Tag: beach

Up in the Air: Parasailing Experience

While we were strapped onto the harness, I was tugging the shirt of our operator with an anxious look on my face. I asked him to tighten the straps because I don’t really feel safe or even comfortable with my position. He then double checked the equipment and after a few seconds, we took off. Read more →

Nogas Island in its Splendor

“Tall and tan and young and handsome, the boy from Ipanema goes walking, and when he passes, each girl he passes, goes ‘ahhhh.’ When he walks he’s like the samba that swings so cool and sways so gently, that when he passes, each time he passes, I go ‘aaaaaaaahhhh.'” Read more →

Day 104: Workstations While on the Road

I’ve been designing for several years already and I have been to some “comfortable” and “uncomfortable” places as well. You get to see those photos of a laptop and the crystal clear blue beach background more often for those seasoned digital nomads. I think I could say that I can probably work anywhere as long as there’s a strong internet connection. And somehow, the beach is not the only workstation you can have. Read more →

A Kayak And A Drowning Woman

I opted to try kayaking at the Linaon Bay in Negros Occidental. It was my first time and I definitely sucked at it – BIGTIME! The bay stretches at about 4 kilometers having those calm, wave-less, waters. It has an average of probably 15 to 18 feet from the surface to the floor. Well, it sounded like  a great opportunity for me to practice and hone my “kayaking” skills, right? 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 →

Bohol Afternoon: The Joy of Packaged Tours

The minute you set foot on Bohol land, you will be the center of attention among the locals, marketing to you their good packaged tours for an affordable budget. They are like swarms of excited people, waving their hands at you, maintaining eye contact, and of course, pointing at their vans awaiting for you to nod your head for a sign of approval. They sure are interesting. Read more →