Category: Negros Oriental

Apo Island: Swimming with Giant Sea Turtles

Beneath the lofty waves across Apo Island, I was rekindled in a world where you hear nothing but the symphony of ebbing waters. Looking down on the tranquil aqua meadows of the deep, there was not a single turtle in sight. I drifted away, listening to the sound of my own breathing, adoring the changing hues of the sea. Read more →

Finding Yourself at the Manjuyod White Sandbar Stretch

Sitting quietly at the back of the boat, I laid a little with my arms crossed behind my head. My eyes were fixed on the blue waters of Tañon Strait, awaiting for more dolphins to greet me on that day. It was around 8 o’clock and I guess they’re all done with their morning show. I closed my eyes for a brief moment – listening intently to the growling sound of boat’s motor, the whistling wind, and the muffled conversations from my friends on the other end. Read more →

Dumaguete on Foot

Dumaguete City is the largest city in the province of Negros Oriental. This humble land is also known as The City of Gentle People – and I can personally attest to that. During my 5-day stay here, I was able to see, hear, smell, feel, taste, and experience Dumaguete. While walking down the not-so-busy street, these are some things that I find quite remarkable. Read more →