Sunday, February 14, 2016

Iligan City : Mimbalot Falls

The Modest Mimbalot Falls
Short, short, short. These three same words could amply describe my Mimbalot Falls experience in Iligan City. It is a short falls measuring just about 90 feet from the top to the pool basin. It is also a short trek of about 20 minutes from the main highway. And a short stay is all you need to appreciate and enjoy the surrounding views of the Falls.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

My Top 10 Travels of 2015

Someday, when the dust settles, I hope to find myself staring not at the pleadings on my desk nor the contracts that have to be reviewed and the tax assessments that needs to be settled... but to be in an unfamiliar place where I am lost in translation, trying to find my way out into the next destination. 

I am a corporate slave - not a choice but a necessity. A necessity to survive in this jungle city. I travel to escape. Traveling for me is a poignant reminder that I could simplify my life a little bit and just enjoy living. While traveling in 2015 was a constant debacle because of work, still, I got the chance to enjoy these places which I have included in my annual favorite list:

I wouldn't mind waking-up in Compostela Valley, my top choice for 2015. Considered as Davao Region's summer capital, this laid back province is an adventure in nature just aching to be discovered. Waterfalls, hot and cold springs, verdant hills and mountains - just about anything you want for that eco-adventure. 

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Ten Years of Blogging

Oh Boy! What a journey it has been. It seems only yesterday that I shared posts about my life as a law student reviewing for the BAR. And of how this blog transitioned from a personal-law blog to a travel-photo blog. It has been ten years.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Selfie Sunday says Thank You!

Selfie Sunday Batch 2
Time flies so fast when you are having fun. And "having fun" is an understatement in Selfie Sunday for I had a great time preparing each monthly posts this year. Not only did I marvel at each travel bloggers' fave Selfie Shot but I have also discovered interesting bits and pieces about them, of how travelers may be different, but also just the same in the end... for once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote.. and that we are all happy to get infected until the end of our lives.

Oman @ The Hive
Finally, I love this Selfie Photo at the Murals of Hive Hotel and was taken during a hotel staycation with my travel buddies. This artwork is located at the stairwell of the hotel connecting the function rooms with the hotel bar, Moustache. The retro design perfectly complements the retro vibe of the entire place.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Iligan City : Tinago Falls

Iligan Playground - Tinago Falls
"Tinago" literally translates to hidden, but contrary to the word, no beauty is hidden in this popular attraction. Located in a deep ravine, you need to trek approximately 500 descending steps in the winding staircase to reach the falls.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Iligan City : Maria Christina Falls

Majestic Maria Christina Falls
As far as I can recall, Maria Christina Falls is the first waterfall that I have known. Not that I have personally seen it before but this Falls was prominently featured in our school books and has since been a barometer of what a Philippine attraction should be. Although it took me almost three decades to personally see this waterfalls, still, I was amazed by its grandeur and the power - just as I expected and more!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Laguna : A Green Staycation at Seda Nuvali

Seda Nuvali Green Hotel

It is an invitation that one just can't resist. That is, spending a weekend with travel blogger friends in a hotel designed to provide balance between natural and man-made and over sumptuous and delectable food that keep our tummies in check while we narrate our memorable travel stories. And as we share our past travels, we gladly accept one more experience to tell our friends - our staycation at Seda Nuvali.