There’s no doubt of Boracay being hailed as the best island in the world again by Condé Nast Traveler, a leading travel magazine based in London. When you have a long stretch of perfectly fine white sand beach, beautiful gradient of turquoise sea, vivid marine life, poetic views of sunrise and sunset, vibrant night life and myriad of surprises and other activities, then being the top pick of more than 300,000 dedicated readers comes without uncertainty. While Boracay today continues to evolve and reinvent itself,…Continue Reading “Spider House: Boracay’s Chill Corner”
Those who have been to Mindanao will agree that the “Land of Promise” is also a land of majestic waterfalls, home to the grandest and most beautiful waterfalls in the country. The Tinuy-An Falls of Bislig, Tinago Falls of Iligan, Asik-Asik Falls of Alamada and Aliwagwag Falls of Cateel are among the most famous ones. But aside from these, there are more hidden in the offbeat places of the island that are equally if not more enchanting. Compostela Valley hides some of it. There are…Continue Reading “Awao Falls: The Prized Attraction of Monkayo, Compostela Valley”
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”