquoise waters and surrounding rock formations make it so appealing for adventurers and cliffdivers alike. Hence, the interest of including this alluring waterfalls after our dayhike to Mt. Lanaya. I was very much sold … More Cambais or Cancanlanog: Which waterfalls is better?
Ask a number of Cebuano outdoorsmen and they’ll easily refer you to Mt. Lanaya if you want to experience a rather challenging dayhike. Towering at around 700 meters above sea level, this mountain has earned a notorious reputation thanks to its steep ascents, narrow ridges, loose soil, and an almost 90-degree cliff-like rockclimb assault to … More An All-Women’s Hike to Mt. Lanaya – and what it taught me about Girl Power
Looking for something memorable, something naughty, and something fun to do during your girlfriend’s bridal shower? Here are some ideas that will surely provide creative, quirky, and exciting treat to all the squad members. … More Crazy Bridal Shower Games we did at San Remo Oasis
Though seemingly terrifying like of the Battle of Thermopylae, according to some outdoor enthusiasts, Spartan Trail got nothing to do with such bloody war led by King Leonidas. Rather, it got its name from an outdoor group that bushwhacked the trail from Banawa to Pamutan in the early hiking days. … More Spartan Trail: Farewell to Cebu City’s Favorite Hiking Destination?
Maybe the reason why I’m so fascinated with the mountains is because I spent most of my life in the coasts of Cebu. Going to the highlands is but a novel idea for someone whose weekends were once filled with quick trips to the nearby public beaches of Talisay, learning how to swim, and getting several shades darker. My memory usually fails me but I know by heart how fun it was while it lasted – the early morning commotions, the kamote, kinilaw, nilagang saging, and grilled pork and fish prepared by the adults, the engine roar of the tricycle that would bring us to the beach, and the endless games we played on the waters. … More The Forgotten Beach of Talisay
I’ve spent half of my life in the glimmer of Cebu City’s uptown. I’ve witnessed how it evolved from clubs and bars up to the food hub that it is right now. But despite spending over a decade in this part of the city, there are still many places that I haven’t been to – just like Casa Verde Cebu. … More Casa Verde: Emotions lurking in the Shadows