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...

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.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Benguet : La Trinidad's Colorful House Murals

La Trinidad's New Attraction

La Trinidad's newest attraction is bursting with colors. Painted with the colors of rainbow and more, a clump of concrete houses in Barangay Balili in La Trinidad, Benguet turned into a huge, vibrant work of art. A place collectively called "Stobosa" (Stonehill, Botiwtiw and Sadjap located strategically between Baguio and La Trinidad were painted in various colors and patterns, as somehow inspired by the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Visiting Abu Dhabi on a Budget

Abu Dhabi is fast becoming one of the most popular places to travel, with an extremely glamorous and luxurious reputation, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to have a good time in Abu Dhabi! If you have already removed it from your bucket list and written it off entirely, you might want to keep reading and find out what you are missing. 

Hearing from friends who have spent a lot of time in Abu Dhabi, I can tell you that you really can have an amazing time on a budget; you just have to know where to look. Luckily for you, I have gathered some information that will make it that little bit easier!



After your flight from London to Abu Dhabi you’ll probably want to unwind for a while and what better way to do that than to relax in Abu Dhabi’s largest and most picturesque park - Khalifa Park. For just a very small fee you can visit the aquarium, ride a train around the park, see the Museum of History of Abu Dhabi or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful fountains! It’s a great place for a picnic and you will definitely find many UAE residents doing exactly that.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

5 Tips to Survive a Rainy Beach Getaway

Beaches are the perfect destinations when you are looking to have fun under the sun. However, the weather won’t always be in your favor. Even if the sky is clear and the sun is shining, it can start raining at any given moment. Nevertheless, there is no reason to let terrible weather get you down.

A lot of opportunities open up when it starts raining on the beach. Though swimming in the sea might have to get canceled, you can still enjoy your rainy beach getaway indoors. Here are just a few ways how:



1. Explore the Hotel Amenities

If you’re staying in one of many all-inclusive hotels in the Philippines, you can check online hotel booking  apps like Traveloka to look for the best deals. You can also expect all-around accommodations beyond just free Wi-Fi. This includes gyms, spas, game rooms, and in-house restaurants. With this variety, you’ll be able to enjoy staying in your hotel even when the rain ruins your trip to the beach. And because of that, everyone – no matter what age – can find something to do. If you want some time away from the kids, leave them in the game room while you have a relaxing massage. Think that you’ll miss out on your daily exercise routine? Then go work out in the gym. If it’s too dangerous to swim on the beach, take a dip in the indoor pool. When you’re in a nice hotel, it’s impossible to get bored.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Palawan: Island and Beach Hopping in El Nido

Paradiso El Nido

A trip to El Nido would not be complete unless you visit some of its islands and beaches where each of them has their own appeal. And to make it easier, economical and more accessible for tourists to venture in these islands and beaches, the Local Government therein promulgated four tour packages to choose from. These tour packages will take you on a journey to explore a specific part of the islands surrounding El Nido. You will discover beautiful and preserved islands, clear water lagoons, white sand beaches, snorkeling sites and their hundred of fishes and coral species.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Palawan : El Nido's Nacpan Beach

Nacpan's Twin Beach
Travelers often rate El Nido as one of the best island and beach destination in the world, and that beautiful Nacpan Beach with the iconic Twin Beach of Nacpan and Calitang is my personal favorite. The name El Nido means "The Nest" in Spanish and was named after the nests of swiftlets found in the caves of its 250 million year-old limestone cliffs. The tranquil, clear waters are very inviting for swimming, and it has one of the widest and longest stretch of white sand beach perfect for those who want to achieve golden tan.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

A Definitive Guide in Settling The Estate of a Deceased Person

I - FIRST THINGS FIRST. Submit Notice of Death to the BIR within 2 months after death. The Notice of Death must be accompanied with Certified Copy of Death Certificate.

Take note that the Notice of Death must be filed with the BIR having jurisdiction over the residence of the deceased as indicated in the Death Certificate. Thus, even if the decedent is registered in Makati but he resides in Pasig, he must submit the Notice of Death in Pasig. Failure to pay Notice of Death within the required period will result in penalty which may amount to Php 50,000.