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 along the long-stretched White Beach. Main Issue: Did it really kill its beauty? Was there malice? Was murder committed? Bloom pleaded not guilty. The real intention that Bloom resided temporarily and seasonally is to warn us that Boracay has become too rich, i.e. nutrient rich, that it pollutes the beach so that less people will be swimming around—to alienate you. Nobody wants to walk on the greens at the beach; people only love swimming in turquoise waters. Don’t let appearances fool you. You have to uncover … Continue reading A Beautiful Truth: Boracay Turquoise turned Green

APO ISLAND & TWIN LAKES (Cebu – Dumaguete) Itinerary and Notes

We traveled by car from Cebu City to Liloan Port, Santander. From there we took a banca ride to Sibulan Port then rode a jeepney to Dumaguete. In the afternoon we went to the Twin Lakes and spent a night in a Dumaguete hostel, then early morning the next day we went to Zamboangita wharf and took the 30-min boat ride to Apo Island. The water is calm during summer, but most of the time it is going to be a rough ride. There is nothing to worry though as boat incidents are rare; it is just a 30 minute ride from … Continue reading APO ISLAND & TWIN LAKES (Cebu – Dumaguete) Itinerary and Notes

When in Dumaguete

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 are lots of great restaurants, especially around their boulevard which is located near the coastline. You won’t have any problems with the transportation because there are many tricycles available to take you from your doorstep to anywhere around the city for a minimum of P7.50/P8.00. To go to farther … Continue reading When in Dumaguete

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Dulang-dulang to Kitanglad Traverse | Climbing the 2nd and 4th highest peaks in the Philippines

The traverse from Mt. Dulang Dulang to Mt. Kitanglad (dubbed as D2K) 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, summit view, … Continue reading Dulang-dulang to Kitanglad Traverse | Climbing the 2nd and 4th highest peaks in the Philippines

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Ilocos Norte | tourist spots to visit in Vigan, Laoag, Pagudpud and La Union

A better way to learn more about our country’s culture and history is to travel to Northern Luzon in a shoestring budget and experience the local life. Take delight in riding the kalesa in Vigan and marvel at its old world charm. More history awaits in Laoag and there’s fun and excitement at the sand dunes of Paoay and a relaxing treat of serene white beaches and lovely blue skies in Pagudpud. Continue reading Ilocos Norte | tourist spots to visit in Vigan, Laoag, Pagudpud and La Union

Staycation | the homebody in me

This was the last thing I expected to enjoy. Staying home for days never crossed my mind before. Yet, I have afforded myself a weeklong ‘staycation‘. Never spent a single cent. Never went out far from the front gate. Never craved for a cup of Starbucks or The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Never tasted Potato Corner fries when visiting a mall. Never jogged at the paved roads. Never got sunburns or darker skin from staying long at the beach or in the mountains. Never sneezed at the smell of the still good used clothes at the ukay-ukay or secondhand stores. These things I … Continue reading Staycation | the homebody in me

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.

Mt. Mauyog in Balamban is becoming a popular hiking destination for Cebuanos because of its relatively easy trail that can be traversed from the more popular Mt. Manunggal, a plane crash site of late President Magsaysay and his staff. Continue reading Mt. Mauyog Day Hike