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How to Spend 12 Grueling Hours via Sea?

You hop on board, find your deck, put down your things, get some blankets, and then it has been only 15 minutes. What happens for the rest of the 11 hours and 45 minutes on a 12-hour boat ride to somewhere amazing? Iloilo to Cebu takes exactly that long to travel via sea. 😀 Read more →

Day 100: How To Plan For A 6-Month Backpacking Trip Around The Philippines

“Planning is one thing. Doing it is another.” I am giving myself roughly 6 months and 15 days to plan for #PHL80_23. Believe me, planning is critical – else, I might end up on a sidewalk asking people “what the heck am I doing here?”  If there’s no plan, it’s like jumping off a plane without a parachute strapped on you. lol! 🙂 And no, I don’t have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. haha! This is my longest blog post yet! tralalala… Read more →

Day 88: How To Save Php22,500 A Month And Still Drink A Caramel Macchiato

If you’ve been following my journey in this blog, you might be familiar of the “goal” that I am trying to reach. One is setting foot on all the 80 provinces of the Philippines in 6 months, and the other is well, traveling around the world before I turn 30. I’ve been saving almost everyday since I started this blog. That’s how serious I could get. Read more →

Day 78: How To Be Alone

Being alone does not mean being totally lonely. Sometimes I do want to be with myself to collect my thoughts, meditate, and just have that time of “freedom.” I got so inspired by this video: Read more →

Getting There: Taoist Temple With my Red Shoes

I was not in Cebu City mainly to tour the place. I just got lucky that the event of Younglife ended early – consider this as a sidetrip rather than the main trip alone. So, I guess a few hours before riding a 12-hour boat to Iloilo should be maximized. Hey! An awesome walk to the Taoist Temple is… “maximizing time” haha! Read more →

Cebu to Bohol 4D/3N Itinerary Fail

I was searching for 2009-2010 files from my so-called “travels” and so I browsed through the folders with names like SUMMER_10, OCTOBORA, and worse, GKDST. Luckily, I was able to find some useable images for this blog. I honestly don’t know how to start a “travel blog” entry but I guess this is worth a shot. With that awkward introduction, please forgive me for my “trying-hard” writings – I’m sure it will improve in the long run. Read more →

Day 19: How to Survive A Four Hour Bus Ride

A few days off away from the screen entails a whole lot more of sitting than I imagined! In most cases, when I usually go from Iloilo to Negros, I would take a short way to the destination: 1) A Fast Air-conditioned Expensive Bus Ride and 2) Cabs. But this time, experiencing “cheap traveling” starting off with a budgeted bus ride was a pain in te butt. Literally. Read more →

How to Ride a “Banka”

“Banka” is a small traditional wooden boat used by local fishermen and merchants in the Philippines to transfer goods from one area to another with or without a gasoline engine. It looks like a typical dugout canoe but with an attached float – normally called an “outrigger” to provide stability. Some small ships like these may or may not have sails since people accustomed to this mode of transportation use paddles. Read more →

Amateur Snorkeling 101

Snorkeling is a very therapeutic activity. (It works for me!) Think of it as swimming and watching National Geographic or Discovery Channel all at the same time! Through snorkeling, you could see the marine life in a natural setting without the added equipment like that of Scuba Diving – it will be just you, the mask, and the snorkel. Basically, you are simply floating on the surface and breathing through a tube while you adore the beautiful aquatic life. Read more →