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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 →

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 →

Day 254: Free Wi-Fi and Next Day Planning

I worked on our itinerary for our 6-day Davao adventure days prior to the starting date, November 21. We had several debates as to whether we will be going to Camiguin, or ditch the Water Rafting, or ditch the Camiguin adventure and go back to Davao then embark on another journey to Samal Island. Those debates made our trip very productive – since most of the pre-planned itineraries were crossed out, interchanged, and replaced as the days roll by. And we played the game of chance! Read more →

Day 101: 13 Travel Movies To Inspire You

I’m not actually a robot that is capable of planning for a trip 24/7. Of course, I get tired of reading, writing, designing, and others – who doesn’t, anyway? In my spare time, I love relaxing on a beach with a cold beverage, or have coffee and cheesecakes, or simply lay back and watch inspirational travel movies to keep me dreaming. lol! Read more →

Day 89: On A Spending Diet

It’s going to be such a splendid mid-year because I’ll be on a huge commitment – “Spending Diet.” I’ll be seeing myself either walking, catching a cheap jeepney ride, or nibbling on a Php5 bread sold across the Central Market. haha. I don’t know what had gotten into me but: A. I need to make sure that “being cheap” is a learned skill that I should bring with me when I embark on a 6-month “money-limited” trip around the Philippines next year; and B. I think it’s practical. Read more →

Cebu Seaport Sea Gypsies aka Badjao

Seven in the morning and the ferry was about to dock at the Cebu Seaport – I was wondering why the people were flocking on the far side of the vessel. I asked my friends from California as to why and they simply shrugged their shoulders with no clue at all. I went to check and asked what was the commotion about and one guy with a white V-neck shirt pointed his finger to the little ships below… That was the first time I laid my eyes on the “Badjaos.” Read more →

Day 68: Same Shirt Photos

I don’t know. I find it really awkward to see myself in different photos with the same outfit. I seem to think maybe “this girl doesn’t have any clothes.” Haha! Well, I do. 8) But I wash them – it’s part of my self-training and of course the idea of “packing light.” Read more →

The Dying Tradition of Budbud Making

Budbud is a “first class” salt produced in towns like Miag-ao, San Joaquin, Guimbal, Igbaras, Tubungan and even Tigbauan and Oton – these salts were pain-stakingly made from bamboo nodes and sells for about P1,500.00 to P2,000.00 per sack. In the book of Failagao entitled “History of Miagao” (read blog post of iloveiloilo) the author mentioned that the salt-making industry in Miagao, Iloilo, originated in Barangay Guibongan in the year 1823. 8) Now, that’s history! Read more →