A Gratitude For 2016 Adventures

Before the year 2016 ends, I would like to honor it by looking back on the journeys it has brought me. Each year has always been a year of discovery and adventures. Every destination comes with another learning. Through the years, I have learned and gained new lessons as I grow into the man I hope to be and I will be.

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Revisiting Cordillera in 6 days with 7Kphp budget

The Cordillera region does not run out of wonders. With numerous mountain peaks and rich culture, this region has a lot to be discovered. This trip has already been booked earlier this year, though the itinerary planning just came days before the actual trip. We exactly catered our trip to fit within our budget since…

Revisiting Baguio City

Baguio City is known as Philippine’s summer capital due to its natural cold weather. People depart from the city during summer days to escape the heat and stay in Baguio to enjoy the cozy weather.   There are several tourist spots in Baguio. Surely this is not my first time in Baguio neither will this be…

Tinuy-an Falls 

Tinuy-an Falls is yet another gem the Philippines can be proud of. This waterfall is perfectly carved to form a giant ladder-like structure. Each level somehow is perfectly sliced by nature.   Tinuy-an Falls is located in Bislig in the province of Surigao del Sur. Last August 29, 2016, I was able to visit this…

Nine days – Six provinces

This past month of July, me and my friends temporarily left our corporate-city life for a short period of 9 days. We packed and travelled to the western visayas, the island of Panay. It was time for a short break and time to take a taste of fresh air. It was time to momentarily get…

Namit gid! Kaon na ta sa Iloilo City!

On our last day of our trip, we decided to go rampage on our foodtrip in Iloilo City. What to do in Iloilo City? Well, foodtrip is for sure. You must try their famous batchoy in La Paz market. Specifically in Netong’s Batchoy which was already featured in several magazine TV shows. Another one you must…

Bacolod – The City of Smiles

As early as 6AM, we departed Iloilo to catch the 6:30AM boat trip to Bacolod. After 2 hours, we reached Bacolod. Straight from the port, we headed to the Bacolod mansion ruins. To get to the ruins, go to the Ceres North Bus Terminal. There are ticycles nearby the terminal that takes passengers to the…

Mt. Babag (National Clean-up)

June 4, 2016, Saturday, marks the 3rd National Mountain Cleanup Day. The annual movement, I believe, was first started by the Pinoy Mountaineer group. In participation of the movement,  NCR Trekkers Club headed the Cebu – Mt. Babag/Chalet Hills leg. My friend (thewanderfulllife.wordpress.com), who has been on the club extended the invitation to me and…

A week in Palawan (Puerto Princesa)

Previous Days Day 5 We stayed in Princess Armicha Pension House which was just a walk away from the Provincial Capitol. They offer great deals and they also offer city tours. They best thing is that the inn is just a walk away from different restaurants and “karenderia”. Also, beside the inn is the humble…

Apo Island (pawikan sanctuary)

Have you experienced swimming with sea turtles or “pawikan” as we call it in bisaya? You might want to try and visit Apo Island. Apo Island is a small island in Negros Oriental, just across the town of Zamboanguita. The island is well preserved by the locals. It was summer of 2015 that I wanted…

Danasan Eco Park

When was the last time you did something for the first time? Well I just did. Wake boarding that is. April 25, 2015 when our company went for a summer activity. It was decided that we’ll spend it in Danasan Eco Park. Danasan Eco Park is located somewhere in the mountains of Danao City, Cebu. It…

Mt. Pulag (the sea of clouds)

It was September of 2014 when we climbed Mt. Pulag. It was supposed to be just a side-trip of our Sagada itinerary, but eventually, in my opinion, it became the highlight of our whole trip. Mt. Pulag is located in Kabayan, Benguet. It is Luzon’s highest peak at 2,922 metres (9,587 ft) above sea level. Baguio, usually is…