Tag: plans (page 1 of 14)

The White House: Samal’s Historic Landmark

At 9am, we were headed towards Samal’s not so touristy spot. I still could not get over from the “more than pungent” asphyxiating smell of bat dung aka “droppings” – for a fancy name to call it. Yeah, we came from the Monfort Bat Sanctuary prior to this. For a more splendid contrast, it’s a battle between the remains of the killer bat smell, and the freshest of air from what I am about to write. 🙂 Read more →

PTB’s 2012 Year-End Blog Carnival: The Year We Traveled Like it’s The End of The World!!!

Aside from the hysteria generated by the popular Mayan Calendar’s prophecy that the world will end during 13.0.0.0.0 (December 21, 2012), there were other known and “unknown” theories as well. Take for example the Winter Solstice, or the Toutatis Asteroid that was scheduled to hit Earth on the same day, or Terence McKenna’s prediction in 1992 regarding the “Time Wave Zero” theory that the Earth will be in oblivion on 12.21.12, or that epic “rescheduling” of the apocalyptic end of our existence on September 3, 2015 because of an error in the doomsday countdown. 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 →

Day 257: Cashless Departure to the Homeland

On the 6th day of this Mindanao Adventure, everybody is now experiencing overall body malaise, fatigue, and most of all, struggling in the verge of bankruptcy! Well, what can you expect from pre-planned slash unexpected plans from our itinerary and budget? It was a roller-coaster ride of positives and negatives in our budget that some of us even withdrawn from respective banks just to get back home safe. Lol. Read more →

Day 256: Drying Laundries at Ramon Magsaysay Park

Remember my dilemma at packing and me being a virgin at backpacking? I suppose this still covers it. Although, I am trying my best to fit into the culture of being an expert at traveling light. Haha! 🙂 At 8:45AM, we are now here in Ramon Magsaysay Park, just  near the Sta. Ana Wharf – probably just a 15-minute walk or a 2-minute tricycle ride. Read more →

Day 255: The 85 Indians on the Shore

“Oh Sudami Adi! Oh Sudami Adi!” shouted one of the eighty-five male Indians who are swimming, splashing, and throwing themselves onto the water at this 2PM scorching heat. 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 →