Month: April 2012 (page 1 of 4)

Day 47: Between Coordinates Dot Com

Forty-seven days, a few dollars on hosting, a few more dollars on the domain name, and a great tip from Kuya James of Journeyingjames.com,  travel.reginegarcia.com is now betweencoordinates.com! Read more →

Day 46: Journeying James in Iloilo!

Maybe for some, the “halo-halo” shop along the Lapaz Market, Iloilo, is not the ideal place to spend time with a man who has been to all of the provinces in the Philippines – but for us, anywhere is perfect! Read more →

Day 45: Baby Steps

A month and a half ago I told my sorry self that I will travel the world before I turn 30. Well, guess what? I have roughly less than 9 years to do it. The progress so far? I’d say, four or five notches below the “beginner” level. Why? I have tons of things to learn. One of those “essential” lessons will definitely be packing! Sure, I can pack light. The only problem is that I want to pack even lighter! Haha. Read more →

Day 44: Penniless Photowalk

I did 5.17 miles of photo walking along the sidewalks of Iloilo City today. My personal challenge was to do it without spending any money – but sometimes there are just circumstances that will make you take the other option. So, I used up my only 20 peso bill for two jeepney rides. Haha! Don’t ask why. Read more →

Picturesque View From Punta Sojoton Lighthouse

I could still remember my first visit here, I was with my father about 6 years ago. Nothing really changed after those years and my fondest of memories are still in tact. This April, I visited the hometown of my father to get to know my close and distant relatives, have a break away from the city life, and of course, see the things that surrounded him when he was still growing up. I learned about his childhood there. Read more →

Beat The Summer Heat at Pasalan Falls

In my recent trip to my father’s homeland in Cauayan, I never really expected that there’s an existing gem hidden behind the trees and mountains. All I know is that there are beaches and it is such a great place to relax. Well, I was completely wrong. For a frequent visitor of the place, I admit I failed to appreciate its phenomenal beauty. Read more →

Hidden Oasis in Panglao Island, Bohol

Often times, when we speak of “paradise,” we would think of a beach in Maldives, or maybe even Bora Bora. The Virgin Island of Panglao is something we should all be proud to call our own little paradise. Locals call this uninhabited island as the “Hidden Oasis,” popularly characterized by its crescent shaped sandbar and its luscious palm trees sitting on white sand that envelopes it. Read more →

Panglao Island, Bohol: Peaceful Alona Beach

In the early 1980’s, the peaceful Alona Beach in Panglao Island, Bohol, was originally known as the “Tawala Seaside” until a famous Philippine film star of that decade named Alona Allegre, came to the beach and made a film there as a mermaid who fell in love with a mortal. So, during the filming of the movie, local men would shout “Alona!” because they wanted to see here. Thus, the name of the beach. Read more →

Day 43: Burning Passion

Today I learned about “passion” – doing things in life that you actually enjoy. For me, passion is falling inlove with what you do, pursuing those things that make you happy, and above all, it gives you that “purpose of living.” I mean, you take control. Read more →

Local Legends of The Chocolate Hills

On our way to the popular tourist destination site of Bohol, Philippines, I was having an awkward conversation with our driver. Although he’s not our tour guide, he still tried to answer my queries. Obviously, I could not hold my thoughts together: I was really curious of how these hills came about and why was it named “Chocolate Hills?” I even joked about it by asking a ridiculous question if these legendary hills were edible. Good thing the driver could not understand Hiligaynon – else, I’d be such a lousy joker. 🙂 Read more →