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 […]
May 30, 2016

A Convenient Way of Booking Your Bus to Banaue

When you think of traveling the Philippines, the first things that come to mind (and to google) are amazing beaches, blue lagoons, and wide eyed miniature monkeys. While all of these are amazing for themselves, the north of the Philippines has one of the most amazing mountain views you’ll see. These mountains are the house of 2000 year old rice terraces, which are referred to as an eighth wonder of the world. Admittedly, there seems to be quite a few eighth wonders out there, but don’t hold it against Batad. It’s still a place you shouldn’t miss if you visit […]
February 16, 2016
Manny Pacquiao and Rainbow

On Punches and Beautiful Rainbows

“Indonesian???” asked a local who looked at me with a confused look in his own face. “No,” I would smile. “Japan?” “No.” “Thailand?” “No.” “Vietnam!” “Try harder!” “Philippine!” And he laughed, as if he won the lottery. This guessing game is one of the few constants on my trips around Southeast Asia. “Kyaw!” he exclaimed. It was my turn to look confused. “Hekyaw!” he tried once again and then punched the air. “Aah, Pacquiao!” “Ya-ya-ya!” Hearing the word Pacquiao is one of the few constants on my trips around Southeast Asia. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao single-handedly held the image of the […]
February 12, 2016
Ultimate Travel Guide to Southern Cebu Philippines 2016

18 Things to Do in Southern Cebu, Philippines 2017

I have lived all my life here in Cebu. It is the Point A for all destinations I have been to. It is where I live. It is the place I often leave. But it is also my point of departure, the point I return to. [READ: 12 months of Beaches in the Philippines] In Cebu, my midweek affair is down south [ READ: Southern Cebu Beaches; but my weekend lover is up north: Malapascua. But even though I constantly travel around Cebu, I cannot claim I know these places well, because they keep on changing, especially to meet the […]