Nomadic Experiences in Print

June 30, 2016

When I started this travel blog in 2008, I merely saw it as an avenue to branch out from my nonsense writings on my personal blog. I was not even traveling much at that time other than the normal summer excursions to provinces located within a 3-4 hour radius of Metro Manila. However, along the way I've become more and more fascinated with the idea of traveling as I recount how it all started on this blog's "About Me" page. Anyway, other than the two to three folds increase on the numbers of my travels around the Philippines, other rewards and opportunities soon followed - one of which was the chance to contribute an article for a local travel magazine.

The Ruins of Caesarea Maritima | Israel

June 30, 2016

Before proceeding to Mount Carmel in the city of Haifa, we made a pit-stop at the ruins of an ancient city founded by Herod the Great in 25 BCE. The Caesarea Maritima is an ancient city situated on the coast of Mediterranean Sea on the edge of Sharon Plain. Despite being flattened by passage of time with scattered ruins today, this old city formerly known as Strato's Tower, still abounds with historical remnants of a glorious past.

Caesarea Maritima

Finding a Discounted Hotel Rate Using the Traveloka App

June 30, 2016

There was a series of meetings I needed to attend to in Manila and look for Apostille services – both for work and leisure (no, it isn't Tinder date) so I decided to examine numerous options online to find an affordable hotel located at the heart of Manila city. I tried all the popular online booking sites and was ready to make a reservation when I chanced upon an advertisement of Traveloka in facebook.

A few moves of a thumb and you're on your way to finding the best deals with Traveloka

A Lonesome and Pleasant Retreat at Bagan Lodge Resort

June 26, 2016

Feeling the chilling wind of 4:00 am Bagan I walked gingerly towards the front desk manned by a drowsy staff. I momentarily feared intruding on his quiet time when he suddenly rose from his chair and displayed a wide smile upon noticing my presence. “Welcome to Bagan Lodge do you have a reservation?” he asked me as if it is a normal occurrence for a guest to walk in during such ungodly hours. “Ah yes” then I told him my name. “Oh you are the travel blogger from Philippines” he trails his speech with an animated demeanor. I sighed a big relief learning with finality that they are indeed sponsoring my three nights stay in Bagan.

Bagan Lodge Resort

Extending our Nature Spree to Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge | Samar

June 11, 2016

Fresh from a two-day shindig at Kalanggaman Island, we pit-stopped for a night in Tacloban City to load up on Giuseppe’s pizza and pasta. The next morning, we all hurried out of bed just before sunrise planning to cross an iconic bridge and kayak another one. Since we’ve all been to San Juanico Bridge before, we decided not to stop and proceed directly to the town of Basey, Samar. Known for its local industry of banig (mat) weaving, Basey is also the jump-off place to Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge Park.

The water was so inviting here