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Move to Paradise – a must read for city dwellers

I have lived in different far flung rural areas in the Palawan, Bohol, Antique, Laguna in the Philippines. Aside from that I also lived 5 months in rural Kolkata in India, and a few weeks in Bhakatapur and Heutuda in Nepal, and a few days in far flung rural Laos. I don’t just travel and […]

Alternative places to stay when traveling

I used to think traveling to different places is expensive because you have to stay in posh places like hotels. Well, some people really do travel and stay in hotels all day. I was lucky to stay at 5 star hotels on various occasions. This was at Shangri La Hotel in Edsa.   Read this […]

Fiesta in the Philippines

Why do some families afford lavish celebrations during fiesta? Feeding the whole neighbourhood, or town is not an easy task. You have to involve the whole family (and extended family) on the expenses and preparation for the celebration, just to entertain and feed people, some of them you don’t even know.. Apparently, that is the […]

Ordinary activities that are extraordinary to a foreigner in the Philippines

Recently, I’ve changed roles from being the guest traveler to a local homestay host. I love to stay at homes whenever I travel because I like to see the authentic culture of a country, and I want to connect to locals on a personal level and learn their way of living too. It’s more economical […]

Travel Frugal Tips Series on the Road #15

Once upon a time, I never thought people can reach me in the middle of nowhere in that small island called Panglao, Bohol. Then Enrique came… We hang out a bit, cooked together, ate sea urchin, chitchat about each other’s lives..  and then he moved on and traveled to Boracay and other parts of the […]

Life is like a flowing electricity

A few weeks ago, I remembered being stuck somewhere in the forest of Antique praying hard so Mother Nature will not blow our rooftop away.. There was no electricity after that and I have to ride rickety jeeps full of people squeezing for space for an hour just to go to the Mall so I […]

Bohol Travel Advisory

Bohol, the most beautiful province in the Philippines according to my list, recently had an earthquake. It’s heartbreaking to see heritage churches and houses crumble and people displaced. But that was last week. It’s also heartwarming to read the development of how many people reached out.. its obvious that many people love Bohol. I do […]

If Bohol is a Famous Paradise, Antique is a Hidden Gem

Since I came back to the Philippines, I’ve been spending more time in these 2 provinces. I dont just travel but I stay longer to know a place and its culture before saying that I’ve truly been there. I just cant help but wonder why both are located in Visayas yet one has more tourists […]

What to do in Bohol on a budget

I’ve been staying here in Bohol for more or less six months. There are ups and downs, hooray and boo boos, yeah there are boo boos, but I’d rather look on the bright side of things. And Bohol, even though it can be expensive for many tourists, it can still be one of your cheap […]

Cheap Budget Accommodations in Bohol

Where to stay in Bohol? Here’s a collaborative effort of the CS(Couch Surfing) Community in Bohol on budget accommodations and hope they will help you out. Feel free to suggest accommodations that you think is useful too. Try homestays. This is where travelers get to stay in local communities instead of in hotels.. this is […]

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