Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lent 2014

Wherever you will be this Lenten Season... 

Sto. Nino in Zamboanga City

... giving praise to the holy one...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Ivan of Batang Lakwatsero

Ivan in the Summit of Mount Kitanglad

Ivan Cultura aka Batang Lakwatsero believes that we live in a big strange land, so we must go forth, explore, discover. And discover he did for this young traveler has been climbing mountains after mountains. Name a mountain and he has probably climbed it... from Apo to Pulag, from Kanlaon to D2K and many, many more. 

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Batanes : Basco Lighthouse

Basco Lighthouse in Naidi Hills

Iconic. If there is one structure in Batanes that is often featured either on magazines or websites, it has to be the Basco Lighthouse. This lighthouse is located in Naidi Hills, Barangay San Antonio in the capital town of Basco. The place can easily be reached by a three quarters mile hike from the Port of Basco and is one of the favorite hang-out of both locals and tourists alike.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Lauren of Pandelicious

Pandelicious in Hongcun, China

Kindhearted best describes Lauren aka Pandelicious. She describes herself as 10 percent Carrie Bradshaw and 90 percent Amelia Earhart. Her middle name is Epic. She likes to travel to random places on a whim. Her claim to fame is her quirky humor and ninja style cooking. When she’s in the city, she takes a cab with her high heeled shoes but when she’s in a far away province, she rides on the top load of a pimped out Jeep— while still wearing heels.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Foodstagram Friday : Vigan Empanada

Special Vigan Empanada

Mix Vigan Longganisa, grated papaya (or other vegetable of choice) and egg, wrap it on a colorful dough and deep fry it for a little over a couple of minutes and you will have a sumptuous Ilocos Empanada.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Batanes : Up on the Hill and Far-away

Pacita Fundacion Standing Proudly on a Hill

My first afternoon at Batanes was spent riding a motorcycle up the hills of Tukon in Basco. This part of town offers Mount Carmel Chapel, Pacita Fundacion Nature Lodge, PAG-ASA Radar and Japanese hide-out among other. Reaching the top of Tukon will let you enjoy 360 degrees view of Basco, the west China Sea and the east Pacific ocean. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Kael of Nomadic-2

Kael at the Summit of Mount Kinabalu

Kael is one half of a young couple from Sydney who decided to quit their full time jobs in the media industry and buy a one way ticket to Asia with no set return date planned. He and Georgie, the other half, have both loved traveling and have visited countries all over the world but always had to return to a job sitting behind a computer from 9-5. After their recent trip to Nepal, they decided to take the jump and quit their jobs for a more permanent travel adventure.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Throwback Trip Thursday : Capones Island 2008

Isla Capones Seascape

Almost eight years ago, I started a personal-travel blog and named it "Lawstude's Journeys". It was then that I got acquainted online with fellow "travel bloggers" whom back then wasn't really that many. Facebook is barely known then so the best way to connect with fellow travelers was through leaving comments in each others blog.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Reiza of Wander If You Must

Reiza Wanders in Kenya

She has experienced Africa, embraced Asia, enjoyed Europe and explored the Philippines. She is Reiza Dejito, a 30-something humanitarian aid worker, filmmaker, and eternal wanderer. Reiza is currently working in Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world in Kenya near the Somali border. She also worked in South Sudan, Ethiopia, and of course the Philippines. If she is not buried in work, she is usually found hopping from one airport to the next, discovering new places, eating exotic dishes, learning foreign languages, and fueling Her thirst for adrenaline rush.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Foodstagram Friday : Cabanatuan City's Homegrown Palabok

Joey's Pancit Palabok

There are food and delicacies that identify a place. Mention bagnet and Ilocos comes to mind, say laing and you've got Bicol. There is also Pancit Habhab for Quezon and Pancit Malabon for, well, Malabon. These food are usually part of tradition that goes on for generations. However, there are those entrepreneurial folks who develop their own menu that it becomes some kind of an icon for a particular place. And that it what Joey's Snack Haus brings to Cabanatuan City... it's very own version of Pancit Palabok. 

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