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karap-agan falls

When I set my eyes on something, I’ll make sure to do everything to get or achieve it. I will only stop if pursuing is really impossible and life-threatening, especially when it comes to travel goals. Hence, when I set my course to Matalom, Leyte, my expectation was pretty clear—that before I cross to Canigao Island, I should experience Hitoog Cave and Karap-agan Falls first. That was the only viable Read more

Ian Limpangog while wading the shallows of Mahaba Island with Himokilan Island in the background

The Labor Day weekend altered the hushed atmosphere of Inopacan. Travelers and tourists flocked the boulevard to get a slot of the first batch of boat departures, which at that time, ran out really fast. It was still six in the morning, yet the dispatcher’s booth was overwhelmed with the swarm of excited as well as incited individuals. We were fortunate to be the first ones on the queue. Immediately Read more

Biri, Northern Samar: Bel-at Tidal Pool

Being stressed and angled for minutes, my elbow pit had started to feel uncomfortable. My palms were itching too, yet I couldn’t let go of my grip. I could also feel my calf and feet trembling, but resting them was not among the choices. For some reasons, commuting was pretty difficult on that part of Samar on Holy Week. I was hanging at the back of the jeepney, breaking a Read more

Tim Ho Wan's best-selling pork buns

Cebu is one the Philippines’ hot spot for gastronomic adventure. A wide variety of cuisine and dining options dot around the city. From time to time, new food stalls and restaurants spring up like mushrooms, adding more entries to the long list of dining destinations. And soon, a Michelin-starred food chain will be among its additions. Hong Kong’s famous Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant, Tim Ho Wan, is opening its 7th branch Read more

Sumilon Island sandbar

I got awake due to an alarm. It was a lazy dawn, and getting up was a bit of a challenge. The cold breeze blowing from the windows, the refreshing scent of my pillows, and the deafening silence where all conducive to a good sleep. I reached my noisy phone from the bedside, and then checked the alarm. A note stating, “Trip to Sumilon” was flashing with the vibration rhythm. Read more

Pink Beach of Zamboanga

The Philippines is a host to some of the world’s gorgeous beaches. These beaches are scattered to various islands within the archipelago. Boracay, El Nido, Coron, Malapascua, Bantayan, Concepcion, and Siquijor are among the thousand others that host the Philippines priced and famed, white beach fronts. The Pink Beach of the Great Santa Cruz Island Most of the beaches that rise to popularity are white. But, one fine strip in Read more

Juellen Jey Macapangal in Apo Island

Apo Island, being a marine sanctuary, is a popular dive spot. Perhaps, the island was listed on the 2008 version of Sport Diver Magazine’s top 100 diving spots in the world. Guests spend most of their time exploring the depths of its surrounding waters to meet and greet with its inhabitants. The underwater communities thrive as they are protected by the Philippines laws, and of course, with the help of Read more