The Wave

I never realized how lucky I was to have visited The Wave until my guide made me realized it. Why? There is no easy and cheap way of going to The Wave. Only 20 guests are permitted daily in the area, guide excluded. Permits can only be obtained by lottery. Ten slots are given from out of thousands online applicants and another 10 at the park’s office for walk-ins that are usually participated by hundreds. I wasn’t really lucky on lottery but on the day…Continue Reading “The Wave of Utah and Arizona: Where “Amazing” is Understatement”

Taipei

Because Taiwan is set to implement visa free entry to Filipinos, I am getting a lot of inquiries about my recent trip. So I came up with this post – the itinerary of my weekend escapade in Taipei! Honestly, I have always ignored Taiwan. Aside from the fact that I find it too close to home, I didn’t really see it interesting enough. And I used to wonder why a lot of people who troop to the territory ended up raving about their experience. For…Continue Reading “Taipei Itinerary: Three Days and Two Nights of Fun in Taiwan”

Bantayan Island

The northern tip of Cebu is endowed with rich waters and dotted with beautiful islands with white sand beaches, Bantayan Island is one. Bantayan Island is made up of three municipalities of the province of Cebu – Bantayan, Madridejos and Sta. Fe. Bantayan takes up the western and central areas and known for its picturesque sunset and centuries old church. Madridejos is a fishing village and known for its rich history. Lastly, Sta. Fe boasts of its beautiful sunrise and famous for its wide stretch…Continue Reading “Bantayan Island Travel Guide: How to Get There, Where to Stay and More”

Taal Lakeside

Nested at the foot of the hinterlands of Tagaytay and Nasugbu are the towns of Talisay and Laurel. Both sit at the coast of Taal Lake and are known to be the staging points for those who wish to scale Taal Volcano. More than Taal Lake and Volcano, little do we know about these lakeside towns of Batangas which are just stone throw away from Tagaytay ridge. Unbeknownst to many, they hide secrets known only to locals and lucky few. Secrets such as Ambon-Ambon ng…Continue Reading “Secrets of the Lakeside: The Waterfalls of Laurel and Talisay (Batangas)”

Mount Marami

Silyang Bato, Mount Marami Magallanes, Cavite The day started at low point when I lost my wallet on the way to our meetup point for our Mount Marami trek. It was an unfortunate incident that could set the mood for the day. But a beautiful sunrise greeted us in Magallanes, Cavite and it bore a promise of a beautiful day. A promise fulfilled by Mount Marami. Standing at 405 meters above sea level, one will assume that the trek to the summit of Mount Marami…Continue Reading “Fleeting Moment at Silyang Bato of Mount Marami”

Mount Masaraga

Tucked in the boundary of the cities of Ligao and Tabaco in Albay is Mount Masaraga, one of the three volcanic mountains of the so called “Magayon Trio” (with Mount Malinao and Mount Mayon). At 1,328 meters above sea level, it is the smallest of the three yet it offers a challenging feat with around 1,100 meters of pure assault from its trailhead at Barangay Amtic, Ligao City. The trek to the summit takes at least three hours on a steep trail infested with blood…Continue Reading “Mount Masaraga: A Magayon Sunrise Trek”