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Looking Back Photo Series: Greens and Blues (Philippines)

Looking Back Photo Series: Greens and Blues (Philippines)

A collection of meaningful photos from past travels: 2015-2017 Continue reading

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Bacolod to Manila on a Budget

Bacolod to Manila on a Budget

(Traveling in the Philippines without flying) Happy new year to all! This blog post is about the budgeted journey I took from Bacolod City, Negros Island Region to the Philippine capital of Manila with a side trip to Boracay. This is to give you an idea on how to travel the Philippines without flying so … Continue reading

Batad: A Glorious Adventure

Batad: A Glorious Adventure

An old friend once recounted his tale of trekking Tapiya Falls in Batad. There were lots of “putangina talaga” comments in between “bangin” (cliff), “pagod” (tired) and “laglag” (fall).  The atrocious words stuck with me as I rode the freezing bus in the wee hours of the morning to Banaue, the drop off point for … Continue reading

Learn From Our Mistake

Learn From Our Mistake

The past is a reminder. Our knowledge of it allows us to reconstruct the present to survive and live better for tomorrow. Whether it be several hard blows to the head or a few accidents here and there, our past experience is key to help us eventually purge ourselves of the poison that nourishes the inner monster. That … Continue reading

Home in the Metro: MNL Boutique Hostel

Home in the Metro: MNL Boutique Hostel

It can be difficult to find a place of refuge in Metro Manila. After all, it’s a developing city with crowded streets, honking cars, rambunctious vendors screaming “dibidi!”, and riot bus rides. But visitors who have had enough of Manila’s grind can rest knowing that somewhere in the Business District of this unpredictable city lies … Continue reading

“The Spirit Carries On”

“The Spirit Carries On”

During my 30-day journey, I experienced a few health scares. The worst one happened when I was in Vang Vieng, Laos. After a 30-minute bike ride, I arrived at a very steep, unpaved road and had to push my bicycle up to get to the very top. Minutes later, I felt like fainting. Though I … Continue reading