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I explored Indonesia  for two weeks during my three-week backpacking trip early  this year. Considering this huge country trumps even the Philippines in terms of archipelagic size, I wanted to take careful thought with my itinerary. I knew two weeks wo
Water is life and often revered for its healing properties. Modern science explains this phenomenon under the principles of hydrotherapy but there’s often more to it than what can be explained especially when it abounds in nature. My journey in the eas
Blame my teen addiction to Counter-Strike for the reason why I’ve always wanted to try airsoft, paintball, or laser tag. I finally got my chance when Lakbay Norte went to Baguio for airsoft skirmishes with the Baguio Airsoft Club. I had so much fun pla
Uber cheap flight tickets, booked one year in advance, kicked-off my dream of finally embarking on a 10-week trip to Indochina. This well-trodden backpacking trail passes through countries located in the mainland part of South East Asia such as Malaysi
Straying off course whether on purpose or unintentionally isn’t always a terrible thing. We might feel helpless from losing our bearings but if we keep ourselves open to whatever comes our way, we’re bound to discover that twists and turns make unexpec
Just came back from testing an offline map app called PocketEarth, which works on any iOS gadget: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. I’ve previously blogged about Offline Google Maps for iOS. The post is so outdated (circa iOS 3.x) yet it’s still one of the
I was back to traveling solo in El Nido, Palawan. My travel mates for the past four days already left, before day break, for the 6-hour ride to Puerto Princesa and return flight to Manila. There was no awesome view of the sunrise to cheer me up that mo
My plan was to start exploring the archipelagic islands of South East Asia (outside the Philippines). There was a particular image of Borneo that, to this day, stuck vividly in my mind while watching nature shows when I was a kid. It was an aerial view
Te Quiero was our first stop in Baguio. The excitement of being back in the cold air of the Cordilleras was still at its high. Baguio is one of the coolest cities in the Philippines … literally and otherwise. Te Quiero is a tapas bar and restaurant l
Spent the night in Microtel Luisita, Tarlac after our exhilarating Tarlac Go Kart experience. It was my first time to stay in one of Microtel’s properties. Exteriors of Microtel Inn & Suites Luisita, Tarlac, Philippines First time staying in one of

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