Swimming with the Whale Sharks, Donsol, Sorsogon

Swimming with the Whale Sharks, Donsol, Sorsogon

It’s not everyday that an opportunity to swim with the whale sharks calls out to you. And when that happens, there’s no other way but to take the plunge and just do it! The first time I’ve heard about swimming with the whale sharks was in the late 2000s when a friend of mine told me about doing it and it was still starting to get popular in the country. I was envious of her but didn’t really put much thought into it because I am not really a great swimmer. Fast forward to…

This Island Born of Fire: Camiguin at a Glance

This Island Born of Fire: Camiguin at a Glance

Day-trippers, long weekend escapees, and island-life lovers would definitely find Camiguin enchanting. For a very small province, there is just so much to do that being captivated by its beauty is anything but a surprise. One can figuratively get lost in living the dream of a laid back island life. Sunshine, white sands, boats, and the sea at Mantigue Island Katibawasan Falls Going around the province will definitely give you the chilled and relaxed vibe of a dreamer’s island life. Traverse the road by yourself through a motorcycle or do it with your family…

When Love is True: A Tale of Travel

When Love is True: A Tale of Travel

Do you believe that when love is true, it conquers all? That true love will take you places and will make you do crazy things even at your most logical state? I do. However, sometimes, we feel like love is not enough. It’s during those times when our inhibitions and fears take over that we are put into a halt, a period of stagnation, beating ourselves for being our own ghost. A few months into my sabbatical, I had to take a break as I needed to be at home physically. With no timeline…

Surf and Play: Bagasbas Beach, Camarines Norte

Surf and Play: Bagasbas Beach, Camarines Norte

Although it’s still not as mainstream, surfing has become quite popular in the Philippines over the past few years. Destinations such as La Union, CamSur (Camarines Sur) and Baler are among the local surfers’ paradise. Still unknown by many is the Bagasbas, a beautiful, long stretch of surf spot facing the Pacific Ocean. Bagasbas beach is located at Daet, Camarines Norte. It was last summer during our Calaguas trip when me and my friends went to Bagasbas for a sidetrip. As most of my trips have been lately, this again came to…

A Tragic Love Story: Heloise and Abelard, Père Lachaise, Paris

A Tragic Love Story: Heloise and Abelard, Père Lachaise, Paris

As tragic as their story was, Heloise and Abelard’s is one of my favorites. In my previous post, I’ve mentioned that somehow, even when tombs have been erected, the city of Paris still shouts love and romance. This is where Père Lachaise comes in, as it is currently the home of Heloise and Abelard. Abelard was once one of the most distinguished scholars of his time. At the peak of his career, he met Heloise, a remarkable and brilliant woman who clearly had made a huge impression on him. He was 20 years her…