Memoirs of Summer P1: Bantayan Island – Cebu

The last time I went to the Queen City of the South was last October 2015 when I traveled to Japan. Cebu is one of the Philippines’ major hubs, with direct flights to almost all major cities in Asia. But over the years, whenever I go to Cebu, I always settle in the city, which…

Boracay Island: Finding Diniwid

Did you guys know that there’s a “cooler” place to hang out in Boracay? Nope, you can’t find it at beach fronts 1 – 3. I might be too late to discover this, but during my recent visit at the island, we went to this place that they call Diniwid. Less crowded than the main…

Beyond Boracay: A Tour at Malumpati River

During the summer season, where the country is screaming for Mango Shake, Halo Halo and Vitamin Sea, we all think of the beach as the main cure, specifically Boracay. And don’t we just love everything about the island? From day to night, Boracay is always open to cater us all. But aside from the sea,…

My US non-immigrant Visa Experience

U.S.A., the land of the free and home of the brave. And one of the most elusive countries to visit for us Filipinos. Most may agree that acquiring a visa is challenging and lengthy. But for me – lengthy and expensive, YES. Challenging, NO! I am writing this article not because I just to share with you…

Iloilo City: Philippines’ city of love!

Iloilo City will always have a place in my heart. Not because it is my hometown, but the city has a certain vibe that no other cities have. I have been to a lot of places in the PH and in Asia, but nothing comes close to the old charm that the city exudes. I…

Dumaguete: Not-to-miss things-to-do!

I have been to Dumaguete several times and never got tired of enjoying the simplicity of the city. I like how the city is poised as a perfect place to retreat and relax. One of the nice things to do in Dumaguete is to stroll around Rizal Boulevard, or the locals simply call it “boulevard’….

Hello Davao! I’m Samalovin’ it!

I have always been wanting to visit Davao as I have heard a lot of good things about the city. However, due to some unfortunate circumstances at work, it gets cancelled all the time. But a few months ago, I was able to book tickets on sale (for only Php1,045 round trip FOR TWO) which gave…

The Public Commuter’s Guide to Islas de Gigantes (Itinerary and Expenses)

Islas de Gigantes (variously Islas Gigantes, Higantes group, or Gigantes group) is an island chain within the larger Western Visayas archipelago in the Visayan Sea. It is part of the municipality of Carles, Iloilo, Philippines, and the northernmost part of Iloilo province. The Gigantes Islands consist of about ten islands; the two largest are Gigantes…

Islas de Gigantes: Iloilo’s best kept sanctuary

When was the last time that you went to a place where everything is a complete contrast from what we consider as modern?   I have heard of Islas de Gigantes decades ago and I never really paid interest because probably, my ideal definition of an “island getaway” is Boracay, a 6-hour drive from my hometown where…

Nasugbu: Batangas’ hidden charm

Nasugbu is a first class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 122,483 people. Several bus services provide transportation to and from Nasugbu. Jeepneys from Tagaytay City also enter and leave the town at a scheduled time. Within the town, tricycles are the main mode…