NOTE FROM JONA THE WITCH | This is the second installation of Danielle Balanga’s field notes from her sponsored trip to Samar for Backpacking with a Book. She represented this humble blog. You can read the first part of her Samar Travel Guide on BWAB. Here are three more interesting things to do in Samar. V: THINGS TO DO IN SAMAR | Embracing Personal Histories at Lola Rosa’s Bed and Breakfast Tuckered out from a day of constant movement, everyone fell asleep en route to town. It was night time when we reached Lola Rosa’s Inn, a local historical site. […]
SAMAR TRAVEL GUIDE | Or a personal narrative of doing it | A NOTE FROM JONA THE WITCH: I’ve been away from the Philippines longer than my heartbreak. Yet, this modest of a digital space for ramblings still got some media trip invitations. With Ha Noi, Viet Nam as my current Point A, it’s either I declined or asked someone to have the fun. The latter is a happier option. So here is Danielle, a self-proclaimed couch potato, took the challenge of stitching stories after stories of the places she found herself in. I: Concerning a Couch Potato Coming from a […]
Myanmar Travel Guide | Few places still have a certain magic and mystique around them the way Myanmar does. Steeped in history and culture, and having only opened its doors in recent years, it remains relatively unexplored by the rest of the world compared to neighboring Cambodia or Vietnam. Still unconvinced? Here are four reasons why you should book your flight tickets and plan an adventure to mystical Myanmar.
This gorgeous underground paradise is a place that you can actually visit. What’s commonly known as the Puerto Princesa Underground River is an 8.2-km (5.1-mile) section of the 24-km (15-mile) St. Paul Underground River Cave. It ends directly at the West Philippine Sea. The huge cave mouth at the end of the river also serves as its access point. From there, small boats can enter up to 4.5 km (2.7 miles) into the river to see its caves, rock format ions, and unique marine life. Special permits can give you access to all 8.2 km of the underground river, but […]