Being in Malapascua, Cebu

Being in Malapascua, Cebu

And then there was Malapascua. Out of all the islands and the beaches in the country, it was Malapascua. Somewhere I haven’t been to. A name that I’ve only heard of but wasn’t really sure of what to expect. I just thought, there must be something special about it. Located in the northernmost tip of Cebu, this island is quite off the grid as compared to some destinations in the Philippines. A very long commute from the city proper, Malapascua is mostly frequented by those who want to get acquainted with the thresher…

Island Hopping Experience, Port Barton

Island Hopping Experience, Port Barton

It was a bright and sunny day for an Island Hopping Experience Visiting a province that comprises of roughly 1780 islands will leave you feeling the need to go on an island hopping tour at least once. Mathematically and emotionally, that will never be enough! Port Barton, one of the villages situated in the north west coast of Palawan, is surrounded by a lot of islands and islets that will give you the opportunity to experience the island (and reef) hopping. —– This was my first time to do an island…

Loving Port Barton

Loving Port Barton

There’s always something refreshing in finding yourself in a place that not a lot of people know about. The last few months of wandering locally allowed me to meet a lot of foreigners who have been enchanted by Port Barton. And not one local that I’ve traveled with has mentioned it, let alone even been there before. Port Barton. If you are truly special, then why have I only heard of you now? I guess reading through the guides only lead you to the popular ones. Chances are, you’re going to…

A Day in Kalanggaman Island

A Day in Kalanggaman Island

Kalanggaman Island Summer will always be defined with a visit to the beach, basking under the sun and getting soaked in the vitamin sea of salty water. To some extent, summer seems to be quite predictable. A visit to an island, however, is not. Especially when you realize that the place you’re about to visit, namely Kalanggaman Island, is everything you’ve hoped for while at the same time, it’s everything that is not. Our boat leading towards Kalanggaman Island, with changing sandbars from either side of the island and coconut trees…

Blissful Moments in the Unspoiled Beach of Narra, Palawan

Blissful Moments in the Unspoiled Beach of Narra, Palawan

A beach in Narra, one of the unspoiled beaches in Palawan. Most beach goers here in the Philippines have been accustomed to seeing a variety of white sand beaches. The beauty of white sand is by default, attributed to purity. Before we arrived in a nearby beach in Narra, my cousin told “warned” me that what we were about to visit has black sand. Perhaps she downplayed the beach so as to lower any form of expectations. That Saturday afternoon. Well, I found out that it was actually gray. Not that it mattered….