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

Why Do A Travel Digest?

MyTravelDigest is a library of my travel memories: travel notes, lessons, insights, photos and stories are posted here. Sharing some of my wonderful experiences while backpacking or hiking around the Philippines is my way of inspiring others and myself to travel more and return with a refreshing view on life. We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. — Anaïs Nin These days my brain is saturated with verdant mountains, turquoise beaches and anything that feeds my soul — so might as well write them down so I can taste life twice. Revisiting places by digesting travel memories, … Continue reading Why Do A Travel Digest?

Seeing it Differently and Taking it Lightly

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

Sabawan-Maripipi, Biliran

Recently, I answered an essay question asking what is an important ‘milestone’ in your life and what have you learned from it? Continue reading “Seeing it Differently and Taking it Lightly”