Philippines

See you soon, Boracay!

August 18, 2014
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Many people, Filipinos and foreigners alike, have a love-hate relationship with Boracay. We love it for its beauty. We hate it for its crowds. But of course, the love definitely outweighs the hate. The number of people visiting the island is a testament to this. Now I make it a point to visit Boracay at…

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Trip diary: Bolinao, Pangasinan

May 22, 2014
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Can you imagine surfing in this kind of water? @_@

Note: Company trip, 15-16 March 2014 I always love going up north, especially during the summer months. Aside from a huge variety of things to do, the beaches are less crowded than in the south. As Manila is becoming hotter and more humid by the day, I did not pass up an opportunity to go…

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Finding the stoke in Bagasbas Beach

May 6, 2014
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With wahine extraordinaire, Mocha Vargas, pride of Daet. Hello Mocha, I am Caramel! ;)
Photo credit: Dhon Abril

After a very relaxing time at Calaguas, our group headed back to the mainland and we’re off to Bagasbas. Bagasbas Beach is only 4km away from Vinzons Port and should not take you more than a half hour drive. Dozens of commercial establishments line the street facing the beach, which is a long stretch of…

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Calaguas for newbies

April 27, 2014
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Calaguas for newbies

I was in Calaguas recently and I would like to assure you that whatever raves you’ve heard of it, they are all TRUE! This place is truly awesome. In fact, it leapfrogged over Bohol and Boracay to claim the 2nd spot in my list of my most favourite Philippine beaches, 2nd only to El Nido,…

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Calaguas: Paradise Found

April 24, 2014
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Calaguas: Paradise Found

It was 2 hours past my usual lunch time and I was starving. My Jollibee breakfast was already gone hours ago and my stomach was complaining. I was bitch-slapped by a huge wave that left me wet and cold. I was drenched from head to foot in salty water that left my hair hanging in…

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Lakbayan Travel Map – updated

April 23, 2014
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Lakbayan Travel Map – updated

I’ve been to a few other provinces since I first posted this map. But I am still a “C Grade Traveller”. Anyway, I look forward to visiting more places soon and one of my immediate goals is to visit all the provinces in the Bicol region.  :) My Lakbayan grade is C! How much of…

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My first visit to Cebu (Part 1 of 3, Cebu)

March 11, 2014
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My first visit to Cebu (Part 1 of 3, Cebu)

I’ve never been to Cebu. I have heard lots of great things about it but I never had the chance to visit. Until Endre came to the Philippines for a month-long stay. Endre first visited Cebu last year during the Sinulog Festival. It was love at first sight for him. Cebu was so remarkable for…

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Handlebar and my first “sidetrip” to Makati’s red light district

February 8, 2014
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Handlebar and my first “sidetrip” to Makati’s red light district

I never thought that I would find myself in a “manly” bar on a Friday night. The guys decided to bring our boss Vernon to Makati after work for drinks. They know a lot of places but they decided on Handlebar, which is in Polaris Street, near Jupiter. Jupiter used to be my Saturday night…

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Stoked! Surfing is lovelier the second time around (San Juan, La Union)

August 5, 2013
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Even after a disastrous surfing trip at Normis in La Union, I have decided I still wanted to surf. Not pro level, of course. But a decent one. So this time, I decided to go to a PROPER surf school with REAL instructors. Not the ones where you just pay someone who knows how to…

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I fought Darth Vader!

April 21, 2013
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Look at that dumb look on my face :P

One afternoon, I was having a nice, leisurely walk in a museum when suddenly, Darth Vader came to life! He stepped out of his portrait and attacked me. Good thing there was an extra light saber around and I fought him off. At least that’s how it looked like from my picture at the Seri…

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DFA passport renewal process at SM Megamall

March 26, 2013
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DFA passport renewal process at SM Megamall

Today, I got my new passport. It smells gooood! My old one will expire in May and I have an upcoming trip so I needed to go ASAP to DFA to get it renewed. The passport renewal process at DFA is so different from way back in 2008, when I visited the main DFA office…

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How much of the Philippines have I visited?

February 17, 2013
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How much of the Philippines have I visited?

Not much, as evidenced by this this Lakbayan map. Papa used to travel a lot for work. When my sisters and I were very young, he was away for weeks on end and he would call us up every night to say hi. He has visited over 90% of Philippine provinces, including Batanes and he…

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Boracay on a budget: Travel via groupon!

April 12, 2012
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Boracay is THE place to be when temperatures rise in the Philippines. The quintessential beach getaway has it all: clear blue waters, powdery white sand, great sun, fun water sports, hot nights and so much more. There is something for everybody in Boracay. If you are planning a trip to the island, why not take…

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Patapat Viaduct (Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte)

April 12, 2012
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Patapat Viaduct (Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte)

The Patapat Viaduct is a 1.3 km concrete winding bridge at the foot of the North Cordillera Mountain range and it connects the Ilocos Region to Cagayan Valley. Standing 31 meters above sea level, it affords a breathtaking view of Pasaleng Bay. It is often called the French Riviera of the Northern Philippines and many…

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Kabigan Falls (Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte)

April 7, 2012
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Kabigan Falls (Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte)

Our Pagudpud Northbound Tour begins with a visit to Kabigan Waterfalls, located in Barangay Balaoi. Now, the very last waterfall I visited was way back in 2005 in Sagada, Mountain Province. I remembered I had to trek for a good 30 minutes under the blazing sun before seeing the beauty of the falls. This time…

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Cape Bojeador Lighthouse (Burgos, Ilocos Norte)

April 7, 2012
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Cape Bojeador Lighthouse (Burgos, Ilocos Norte)

Situated on the top of Vigia de Nagparitan Hill, the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse was designed by Engineer Magin Pers and Pers in 1887 and was completed in 1890. The octagonal tower stands 20 meters high (65 feet) and for over a hundred years, it has been guiding ships along the rocky Ilocos coast. It was…

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Bangui Windmills (Bangui, Ilocos Norte)

April 2, 2012
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Bangui Windmills (Bangui, Ilocos Norte)

From Burgos, we headed north to Bangui, home of the famous windmills. These giant “electric fans” can actually be seen from Saud Beach, and I was really excited to get up close and personal to them. The moment I stepped out of the tricycle, I was running towards the windmills and was snapping away happily.…

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Kapurpurawan Rock Formations (Burgos, Ilocos Norte)

April 2, 2012
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Kapurpurawan Rock Formations (Burgos, Ilocos Norte)

Some 30 kilometers from Bangui, the town of Burgos cradles the majestic rock formations of Kapurpurawan. If you usually equate Philippine tourism with white sand beaches and swaying palm trees, think again. This is a different kind of white. And a different kind of beautiful. Kapurpurawan, which comes from the Ilocano word “puraw” meaning “white”,…

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Loving Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte!

April 1, 2012
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Loving Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte!

I am lucky enough to find myself on the road a lot lately. After a quick trip to Baguio (which I haven’t blogged about yet), I was heading up north again to Pagudpud (this time with my one of my BFFs, Rein). In fact, the 3 trips I made so for were all north-bound (La…

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Surfing in La Union (or not quite)

February 12, 2012
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La Union, how do I love thee? Let me count the waves… The moment we stepped foot in La Union, I instantly fell it love with it. And what’s not to love? The endless expanse of beach. The feel of the warm sand between my toes. The hot sun on my face. The sound of…

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Mis/adventures in La Union!

February 4, 2012
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Mis/adventures in La Union!

Yay! In my 10+ years of existence in the blogging world, this is the first time I’m having a guest blogger (hopefully, not the last) ^_^ My friend Jinbei is here to write about our recent trip up north. Read on to find out about our funny adventures and mishaps in La Union. Enjoy! +…

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