Twin Lakes of Negros Oriental (Dumaguete) Guide

So here is a site that will be less sensitive with weather condition when you visit Dumaguete! From Dapitan, we arrived in Dumaguete at 515AM, and reached Bais by 630AM. The gloomy weather preempted us that it was not the best time to hit the shore. We have already conditioned our mind to check out…

Lunch Overlooking the Mountains

It was around lunchtime when we reached the entry point of the Twin Lakes. We were hungry, our phone batteries were down, but our spirits were very up there. We saw a signage of Azalea Restaurant, and Mars told that it would be nice to ear lunch there. After 15mins of habal-habal ride, we reached Azalea!…

The Pink Sand Beach of Sta. Cruz Island, Zamboanga City

Sta Cruz Island has been a trivial place to me since 2013. Known for its ‘pink sand’, the island marked itself in the PH map. Locals say that it is only nowadays that the island has been open to beachgoers due to safety concern back then. The island is a 15-min boat ride from Zamboanga…

Traveling Alone Tidbits of Learning

(I am typing this in the middle of the sea, somewhere between Mindoro and Batangas.) I am finishing my 8-day travel now, the longest I ever had so far. This travel is very different from the other travels I had as this is very purposive. I aim to be refreshed. I would like to believe…

Rain

(I am on my 6th day on the road. I am now on solo. I am writing this on a weakly lit room here in Roxas City which cost Php400.) How do you unload the heavy parts of your heart? How do you keep the memory that you do not want to remember keep coming…

Batanes Day 3: Sabtang Island

Click this: Link to Summary of Batanes trip The sun greeted as really well on our 3rd day in Batanes. This is my favorite among the days that we were in Batanes. Here’s the list of places you can visit in Sabtang Island: San Vicente Ferrer Church Malakdang Lighthouse Sinakan Stone Houses Brgy. Savidug Stone Houses Sto….

Batanes Day 1: North Batan

Click this: Link to Summary of Batanes Trip We began our Day 1 with an ‘Ivatan’ lunch. Our dessert was our tour guide’s introduction and stories about Batanes. After that, we quickly hit the road. That was the time I asked myself “Is Batanes really happening now?!”. Here’s the list of the places you can visit in…

Baler Weekend Summary/Itinerary

Seems like everyone in my situation has been to Baler. #surfer I was very interested with Baler, but not really willing to go to Baler especially on Summer since everyone’s headed to this place (despite the off-season time of surfing). I get to know people visiting this place, but interestingly, they do not tell much…

Kalanggaman and Sambawan 3D/2N Guide (Conquering Eastern Visayas)

I was not part of the original crew of this trip. The whole group was supposedly around 10 people. For context, I barely availed my 2016 VL’s, and this one was such a breaker. I remember I was very engaged in my workload when somebody booked me for this flight. It was just a one-day VL anyway….

Masamang Panlasa

Ilang buwan, linggo, at araw na rin pala akong hindi mapalagay. Hindi ko alam kung matutuwa akong silayan ang sikat ng araw. Isang pabigat ang paggising sa umaga. Tila isa itong parusa sa akin. Tila pasan ko ang pinagsama-samang luha ng mga tao sa lansangan. Gising, ngunit tulog din. Tulog, ngunit gising din. Hindi ko…