June 16, 2017

An Updated Philippines Travel Guide and Travel Tips for Beginners

Hi there, I’m Jona, a Filipino who left her homecountry to pursue a long-term trip abroad. Here is an honest and updated Philippines Travel Guide and Travel Tips.  I hope you find it useful. If you got questions not answered in the content, please leave a comment, so I can update this monster of a post. The length is about 2500 words. So spare at least 30 minutes for this! I vowed to travel the entire Philippines, from the northernmost to the southernmost part before traveling abroad. I tried to keep this promise for almost a decade. But I failed. […]
May 10, 2017
Siquijor Travel Guide

SIQUIJOR TRAVEL GUIDE | Things to Do in Siquijor Island

THIS IS YOUR ULTIMATE SIQUIJOR TRAVEL GUIDE. How many times have I been to Siquijor? Does it even matter? Doesn’t really. Revisiting places allows the traveler to see a different side of the place. When I’m brokenhearted or when I don’t know what’s going on in my already chaotic life, I packed my bag in the wee hours of the morning, headed to South Bus Terminal, and just ride a bus down south without really knowing where I’m heading to until I reach the tail of Cebu. Then Siquijor would pop in my head. This is your Siquijor Travel Guide […]
April 1, 2017
Siargao Travel Guide 2017

SIARGAO TRAVEL GUIDE 2017 | 33 Things to Do on Siargao Island

EDIT (April 2017): Here is your most updated Siargao travel guide! I came back to Siargao last February 2017 (my fourth visit), this time around with Tobias (in case you’re new here, Tobias is my beloved giant 😀 ). We did a lot of new things on the island. And Siargao, as a tourist destination, has rebranded itself. Six years ago, Siargao Island had this laidback and backpacker feel. Most of its shores were covered with towering coconut trees. Now, fancy hotels eat up a good amount of space. Restaurants, from gourmet French to Mexican, are everywhere too! I got […]
February 25, 2017
Port Barton Travel Guide

DEEP MOON RESORT REVIEW | My Port Barton Travel Guide

In total, I spent 9 nights in Palawan: two nights in Puerto Princesa, five nights in El Nido, and two nights in Port Barton. Palawan is elongated in shape. I’ve only covered three destinations in the northern part. Since the flights are relatively expensive, it is better to explore and stay longer. Ideally, two weeks or so. Here is a short narrative on doing nothing in Port Barton but relaxing in Moon Deep Resort. This first appeared on my travel column Down South on Interaksyon.com I left El Nido with migraine pounding my temples and eyes that throbbed like an […]