It was the longest boat ride of our lives. A wild six hours of waiting for uncertainty… waiting to die, waiting to live. And we live. We live to tell the stories… our Calayan stories. Situated in between Batanes and mainland Luzon, Calayan Island is part of Babuyan Group, a collection of islands and islets in Northern Philippines. Balintang Channel separates the island from Batanes, but it shares the same features with the northernmost Philippine province; and although it is bigger in terms of land…Continue Reading “Calayan Island: A Virtual Diary of Our Epic Journey”
Bagan! Oh Bagan! Just a thought of you tickles my senses. There’s something about you that beckons my soul. Is it your old-world charm? Perhaps your ancient feels? Or maybe your lovely people and beautiful culture? Aaahh! So much reasons to fall in love with you! I remember every single day I spent there. Where every morning is a race against the sun, finding a spot out of your thousand pagodas to catch the sunrise. Those were my best sunrise still. I remember learning to…Continue Reading “Bagan! Oh Bagan!”
Dinagat Province In just roughly 24 hours, I got to experience Dinagat Islands hopping from island to island in Melgar Bay. It was a short love affair in this beautiful and bountiful place but at least I had a glimpse of the best of the province. We stayed overnight in a humble room along the white sand beach of Duyos in Unib Island for P1000; chartered a boat for P2000/overnight (good for two) that took us around the west coast, passing/dropping by Bitaog Beach, Bababu Cove, Puyo…Continue Reading “Takeaways from Dreamy Dinagat”
The Greenery Rio Vista Subdivision, Sabang, Baliwag, Bulacan Escape from the sizzling summer heat of the Metropolis at The Greenery! The Greenery is an American themed resort and events place in Baliwag, Bulacan that features infinity pools, lighthouse, garden, pavilions, floating gazebo and more. It is an ideal place for wedding or pictorials, company outing, team building or any special occasion. A great escape from the summer heat of the city, just two hours away from the Metro. Lowest room rate for overnight stay is…Continue Reading “The Greenery!”
Dubbed as the biggest cave system in the Philippines, the Calbiga Caves of Samar covers some 2,968 hectares, filled with giant columns and unique formations complex enough to be the country’s largest and Southeast Asia’s second.
Concepcion Iloilo, Philippines Approximately three hours from Iloilo City and Roxas City is the town of Concepcion, a laid back coastal town dotted with white sand island beaches and sandbars that are scattered over the beautiful gradient of blue of Concepcion Bay and Visayan Sea. It is a small chunk of paradise overshadowed by Gigantes Islands of Carles in the north, generally offbeat yet equally sublime. Bask under the tropical sun of Agho, Sipol or Malangaba Islands; feel the earth under your feet at Bulubadiangan Sandbar; trek Pan…Continue Reading “Iloilo: Concepcion’s Offbeat Beaut”