BALER: CATCHING THE WAVES

For three years, our August escapade have taken us to different places: Oslob in 2012, Siquijor in 2013, and Baler in 2014.  We try to take time out from our regular work load and schedules to spend time with each other.  It had taken me a long time to write about this trip (I have yet... Continue Reading →

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TAAL: VOLCANO CRATER TREK

I have quite a list of the things I didn't like about going on a trek to the crater of Taal Volcano.  Topping that list would be -- I don't think I'd last walking for a long distance... I'm scared of riding a horse... and I've never been fond of getting on boats... and not... Continue Reading →

ITINERARY: BATANGAS ROAD TRIP

It started as a silly joke when my friends came to Bacolod... at least I thought it was... that we were going to see the Philippines from A to Z.  But we seem to be stuck on letter B... Bacolod then Batangas... and I think they're seriously thinking about Batanes this summer. A road trip... Continue Reading →

SIQUIJOR: AMAZING RACE

With a few hours before our trip back to Dumaguete, we arranged for the resort's jeep to go around the island before taking us to the pier.  At least we get to see the some of the attractions before leaving. CAPILAY SPRING PARK Drop by this park in San Juan with a natural spring-fed pool is... Continue Reading →

SIQUIJOR: CORAL CAY RESORT

  Last time I was in Siquijor, we stayed in Larena.  This time around I wanted to look for a place in San Juan, thinking that the town was facing North-West and would have a good vantage point or a least a glimpse of the sunset.  My navigation skills isn't that reliable.  So when I... Continue Reading →

ENROUTE: BACOLOD-DUMAGUETE-SIQUIJOR

Our plan was to leave Bacolod for Dumaguete at 3:00 a.m.  We estimated our travel time to be between 4-5 hours to get to Dumaguete City via Mabinay.  It was already 4:00 a.m. when we left the city.  To add to our boo-boos, we were already at the outskirts of the city when we remembered that... Continue Reading →

DUMAGUETE: RIZAL BOULEVARD

The best part of staying a night in Dumaguete, is spending mornings at the Boulevard.  The place is never seem to be without people be it mornings or nights... or the remaining hours in between.  Even before the sun rises, you can see fishermen back after an early sail, joggers getting ready for their run,... Continue Reading →

DUMAGUETE: SILLIMAN HALL

I've been to Dumaguete several times this year but I have never set foot inside Silliman campus.  The city being known as a University town and Silliman University is one of its famous landmark, a must see place when visiting Dumaguete.  Fortunately, when our photography club had a photo walk in Dumaguete last November, Sir... Continue Reading →

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