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”

Mount Fuji

At 3,776 meters above sea level, Mount Fujisan or simply Mount Fuji is the highest in Japan. It is in fact considered as an active volcano with last recorded eruption more than three centuries ago. It is one of Japan’s three sacred mountains and considered as a pilgrimage site. No wonder thousands of mountaineers and pilgrims hike its summit every year. The summit is covered with snow during winter and most of spring and autumn, but dry during summer which usually falls from the months…Continue Reading “Mount Fuji Climb: Overnight DIY Itinerary from Tokyo”

Maligcong

“Paradise found, forgotten and reborn” is the story of Maligcong, an upper barangay of Bontoc in Mountain Province, eight kilometers away from the town proper. It used to be the show window of the town but it went into a lull until social media triggered its recent reborn. Maligcong is the Kankana-ey term that means “surrounded by rice paddies”, as the village sits in the middle of rice terraces, hailed as among the most beautiful in the entire Cordillera Region. The rice terraces are best…Continue Reading “Maligcong: A DIY Weekend Itinerary (2D/1N Itinerary, Expenses and Tips)”

Nueva Vizcaya

Got a spare weekend and thinking of an ultimate adventure somewhere? How about crossing Nueva Vizcaya off your bucket list!? In less than P2,300 pesos from Manila, discover this landlocked province which is considered as one of the least explored places in Luzon. What’s in store are natural attractions that are mostly in their pristine state – majestic waterfalls, wondrous cave systems, verdant rice terraces and more! Here’s our weekend itinerary to help you plan your trip to Nueva Vizcaya. Weekend Itinerary Day 0 2200H:…Continue Reading “Nueva Vizcaya: Weekend Itinerary (Waterfall Chasing and Spelunking)”

Annapurna Base Camp

My first journey to Annapurna Base Camp of Nepal in December of 2014 was a kind of test. A test if I can really pull off a solo do-it-yourself and self-guided trek to the base camp of the great Annapurna. There were already some who went ahead of me on the same journey as narrated on few blogs that I have read. Enough assurance that it can be done… it was proven doable. There wasn’t really a concrete plan nor detailed itinerary. I was only armed…Continue Reading “Travel Notes: DIY Solo and Self-Guided Trek to Annapurna Base Camp”

Candijay

Go beyond the usual Bohol itinerary and experience the fun and adventure that await in the suburbs of Tagbilaran, Panglao, Carmen, Loboc, Baclayon or even Cabilao. Because there’s more in Bohol than the beautiful Chocolate Hills, or the iconic Tarsiers, or the centuries-old churches, or even the known white sand beaches, vivid dive sites and wondrous caves that are mostly concentrated southeast of the island.