Mount Kinabalu Climb Sticky post

Walk the Torq at Mt. Kinabalu

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Kota Kinabalu last June 5 not only damaged the roads and other structures in the city, but also claimed the lives of climbers including the young students from Singapore and their guides due to falling rocks. It also puts four tourists in the spotlight who stripped naked and urinated at the summit six days before the quake. The Sabah natives believed that this angered “Aki“, the mountain protector, and such disrespect to the sacred mountain triggered the strongest earthquake in Malaysia since 1976.

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Backpacking Kota Kinabalu. State Mosque at the background. Sticky post

Backpacking Kota Kinabalu

There is so much to see in Kota Kinabalu (abbr. as KK) aside from climbing the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. During our 2013 trip, we familiarized the small city by walking 6km from the airport to Gaya Centre Hotel, where we stayed the first night. It was a great idea to warm-up with our backpacks, but the truth is—we don’t have enough ringgits for a taxi!

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Mayon Volcano Climb

Our Mt. Mayon climb was one beautiful adventure and it was my most unforgettable climb experience.

Our original plan was to climb Mt. Pulag in the last week of August 2011 via Akiki-Akiki trail (seriously haha), but typhoon Mina struck Northern Luzon forcing us to cancel the climb. It was the strongest typhoon in 2011. When we went to Mt. Pulag in 2012 via Akiki-Ambangeg trail, we also had a stormy weather, but that’s another story.

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A Beautiful Truth: Boracay Turquoise turned Green

The Republic of Boracay vs Algal Bloom 

People noticed what appeared to be an ugly sight of green seaweeds on the long-stretched White Beach. Continue reading “A Beautiful Truth: Boracay Turquoise turned Green”


Dumaguete City is attractive to foreign retirees because of the low cost of living and also the slow pace of life.  We noticed many of them down the boulevard enjoying a chat with their friends.

It’s a smoke-free city. Also, it is a great place to visit for a food trip because there’s a lot of good restaurants, especially around the Boulevard. You won’t have any problems with the transportation Continue reading “WHEN IN DUMAGUETE”

Aguinid Falls. Samboan, Cebu Sticky post

CEBU SOUTH: Samboan, Ginatilan & Boljoon

This is one of the few unplanned out-of-the-city weekend trips I had. Unplanned, because most of the time I am meticulous searching where to stay, where or what to eat and what to enjoy on new places. Well, now it doesn’t matter as long as I’m with my best travel buddy. I just entered a few keywords on google a couple of hours before we left the city.

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Dulang-dulang Kitanglad Traverse Sticky post

D2K: Dulang-dulang to Kitanglad Traverse

The traverse from Mt. Dulang Dulang to Mt. Kitanglad is one of the most challenging trails I have braved. The majestic mountains belong to the Kitanglad Mountain Range, a popular destination for Filipino climbers due to its elevation, views and difficulty. Mt. Dulang Dulang (D2) is the second highest mountain in the country with an elevation of of 2,938 masl,  while Mt. Kitanglad is the fourth Continue reading “D2K: Dulang-dulang to Kitanglad Traverse”

Vigan Itinerary Guide Sticky post

VIGAN: Heritage Town

This is yet the best unplanned trip for me. The evening before our scheduled flight came my biggest surprise, my passport was nowhere to be found! Continue reading “VIGAN: Heritage Town”

Mt. Mauyog Day Trek. Cebu, Philippines.

Mt. Mauyog Day Hike

If you are looking to spice up a rather boring weekend, a trek to Mt. Mauyog may be a cure for boredom. You can spend your weekend with a day hike and pay only around Php350 for the transportation going there.

Mt. Mauyog in Balamban is becoming a popular hiking destination for Cebuanos  Continue reading “Mt. Mauyog Day Hike”

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Sea Glass, a real gem.

We always love to go deeper
Into the ocean
Dive for black pearls
Or farther
At the other end of the rainbow Continue reading “Sea Glass, a real gem.”