Set in the open water that separates Luzon and Visayas, Jintotolo is a small island composed of two barangays of the Municipality of Balud, Masbate. It is surrounded by rich turquoise water where the inhabitants rely their livelihood. But aside from its bountiful water and white sand coastline, its most prominent feature is the century-old lighthouse on top of a hill, the highest point of the island.
If you have commuted to Baguio City before, chances are, you have made a stop in Sison, Pangasinan. It is the last stop before the bus take the ascending zigzag road to the City of Pines or the first if you are going from there to Manila. With that, we always look at Sison as a stopover. Aside from being a stopover, little do we know about this place. Apparently, this laid back town is Greek to most. Unknown to many, it hides interesting natural attractions that…Continue Reading “Antong Falls: The Bright Spot of Sison, Pangasinan”
Affogato is a coffee-based dessert that usually takes the form of a scoop of gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. It is a traditional Italian dessert that has taken the world by storm. The term affogato is in fact an Italian word for “drowned” as in “drowned in coffee” or “affogato al cafe”, the long and original name for this sumptuous creation. While affogato’s popularity in the Philippines is not as it is in Italy, it is slowly getting the attention it deserves as…Continue Reading “12 Places to Satisfy Your Affogato Cravings in the Metro”
It is beyond magical, the grandest in South Cebu, the exaggeration of all waterfalls! It is unbelievable! And that was how I described Tumalog Falls when I visited the place on two different occasions few years back. No sugar coating! Imagine a tall wall, more than a hundred meters high, with drizzling cold water cascading on a rough mossy wall dotted with mushroom-like formations into a shallow perfectly turquoise pool. It really is beyond magical! Well, it used to be. Until humans intervened to his favor…Continue Reading “Oslob: The Lost Grandeur of Tumalog Falls”
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 located in the same province. Zhengzhou’s great history dates back to Neolithic times as the capital of the ancient Shang dynasty. Few traces of its old glory days are still evident today like the earthen walls at the city center….Continue Reading “Zhengzhou: Gateway to the Best of China’s Henan Province”
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, Mararison is the closest and just within reach. Just fifteen minutes boat ride from mainland Antique, Mararison Island (also called Malalison Island) is a small fishing village off the coast of the town of Culasi. But the tourism boom is quickly changing…Continue Reading “Mararison Island: A Gem of Culasi, Antique”