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 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….

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…

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…