A Call for Responsible Tourism: Whale Shark Interaction in Oslob

A Call for Responsible Tourism: Whale Shark Interaction in Oslob

A Whale Shark in Oslob being fed with shrimps, in order for them to stay in the same area during the “interaction” time —– The world of tourism. The life of travel. And all things in between. For the tourism service provider, It’s a good source of income especially during high season, and one can do so much when money starts coming in especially in poor areas. For some, it’s just a means of livelihood while for others, it’s the only way of living, a food to the table. For the…

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…

The Underground River Tour Experience

The Underground River Tour Experience

The Entrance to the Underground River, Puerto Princesa The Philippines is one proud country when it comes to its natural resources, boasting about its rich and highly diverse wonders. One of the country’s popular site is the Underground River, a UNESCO World Heritage, which is also one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.. Reading about the facts of what this river is all about gives me the chills. The complexity of what it has: A river that passes through a cave that will eventually lead towards the West Philippine Sea. A…