Tag: white sand

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 →

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 →

Day 20: The Quest for Answers

We all know that the internet is probably the most knowledgeable gadget in the history of mankind – well, technically next to te human brain. We, humans are created with this thing called “curiosity” – CURIOSITY is the beginning of everything. We create questions and we seek answers. Now, answers an be found by just a click of a button or a tap on the screen. Where’s the fun in that? Read more →

Silhouettes and Sunsets

What’s more beautiful than seeing the sunset vanish into the horizon giving out that pinkish-orange color to the sky and give you that sight of wonder? I adore sunsets. They are the best thing when it comes to beaches. Their beauty exudes more than what you would usually expect. Oh, and the product of these wonderful sunsets are shadows of different sorts – giving that black over orange color. An art in its own form – a silhouette. Read more →

How Sea Salts are Made

When we think of potato chips, we think of salt. Sea salts are used to make these delicious fatty treats we all purchase in one stop shops. My trip in Negros did not limit me to just seeing the beach and relaxing with the soothing wind, it also taught me the how-tos of Sea salt production using, well, the sea. Read more →

Rock Climbing. Literally.

Have you ever rock climbed without any ropes or harness, nor the proper gear and all those fancy hand powders? Well, I did. It was not something I am proud of because of failure to comply with safety precautions. I should know because I am a nurse. Nevertheless, I survived. Surely, a big thanks to the non-breaking rocks and the lucky flat surfaces that I was able to put my soles on. Read more →

The Sunny Side of The Beach

Boracay is not the only white sand beach in the whole Philippines. I guess it became such a tourist attraction that many locals, like me, have neglected the other islands of this country. In fact, other beaches are still yet to be discovered. Ever seen the movie The Beach? Well, there are several unseen places here in this archipelago that deserves a lot of credit. One of which involves beaches in Negros Occidental . Read more →

Relaxation and Tranquil Waters

Every time I felt  pressure from work, peers, parents, or just plain “stress” and anxiety, I would be thinking of heading down to the nearest beach and unwind. I don’t know if most people do that but I find it very relaxing when I hear the waters gush towards the coast, and the sound of the coconut leaves brushing on to each other. Luckily, I live in a tropical country surrounded by water across every border. Thank God Philippines is an archipelago! Read more →