Baler on a Budget

Baler on a Budget

My huling hirit for the year turned out to be a trip to one of the best surf places in the Philippines:  Baler.  What started as a series of can’t go’s with Anna finally came into fruition last weekend.  She is an amateur surfer but a professional spur-of-the-moment traveller which…

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Temple Run in Thailand

Temple Run in Thailand Chasing Jayce

I had always wanted to go to Bangkok!  But unlike in Paris and Granada, I had very little idea of what it has in store for me.  All I had was just this vague notion of temples, fruits and shopping. My adventure really started at the Terminal 2 Airport where…

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Revisiting Ilocos Norte ♥

Revisiting Ilocos Norte Bangui Bay Windmills

June 11-13, 2012 – Ilocos Norte, cradle of natural and man-made treasures way up north, was our destination last week. Together with two friends and Moche, I went back to Pagudpud, Laoag, Batac and Paoay to revisit places that I have already seen but will never grow tired of. Getting Ready…

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Batangas Beaches = Bummer?

Rico Beach Front Batangas

Living in southern NCR automatically draws us to beaches further south and the nearest ones are in Batangas.  And since this province is pretty well-known for its dive spots like Anilao, we have been pretty confident that anywhere in Batangas should be satisfactory.  When we were younger, my mother used…

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Halu, Cebu! (Part 4)

Altar of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño

DAY 3 Happy birthday to me!  ^__^ My plan from the previous night had been to wake up early, go to the Basilica Minore for my birthday mass, go back to the hotel and take a taxi to the airport. However, after taking my sweet time in reconsidering my options,…

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Halu, Cebu! (Part 3)

Zubuchon Lechon Cebu

DAY 2 (No) Thanks to my very comfy hotel, I overslept. Check out: 4D3N Cebu Itinerary, Budget and Travel Tips My plans of going to Shangri-la Mactan went up in smoke. I was supposed to get up at 7am, take a taxi to Shangri-la and have myself some beach time.…

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Halu, Cebu! (Part 2)

Taoist Temple Parking Lot

DAY 1b After having lunch, it was already 1pm and I decided that it was already high time that I took a taxi to my hotel. I loved my hotel!  Many thanks go to JSY on that score because she was the one who recommended that place to me.  She…

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Halu, Cebu! (Part 1)

Cross of Magellan

I did it!  I conquered Cebu.  All by myself. It all started last year when we failed to go to Caramoan for my birthday.  I decided that I will have my birthday trip this year, no matter what happened.  And even if I had to do it alone. Check out:…

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Finally the 3 C’s: CamSur, Caramoan, CWC

CamSur, Caramoan, CWC

The plan was hatched about a couple of months ago:  we will conquer the 3 C’s: Camarines Sur, Caramoan and CWC! After our failed birthday trip last March, my friend AKG and I were finally able to push through with our CamSur trip last weekend.  Although several forces had seemed…

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Calaguas Do-Over: Wet and Wild Weekend

Calaguas Do-Over by chasing jayce

When I say wet, I mean rain and  when I say wild I mean wind.  Yup, my Calaguas do-over had mostly been composed of raging rains and winds, with approximately 8 hours of sunshine. The rain started to torment us the moment we changed into our shorts and stepped out of the office…

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