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…

A Vision of Solitude, Mayon Volcano

A Vision of Solitude, Mayon Volcano

The Mayon Volcano as the beautiful backdrop of Sumlang Lake How can something so perfect, so beautiful be a source of both inspiration and destruction? For a while, to see the Mayon Volcano has been a part of my bucketlist. It wasn’t because of the history that this volcano has, the numerous eruptions that paved the way for destruction of homes and lives while at the same time, proved the resiliency of Filipinos. The Mayon Volcano as seen from Casagwa Ruins Neither was it because of the life it still…

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…

That Trip to Calaguas, Camarines Norte

That Trip to Calaguas, Camarines Norte

Calaguas Island is located in Camarines Norte, one of the provinces in the Bicol Region, Philippines. It is one of nature’s gift to mankind. To date, it is still considered as one of those “virgin beaches” in the country. No electricity, no buildings, no anything (except for a bunch of cottages on the northern part of the stretch, which I later on discovered as Waling-waling beach resort). It has been three months since I went to Calaguas and fortunately, after overcoming the critical phase of my previous project (yes, work) and…

Life’s A Beach: Patar, Bolinao

Life’s A Beach: Patar, Bolinao

From time to time, I’ve always imagined myself making an escape from the crazy life of the metro. You know, one of those spontaneous trips that doesn’t stress you about the things that you should do and what not… Thinking about it and actually doing it, however, is a different story. Most of the time, excuses prevail. Last weekend was different though. With a brilliant idea of hitting the beach doing nothing but to chill, me and my friend have decided to check out what Patar Beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan has…