Thursday, May 22, 2014
In the Philippines, solo traveling is still generally regarded as weird and different. However, more and more destinations are starting to embrace the idea and beginning to build the facilities for solo travelers. But solo traveling is not only about the available facilities but more importantly about the place. There are places that are really conducive for self appreciation and ideal for personal reflection, where you can go solo without feeling so alone, where you can wander on your own without emptying your pockets.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
As I sat in an empty seat of La Tegola Cucina Italiana, an Italian Restaurant in downtown Cagayan de Oro City, I couldn’t help but gaze on the beautiful paintings and memorabilia of Italy inside the restaurant. I felt a bit of sadness and excitement….
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I have been dreaming of Europe for quite some time now. I dreamed of seeing the Eiffel Tower of Paris, the Colosseum of Rome, the piazza and palazzo of Florence, the gondolas of Venice, the Duomo of Milan, the museums of Vienna, the historic buildings…
Thursday, December 29, 2011
I went to Cagayan de Oro the day after Tropical Storm Sendong lashed the city. From the airport, the situation seemed normal and calm but as I came close to the city proper, the disaster brought by the storm became perceptible. As the jeepney passed…
Monday, December 22, 2008
In 2004, the lakwatsero in me traveled down south, on my first foot steps to Mindanao, to experience the rare adventure and witness nature at its best, at Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin. Here is the account of my travel. Day 1:…
Friday, August 29, 2008
Cagayan de Oro City, the capital of Misamis Oriental, is the gateway to Northern Mindanao. It is one of the places in the Philippines where I want to live. A place where adventure, nature and city living intersect in a rich blend of diverse culture…