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The Burj Al Arab is one of the iconic structures of Dubai, if not the most recognizable one. Before the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the Burj Al Arab has been a staple building in photos and it is known to be "The world's only 7 star Hotel". zoomed in In reality, [...]


My friend, Edwin, was negotiating with boatmen in Moalboal, Cebu, while Doi, Gael, and I, set up a table for lunch. Arriving from the night before, we stayed in Basdaku/White Beach in order to spend a day of snorkelling in the Tuble Marine Sanctuary. Tuble Marine Sanctuary Moalboal, Cebu September 05, 2011 Swimming in Moalboal [...]

tarlac microtel

After a fun afternoon of Go Kart racing in Tarlac’s Kart City, we spent the night in Microtel Inn & Suites Luisita. It was an adrenaline-packed day, like all the other days of our Lakbay Norte 3 familiarization tour. I immediately hit the sack which made me wake up early the next day. Shooting Trees [...]


We arrived from a long bus ride from Nueva Ecija to Las Palmas Hotel and Resort in Tuguegarao. Travel time took about 9 hours so we spent the night inside the Lakbay Norte 3 shuttle to rest. Afterwards, we headed to our assigned rooms so we could get ready for another adventure prepared for us. [...]


Home to some of the best hotels in the world, it's no surprise that Dubai is famous for its world-leading restaurants, so let's take a look at just five that you have to visit. Whether you're a resident or visitor to the city, you should try at least one of these choices if you want [...]


I was in Manila last week and I was searching for backpacker lodges in the area since my friend's place (where I normally crash) was unavailable. I was planning to stay in backpacker hostels in Malate but I found it a bit far from the metro. Good thing I was referred by Dong Ho to Our [...]


While epic white beaches and a hot climate might be some of the main reasons people flock to the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is a utopia for nature lovers. This is one Spain’s Canary Islands, and located off northwestern Africa. Lush woodlands, volcanic hikes, botanical wonders, sand dunes, vibrant wildlife and marine life can be [...]


One of the perks while working in Tanjong Jara Resort was that during my days off, I could experience the activities that the resort offered. I couldn’t wait to sign up for a snorkelling trip at Tenggol Island in Terengganu, Malaysia when I found out about the adventure. I wanted to spend a day in [...]

first rafting adventure

I travelled to Cagayan de Oro because of an assignment and I spent my weekend there alone. The previous weekend, I went to Siargao by myself, too. I’m starting to embrace the notion of flying solo and it’s not really that much of a big deal for me anymore. I still prefer travelling with friends [...]


The day before I left Zamboanga, I was able to visit the gorgeous Merloquet Waterfalls in Barangay Sibulao. This was one of the main highlights during my trip to this side of Mindanao known as Asia’s Latin Cty. Merloquet Waterfalls in Zamboanga December 9, 2012 Merloquet Falls in Zamboanga I initially thought there were only [...]


During a trip to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, I brought Jana to Apo Island for a fun day at the beach and some snorkelling. However, when we arrived at the island, the marine sanctuary was closed due to earthquakes and typhoons that affected the area. They had to close it to let the coral reefs recover. [...]


It’s been a year since I first visited the island of Malapascua in Cebu. Up to now, I haven’t written a good blog entry about it sans for the time when I was able to jump off a 50-foot cliff – read article here. I don’t think I’ll be able to write a better account [...]


We transferred to a different location here in Dubai. I can’t recall how many times I’ve changed addresses, but we’re going to stay longer here since it’s on a contract. One of the things I like to do in this new building apartment is go to the rooftop and take photos of the Dubai skyline. [...]


We were invited for dinner at Madeleine Cafe and Boulangerie to try out their Weekly Specials and we were surprised that they reserved us a seat at the corner of their terrace to watch the Dubai Fountain Show. This was a special treat considering we had a clear view of the Burj Khalifa Lake below. [...]