Tag: tourist (page 1 of 3)

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 →

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. ­čśŤ (Please don’t mess with a young gal especially when she’s busy writing on her journal) Read more →

Roxas City: Palina Greenbelt Ecopark

Just 5 kilometers away from the city proper of Roxas, you’ll be entering a realm of 8 species of true mangroves (some are already century-old), 34 species of birds, 13 species of fish, and 64 species of shellfishes all residing in a coast at Sitio Cablatan, Barangay Cagay. 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┬áRio 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 →

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 →

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 253: Waking up in Cagayan de Oro

Yesterday was confusing. Our first flight was at 8AM to Davao and about 5 hours after smelling the atmosphere of the “king of fruits” – Durian, we then boarded to another plane to Cagayan de Oro (CDO). It felt like we were this bunch of kids that are really up for anything as long as we could head back home “ALIVE.” haha! Another journey begins. Read more →

Day 252: The Live Google Earth

Before Google Maps was even born, I was already an avid user of the Google Earth. I am not sure right now but before, this was a downloadable software that works just like the recent Google Maps but the only thing is, it functions even offline – so viewing it before was much easier without the hassle of connecting to a server. Read more →

Day 103: Benefits of Traveling With a Nursing Degree

A few months ago, I unluckily sprained my ankle while standing on a corner when suddenly a person was running and accidentally hit me down to the ground. It was quite unexpected, though. I was in Compostela, Cebu – very far from the nearest clinic and just a few (probably 200 meters) away from the local “sari-sari store.” Good thing they were selling ice there so I had no choice but to nurse myself at that point in time. Read more →