Balabac Sojourn: Onuk Island, Pink Beach and Melville Lighthouse

Thursday, July 30, 2015

It was on our third day in Balabac that we started exploring the islands, our boat captain cum guide was no less than the well versed and knowledgeable Kap Andong of Barangay Poblacion 4 in mainland Balabac. I bet no other person in town knows…

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A Weekend of Ultimate Adventure in Baler

Friday, March 20, 2015

What will you get outside for? For Berlin Amploquio, a special education teacher, it’s her desire to continue exploring the places in the Philippines that she haven’t been to while engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, diving, running and other activities that she has…

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Balabac Sojourn: Immersion in Bugsuk Island

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It was still dark when we woke up but the sky was starting to clear up, preparing for the customary show of sunrise. We had a convenient view of daybreak right in front of the beach. The sea was surprisingly calm, the wind was also non-existent….

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Batanes: Sweet Rendezvous With My Playground

Thursday, December 18, 2014

If there’s one province that has long been staying in my bucket list, well that is definitely Batanes! Known as the Land of the Northern Wind, this magical place seems quite elusive for me. There was a chance to visit the place few years back…

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Balabac Sojourn: Bugsuk Island Stole My Heart

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It was a long road to Balabac from Manila, one needs to fly to Puerto Princesa, catch a six-hour bus to Rio Tuba and venture to at least two-hour boat ride to the island. But it was a place I’ve been longing for for so…

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Five Hours in Jakarta: A Walk in the Old Batavia (And Misadventures in Jakarta)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Coming from a short trip in Yogyakarta, the night train arrived at Jakarta’s Pasar Senen Station at three in the morning, I thought of relocating to Gambir Station to spend the rest of the dark hours there before daylight. Gambir is more tourist friendly than…

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