From Malapascua Island, I took a motorised boat going to Kalanggaman Island. It costed me P800 for the day trip inclusive of lunch at the island. Located South East of Malapascua Island, Kalanggaman is most famous for its photogenic long sand bar stretching at the end of the isle when the tides are low. Apart … More A Day Tour to Kalanggaman Island, Leyte, Philippines
Malapascua island located north of Cebu Province, Philippines is a tiny gem. The reef system around Gato Island and the Monad Shoal – home for the famous year-round sighting of thresher sharks – are just amazing. A big shout out to Sea Slug Dive center in Malapascua, they have the most affordable dive packages in … More Cebu, Philippines Dive Trip 2016
I was a total advanced open water newbie when I flew to Coron, Palawan in early 2016. My buoyancy was still a work in progress that time so please bear with the dizzying shots (I’m still a newbie now though! 🙂 ). Clips were taken with Gopro Hero3, with no vid light, only red filter. Coron is … More Scuba Diving: World War II Shipwrecks in Coron, Palawan, Philippines
It’s been a year since I, with my family, explored the Ilocos Region, Philippines. I can vividly remember how we rode the extremely cold sleeper bus for the first time and endured an almost 10-hour long trip. I’ve been to Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte a long time ago but I didn’t mind traveling back there to … More Ilocos Region, Philippines – Photo Diary Part II
“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. She worships the euphoric sun and weeps with the melancholic rain. She spends her days staring at the infinite ocean and listening to the crashing of waves. She is made of sand and water; she is meant to swim away unreservedly. She is the island and … More The Secrets of a Modern Mermaid (featuring Anda, Bohol, Philippines)
My most favourite place on earth during my early youthful innocent years, Enchanted Kingdom, the theme park in the town I used to live in, has been one of my most joyful day-long refuges where I balanced my teenage negative outbursts and acquiescence, tried to forget a superficial young romantic love that failed, and developed a gradual but deep-rooting friendship with the people now … More Nostalgia – Coming Back to my Home Town and Enchanted Kingdom – Laguna, Philippines
It was the 1st day of 2016 when I thought of starting the new year with a dive adventure. The underwater world has given me the inexplicable calmness I crave, my way out to temporarily escape the bustling and hustling corporate concrete jungle. I thirst for the slow movements of the “zero gravity”-like universe while I … More New Year Dive – Anilao, Batangas, Philippines
“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. You, woman, are a beautiful creation, whether you believe it or not. You’re as beautiful as the sunset sky and floating petals of dandelion blown by the wind. You have struggles that strengthen the littlest bones and smarten the tiniest cells that make you. You have unbelievable … More Mantra: Every Woman Is Beautiful (featuring Cebu, Philippines)
Denice, Aubrey and Bing, feat. Jhulz. . We changed the plans and hardly followed the itinerary. Upon reaching every destination, for a split second, we decided “extend!!!”. We chased the sun and burned our skins. . We drowned ourselves and gulped sea water. . We traveled from North to South and met people, some may … More Wild and Free – Cebu Adventure with my Crazies
“Music saves the soul.” Play it first. . 🙂 I’ve known Rachel to be a restless traveler who, like me, worships the beach while embraces the pricking rays of the sun as if this combo is the best thing God has ever created. We’ve been planning our beach trip together for a very long time and for some reasons … More Trusting Buoyancy in the Raging Sea – Windsurfing in Anilao, Batangas
“Music saves the soul.” Play it first. . 🙂 Valentine’s Day is only for cheesy couples. Wrong! 🙂 As early as January (or sometimes, December of the previous year), I contact all my single female friends (there’s actually not a lot, by “single female friends” you must already know I refer to my trusted travel buddies Myrna and Aubrey) to plan … More V Day? Let’s go girls! – Boracay, Philippines
“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
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.