Iloilo

I have a weird eating habit and quite absurd palate. I usually skip meals but I always indulge on a feast when engaged on the table. I do not eat beef but I can devour a whole slab of back ribs in just one sitting. I rarely eat rice but I can’t resist the urge of sugar. I despise oily food but love pizza and pasta and olive oil! I prefer to start and end my meal with a dessert – cakes, pastries, ice cream……Continue Reading “Where to Eat in Iloilo City”

Mount Arayat

South Peak Mount Arayat, Pampanga Towering at 1,026 meters above sea level is Mount Arayat, an extinct stratovolcano and the only mountain in Pampanga. Dubbed as the roof of the province, it proudly stands in the middle of a flat land bordered by the towns of Magalang and Arayat. According to local folklore, Mount Arayat is home to the mystical fairy Mariang Sinukuan, sister of Mariang Makiling of Laguna. But for adventurers, it is a playground! An ideal day hike for mountaineers based in Metro…Continue Reading “Mount Arayat: The Roof of Pampanga”

10000 Roses Cafe

The island of Cebu has countless attractions, natural or even man-made, enough to entice everyone. But a new attraction is always a welcome development such as the 10,000 Roses Café in the Municipality of Cordova. Approximately 13 kilometers away from downtown Cebu City, the 10,000 Roses Café is one of Cebu’s newest craze. The café features thousands of LED-powered white roses on its garden, the first in the Philippines. It opened in February 2017 and with its unique theme, it instantly became a hit. The Korean-owned…Continue Reading “The 10,000 Roses Café of Cordova, Cebu’s Newest Craze”

Calayan Island

It was the longest boat ride of our lives. A wild six hours of waiting for uncertainty… waiting to die, waiting to live. And we live. We live to tell the stories… our Calayan stories. Situated in between Batanes and mainland Luzon, Calayan Island is part of Babuyan Group, a collection of islands and islets in Northern Philippines. Balintang Channel separates the island from Batanes, but it shares the same features with the northernmost Philippine province; and although it is bigger in terms of land…Continue Reading “Calayan Island: A Virtual Diary of Our Epic Journey”

Palaui

*First Publication 03-Mar-2011/14-Jun-2011/01-Jun-2013/Updated 06-Feb-2014/09-Aug-2017 The town of Sta. Ana, the north-eastern tip of the province of Cagayan and mainland Luzon, is a Special Economic Zone bustling with some modern industrial establishments, casinos and other gaming facilities. The town is also blessed with beautiful coastline, with idyllic white sandy beaches along its shore yet it still looks so rural and laid back, projecting contrasting features that add to its mystique. But what makes the town more contrastingly beautiful is the island off its shore that offers…Continue Reading “Palaui Island Travel Guide 2017 (How to Get There, What to Do, Sample Itinerary, Budget & More)”

El Nido

In the recent years, El Nido has quickly transformed from being a laid back tropical paradise into a bustling tourist destination. Words came out and quickly spread like a bushfire, then tourists flocked and businesses sprung. And the tropical paradise had a major facelift far from what it used to be. Admittedly, gone is El Nido’s offbeat vibe. While all these development fueled the local economy and provided opportunities specially for the locals, here’s hoping that all these tourism activities are all for a responsible…Continue Reading “Ten Must Visit Attractions in El Nido”