Dinagat

Dinagat Province In just roughly 24 hours, I got to experience Dinagat Islands hopping from island to island in Melgar Bay. It was a short love affair in this beautiful and bountiful place but at least I had a glimpse of the best of the province. We stayed overnight in a humble room along the white sand beach of Duyos in Unib Island for P1000; chartered a boat for P2000/overnight (good for two) that took us around the west coast, passing/dropping by Bitaog Beach, Bababu Cove, Puyo…Continue Reading “Takeaways from Dreamy Dinagat”

Itbayat

Torongan Cave Santa Lucia (Kauhauhasan), Itbayat, Batanes There are too many monickers given to Batanes. Some call it as “The Home of the Howling Winds”, others hailed it as “The Land of Ivatans”, “The Highway of the Storms” or “The Land of True Insulares”. But there is another name that best describes the province – “The Northernmost Frontier”. Situated in between Balintang and Bashi Channels, Batanes is the northernmost province of the Philippines. It is composed of ten islands and islets that are scattered on the roaring water that separates…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Itbayat, the Northern Frontier”

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”

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!”

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”

Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint

Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint Sabtang, Batanes I have seen it. With my two naked eyes. As the late afternoon sun carpeted the green with its soft golden rays. Slowly. Beautifully. There. In a place beyond compare. I guess nothing can be as poetic on that one lazy sunset hour of November 2014 in Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint. Aaah Batanes! You never cease to impress me! Raw. Rugged. Idyllic. Situated in the island municipality of Sabtang, less than an hour of faluwa ride from Ivana in the main island of Batan,…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Sundown in Sabtang”