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Tinuy-An Falls Bislig, Surigao del Sur, Philippines     Approximately 18 kilometers from the city center of Bislig in Surigao del Sur is the grand and beautiful Tinuy-an Falls, a premier trousit destination of Mindanao.   Cascading from a height of 55 meters and widely stretching at 95 meters, the postcard perfect Tinuy-an Falls is a three-tiered waterfalls that is considered as one of if not the widest in the Philippines.   Despite the long journey to this spot, its imposing beauty continues to attract tourist to visit…Continue Reading “Slideshow: Eight Stills from Tinuy-an”


I guess no other tourist spot can best represent the whole province of Surigao del Sur than the grand and majestic Tinuy-An Falls of Bislig City. Situated in Barangay Burboanan, Bislig City or approximately 18 kilometers from the city center, Tinuy-an Falls is a three-tiered waterfalls that cascade from a height of 55 meters. It is one if not the widest waterfalls in the country at 95 meters width, aptly earning the title as the “Niagara Falls of the Philippines”. As with other waterfalls in…Continue Reading “Tinuy-an Falls: The Majestic Curtain of Bislig”


The year 2013 was a banner year for Instagram as the three-year old online photo and video sharing social networking site saw a dramatic increase on its user base and usage. In fact, as of September 2013, the company has a total of more than 150 million monthly active users worldwide. While the netizens went gaga over Instagram, Lakwatsero also jumped into bandwagon as I uploaded more photos of my travels and adventures last year. A total of 253 photos, all taken using iPhone, were…Continue Reading “13 Instagram Trends of 2013”

Enchanted River

It was once a magical and mysterious place that locals believe it is enchanted. But through the years, with the influx of tourists, the serenity has gone a bit but the enchantment is still attached to its name. Welcome to Enchanted River of Hinatuan! Tucked in between Barangay Talisay and Cambatong, in the quiet coastal town of Hinatuan, the Enchanted River fast became a tourist hotspot. With its clear deep blue water, the river provides a real striking scene. A few versions of local myths…Continue Reading “Hinatuan’s Enchanted River”


And just like that, it is almost February. But before I continue blogging the whats of my 2013, I guess it is only fitting to give closure to 2012 by looking back to the highlights of last year. To say that the previous year is good is an understatement. Let’s just say that it was a blast, if it is the right term for it! Honestly, it may not be as busy as the earlier years but it was certainly one of my best years….Continue Reading “2012 in Retrospect: ‘Twas a Blast”


The province of Surigao del Sur, in Mindanao’s CARAGA Region, has been out of the tourism map for quite some time but its natural attractions are paving the way for the province to be visited and seen. Who wouldn’t be amazed of the majestic Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig and the Enchanted River in Hinatuan? As such, more and more tourists are braving the long road to these two most visited spots in the province. Both situated in the eastern seaboard of Mindanao, fronting the Pacific…Continue Reading “Travel Guide: Bislig and Hinatuan”