Negros Oriental 2015: The Maldives of the Philippines

This is the continuation of our South Cebu-Negros Oriental excursion way back in November 2015. November 30, 2015 Finally, we arrived at the fourth and last day of our excursion. Yesterday, unlike our previous two days, was more laidback and more relaxing. My first taste of Negros Oriental was full of promise that I looked […]

Negros Oriental 2015: Into the Island of Turtles

This is the continuation of our South Cebu-Negros Oriental excursion way back in November 2015. November 29, 2015 The previous day was exhausting – we swam with the whale sharks in Oslob, climbed Cebu’s highest point, and explored remnants of the Spanish colonization. It was filled with many activities that we nearly missed the last […]

Travel Portfolio # 2: 2018 Local Travels in Pictures

January is about to end but here I am, still scrambling to complete these pieces pertaining to the previous year. As part of my 2018 throwback, I have rounded up some of the most memorable pictures of my local travels. 2018 wasn’t as productive, travel-wise, compared to previous years but still I had fun. Here […]

2018 Travel Recap: A Year of Firsts and Reflections (Part II)

Lately I have been publishing mostly bookworm related stuff so today I am going to break the monotony by looking back at the year that was in terms of travelling, exploration and adventures. Although it is already midway through the month but I believe it is never too late to write a new piece about […]

2018 Travel Recap: A Year of Firsts and Reflections (Part I)

Lately I have been publishing mostly bookworm related stuff so today I am going to break the monotony by looking back at the year that was in terms of travelling, exploration and adventures. Although it is already midway through the month but I believe it is never too late to write a new piece about […]

The Great Cordilleran Traverse Series: Mt. Purgatory, the Mossy Gateway

Following our successful traverse of Malipunyo mountain range, I set on a course to change the complexion of my year. After many stalled climbs, I am gaining momentum, so I decided to follow up my first climb of the year with a traverse of Mt. Purgatory. I was a little apprehensive on doing so because […]

Hiker Board: Mt. Napulauan

Mountain Profile Major jump-offs: Poblacion and Barangay Hapao, Hungduan Alternative jump-off: Balentimol Falls, Hungduan Elevation: 2,642 MASL Difficulty: 7/9, Major Climb Trail Class: 3 Days Required: 1-2 days Hours to Summit: 9 hours Source: Pinoy Mountaineer A Bloody Trail (Balentimol Falls to Poblacion Traverse) Nestled in the Cordilleran mountain range are some of the country’s most mystical and haunting […]

Glimpses: The Hungduan Rice Terraces, A UNESCO Heritage Site

The Philippines, undoubtedly, is a blessed country that never runs out of amazing sights and landmarks. A mecca for the traveler, Philippines offers a wide range of exciting activities and destinations. Among these amazing destinations are the countless rice terraces that can be found all over the country. Rice terraces are very common amongst agricultural […]

The Great Cordilleran Traverse: Mt. Napulauan, A Bloody Climb

This is my version of the climb. For Saul’s version of our climb, you may visit his site: Great Cordillera Traverse: Mt. Napulawan Edition. Day 1: A Small World of Bloody Coincidences When I started taking climbing seriously, the thought of doing an overnight climb barely crossed my mind. The idea of spending a night […]