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.

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…

Wakat Cave

Wakat Cave has just started to make noise in social media. The cave actually has no official name. It just so happened that the cave is in Brgy. Wakat. The cave has clear waters which I don’t really know whether it came from the nearby sea or if there is some sort of spring beyond…

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…

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…