Of all the places in the Philippines, Why Davao? This was one of the many questions that my friends asked me when I booked this trip. Okay, so here are my answers that will convince you to book a ticket right away=D! Firstly, because I like to experience how it feels to be in the 3rd safest city in the world. Secondly, because it is the hometown of our President. Lastly, because I want to go beaching in Samal, surf at Dahican beach, and ride an ultralight plane in Mati. Davao is a huge place. You will surely never run out of activities and places to experience.
We (with Joemar and his sister Joey) arrived at Davao International airport equipped with confidence and a little knowledge about the place. Continue reading →
Another year ends, but another year of travel begins. While some are busy preparing for noche buena, I was in my room packing my bag and thinking what would it be like to ride a wave for the first time. Yay! I want to find out why everybody is so in love with surfing. Why everyone says it’s addictive? Why everyone keeps on coming back to Siargao Island? And all these questions will be answered on this post.
A surprising long holiday was proclaimed and I was like–How come I didn’t know there’s a long weekend coming? Haha! Right then and there, I searched for touristy places and found the beautiful sandbar of Sumilon as an ideal quick getaway.
As early as 4:30am, Joemar and I headed to South Bus terminal to catch the earliest possible trip to Oslob. I normally get bored with land trips, so I was just sleeping the whole time. Joemar woke me up when we reached Dalaguete and decided to eat our only food supply (crispy chicken sandwich from Mcdo) Hi there McDonalds! Haha!=D We talked about our future trips while watching the scenic coastal towns in the south. After 4 hours and a half, we finally arrived at Sumilon docking station.
I am a type of traveler who does not care too much on accommodation. I’m always comfortable staying in a tent or just a small kubo as long as there’s a public comfort room.:) But for this year’s trip to Camotes island, I stayed at Mangodlong Paradise Resort.
From the astonishing beaches of Coron, who would have thought that there’s also a piece of Africa in this place? Months before this trip, I made a thorough research about the activities and the must see places. I read several blogs and found out that going to this island is expensive. Yes, it is! This trip costs 2,500 with breakfast, lunch, and snacks. But I promise this is worth the splurge. After all, you can always make money but you can’t always make memories. =D Ok. So moving on.. We scheduled this trip on our day 3 of stay and I got so excited to finally see a giraffe and a zebra in person for the first time. I haven’t been to any Zoo and I am not a fan of Zoos. I don’t like it when animals are kept in cages but here in Calauit Safari Park, they roam freely.
Coron has a lot of extraordinary island hopping spots, so I got confused on what tour package to choose. All the places here are so beautiful that I wanted to visit all of them in just 1 day. If only I had enough money, I will stay here longer.:) We opted for the “Ultimate Island hopping tour” which includes a visit to Siete Pecados, Kayangan Lake, Beach 91, CYC Beach, Barracuda Lake, and Twin Lagoon. It actually hurts a little inside to miss some of the destinations (Malcapuya Island, Banana Island, etc.) but it’s okay, I gotta go back someday. 🙂
My friends decided to spend a weekend somewhere with a beach but should not be far from the city, so we head over to agoda and other booking sites. Mactan island offers a lot of beautiful resorts. Continue reading →
Looking for a beach where you can take a quick dip?…Visit Pandanon Island!
Pandanon is part of Bohol and has almost 2,ooo residents. If you’re from Cebu, the only possible way to get there is to charter a boat from Hadsan in Mactan. Boat rental ranges from 2k-8k depending on its capacity. This includes a visit to Talima and Nalusuan where you can go snorkeling. Continue reading →
Who would not want a taste of Amsterdam? Yes, you read it correctly. A mini Amsterdam located in Sirao, Cebu City. I was amazed with the awe-inspiring beauty of nature shared by a friend on social media and I found out that it was just few minutes away from the city. So together with my friends, we went to Sirao. At first, we were hesitant because we heard that it will be harvested on that same day. But there’s no harm in trying, they said.:) After few minutes of travel, we arrived in the place and saw the 5000sq meters celosia farm. Entrance fee is P20 and you can picture all you want. And please..be careful not to step on the flowers.
After a busy days at work, you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life for a moment. But considering your little amount of time and money, you can’t just pack your things and go out-of-town. It requires time specially if you travel with someone.
So, where would be the best place to visit instead? I personally suggest Tops Cebu. It’s a 20 minutes drive from the city with an extra uphill adventure.Continue reading →