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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Mountain Hopping and the Extended Weekend

It all started with a simple invite. Days before September ended, Four Eyed Laagan and Wandering Soul Scamper invited me to join their weekend trip scheduled by the end of October. A hike to Mt. Lantoy in Argao, Cebu with river trek and caving side trips. I am somehow divided and hesitant to join at first…

Surigao del Sur – a fully packed 1 day trip

Mindanao has plenty to offer when it comes to natural wonders. Each province has something to boast for. One of the provinces is Surigao del Sur. Just recently, the long holiday vacation made me able to visit some of the places Surigao del Sur. It was at the end of August that two holidays came…

Libuacan spring – the lesser known gem

Libuacan cold spring is a spring where its waters flow to form a river. The spring somehow mimics the Enchanted River, only lesser known. The spring also boasts deep clear water. The place is not yet fully commercialized. Libuacan cold spring is located in the municipality of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur. Most locals from Tagbina knows the…

Enchanted River – A mystical blessing of Hinatuan

As the name says, Enchanted River is believed by the locals to be protected by the fairies. With its unknown depth thus the deep blue color of the water, unknown water source that flows towards the open sea, and the mysterious fishes that just pops out from nowhere; true enough, the river deserves to 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…

Replenish your soul in Tibiao

Departed early from Culasi, we headed to Tibiao via Ceres bus. Any bus bound south (San Jose or Iloilo) will pass Tibiao. Tibiao is municipality of Antique right next to Culasi. After around 30 minutes of ride is  the intersection to Baranggay Importante of Tibiao. There are plenty of motorcycles you can ride going to…

Chilling Malumpati Spring

Malumpati cold spring is located in Pandan, Aklan. Nearby is Bugang River which is one of the cleanest rivers in the Philippines. From Roxas City’s public bus terminal, we rode a van bound for Kalibo. There are also buses available, but they depart by schedule. Vans are also faster since there are fewer passengers and…

Mt. Lanaya (freedom climb)

June 11, 2016, the NCR Trekkers Club  once again organized a trekking event to commemorate the annual Philippine Independence day, thus naming the event “Freedom Climb”. The climb also served as a pre-climb for the club’s Tres Marias climb in Biliran on the following week, which I really envied a lot for I cannot join…

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…

Biliran Waterfalls Adventure

Early mornings on a secluded island is somehow relaxing. I planned to wake up by 5:30 in the morning to catch the slow rising of the sun. Unfortunately my body did not cooperate. We spent a lot of energy the day and got too drunk the night before, that our bodies demanded more sleep.  I…