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

February 21, 2016

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 lay eyes on the Taj Mahal. It has been a long journey for me to get here – both literally and figuratively.

a man walks in front of Taj Mahal

A Walk Along the Streets of Tokyo (part one)

February 16, 2016

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”, as 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

A Leaping-Hog Day Canyoneering from Alegria to Badian | Cebu

February 14, 2016

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

Whenever I hear the word "canyoneering," I immediately think of the gorges of the Colorado Plateau in the United States, recalling the glossy National Geographic pages I read as a kid. Imagine my surprise when word spread from Southern Cebu about a similar activity stretching from the waterfalls of Kanlaob, Alegria to the Kawasan Falls in Matutinao, Badian.

Marky Ramone Go

Why Go Backpacking in the Philippines?

February 10, 2016

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.

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