Saturday, April 30, 2016

Compostela Valley : Highland Blooms of Maragusan

Friday, April 01, 2016

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

As if a dozen is not enough, here is another dozen photos that will convince you to book that dream travel destination to Batanes and head to Sabtang Island:

Biking at the Port and headin' to the Lighthouse at the Background

Friday, March 11, 2016

Davao Oriental : Mati's Dahican Beach

Future Champion

They start them young and they become world-class competitors. Kuya Jun's Amihan Team and female champ Lang can be seen almost everyday facing all the challenges that the waves of the ocean bring. Dahican Beach afterall, is not just their playground but a source of pride among us all.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Davao Oriental : Journey to Mati

Dahican Beach is Love
Traveling by myself was a dream that had always both excited and scared me a little. I was not so fearful of all the horrible things that could happen to solo traveler in an unfamiliar place : robbery, murder, sold into labor. No, I was afraid of much more scary stuff, like what direction to look when I ate dinner by myself. Could I have a beer in a bar if I wanted to, and not feel like a freak? It was a challenge I just had to put to the test. So, I pushed myself forward, organize everything I can and travel on my own to Davao.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Quezon : Borawan Camping Trip

Oman is an Island in Borawan
Borawan Beach is an affordable travel destination in the Province of Quezon and is about six to five hours away from Manila. Some claimed that Borawan is a blending of two popular places Boracay and Palawan, which I personally feel is an overstatement. I rather agree that Borawan came from the word "Bulawan" which means gold, for this beach showcases one of the best golden sunrise that this part of the country can offer.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

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!

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

Saturday, December 26, 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.