“Music saves the soul.” Play it first. . 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, I still recommend tourists to go and visit El Nido in Palawan so they can be stunned with what Philippines has to offer them. It’s just we went to El Nido in December when the rain showers slightly spoiled our family trip. … More The Heart Pounding Sails – El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
And there I was, letting my family experience the inexplicable euphoria I get when I see places I’ve never been. Last December of 2013 (I know this post is a year toooo late, haha), my family and I flew to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It was a year after the Underground River got all the fame it deserved when this … More A Paradise in the Philippines – Puerto Princesa, Palawan
The real reason of our Bicol getaway is to see the Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur famed by the tv show The Survivor Series of multiple countries. Most of the islets are not commercialized and inhabited which made the peninsula really ideal for the popular tv show.
We were in 4th year highschool when we first talked about going to Bicol and have a vacation with no parents around. With 2 out of 6 of us having relatives in Bicol, we’ve always thought that this getaway will be so feasible. . We finally made it happen after 10 long years last 2013 … More Wakeboard in CWC – The Naga City Experience
It was during the Christmas holidays a couple of years ago when I and my family had a vacation in Baguio City for almost a week. I think this is the very first family vacation I had that’s more than 3 hours-drive away from home. Haha. .
After the make-your-crotch-sweat trekking at Mount Pinatubo, the ladies including myself went to Olongapo to spend the night somewhere as we have a big beach adventure the next day (as they promised me, bwahaha!).
Hiking? No thanks. . I can still remember the muscle pain I got when I hiked Mount Manabu when I was still in college. Every step, I’ve been trying to catch my breath, it felt like it was yesterday. hehe. . So when this group of environmentalists from my alma mater, aka my LIT KALIKASAN family, … More Day Hike to Pinatubo Crater Lake in Zambales, Philipines
Myrna, Aubrey and I, amazingly, have one common love – a serene beach. We prefer those unspoiled ones without hotels and restaurants where only a few people are sun bathing, than the beach which thousands of people visit to brag their 6-pack abs and bikini bodies. We have this common hobby to search for low … More Our Dearest Unspoiled Beach in Calatagan – Burot Beach
Myrna, Aubrey and I went to Bohol for few days some time in July last 2012 (yes, it was my birthday getaway) and the trip was awesome! As i go back reminiscing, I decided to come up with a list why you should visit Bohol too. . 🙂 PS, there might be some attractions and activities we … More 12 Things We Love in Bohol, Philippines
I have always admired the skills of campers surviving all the hardships outside the comfortable lifestyle… haha… Because somehow, I can’t.
Nope, Philippines was never a colony of Greece. I planned a short vacation back to Philippines and normally i allot one day for beaching with my highschool friends. Since i can only go out for a day, the beach must be near my place in Laguna – of course Batangas it is. I was browsing … More Sunburn at Fortune Island – with these Ruins of Greek Columns
Since we already visited Patar Beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan, we don’t wanna miss the chance to see the famous Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos, Pangasinan. The park, with 124 islands bragging its white sand beaches, blue clear waters, amazing rock formations and mushroom-like shaped islets, is so awesome;
if you’re looking for a place to go on a vacation this summer, but would want to avoid the huge crowd bathing under the sun, i highly recommend the beaches in Pangasinan. . one of my ever favorite is the Patar Beach in the town of Bolinao.
one of the most awaited celebrations in the Philipines is the extravagant Pahiyas Festival in the town of Lucban, Quezon Province. the colorful thanksgiving is held every month of May in honor of the patron saint of the farmers, San Isidro Labrador.
my highschool girlfriends, all five of us, seldom have this bonding moment after graduation wherein all are present, worse when we were already working as we sometimes work on different shifts. so i decided to call them up; told them about this big announcement i can only tell at the beach on this particular day and only to … More When One Lies, The Group Goes to the Beach – Stilts, Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines
Iñaki: let’s go out of town. Nice: ok, where do you wanna go, i’ll try to plan. (i can’t plan, i don’t have the luxury of time to plan!) Iñaki: anywhere, i’ll handle all the expenses. call the HS rehab gang. Nice: woah, ok, i’ll plan. . Nurse Ira (to nice): you free this weekend? … More First-time Surfers @ La Union, Philippines
if you have spent most of your life in an urban community, then visiting Villa Escudero, approximately 2 hours from Manila (if the traffic jam gods are not against you. hehe. . :)), is a must. Showing off how rural lifestyle is what Villa Escudero all about.
the very reason of this unplanned beach trip last summer of 2010 is to spend quality t-i-m-e with him before his year long cruise in Europe (but dont expect you’ll see a photo of him here, haha!). We only had one weekend left that time so we target to hit the nearest non-commercialized beach from … More 1day Beach Hopping – Quezon Philippines
Vigan is one interesting place in the North. it makes me feel i live in a Philippine history book. .
it was summer of 2010 when i get to visit Ilocos Norte for the first time. . ~12 hours travel via commute route from Manila, Ilocos Norte is totally worth the numbing of your legs and butt. .