• Bulubadiangan Island

    Travel Guide: Concepcion Islands (Bulubadiangan ...

    Sunday, May 1, 2016

    In the shadow of Gigantes Islands of Carles is another island group dotted with picturesque island beaches and beautiful sandbars scattered in vivid azure water of Visayan Sea… quite offbeat yet equally sublime. Say hello to the group of islands off the coast of Concepcion…

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  • Batanes

    Travel Guide: Batanes

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    I guess no other place in the Philippines exudes much mystery and curiosity than Batanes, the group of volcanic island in the northern border of the archipelago. Apparently, every image of the place radiates unparalleled beauty, no wonder that it is in every local traveler’s…

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  • Anda

    Travel Guide: Anda (Bohol)

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    So you have been to the province of Bohol, you have basked in the white sand beaches and dived the vivid underwater world of Panglao and Cabilao, awed with the panoramic beauty of the Chocolate Hills, visited the centuries-old churches, feasted on the sumptuous foods…

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  • Tinalisayan Sandbar

    Travel Guide: San Pascual (Burias Island)

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    For an archipelagic country made up of more than seven thousand landmass, a scenery of islands and islets scattered on azure water seems typical and ordinary. But those who truly love the sun, sea and sand know by heart that each island or islet or…

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  • Biri Island

    Travel Guide: Biri Island

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    If there is one place that best represents Northern Samar to the tourism map, it is most probably the island municipality of Biri. Biri is a typical laid back Philippine island, rural and quaint. Home to not more than 12,000 inhabitants, its coast is rugged…

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  • Tanay

    Travel Guide: Tanay

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    The province of Rizal is just a stone throw away from the Metropolis and yet it seems to be always overlooked by tourists. Unbeknownst to many, the province boasts of numerous attractions that will surely delight outdoor persons, most specially nature lovers and adventurous ones….

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Jul
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Zhengzhou: Gateway to the Best of China’s Henan Province

Yuntaishan Scenic Area

At the southern bank of East Central China side of the Yellow River is Zhengzhou, the current capital city, and the economic, technological and educational hub of Henan province. It is one of China’s Eight Great Ancient Capitals along with Luoyang, Anyang and Kaifeng, all…

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Jul
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Mararison Island: A Gem of Culasi, Antique

Mararison Island

Based on local folklore, the islands of Mararison along with Maniguin and Batbatan are siblings separated from their parents – Mount Madjaas and Mount Kanlaon – by their envious neighbor Mount Baloy. Seen from above, the three islands seem to be reaching out to their grieving mother,…

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May
26

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Category: Travelogues

Kasibu: Caving in Capisaan Caves (Alayan to Lion)

Capisaan Caves

The day was about to end when we arrived in Kasibu, almost three-hour ride from the town of Bambang. But as the sun set behind Caraballo Mountains, our day in town was just about to start. We would be spelunking through and through the fifth…

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May
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Travel Guide: Concepcion Islands (Bulubadiangan Island, Agho Island and More)

Bulubadiangan Island

In the shadow of Gigantes Islands of Carles is another island group dotted with picturesque island beaches and beautiful sandbars scattered in vivid azure water of Visayan Sea… quite offbeat yet equally sublime. Say hello to the group of islands off the coast of Concepcion…

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Apr
28

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Chasing Waterfalls in Pagbilao: Iringan Falls, Malicboy Falls, Bahay-Pagi Falls and Katapang Falls

Malicboy Falls

Where the mountains meet the sea is very true for the town of Pagbilao in Quezon Province, just at the east of the provincial capital Lucena. Sandwiched by Pagbilao Bay to the south and Sierra Madre Mountain Range to the north, Pagbilao sits at the…

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Apr
25

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Travel Notes: DIY Solo and Self-Guided Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp

My first journey to Annapurna Base Camp of Nepal in December of 2014 was a kind of test. A test if I can really pull off a solo do-it-yourself and self-guided trek to the base camp of the great Annapurna. There were already some who went…

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Photo Blogs

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Memoirs from Aroroy and Balud

Friday, July 22, 2016

My penchant for Spanish-era lighthouses in the Philippines brought me cruising in the waters of Masbate Island, particularly in the towns of Aroroy and Balud, in search for the old lonely sentinels of the seas that dot the island. Masbate is home to two of…

Prambanan

Snapshot: Candi Prambanan of Yogyakarta

Friday, May 27, 2016

Candi Prambanan / Candi Rara Jonggrang Yogyakarta, Indonesia According to Lonely Planet, Yogyakarta is the soul of Java while Jakarta is its financial and industrial powerhouse. It is the center of the island’s artistic and intellectual heritage. I couldn’t agree more! Along with Solo, Yogyakarta…

Pulau Ubin

Snapshot: Pulau Ubin, Singapore’s Secret Corner

Friday, April 29, 2016

Quarry Lake, Pulau Ubin Singapore Singapore, a bustling metropolis, a melting pot of diverse cultures and races, a dense city home to 5.5 million inhabitants. Vibrant and modern, busy and cosmopolitan. We all picture Singapore as an urban metropolis filled with stylish skyscrapers but unknown to many, the…

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The Different Faces of Mount Mayon

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Without a doubt, she is beautiful, she is majestic, she has magic! Every image of her, be as a main subject or a backdrop, makes us fall in love with her even more! Oh the Majestic! Oh Mayon Volcano! You’re beauty is as perfect as your cone. Your charm…

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Cinemalaya 2016

Cinemalaya 2016: Break the Surface

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A bigger and better Cinemalaya is set to break the surface this 2016. Are your ready for the 12th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival? With the theme “Break the Surface”, nine full length films and ten short features will vie for the Cinemalaya Award this year…

Wrangler True Wanderer

The Search for True Wanderer is On

Category: Others

Friday, May 13, 2016

True to its free and daring spirit that thrives on adventures, iconic American denim brand Wrangler takes its signature denim wear to the Philippines’ wide, open roads with its digital competition, True Wanderer. An Asia-Pacific-wide competition, True Wanderer aims to create a community of adventurers…

Pinagbanderahan

Follow the Call of Adventure

Monday, April 11, 2016

At one point in your life you will feel exhausted, bored and tired of your routinary life. When that day comes, just step out of your comfort box, move away from your usual self and see your life from different perspectives. Travel and seek for…

Atimonan

Meet my Newest Anti-Theft Travel Buddies: Pacsafe Metrosafe Sling Bag and Coversafe Neck Pouch

Category: Gear, Others, Sponsored

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

October last year when I first set foot in Europe, Paris to be specific. It is in fact a fulfillment of a long-time dream. I was so elated that as soon as I arrived in the city, I went straight to Eiffel Tower and Sacre…