Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Truth be told, I have never explored Luzon before. The closest I got to Luzon was El Nido, Palawan. So, I say it was of such good fortune that I started my Luzon exploration in Bataan. Bagac, Bataan, I found out, isn’t exactly on top of people’s list when heritage cities are discussed. As a... Continue Reading →

Whale Shark Watching in Oslob

The ocean stirs the heart,  inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul ~Robert Wyland~ Oslob has always been a miss for me. I have planned to see the whale sharks two times prior but bad weather always prevented me. For those of you who need a little orientation of the Philippines' tropical... Continue Reading →

The Road to El Nido

The island of El Nido is a 6-hour drive away from Puerto Princesa. Some say it is best to travel to the island early in the morning so that there is still daylight when you arrive while others have said it is best to travel at night so by sunrise you will already be at... Continue Reading →

Palawan Amidst the Torrential Rains

After quite some time on hiatus, I am now back in sunny Cebu after an unfortunate week of torrential rain spent in Palawan, stuck in the guesthouse and unable to go island hopping in El Nido. Timing does matter because instead of long shorelines and endless sun, you will be getting howling winds and rains... Continue Reading →

Dumaguete – The Lovely University Town

The city of Dumaguete is located in Negros Oriental and is also the capital of the province. It has a population of more than 120,000 people and has been nicknamed The City of the Gentle People. Dumaguete has four universities and because of this it has also been named as the university town. A popular... Continue Reading →

Pit Señor! Sinulog Festival in Cebu

The drum beat, the painted faces of revelers under the harsh sun (or rain), the dancers, the costumes, the merrymaking; all these things describe Sinulog, the queen of all festivals. If you want to see how Cebuanos truly celebrate and have a good time, the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is something which you must absolutely see.

The Best Beaches in the Philippines

If you want to lie down on powdery white sand or swim in pristine turquoise waters without the high price tag, the Philippines is definitely the place to go. With more than 7000 islands to choose from, there is always something for everyone. The Philippines is an archipelago located in Southeast Asia. Having been under... Continue Reading →

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