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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Starring the Eternal Splendor and Love Story of Taj Mahal (Agra, India)


Breathing fog out of my mouth, we stride the streets embraced by the darkness of the winter tail-end dawn. I feel my body shivering not because of the cold weather, but of my overflowing enthusiasm knowing only the thick walls separate me before I finally laid eyes on the Taj Mahal. It has been a long journey for me to get here – both literally and figuratively.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Walk Along the Streets of Tokyo (part one)


The lyrics to an Audioslave song hums in my head “I walk the streets of Japan till I get lost. Cause it doesn't remind me of anything”, while I find myself on a slow stride along the random streets of Tokyo. Fresh visuals regales me everywhere I direct my gaze, regardless of the countless films I watched beforehand set on this bustling city of 13 million souls. Exploring a new city always presents the best feeling in the world – the sensation of not knowing what situates around the bend, only learning about it as I turn and walk closer, gifts me with an ultimate high always reminding me why I love to travel.

The unwavering lights of Tokyo are in rhythm to the constant movement of its people

Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Leaping-Hog Day Canyoneering from Alegria to Badian


How LSS-ing on a Van Halen song helped me ‘Go ahead and jump’

Whenever I hear the word ‘canyoneering’ before, I instantly associate it with the gorges of the wild outdoors of Colorado Plateau in the United States, digging from memory the glossy National Geographic pages I read growing up. Imagine my excitement when I started hearing word buzzing from Southern Cebu about a similar activity stretching from the waterfalls of Kanlaob, Alegria going downstream to Kawasan Falls in Matutinao, Badian.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Full-Time Travel


I would like to thank Marky for publishing this article. His blog is a great place for all things travel: from tips to his own personal adventures. After reading this article, I highly recommend you check out his emotive post on sleeping in the desert in India!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Why Go Backpacking in the Philippines?


During my movements abroad on pit stops at various hostels, I see other travelers lingering at the common area looking at the map of the country we’re in – and scanning collectively, the map of South East Asia. These are the times when everyone’s conversation touches no other topic but travel. Once the discussion turns into “where are you from?” and I tell them I am from the Philippines, most would give me a look as if ours isn’t part of the Far East. A very few brightens up their faces and would swear at the splendor of Boracay, Bohol and mention a couple of places in Palawan that stood out in their mind.

Grab a beer & chill at the many beaches such as Nacpan Beach / El Nido, Palawan