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Reasons I love and hate Boracay, Philippines

Boracay was termed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The first class island in the Philippines has captured the hearts of many specially the rich and famous who escape to this paradise during holidays and weekends. I lost count of how many times I’ve passed in this place. Not because I’m […]

How to avoid travel mishaps

This is an update on how to deal with challenging events when you are travelling. I travel solo most of the times and have encountered all the scenarios below.. but it doesn’t mean I won’t travel again despite all those misfortunes.. the world is too beautiful not to see before our mortal time is up […]

10 Travel tips if you are going to El Nido, Palawan

Beautiful pristine waters, grand rock formations, beautiful people.. El Nido, Palawan is beautiful alright. And you think to see that beauty is an easy journey? Well not for some. There are still visitors who came unprepared for the challenge of being in this paradise.. Going to El Nido, Palawan may not be an easy tick in […]

How to Get Free Accommodation When You Travel

I have to tell you something.. most of the places we stayed at when I was traveling with my mom were free.. And surprisingly, those places were very nice.. almost glamorous. And did I mention free? You can read more about how to stay in hotels for free here.   Ok before I make some of […]

Pope Francis Philippine Itinerary

I have visited the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal, I have visited different Mosques when I travel to Muslim countries, it seems fitting that I join the millions of people to welcome Pope Francis in the Philippines because I’m Roman Catholic. The travel to Europe will follow.. as soon as I got travel funds to […]

2nd Asian Cleanup Campaign conference by the Let’s Do It Movement

A few days ago, last Nov 27-30 2014, I attended this conference in Cebu about cleaning up the environment. This is organized by the Let’s Do It Movement and Seed4Com led by Dann Diez from the Philippines, Kadi Kenk and Margo Loor from Estonia The event was the 2nd Conference in Asia with the goal […]

Tourism and Community Development: Showcasing the richness of the poor

For other people, there’s nothing special in places that are far from everything. No skyscrapers, no malls or fancy restaurants nearby.. if you’re lucky, no cellphone or internet signal too. Others may think that locals who live in very rural areas are poor. But for me, these people are lucky they are living in a […]

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 […]

Restaurant Review: Pan de Amerikana

They say its the first and only restaurant in South East Asia where decorations are upside down.. that should capture customer’s attention.. and indeed our curiosities were captured. It’s a typical restaurant really, serves affordable Filipino dishes, with well mannered waiters. But what makes it different is how it was styled. It really looks like […]

Kublai Kafe: Coffee Shop in Davao

This coffee shop by far is the winner on my list of coffee shops to visit in the Philippines. I’ve never seen a place where even the stairs is an art candy.     If you love arts, get ready to feast your eyes even on every nook and corner.   Im impressed on how […]

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