Mount Fuji

You always wanted to climb Mount Fuji but you don’t know where to start? Then you come to the right place! Here are the Frequently Asked Questions on climbing Mount Fuji via Yoshida Trail answered in Filipino perspective. There are actually four trails going to the summit of Mout Fuji but Yoshida Trail is the most popular as it is the usual route of climbers from Tokyo and nearby areas. Is a guide required? – No. The trails are well established and marked. How many…Continue Reading “Climbing Mount Fuji: Frequently Asked Questions”

Maligcong

Before the rise of Baguio City, Bontoc is believed to be the center of Cordillera Region, a melting pot of culture and tradition as it sits near the boundaries of the the old Mountain’s sub-provinces of Abra, Kalinga and Ifugao. Bontoc today is a town making its own name and carving its own proud identity as the bustling capital of the present day Mountain Province. As with the other towns in Mountain Province and Cordillera, Bontoc is dotted with panoramic rice terraces. One of which…Continue Reading “Maligcong: Paradise Reborn”

Affogato

Affogato is a coffee-based dessert that usually takes the form of a scoop of gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. It is a traditional Italian dessert that has taken the world by storm. The term affogato is in fact an Italian word for “drowned” as in “drowned in coffee” or “affogato al cafe”, the long and original name for this sumptuous creation. While affogato’s popularity in the Philippines is not as it is in Italy, it is slowly getting the attention it deserves as…Continue Reading “12 Places to Satisfy Your Affogato Cravings in the Metro”

Queenstown

Queenstown New Zealand Set in the backdrop the dramatic Southern Alps and on the shores of the panoramic Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand’s Otago Region is Queenstown, dubbed as South Island’s premier four season lake and alpine resort, the Adventure Capital of the World! Definitely one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Queenstown’s awe-inspiring scenery and vibrant energy make it a favorite destination for nature and adventure lovers. Go skiing or snowboarding in Treble Cone, Cardrona, Coronet Peak or The Remarkables; hiking or tramping in Queenstown Hill, Ben Lomond, Jack’s Point, Mt Alfred…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Queenstown, New Zealand’s Adventure Town”

Oslob

It is beyond magical, the grandest in South Cebu, the exaggeration of all waterfalls! It is unbelievable! And that was how I described Tumalog Falls when I visited the place on two different occasions few years back. No sugar coating! Imagine a tall wall, more than a hundred meters high, with drizzling cold water cascading on a rough mossy wall dotted with mushroom-like formations into a shallow perfectly turquoise pool. It really is beyond magical! Well, it used to be. Until humans intervened to his favor…Continue Reading “Oslob: The Lost Grandeur of Tumalog Falls”

Valencia

The original plan was to fly to Negros Occidental and dive in the waters of Sipalay, an offbeat scuba diving spot south of Bacolod City. What’s in their depths? I really do not have idea, but I heard they have colorful reefs and promising sites. Scuba diving is pretty new there so I assume that their sites are unspoiled and unexploited. But Sipalay, although an urban city, is generally offbeat. It is at least three hours of land travel from both Bacolod and Dumaguete City…Continue Reading “A Weekend of Adventures in South Cebu and Dumaguete”