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Cebu Trip: Snorkelling at Tuble Marine Sanctuary in Moalboal


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 [...]

Zamboanga City Highlights: Things to Do, Places to Visit

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I spent 9 days in Zamboanga City. I visited my girlfriend’s hometown and also toured the area in the process. I was a little worried in the beginning because I left on the day that Typhoon Pablo entered the Philippines. However, Zamboanga was one of the few destinations where scheduled flights still pushed through. For [...]

Bali, Indonesia: Monkeys and Cliffs in Uluwatu Temple


In our 7 days in Bali, Indonesia, we spent a day visiting some of the tourist attractions of this island. After dropping by Dreamland beach, we proceeded to the Uluwatu Temple. Monkeys and Cliffs in Uluwatu Temple Bali, Indonesia Uluwatu Temple Cliff After paying the entrance fee, we were given sarongs to cover our legs. [...]

Thinking of Exploring Bandung, Indonesia


We went to Bali, Indonesia early this year and had a good time enjoying a week of beach, shopping, relaxation and party. Our visit was a laidback vacation that I wondered when we would be visiting this place again. On another note, I’m wondering if it would be good to visit other places in Indonesia [...]

Back in Bali for 7 Days

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Either it was Morocco or somewhere in Asia. My wife and I were wondering where we would spend 7 days of our free travel time. We would be able to get affordable flight prices whichever. Since it's peak of winter time in the Middle East, we opted to go somewhere warm. Asia seemed to be a [...]

Shooting Trees at Microtel Inn & Suites Luisita in Tarlac

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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 [...]

White Water Rafting at Chico River in Kalinga


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. [...]

Our Melting Pot Hostel in Makati, Philippines


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 [...]

Snorkelling at Tenggol Island in Terengganu, Malaysia


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 [...]

Cagayan de Oro Trip: Whitewater Rafting Adventure with a Family

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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 [...]

Zamboanga Trip: Gorgeous Merloquet Falls


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 [...]

Fun Dive at Apo Island in Negros Oriental


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. [...]

Sunrise in Malapascua Island Cebu


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 [...]

Top Five Indian Street Food Hotspots

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India is famed for some of the best street food in the world. Each city has its own unique character and tastes to offer. Any discerning foodie will appreciate the country’s range of culinary treats, from spicy to sweet. Street food can be seen everywhere in India, be it a market, a street or just [...]