How to get rid of those blood-sucking Limatiks

Limatiks are scary. Just thinking about those creepy, blood-sucking mountain leeches already brings goosebumps into my system. Back when seasoned mountaineers share their encounters of these parasitic creatures, I would often wonder how in the world they survived such bloody attacks. So when finally I got a chance to hike mountains that are heavily infested … More How to get rid of those blood-sucking Limatiks

ALERT: Active Volcanoes in the Philippines

There are about 300 volcanoes situated in the Philippines – 24 of them are active. According to PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology), there are several volcanoes in the country because it is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire wherein the boundaries of two tectonic plates are situated – the Philippine Sea Plate … More ALERT: Active Volcanoes in the Philippines

Spartan Trail: Farewell to Cebu City’s Favorite Hiking Destination?

If you’ve been hanging around the outdoor community of Cebu, then you’ve probably heard of the renowned Spartan Trail. The iconic Spartan Trail begins from Banawa (Paseo Arcenas), to Good Shepherd, all the way to Monterrazas de Cebu, down to the forested part of Buhisan Watershed, then up to Pamutan.  This 2 to 5-hour traverse … More Spartan Trail: Farewell to Cebu City’s Favorite Hiking Destination?

Philippine’s Most Beautiful Crater Lakes

  When hikers say that the best view always comes after the hardest climb, they really mean it. Literally and figuratively. Hiking is no easy feat – much more if prompted with extreme weather conditions, fatigue, altitude sickness, hunger, and unstable emotions. Yet, hikers continue to push to their limits, to see how far they … More Philippine’s Most Beautiful Crater Lakes

Mt. Talinis (Nacolon): Maybe love is sweeter the second time around

I didn’t like my first Mt. Talinis major climb. No clearing. No proper camping gear. No meal planning. No proper orientation on what to do and how things should be done. I could have chronicled years back how awful being left behind by the pack, getting drenched under the heavy down pour, meeting a snake … More Mt. Talinis (Nacolon): Maybe love is sweeter the second time around