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 […]

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 […]

Traversing the Verdant Forest of Malipunyo Mountain Range

Following a very successful climbing year in 2017 which helped me get back in shape, I was looking forward to climbing more mountains in 2018. I planned to climb at least one mountain per month. My first climbing assignment for 2018 was supposed to be Zambales’ newly discovered Mt. Pimmayong. I had to back up […]

South Korea Day 10: The Hundred and One Tales of Taejongdae

October 31, 2017 After our long and exasperating first day at Yonggungsa and Gamcheon Cultural Village, Joy and I decided to explore Taejongdae Park. Our friends who have been there two weeks earlier did recommend it to us. Before proceeding there, we had to pack our things and prepare for yet another journey. After Busan, […]

South Korea Day 6: Exploring a UNESCO Heritage Site

October 27, 2017 Our temple stay trip was refreshing; being surrounded by serenity rejuvenated my waning spirits. Too bad our stay at Jingwansa has to be cut short. Our friend, Voltaire is about to depart for the Philippines later in the day. This was supposed to be my original departure as well but due to […]