After a couple of months spent in Panglao Island, Bohol, I decided to impulsively quit my dive master course. I was at the verge of completing it with only a few tests pending. For some personal reasons, I don’t wanna stay in Alona Beach anymore, my feet is dragging me away from the tiny island … More Puerto Galera Dive
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
An island in an island in an island – islandception, it is. . 🙂 In my younger years, every time I go to Tagaytay in Cavite, I’ve used to wonder if people could actually go to Taal volcano – coined as the smallest volcano in the world seated in the middle of a lake which view … More Taal Volcano Trek… Islandception!
“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. People think we are fearless. We are not afraid to wander to places we’ve never been; walking anonymously along the dusty road of a rural town and smile to people as if you’ve met a familiar face. We have all the fun in the world; we celebrate life with … More Solo Travelers’ Bittersweet Fate (featuring Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines)
Realization: indeed it is more fun in the Philippines. However, uplifting the archipelago’s tourism through purposeful ads here and there inviting millions of tourists worldwide is unintentionally desecrating the little towns too small to handle massive swarm of people. I felt like Sagada is one of the many little boroughs that has been imprisoned by this harsh truth. Ever … More Hiccups in Sagada, Mountain Province, 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 I
“Music saves the soul.” Play softly while you read. 🙂 I just love these guys! I can’t remember if I have ever written any getaway that featured this group of sultry and clamorous ECE students in Lyceum Institute of Technology (presently Lyceum Of The Philippines University – Laguna). Actually, I can’t really remember if we … More Cheers To Never Growing Old! Pico De Loro Cove Photo Diary
“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. . 🙂 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
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.