ILOG: TALABA FESTIVAL

This is my first time to witness the Talaba Festival... though I've heard of it and Cong. Chedz Alvarez would invite us every year.   Finally, got to see this one this year... over the weekend.  The Municipality of Ilog celebrates Kisi-Kisi Festival every March 25, and the Talaba Festival (or the eat-all-you-can-talaba/oysters festival as I... 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 →

ILOCOS NORTE: LA PRECIOSA RESTAURANT

Still in Laoag.  It was almost noon when we left the market.  We decided to have lunch before going back to the hotel.  We drove around for a couple of minutes not knowing where we were going to eat.  We drove past the emapanada stalls in the city but everyone was still sweating after the... Continue Reading →

ILOCOS NORTE: LAOAG PUBLIC MARKET

On our last day, we headed off to the market to buy pasulubong.  The market was clean... but after two days of hiking and walking around Ilocos, I wasn't so happy to find more stairs.  Their market actually have several floors. so we went up to flights of stairs and found the meat section... on... Continue Reading →

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