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 kill its beauty? Was there malice? Was murder committed? Bloom pleaded not guilty. Having the presence of these green organisms alienate many tourists. The beach is now seen as uninviting. It is anymore as enticing compared to when it had crystal clear waters. Fewer people are swimming around since nobody wants to dip and touch the slimy greens in the near-shore area; most people only love swimming in turquoise waters. However, it is important to fully … 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 … Continue reading When in Dumaguete

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

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 Kitanglad Mountain Range, a popular destination for Filipino hikers due to its elevation, summit views, and … Continue reading Mt. Dulang-dulang to Mt. Kitanglad Traverse | Climbing the Philippines’ 2nd and 4th highest peaks

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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