Monday, May 01, 2017

Pampanga : The Lahar-Sunken Church of Bacolor

San Guillermo Parish Church

San Guillermo Parish Church is one of the more popular church in the Philippines, thanks largely to Santino of May Bukas Pa Show. Only half of the original facade of the church can be seen today due to the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 which half-buried the church. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights

If you are planning on flying home or to any other destination this Lenten Season, you are not alone. An estimated half a million Filipinos will travel international and domestic airlines during this time and all they really want is to get to where they are going ON TIME.

But it doesn't always work-out like that. Bad weather is a major cause of delay but there are also things like mechanical problems, staff sickness and certain regulatory problems like what is happening right now at the Bureau of immigration, which can hinder your timely travel plans. The best advice is to always get to the airport early because queues and check-in and security will suck. However, if things go wrong, if the flight is cancelled or delayed, you are entitled to help and sometimes even compensation.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mountain Province : The Bontoc Museum

The Outdoor Museum
When traveling to the capital town of Bontoc in the Mountain Province, one has got to check out the Bontoc Museum. The Bontoc Museum began as a small collection of gifts from people in the different barrios of Bontoc, Mountain Province to Sister Basil Gekiere, one of the first Belgian sisters who began her missionary work in Bontoc in 1931. Many years later, a cultural worker who saw her modest collection suggested that Sister Basil put up a museum.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Travel Stories : Younger


It's not uncommon, when you're young, to gather together a few peso, strap on a backpack and spend part of a summer wandering through an unfamiliar place, searching for unknown adventure or merely trying to postpone the inevitable adulthood responsibility called "work". For those who have just finished college, wandering to an unfamiliar place, be it foreign land or local, beckons irresistibly from one's being, a powerful magnet to hungry seekers of romance or naive pretenders to what is considered self enlightenment. When I was young, I dream of conquering the world. That was then, but my stories are now!


Monday, February 27, 2017

Rizal: Pelilla Wind Farm

Pelilla Wind Mills

It is certainly a welcome relief from all those APEC-related traffic madness because 2 hours away from Manila, Lantaw, Ironwulf and I found ourselves dwarfed beside 27 wind mills measuring 125 meters high.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Zambales : Team Building in Anawangin


As a designated lakwatsero of the group, I was again assigned (for the 3rd year in a row), as the planner for our department's yearly team building activities. And like our first two trips, the group decided that it will be another camping trip... and this time we unanimously agreed to visit the popular backpacking cove of Anawangin.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Batanes : A Dozen Photos That Show Why I Love Sabtang Island

Why do I love you? Let me count the ways...

(1) your rugged yet refreshing beauty...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

My Top 10 Travels of 2016

On the spur of the moment, nothing planned, just on the spur of the moment. That is how I describe my 2016. Compared to previous years where I find myself booking piso fares whenever there are seat sales not minding whether I have available vacation leaves, 2016 was somewhat different... nothing booked, nothing planned... ahead at least. Everything happened on the spur of the moment. 

Premiere Paradise

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Eleven Years



Time flies so fast... more than half done but still too many places to go. Thank you to those who give their time reading and browsing thru this humble blog. Although traveling has taken the best seat, it will never be second best.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Mountain Province : Chillax Mountainscape @ Maligcong

Maligcong Rice Terraces

For Gwen Estafani, the idea of a Sweet Escape is to recreate a place that is her own world where she could be his favorite girl. For me, I need not recreate my own world but instead just pack my bag, hop on a bus (twice), topload on a jeep and be in Maligcong - Mountain Province's heaven on earth.