Tag Archive: travel

HONG KONG: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

Doc’s birthday was coming up and she set her sights on getting inked by Whang Od.  The prospect of a two hour trek from jump-off point to Buscalan, the small village where Whang-od lives… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: SUNSET AT CAPE BOJEADOR

We waited for the sun to set at Bangui wind farm for as long as we could.  Was dreaming of the windmills against a red-orange washed sky.  It seemed to take forever.  By… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: THE WINDMILLS OF BANGUI

Standing along the coast of Bangui, Ilocos Norte are what looks like 20 “giant electric fans.” While driving along the highway, one could see the blades of the windmills slowly spinning.  Travelers often… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: PATAPAT VIADUCT

We purposely drove to the farthest end of Ilocos to see a bridge.  The Patapat Viaduct is the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines.  It is elevated 31 meters over sea level, is 1.3 km… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: KAPURPURAWAN ROCK FORMATION

The word kapurpurawan means kaputian or whiteness in Ilokano.  The place was named as such due to the different majestic white lime stone formations in the area.  Located in the town of Burgos,… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: PAOAY CHURCH

Our 6th stop for the trip was the town of Paoay in Ilocos Norte.  Another church! I told myself.  Every town we have passed had an old church — at least one.  We… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: THE MARCOS MUSEUM AND MAUSOLEUM

After finally reaching the province of Ilocos Norte, we headed to the town of Batac… and to one of the many houses owned by the Marcoses.  Dark gray clouds started to appear and… Continue reading

VIGAN: OKOY

Sold along side the popular Vigan empanada in the Empanadahan in the plaza area, Okoy is crispy shrimp fritter  and served with sukang (vinegar) Ilocos with garlic, onion and hot chili.  It’s a popular… Continue reading

ILOCOS SUR: BANTAY CHURCH

Another church.  This seems to be turning out like a Visita Iglesia.  This time, we headed to the town of Bantay, Ilocos Sur.    Located at the Northeast of Vigan City, it is… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE: STA. MARIA CHURCH

I knew that Ilocos had a lot of old churches but had no idea where and what they were, except probably for Paoay Church. First stop of our tour was the town of… Continue reading

ENROUTE: BACOLOD-MANILA-ILOCOS

We’ve been planning to go to Ilocos for some time… but it never seem to push through for one reason or another.   Luckily, this June… we made it.   All throughout the… Continue reading

DAVAO: THE CHEESE MAKER

A few weeks before my trip to Davao, I read an article in a travel magazine about artisan cheese in Davao.  It was interesting.  But since I’m not so fond and knowledgeable of… Continue reading

DUMAGUETE: SUNRISE PHOTOS

I’m a night person… but this is one place I don’t mind waking up early even before the sun.