This is not how I pictured the island of Panglao. It was supposed to be full of fun and adventure – the way my classmates enthusiastically described it back then. But definitely there was no fun in chasing those poor dolphins. There was no adventure in going to that Virgin Island when the island has … More Beyond the Tourist Spots of Panglao Island
WHAT’S IN HERE: Places to visit and Things to do in Coron, Palawan How to get around Coron, Palawan Recommended Travel Agency in Coron, Palawan Dakilanglaagan Friendly Reminders Coron, Palawan is bursting with so much natural beauty. From lakes to its astounding mountaintops, coral gardens, shipwrecks, and pristine white sand beaches, it is of no … More Here’s why it’s okay to NOT VISIT ALL TOURIST SPOTS in Coron, Palawan
They say you wouldn’t get to know a certain place by simply visiting its tourist destinations for a few days. They say you have to stay and live with locals to learn everything about their culture and history. They say you have to eat like a local, hangout like a local, go to places like … More 8 HOURS IN CEBU CITY: Getting around the “Queen City of the South”
Fate sometimes leads you to unexpected places – just like what happened to this trip to Anda de Boracay. We were playing volleyball that afternoon when Arjonna suddenly pops up an invitation to Bohol. I was hesitant at first, but when the magic word “free accommodation and food” was mentioned, bags were instantly packed and … More An unexpected trip to Anda de Boracay after we crashed a Wedding
A Yellow Lake in Cebu? Sounds crazy right? This was also our initial reaction upon hearing those words from the locals whom we interacted during our short trip around Cebu. But well, blessed are the curious for they will have adventures. From Lake Kadamon, we took an uphill hike going to a seemingly barren area. … More Have you heard about this YELLOW LAKE in Cebu?
It takes a leap of faith to venture into the unknown – to dive into the deep seas, ascend into summits, and cross into critical boundaries. But have you ever tried crossing the seas for the sake of strengthening and deepening your faith? Do you include religious sites as part of your itineraries? Have you … More Change of Faith in Isola de Francesco
What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Such a coincidental question posted by Angel on Facebook after deciding to waive my return tickets for a major climb and declining two free concert passes. Such an opportune time to waste. But you see, as you age, you become more particular with the amount of risks … More Was it wrong to visit Sambawan Island?
There were so many things that we weren’t able to do during our visit in Catanduanes – simply because almost everything is under construction. The road to Maribina Falls? Under construction. Virac Cathedral? Under construction. Bato Centennial Church? Under construction. Public market? Under construction. Hotel swimming pool? Still, under construction. Can Catanduanes really substantiate its … More BEWARE: Everything in Catanduanes is Under Construction
Ambiguity is the key to poetry. It does not need to appeal right away. Most of the times, it needs to be unlocked. It took a decade before these thoughts shared by our former professor made sense. Back then, I have always questioned the essence of writing something and not allowing other people to understand … More The Day the Artifacts Talked
‘Ano bang pinaglalaban mo?’ What are you fighting for? When the excitement subsides and exhaustion takes over, every hiker is doomed to face this daunting question. Why am I doing this to myself? Ako pa nagbayad, ako pa ang nahihirapan! Behind all the smiles and perfectly captured panoramic shots of the summits are struggles made … More The cost of Mt. Hamiguitan