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Osmeña Peak Cebu: Descending in the Dark Night

It was already cold to be standing on top of the Osmena Peak in Cebu. Waiting for the sun to set became a little uncomfortable because the temperature became cooler. Good thing I brought a jacket. It was also great that we still had some leftover bread so we could fill our stomachs with food [...]

Cebu Osmeña Peak: Two-Hour Trek to the Peak

We arrived at the Mantalongon Market and asked the townsfolk for directions to Osmena Peak in Cebu. The locals advised to go straight and just turn left on the first intersection. Afterwards, they said we only needed to follow the path to get to the destination. We didn't have a difficult time understanding the instructions [...]

Cebu Osmeña Peak: Stopover at Boljoon

Friday night, I was going over my duties in the office when I received a message from one of my travel buddies about going to Osmeña Peak the morning after. Prior to the climb, we were to drop by the municipality of Boljoon in South Cebu. Cebu Osmeña Peak: Stopover at Boljoon November 11, 2011 [...]

Backpacking Southeast Asia for 9 Months

I resigned from my corporate job last January 2012 because I wanted to go on a long-term travel adventure. I was able to accomplish it by backpacking for nine months in seven countries in Southeast Asia. Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand-Indonesia-Singapore-Malaysia-Philippines I haven’t exhausted all the places in Southeast Asia which I could’ve done simply by hopping on a [...]

Zamboanga: Pasonanca, Fort Pilar, Paseo del Mar and City Hall

During my trip to Zamboanga City, I was able to visit the gorgeous Merloquet Waterfalls and spend the day at Pink Island. I also made sure to check out different food places to eat. Aside from these, here are other spots you can visit in Zamboanga City. Zamboanga Trip: Pasonanca Tour, Fort Pilar, Paseo del [...]

Zamboanga City Food Trip

I had nine days to spend in Zamboanga City. Aside from visiting tourist spots, I couldn’t wait to have a food trip adventure. I didn’t spend my money by going to different restaurants everyday, but I made sure to taste the specialties of Zamboanga. Zamboanga City Food Trip December 2-10, 2012 Foodtrip in Zamboanga The [...]

Zamboanga Trip: Picnic at Sta. Cruz Island aka Pink Island

Aside from the Merloquet Waterfalls adventure, I was also excited to visit the famous Pink Island of Zamboanga. Aside from wanting to spend a day on the beach, I was curious how “pink” the sand was. Zamboanga Trip: Sta. Cruz also known as “Pink Island” December 7, 2012 I was told that the corals before [...]

Sport Fishing at Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija

My eyes were squinting when the organizers woke us up to step off the bus. We just arrived in Nueva Ecija to try sport fishing at the Pantabangan Dam after a spelunking activity in Bulacan. It was a long bus ride, about 7 hours with a lunch stopover at Liquid Coffee Bar and Resto in [...]

Off-Road 4×4 Adventure to Puning Hot Springs in Angeles, Pampanga

After checking out from the Widus Hotel Resort, we prepared for another adventure, this time an off-road 4x4 ride to Puning Hot Springs in Angeles, Pampanga. The breakfast buffet at the resort was wonderful, if only we had more time. But it was a busy day as we had another set of activities lined up [...]

Sand Spa & Mudpack at Puning Hot Springs in Angeles, Pampanga

After a 4x4 off-road adventure from Puning Hot Springs, we proceeded to the next station where we were treated to a sand spa and mudpack therapy. Sand Spa & Mudpack at Puning Hot Springs Sitio Target, Sapang Bato Angeles City, Pampanga pouring sand over Krishmel and James | my turn photo by Lakwatsero Sand Spa [...]

Six Months on the Road

I was doing my daily routine of going online to work when it hit me. I’ve been on the road for six months. Six months! I quit my job in January and I’ve travelled to different places ever since. Here’s a list of places I’ve been to in the past six months. Some I stayed [...]

Paddleboarding at Paoay Lake, Ilocos Norte

Aside from surfing, one of the activities I looked forward to doing was paddle boarding at Paoay Lake, Ilocos Norte. I wanted to try this because I’ve seen the sport in magazines and I wondered how sport was like compared to surfing. Paddle boarding at Paoay Lake Paoay, Ilocos Norte Angel of Lakwatsero.com paddleboarding in [...]

Side Trip to Singapore and Boracay

During the third month of my backpacking adventure, I made a side trip to Singapore and Boracay. I was supposed to be in Chiang Mai or Laos but there were sudden changes of plans that I had to reroute the destinations and go home earlier than expected. I told myself that I’d be gone for [...]

Dawel River Cruise and Bangus Harvest in Dagupan, Pangasinan

After our breakfast at The Manor Hotel in Baguio, we headed to Dagupan City in Pangasinan. The main activity that was lined up for us was the Dawel River Cruise. We arrived after four hours and we were greeted by the representatives from the Dagupan tourism department. an alternative career photo taken by Angel I knew [...]