Luzon, Nature, Philippines, Waterfalls

Kabigan Falls of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

 

For a time when I was still a newbie traveler, I thought that going to the waterfalls is just an easy walk, unlike climbing mountains.

Then I traveled to Ifugao, and hiked Tappiyah Falls. It was a grueling trek, yet one of the most memorable for me. At that time I realized, that the trail going to waterfalls is not always a walk in the park. Haha!

But where did I get this (stupid) idea in the first place?

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Luzon, Nature, Philippines, Waterfalls

Buntot Palos Falls: Adventure in Pangil, Laguna

 

In every hike, we always have to be prepared.

When someone says the trek is just okay and bearable, always remember that your physical ability and even threshold for pain is different from others.

A simple hike for some might not be simple for you and vise versa. So always be ready, especially when the rain comes and the trail gets muddy and slippery, that can make a supposed easy trail, difficult. And that’s what happened to me, to us, in Buntot Palos Falls in Pangil, Laguna.

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Inspiration, Mindanao, Nature, Philippines, Waterfalls

Lake Sebu : Facing My Fear, A Solo Travel to the 7 Waterfalls

Have you experienced that, when you thought of wanting something then you realize one day it’s already happening? And you couldn’t help but express your gratitude and amazement.

That happened to me when I first saw on TV a video of a traveler doing the zipline in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. By the time he raised his camera (or GoPro), it felt like I was the one doing the zipline. I was in awe of the spectacular view of the waterfalls below.

The Lake Sebu zipline is the highest zipline not just in the Philippines but in Southeast Asia. And the problem is, that can be terrifying for someone like me who has somekinda’ fear of heights. Haha! But I was surprised with myself, that I was really determined to try it. I even planned to go to Lake Sebu maybe next year to come face to face with this of adventure.

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Beaches, Nature, Philippines, Waterfalls

15 Destinations in the Philippines Perfect for Summer!

 

Summer is the time for family outing and also for friends to bond. Well, if you’re looking for destinations  to beat the summer heat, you’re in the right place. Or shall I say, you’re in the right blog post!

I assure you, these travel destinations will not only refresh your body and mind, but will also strengthen your bond and relationship with your lovedones. You know, I’ve been to these places myself and experience it first-hand. 🙂 So I know these are awesome!

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Luzon, Nature, Philippines, Waterfalls

Infinity Farm: Nature’s Best Kept Secret in Baco, Oriental Mindoro

There were only nine of us inside a long jeepney in a two hour ride going to Baco, Oriental Mindoro from Puerto Galera.

Tourism Officers of the province said, we were about to visit and experience a place they call “Infinity farm.”

Honestly, I thought it was indeed a farm. A plain farm. You know with all the trees and fruits with cows, chickens and goats. Haha!

But little did I know, amidst the brand of the place that is associated to “farming” plus the rough road travel, is a discovery of nature’s best kept secret.

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Nature, Philippines, Visayas

Lake Danao: The Pride of Ormoc City, Leyte

When you hear about the city of Ormoc, what’s the first thing that comes your mind?

For me, aside from the devastating landslide tragedy last 1991, I must admit that I also think about Lucy Torres. Haha! The actress and model turned congresswoman of Ormoc.

But wait, don’t judge me too quickly and let me explain my side about Lucy Torres (defensive). I already shared my story to you right? That for years I worked as a Segment Producer and writer of a major TV network here and I can say that of all the celebrities I’ve seen during the time when I needed to rest and de-stress at the company gazebo, Lucy Torres was one of the few that literally put me in awe. As in took my breath away together with my STRESS. Haha!

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Nature, Philippines, Visayas

Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park: One of the many reasons to explore Samar!

 

The moment the music was played, it was as if my heart jumped with surprise and joy.

“That song…that dance.”

It was the familiar song, my mom used to play every morning when I was little. Then I understood everything the first time I witnessed my relatives danced to the tune of this song in one family reunion.

All I knew was it was named Kuratsa (or Curacha),a native dance in the islands of Samar and Leyte. And being born in the province of Northern Samar, I am not just aware of this, this song also traced back to my roots.

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