Monday, April 08, 2019

Dipaculao

Cast in Stone
Geographically, it is no longer Baler but Dipaculao in Aurora. The best place to wait for the sunrise in err, Baler, is in Ampere Beach.

I know, I was few minutes too late to catch the best lights, but then again, the hurling wind brushing on face as I rush riding a bike was a consolation worth savoring. 


Friday, April 05, 2019

Potipot


Drift
What I like about the place. - Boat ride to the island is just ten minutes from the jump-off point. Beautiful sunrise. Cream sand. Clean restroom. Good beach. Beautiful landscape views.

What I don't like about the place. - It get get too crowded. Lots of people mean lots of noise, garbage and less personal space. Commercialized. Not cheap.

If you decide to go... find your own place at the rear side of the island!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sorsogon : Matnog's Pink Beach and Fish Sanctuary

Matnog's Pink Beach
Pink Beaches are rarity, so given chance to visit one, I excitedly said yes. From a residence in Gubat where we are staying, it was almost a two-hour ride to the pier of Matnog Public Market, the jump-off point to the Pink Beach of Tikling Island.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Manila Cravings


When it comes to gastronomical delights, Manila is the place to be. From international favorites to regional delicacies, Manila has it all.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Arizona : Lower Antelope Canyon


Spiral Rock Arches

Our US road trip lead us to a popular stop in Page, Arizona - the Lower Antelope Canyon. Often referred to as Hazdistazi or "Spiral Rock Arches" by the local Navajo, Lower Antelope Canyon is located just several miles from Upper Antelope Canyon.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dubai : Livin' the Life at Burj Al Arab

Burj All Arab, a Seven-Star Hotel
"Oman, pack your backpack!, errr make it a suitcase coz' you'll be staying in Dubai's only Seven-Star Hotel - the Burj Al Arab." 


Monday, February 19, 2018

Arizona : The Grand Canyon... A Once In A Lifetime Dream Experience

The Grand Canyon
Behold this wonder: I must be dreaming, you have to wake me up! But as I open my eyes, I blinked, then I blinked again... you are still there. As wide as the corner of my eyes could reach. I am awake, I am widely awake. And in front of me is The Grand Canyon.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

My Top 10 Travels of 2017



An epic US road trip that begins in Phoenix, Arizona and ends in Glendale, California covering four states, six days and 1,200 miles. A luxurious stay in a seven-star hotel in Dubai. Rekindling all-time fave places in Bataan, Batangas and Quezon Provinces. And exploring Sorsogon for the first time. These sum-up my 2017 travels and here are my Top 10 favorites:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Batangas : Marian Orchard

The Marian Orchard
About two hours away from Manila is a prayer park set amidst sprawling land reminiscent of European Gardens. With the Sacred Heart Tower and Church as its centerpiece, surrounded by picture-perfect sights such as Two Hearts Promenade, Garden Steps, Via Crucis Garden, Meditation Gardens and Mary Mediatrix of All Graces Prayer Hall, among others, this place will provide relaxation for the eyes and respite for the weary souls.