Tagbilat Falls

Say it again? Akward name but you read it right! Tagbilat Falls, believed to be the grandest waterfalls in Zamboanga Sibugay! Zamboanga Sibugay is among the youngest provinces in the Philippines. Admittedly, it is not a popular tourist destination. Its tourism industry is still in infancy stage; coping, developing and finding its ultimate hotspot to be its show window to the the vibrant tourism landscape of the Philippines. But those who have already discovered the place know that a treasure stash of natural wonders lies…Continue Reading “Tagbilat Falls: The Curtain Falls of Zamboanga Sibugay”

Mantigue Island

Mantigue Island and Marine Sanctuary Mahinog, Camiguin Camiguin has become almost synonymous to White Sand, the tiny sandbar off the coast of the town of Mambajao. But on the other side of the province exists a real island with white sandy beach amid the rich turquoise waters – Mantigue Island. Mantigue Island, also known as Magsaysay Island, is a just a small one with a land area of just about four hectares. It is dotted with mangroves and vegetation on the center and surrounded with…Continue Reading “Mantigue Island: Camiguin’s Little Jewel”

Pokhara

Dubbed as the “City of Lakes and Mountains”, Pokhara is the largest city of Nepal. Located in Gandaki Province in central Nepal, it serves as a base for treks and expeditions in Annapurna Circuit. Pokhara has a totally different vibe from Kathmandu. It is more quiet, relaxed and hip. Sit in a café by the Lakeside, watch people while enjoying a glass of beer or a cup of coffee; indulge on Nepali, Indian and even Korean, Chinese and Italian foods in various restaurants along the…Continue Reading “Pokhara Travel Guide: The Gateway to the Great Annapurna”

Asik-Asik Falls

The once undisturbed town of Alamada in the highland of North Cotabato is now a booming tourist destination. Thanks to the majestic Asik-Asik Falls for a promise of a brighter tourism landscape for this part of Mindanao. Asik-Asik Falls or Dulao Falls for the locals is situated in Sitio Dulao of Barangay Upper Dado, Alamada, North Cotabato. It is nested in the lower slope of Mount Ragang, also called as Mount Piapayungan or Blue Mountain, an active strato-volcano that sits in the boundary of Lanao del…Continue Reading “Asik-Asik Falls of Alamada, North Cotabato: A Worthy Adventure”

Fortune Island

Located off the coast of the town of Nasugbu in Batangas, Fortune Island is is 27-hectare private property that is fast becoming a go-to place for those aiming a quickie island escapade specially for those in Metro Manila and Southern Tagalog. Fortune Island boasts of white sand beaches and rocky cliffs in the backdrop of its rich turquoise waters. But the island’s most prominent features are the ruins of old columns and statues that aptly resemble the Parthenon of Greece! These ruins are remnants of…Continue Reading “Fortune Island: Travel Guide, Sample Itinerary, Budget & More”

Kalanggaman Island

*First Publication 23-April-2010; Updated 20-August-2017 I never thought that an island named Kalanggaman exists. Not until my friend Tatz posted some photos of the place in her Multiply in 2009. To my surprise, the island is part of Palompon in Leyte, the hometown of my mom. When I learned of it, I quickly approached my mom and asked if she knows Kalanggaman Island. She answered positively in Cebuano, “atbang sa Palompon” or off the coast of Palompon. Wow! I excitedly Googled it and found some interesting articles and…Continue Reading “Kalanggaman Island: The Pride of Palompon, Leyte”