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How to Get to Don Salvador Benedicto

If you haven’t read my insights about Negros Occidental’s Don Salvador Benedicto, I suggest you read Invigorating Nature of Don Salvador Benedicto to get acquainted with its unspoiled beauty. Read more →

Invigorating Nature of Don Salvador Benedicto

On that very moment, I stood there and glanced on the verdant slopes of Don Salvador Benedicto. The chilling breeze blew through my hair as I patiently waited for the azure clouds to give way for the sunlight. The wind whistled through the air and slowly, streaks of light from the sun flashed upon its unspoiled perfection. Read more →

Day 352: Quick Ways to Avoid Strangers

It has been a whirlwind of awkward situations with different types of people I have met in a week’s span. Most situations were with men who were obviously predictable with their cheesy pick-up lines that nearly choked me to death on my seat while in the pre-departure area. 😛 (Please don’t mess with a young gal especially when she’s busy writing on her journal) Read more →

“Taklong” Forest Snails, Anyone?

Imagine these “slow poke” herbivore snails crawling with traces of orange slime, carrying a huge shell on their backs, and thriving in wooded areas of the forest being served as a local cuisine in Brgy. Bayuyan, President Roxas, Capiz. Read more →

Hagimit Falls: Discover the Sound of Serenity

Sitting quietly in an unspoiled forest, there lies a cascading waterfall that is surrounded by luscious green, vegetation, tall, enchanting trees, and flourished with the sound of nature that you once heard in a “How to relax” audiobook. Hagimit Falls is a small waterfall with several natural pools of cool, aqua water, gifted in the island of Samal. Read more →

El Salvador: The Water that Heals

Do you believe in miracles? Along the Divine Mercy Hills of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, lies the Divine Mercy Shrine where there was believed to be a powerful healing water that could cure illnesses and other diseases. Read more →

Walk of Faith at the Divine Mercy Shrine

Who would ever believe that the tallest Divine Mercy Statue is in the Philippines? Hailing at 50 feet, I was not aware that it was the “World’s Tallest” when we visited the Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental a week ago. This reminds me of Brazil’s “Cristo Redentor” statue along Rio de Janeiro’s river which tops it off a few more notch at 98 feet. Read more →

Effortless Flying by Wire at Bukidnon

If you are looking for some adrenaline-oozing adventure, or a way to relax and enjoy nature while hovering at 4500 ft above ground, then I recommend you should definitely try “flying by wire” aka Ziplining at Asia’s Longest Dual Zipline in Dahilayan Adventure Park, Bukidnon. Trust me, I was never really a fan of “extreme” heights, but this experience sparked the “crazy” in me. After that 840-meter stretch of “feeling-like-flying,” I was craving for more! Read more →

Stripping in Davao Airport

Most of the people I know have already stamps on their passports. Me? I have a passport with a “not-so-pretty-mug-shot-like” face and blank pages that are dying to have some out of the country ink to be dabbed over it. But well, that’s life. 🙂 Those who have gone out of the country could say that the security in airports are really tight… Maybe my experience in Davao International Airport (DIA) aka Francisco Bangoy International Airport share the same type of “tight” security. Read more →

8 Awesome Commandments for Newbie Backpackers

It is always an experiment in every journey. From the collective trial and error of my laundry “overnight drying time,” or the number of hours that I feel hungry after a full meal, or the different responses of people when I accidentally drop my near-to-extinction Nokia phone and it breaks into several pieces. haha! For me, it is a mix of experimental research and a hint of sociology. Thus, being a newbie backpacker entails a whole lot of “learning from your previous mistakes.” Read more →