Sandboarding and windmills – these were actually the only things that we had in mind when we planned to visit Ilocos Norte. But the province exudes more than the adventure it promised. Far beyond the adrenaline, we got more than what we bargained for – unexpected lessons in history, taste of hearty dishes, immersion with locals, and memories to keep for a lifetime. … More Project 81 Provinces: Ilocos Norte Travel Guide
Right now, I should be happily strolling around Beijing and Shanghai – learning about our cultural differences, exploring cityscapes, and finally savoring the fruits of a year’s worth of workload.
But I’m not. Instead, here I am at home, writing all these predicaments. Corona virus pandemic has changed everything that we so long planned for this year. Everything. … More Fate against me; Why I still haven’t traveled outside the Philippines
The more mountains you climb in the Philippines, the more you are inspired to go higher and farther. How many times have we heard that ‘where to go next?’ praise after cursing the trails with regrets and bombarding the guide with ‘how many minutes more?’ Mountain climbing is addictive.
The Philippines is blessed, not only with beautiful beaches and tropical island destinations, but also with challenging mountain trails that is sure to provide a magnificent view at the summit – or learning experiences that will last for a lifetime. … More What are the Top 10 Highest Mountains in the Philippines?
I should be preparing for two major climbs at this moment. I should already have enough pocket money for an international trip by now as well. But all these plans, the same as yours, were all put on hold (if not cancelled) because of this pandemic called COVID-19 – a virus strain that was first … More Traveling to undiscovered places despite COVID-19 Threats
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?
Mt. Pinatubo is a distant dream of mine. Something that is off the bucket list, but a dream destination nonetheless. I didn’t have specific timeline as to when to visit this so called “beautiful disaster”, so as long as if time permits, I will. But time is not an ally these days. With side hustles … More A Stranger brought us to Mt. Pinatubo
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 bush, exercise the freedom to exit this page. However, since you’ve read this far, might as well read the whole … More ‘Nayong Pilipino’ is now a Cemetery
Did you know that there are actually six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines? Yes, out of the 1,121 World Heritage Sites scattered around the World, three cultural and three natural sites are found in the country. Aside from these six sites, there are 29 other sites that are also in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in the Philippines. … More Discover Philippines: UNESCO World Heritage Sites that you can visit!
Coming from the archipelagic paradise of the Philippines, it is easy to claim that the country has one of the most number of islands in the world. But, did you know that the “Pearl of the Orient” only ranks seventh in terms of island quantity? What country do you think has the most number of islands in the world? Any guess? … More Can you guess what country has the most number of islands?
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. … More How to get rid of those blood-sucking Limatiks