Friday, October 28, 2016

Top 10 Exciting Things to Try in Goa, Camarines Sur

Goa, CAMARINES SUR
Date: OCT 28, 2016

Most of us are familiar with the State of Goa in India. But did you know that 500 kilometers down south, in the province of Camarines Sur, lies a quiet little town at the foot of Mount Isarog whose name is also Goa? It’s a long story on how I got here – and as I celebrate my first year anniversary staying in this town, I decided to make my first ever top ten list to show the world what exciting things can be done in Goa!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Solo Traveler's Week-Long Cheap Travel Guide to Batanes

Basco, BATANES
Date: OCT 07-14, 2015

Many people wanted to visit Batanes. However, expensive roundtrip plane ticket causes some of these dreams to stay as dreams. But there is still HOPE! Batanes Seat Sale is a reality and I was one of the lucky ones who managed to grab this once in a lifetime opportunity (via SkyJet). Here is a guide that would help solo travelers (who are FOREVER ALONE, just like me!) have an inexpensive but memorable and enjoyable Batanes Adventure!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Eastern Laguna: When Nature Meets Adventure

Santa Cruz, Pagsanjan, Majayjay & Liliw, LAGUNA
Date: APR 11, 2015

While playing Lakbayan quiz on the internet, I realized that I’ve never been to the towns of Eastern Laguna. That’s why when I had the opportunity to visit these places, I packed my bags right away and left. It did not disappoint me, and in every town that I visited, I saw wonders and magnificent landmarks. Too bad that I only had to visit for a day – which is not enough when checking out the province’s tourist spots!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

2017 Philippine Public Transport Fare Guide

Metro Manila, PHILIPPINES
UPDATED AS OF 12-29-2016

Wanted to roam around the Philippines but got no idea how much the transportation cost? Look no further, because here’s the most updated transportation fare guide that you can use! Goodluck on exploring the Philippines!

(fares are based on my travel experiences)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Gumasa Beach: Faraway Haven Down South

Glan, SARANGANI
Date: MAR 16, 2015

Sarangani is one of the southernmost province on the main island of Mindanao (along with Davao Occidental), and it is divided into two parts – Eastern Sarangani and Western Sarangani. This province is rich in natural wonders but because of how remote Sarangani is, only a few people braved to visit. While surfing the internet, I saw an article about Gumasa Beach in Glan, Sarangani, and according to online reviews, the beach is truly amazing. That’s why I decided to visit this place and see it for myself.

Bukidnon: Braving the Long and Winding Road

Malaybalay, Valencia & Maramag, BUKIDNON
Date: MAR 15-16, 2015

At 10,498.59 km², Bukidnon is known as the third largest province in the Philippines. Because of how huge this province is, the journey tonight might be long and tiring. Good thing that the bus was comfortable enough for me to sleep (thanks to its cool airconditioning system), and there were TV sets and reclining seats as well. Hopefully, I won’t get bored.

Maria Cristina: The Mighty Cascade

Iligan, LANAO DEL NORTE
Date: MAR 15, 2015

The city of Iligan in Lanao del Norte is known as the “City of Majestic Falls.” A number of waterfalls can be found within the city, and one of them is the famous Maria Cristina Falls. Today, I will try my best to get to this waterfall that I’ve only seen on my Sibika at Kultura textbook during elementary days.

Laguindingan: Gateway to the Land of Promise

Laguindingan, MISAMIS ORIENTAL
Date: MAR 15, 2015

The day I’ve been waiting for is finally here – the day that I will visit the island of Mindanao! I booked this flight a few months ago, and because of my excitement, I wasn’t able to sleep last night. The highlight of this trip will be Trail Insanity’s climb to the summit of Mount Apo. I can’t wait to get there, and now I wonder, what could happen through out this southern journey?

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Mount Talamitam: Mount Batulao's Twin

Nasugbu, BATANGAS
Date: MAR 07, 2015

Next week, I will be heading to Mindanao to climb Mt. Apo, But before that, I need to do some practice. I looked for mountains near Metro Manila that can be scaled in one day. While doing my research, I found this mountain located in Nasugbu, Batangas – and thought that it would be a perfect place for me to train. I, along with two of my officemates, will be climbing Mount Batulao’s twin – Mount Talamitam.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Puerto Galera: Valentine's Day Getaway

Puerto Galera, ORIENTAL MINDORO
Date: FEB 14-16, 2015

Valentines’s Day is near, and since I don’t have any dates, I decided to organize a Valentine’s Day trip with my officemates. It was also Van’s birthday and he decided to go out-of-town to celebrate. While I was thinking about where we could spend the weekend, the idea of going to Puerto Galera suddenly came into my mind. Because of its proximity and budget friendly activites, my officemates agreed to go there next.


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