“Paradise found, forgotten and reborn” is the story of Maligcong, an upper barangay of Bontoc in Mountain Province, eight kilometers away from the town proper. It used to be the show window of the town but it went into a lull until social media triggered its recent reborn. Maligcong is the Kankana-ey term that means “surrounded by rice paddies”, as the village sits in the middle of rice terraces, hailed as among the most beautiful in the entire Cordillera Region. The rice terraces are best…Continue Reading “Maligcong: A DIY Weekend Itinerary (2D/1N Itinerary, Expenses and Tips)”
Got a spare weekend and thinking of an ultimate adventure somewhere? How about crossing Nueva Vizcaya off your bucket list!? In less than P2,300 pesos from Manila, discover this landlocked province which is considered as one of the least explored places in Luzon. What’s in store are natural attractions that are mostly in their pristine state – majestic waterfalls, wondrous cave systems, verdant rice terraces and more! Here’s our weekend itinerary to help you plan your trip to Nueva Vizcaya. Weekend Itinerary Day 0 2200H:…Continue Reading “Nueva Vizcaya: Weekend Itinerary (Waterfall Chasing and Spelunking)”
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 ahead of me on the same journey as narrated on few blogs that I have read. Enough assurance that it can be done… it was proven doable. There wasn’t really a concrete plan nor detailed itinerary. I was only armed…Continue Reading “Travel Notes: DIY Solo and Self-Guided Trek to Annapurna Base Camp”
Go beyond the usual Bohol itinerary and experience the fun and adventure that await in the suburbs of Tagbilaran, Panglao, Carmen, Loboc, Baclayon or even Cabilao. Because there’s more in Bohol than the beautiful Chocolate Hills, or the iconic Tarsiers, or the centuries-old churches, or even the known white sand beaches, vivid dive sites and wondrous caves that are mostly concentrated southeast of the island.
Bring with you your love for the tropical island life and your undying sense of adventure and make your way to the island province of Biliran, one of the pride of Eastern Visayas. With numerous islands and islets that make up the province, Biliran boasts of pristine white sand islands and beaches that lie on its vivid and bountiful water, as well as beautiful rice terraces and waterfalls that are tucked on its mountainous and volcanic terrains. It used to be under the jurisdiction of…Continue Reading “Biliran Affair: Beach Bumming in Sambawan Island and Waterfall Chasing in Biliran (3D/2N Itinerary, Expenses & Tips)”
Much has been said about the paradise that is Phuket, the never ending comparisons of the place against El Nido is an issue that started to intrigue me that it eventually piqued my interest and curiosity. I reserved my take because I haven’t been to Phuket yet. Well not until October last year. An opportunity to finally see and experience Phuket opened when I was offered a discounted Tiger Air ticket from Manila straight to this Thai hot spot. For a bargain rate of P2000 round…Continue Reading “Travel Notes: Solo Backpacking in Phuket – Krabi (Itinerary, Budget/Expenses and Tips)”