Thursday, August 18, 2016

Solo Trekking to Batad Rice Terraces – The Plight of the Frugal Unhealthy Traveler

Holy Week is one of the holidays that most Filipinos look forward to, not just because it's one of the holiest and most important time for Catholics, but we are given days off work so we can rest and get together with the family. I am not a very spiritual or religious person, but I do my best to find some me-time since I live in an overcrowded, polluted and crime-rampant city, it’s a bit difficult to find a place where you can meditate and reflect. I took this opportunity a couple of years back to go somewhere I have never been, a place shielded away from the dirt and noise of Manila, a place where I can get in touch with nature once again, the Cordilleras.

batad rice terraces

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Cagayan, Palaui Island and Isabela 4 Day Trip – Itinerary, Travel Guide and Expenses

I have always wanted to go to Palaui. I have been invited to or initiated three different trips every year since 2011, with one group, we even bought our plane tickets already, but decided to cancel since there was a typhoon in Cagayan exactly on the dates of our trip. Finally, last 2014 (yes, this is a super late post!), we made this happen!A friend and I were talking a couple of months ago on how it would be nice if we went to Palaui, and some time in November, my friend called me again,  “Oi, tuloy na natin Palaui natin, holiday next week oh” and the rest is history.

cagayan isabela blog itinerary

Sunday, July 17, 2016

It All Began in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

I used to be an active lurker of Philippine travel forums when I wasn’t still aware of the existence of travel blogs during the early 2010s. It was exciting to meet people who have the same passion as I do and I was amazed by how many Filipinos are traveling to the different parts of the globe. It was thrilling to read about their adventures even though I don’t really know them personally. It was also at a forum wherein I saw an open invitation to join a group on a three-day trip to Ilocos. I was hesitant of course, it would be a first to join strangers on a trip. So I invited a kaladkarin friend who was also up for some new experiences. We decided to take a bus, an exhausting 14-hour ride to the historical city of Vigan.

ilocos sur

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