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‘Nayong Pilipino’ is now a Cemetery

Disclaimer: Before you make presumptions, please know that I am notorious in making clickbait titles. But believe me, this is an interesting chronicle to read. In case you feel that I’m just beating around the […]

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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 with limatiks, I realized how traumatic the stigma we have placed upon those leeches that are just are thriving for survival.

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Mt. Kanlaon - Highest Mountain in the Visayas

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 and the Eurasian Plate – which subduct or dive beneath the Philippine archipelago, along the deep trenches along its east and west seaboard.

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How to get to Mantayupan Falls

I cried in transit to Mantayupan Falls

How to survive Quarter Life Crisis. I laughed out loud upon reading the title of the book my colleague was seriously reading that afternoon. I was twenty-two back then and had known very little of what was about to happen in my life. But instead of getting offended, she shared how helpful the book was; then she added: You’ll never know when you’ll need one.

I wished I listened to her. I wished I had read that book in advance – because right now, I really need one.

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How to get to Mantayupan Falls

No More Yearend Adventures

What will you do if you are given two weeks of paid vacation? Where will you go? Back when I started traveling, this has always been my favorite time of the year – a time to explore uncharted places, try new dishes, meet new friends, tick off activities from the bucket list, discover oneself, and so on. It is a time that I always look forward for. The experiences and stories were one for the books. And the encounters forged lasted even more because of the shared adventures.