April 5, 2023

How It Is to Travel Abroad for the First Time with a Philippine Passport

“Timan-i, stranger ka didto.” Remember, you’re a stranger there. The first lesson arrived in a text message from Mama who had no other choice but to accept that I am not settling down just yet, and that I’d rather spend my money travelling than buy my own lot to build […]
April 5, 2023

Whang Od and Her Village

She sighed. She was crouching on the floor, shifting some leaves with her frail-looking wrinkled hands. She then slit the middle of one elongated leaf, which looked like pandan, and inserted the base of another. She repeated the process until she made a beautiful mandala of leaves. She then pushed […]
February 28, 2023

WHERE TO EAT IN CEBU? The Top 16 Filipino Restaurants in Cebu to Try

Wondering where to eat in Cebu? These top Filipino Restaurants in Cebu are based on personal experience and preference. It’s totally not unheard-of that Cebu is one of the leading tourist destinations in the Philippines. Centrally located in the Philippine archipelago, Cebu, dubbed as the “Queen City of the South” […]
February 23, 2023

Our 15 Best Budget Hotels In Singapore Picked for You

Before visiting Singapore, twice in fact, there is always that rumor that it is an expensive country to travel. It is not actually true. Singapore can grow on you. Acclaimed for its elegant architecture, manicured urban landscapes, and sumptuous dishes, Singapore attracts both Asian and western travelers. But some hesitate […]
February 20, 2023

Experience Samar with Our Ultimate Samar Travel Guide

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 […]
February 20, 2023

Experience Puerto Princesa Underground River: Your Ultimate Travel Guide

Puerto Princesa Underground River Travel Guide covers everything you need to know fully enjoy  one of the seven wonders of the world! 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 […]
February 1, 2023

The Little Pleasures Found in Onomichi, Japan

ONOMICHI, JAPAN | ONOMICHI TRAVEL GUIDE | While Pim stood by the baywalk’s railing, an old woman, all smiling, passed by and said something in Japanese and gestured towards the camera. With my poor Japanese vocabulary bank: suka, honto ni, wakaranai, kawaii—words I learned from years-long of reading manga, watching anime, and interacting […]
October 13, 2022

Siargao’s Magpopongko Rock Pool and Flats: Everything You Need to Know

When you think of Siargao, you think of Cloud 9, local surfers with tight-ass abs—and the past years—the swimming hole named Magpupungko Rock Pool, sometimes spelled Magpopongko Rock Pools and Flats. Magpupungko Rock Pool is definitely one of the most epic spots in Siargao. This natural pool is located in […]
October 8, 2022

Everything You Need to Know about Siargao Surfing

I’m not a surfer. I tried it. I’m not built for it. It requires patience that my mind fails to develop. I did not and most likely do not see the pleasure of paddling towards the waves for 15 minutes only to ride the wave for 5 seconds. Pro surfers […]
October 8, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Siargao Airport (IAO)

I know, the cat is out of the bag. Everyone wants to travel and live in Siargao Island. I don’t know who came up with the tear-shaped metaphor, when you look it up, there is nothing tear-shaped about Siargao at all. Just like its surf swells, the island looks rough […]
August 22, 2022

Everything You Need to Know: Cebu North Bus Terminal

Are you looking for a guide on Cebu North Bus Terminal? You’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will provide a detailed overview of the routes and destinations serviced from Cebu North Bus Terminal. We will also provide some tips on how to make your journey […]
March 18, 2022

Top 18 Diving Spots in the Philippines

I am not a serious diver. I do have a license and have dived in Vietnam, Malaysia, and more extensively in my home country—the Philippines. I can say that the Philippines is one precious gem for diving. If you have not been to the country, and you are a diver, […]