So here goes my simple year end post, 12 for 2012.
Monday, December 31, 2012
So here goes my simple year end post, 12 for 2012.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Music: Dare You To Move by Switchfoot and The Best Day by Taylor Swift
Check out the Sagada series:
From Banaue: The Winding Beauty to Sagada
Travel Video: Sagada
Sagada: Morning Trek to Marlboro Country
Sagada: Residential Lodge
Sagada: Afternoon Trek to Bomod-ok Falls
Sagada Newbies, No More!
Banaue-Sagada-Baguio Route: Itinerary and Budget Tips
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
After more than 11 hours on the road, we finally arrived in Banaue. Onboard the Ohayami Bus from Manila, we met Hanz, a fellow passenger who offered us to drive to Sagada for Php300/pax. We agreed to meet him after we take a quick breakfast while he gets his jeep. Our group of 9 will be sharing the jeep with 3 backpackers from Barcelona, Spain. This starts our weekend Sagada adventure.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
|Jennifer Lopez and the Philippine Flag|
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Boracay may seem to be an expensive destination. But here's one thing I realized, like many of Philippines finest tourist spots, it can be done on a budget, especially if all you want is to simply enjoy the waters. Afterall, Boracay is really about the powdery sand and the crystal clear waters. 5 members of the family was able to enjoy Boracay in less than Php30,000 (all in!) Feel free to copy our itinerary ^_^
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Boracay: A Family Friendly Trip
Marzon Beach Resort Boracay
2Go: The New Way to Travel to Boracay
Boracay, Away from the Crowd
Boracay: Itinerary, Expenses and Tips
A Beach Mecca that is Boracay
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
|the compulsatory jumpshot|
I actually thought my first overnight camping jaunt would happen in Anawangin, a place in Zambales I've been eyeing to go since years ago. But Malawmawan Island didn't fail to impress, this island camp experience has surely been epic, as expected. The first day gave us some chill-out moments and the first night literally bought us chills with showers too! But our most enjoyable moment happened on the second day.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Unexpected Night Camp Experience
It was getting dark and we're ready to camp out under the moon and the stars on a breezy Sunday night of August and dream of more wonderlands. I helped pitch the tent near the kubo and laid the sleeping bag. It was my first time to set up a tent (madali lang pala) - the excited me and Hannah went inside the tent as soon as we finished setting it all up. I couldn't wait to get a comfortable sleep.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
|my sister and I admiring the sea after an unforgettable night|
Thursday, August 30, 2012
*Note - watch the video in 480 resolution (wheel button) for better viewing.
credits: Music - It's a beautiful day by India Arie
Like to see the 'more fun video'? Check out version 2 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBoigrVYyfA&feature=channel&list=UL
Thursday, August 16, 2012
I will walk for a scholar.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
|Dagupan: A different style of fishing|
Sunday, July 22, 2012
|view you'll see before landing at General Santos Airport|
South Cotabato, a neighboring province of Sultan Kudarat has been our second home in Mindanao where many of my relatives live. Long before the province became famous for Seven Falls, T'boli tribe and for sheltering the most scenic zipline in the Philippines, South Cotabato, specifically the highlands of Lake Sebu has been our family's secret hideaway. A place of retreat, healing and of many happy reunions where fogs, lilies, fireflies, swiftlets are a familiar sight and cold freezing nights stick to mind. It's more of relaxation than a cultural odyssey and extreme adventure as what it has now been tagged by many.
In light with this, let me share with you my 15 Fondest Memories of South Cotabato
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
|what our Php2000 budget allowed us to do ^_^|
Laguna Weekend Series:
Travel Video: Laguna Weekend Getaway
Laguna: The 2-Hour Plan Challenge
Pagsanjan Falls: The Php150 Challenge
Villa Sylvia Resort, Nagcarlan
Lake Pandin: Not Your Ordinary Outdoor Pool
Places we visited: Pagsanjan Falls (via Cavinti Trek), Villa Sylvia Resort in Nagcarlan and Lake Pandin of San Pablo.
Here's a rough draft of our itinerary:
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Let me share one in particular...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
|Potter's Ridge Hotel|
Just last weekend, I had the chance to visit Tagaytay once again. This summer getaway favorite is just a quick 40 minute car ride from home in Laguna but it took me another 3 years to revisit. My previous travels to Tagaytay were most often scheduled for day trips. I was able to stay overnight in Tagaytay once, during college years. Wanting to experience that night's freezing embrace one more time, I decided to spend a quick staycation to celebrate my birthday with a fellow Taurus and lakwatsera buddy MC.
A staycation, as defined by www.urbandictionary.com is a vacation spent close to home.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
|Mt. Mayon at night|
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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|last taping - us at CWC in 2008|
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Sharing with you an edited video of our early summer Puerto Princesa tour.
Travel Date: February 21-23, 2012
Places included in the video: Puerto Princesa bay, Plaza Cuartel, Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, Crocodile Farm, Sabang Beach, Sabang River for the Mangrove tour, Underground River, souvenir shop, Ka Lui Restaurant, Skylight Restaurant
Music: Enchanted by Taylor Swift
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
|MV Logos Hope in Manila 2012|
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
- check out/flight back to Manila
Obviously a big chunk of savings came from air fare, so we opted to splurge more on food. We weren't able to book an island hopping tour since my aunt is still in the recovering process thus we needed to be extra careful not to engage with any taxing activity like Honda Bay island hopping tour. But that's fine, we were able to relax in Sabang Beach where the zipline area is located and we had the beach all to ourselves. See, with proper planning, a Php5000 budget trip to experience Puerto Princesa, Palawan's great outdoors can go a long way.
Monday, March 19, 2012
|South Sea Pearl Bracelets|
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
|Puerto Princesa Bay|
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
|inside the world's longest navigable Underground River|
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
|colors of Palawan|
Located at the western border of the Philippines, the irregular coastline of Palawan boasts a land area of 1,703,075 hectares and roughly 1,780 islands of sugar-white sandy beaches. From Manila, the capital city Puerto Princesa is approximately an hour's travel by plane.
Friday, February 17, 2012
|My newly created Travel Vision Board|
Sunday, February 5, 2012
|Citra Mina Koronadal|
Friday, February 3, 2012
|the green and e-passport|
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A few years back, while I'm on one of my usual flight back to my province down south, I found myself lying in bed hospitalized and confined for three days because of contaminated water. After that dreadful experience, I always make sure to bring my medicine kit with me wherever I go. Funny thing is, my backpack serves not only my house but also my hospital for the entire duration of my succeeding trips.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
|Gano iTouch 3rd Quarter Travel Blitz participants in front of Putrajaya Royal Palace|
Thursday, January 5, 2012
- arrival at LCCT airport
- super late lunch at a local food court
- afternoon trip to Putrajaya (Seri Wawasan Suspension Bridge, Masjid Putra, Perdana Putra, Putrajaya Royal Palace)
- Merdeka Square
- dine in at Sek Yuen Restaurant
- check in at Alpha Genesis Hotel
- stroll the streets of KL until we get to Petronas Twin Towers