Annapurna Base Camp

Looking back, I couldn’t recall what came into my mind when I decided to trek to Annapurna Base Camp on my own in December of 2014. Come on! Who, in their normal state of mind, would go on a week of high altitude trekking in a foreign land alone and unguided? I believe that is not something a mediocre person would do. But I did and I guess I am not normal. But they say mediocrity is fatal. And if a mediocre person wouldn’t go…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Annapurna Base Camp On My Own”

Lingayen Beach

As one of the biggest provinces in Luzon, the multitude of attractions of┬áPangasinan come not as a surprise. Its 285 kilometer coastline is home to some of the country’s beautiful beaches, its water to more than hundred of picturesque islands, its mountains to some of the countries majestic waterfalls. Just four hours away from Manila via SLEX, SCTEX and TPLEX, Pangasinan is just within reach. A perfect escape from the heat of Metropolis! So if you are thinking where to venture out of Manila, consider…Continue Reading “Ten Spots to Visit in Pangasinan”

The Greenery

The Greenery Rio Vista Subdivision, Sabang, Baliwag, Bulacan Escape from the sizzling summer heat of the Metropolis at The Greenery! The Greenery is an American themed resort and events place in Baliwag, Bulacan that features infinity pools, lighthouse, garden, pavilions, floating gazebo and more. It is an ideal place for wedding or pictorials, company outing, team building or any special occasion. A great escape from the summer heat of the city, just two hours away from the Metro. Lowest room rate for overnight stay is…Continue Reading “The Greenery!”

Colibra Island

It was in 2011 when we first visited Colibra Island (sometimes spelled as Culebra Island) in Pangasinan. It was still unpopular then, in fact some locals discouraged us on going there. “It is an ugly place!” “There’s nothing there!” We ignored their rants and spent a night in the island. Only us under millions of stars, with the sunset, moonrise and sunrise gracing our stay. Situated off the coast of Barangay Tambobong in Dasol, Colibra Island or Camaso Island is a tiny and rocky islet…Continue Reading “Colibra Island: Dasol’s Island Hideaway”

Stobosa Hillside Homes Artwork

A small hill in the busy nook that separates Baguio City and Benguet’s La Trinidad used to be dull and uneventful. The shanties that covered the green hill turned this spot into an eyesore. The dangling wires, cables and flaglets added chaos to an already chaotic scene. It was a cause of concern for the town. Until recently… The place is collectively known as Stobosa, an acronym for the sitios of Stonehill, Botiw-tiw and Sadjap in Barangay Balili of Benguet’s capital La Trinidad. In 2016,…Continue Reading “The Colors of Stobosa (Hillside Homes Artwork)”

Mahatao

So I biked… from Basco to Naidi Hill and back, onward to Chinarayan and then up to Tukon, passing by the beautiful chapel on the hill. In every screech and turn of my pedal along the steep and ascending zigzag road, I could hear my heartbeat racing with my breath. Never did I rant nor complain. It wasn’t actually my first time to take the same route on a bike so I already knew what to expect. And despite this known ordeal, I opted to…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Mahatao’s Sea of Green”