Catanduanes – To explore the “Happy Island”

Via Air Manila to Virac. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific only has one flight per day. Via Land and Sea Cubao Terminal – Buses bound for Virac – Php1,300+ ; (Make sure to book a sleeper bus ahead of time, like 2-3 months prior the trip). This land travel will eat 14-15 hours of your…

Guimaras – to taste the sweetest Mangoes in the Philippines

Guimaras is an island located in Western Visayas in the Philippines. This is going to be my 44th entry for my 80/30 challenge. Guimaras is known for its sweet mangoes. They don’t even allow Mangoes from other provinces to be brought & cultivated here because they don’t want their Mangoes to taste different. What I…

Iloilo – to be faced with Visayas’ Heaven and Sea

I remember going to Iloilo in 2016 to try out my luck with AirAsia. That time I failed 2nd screening for Cabin Crew and did not have enough time to roam around BUT I met quality people who became my friends. My bestfriend and I initially planned to celebrate his birthday in Iloilo since we…

Sorsogon – to look into Luzon’s southernmost paradis

We arrived in Matnog a little past 8am. The plan is to visit Subic beach after our Biri Island side trip. Unfortunately it’ll cost us Php1,000 (the cheapest we found for 2 pax) for just a 4-hour viewing (it’s good for a day but we didn’t have time). We don’t really plan to stay long…

Seoul, South Korea – To experience the KPop culture

Annyeonghaseyo! In college, I was addicted to KPop. Yes, I’m not ashamed to say that. Haha! In 2015, One of my closest friends invited me to join her 2016 birthday celebration in Seoul. Who was I to decline to that kind of invitation, right? We had 10 months to prepare. We applied for our Korean…

Siquijor Island – to the Island of fire and sorcery

Siquijor Island was named by the Spaniards as the “Island of fire” because of the eerie glow that surrounds it at night. According to popular belief, certain groups living in the island still practice sorcery. You’ll see voodoo dolls, love potions, dream catchers etc being sold around the market. The beaches on this island and marine…

80 Before 30

Abra Agusan del Norte Agusan del Sur Aklan Albay Antique Apayao Aurora Basilan Bataan Batanes Batangas Benguet Biliran Bohol Bukidnon Bulacan Cagayan Camarines Norte Camarines Sur Camiguin Capiz Catanduanes Cavite Cebu Compostela Valley Cotabato Davao del Norte Davao del Sur Davao Oriental Dinagat Islands Eastern Samar Guimaras Ifugao Ilocos Norte Ilocos Sur Iloilo Isabela Kalinga…

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam -To the winsome city of Saigon

Saigon is a busy city compared to Siem Reap. First thing that I noticed is that there is a lot of motorcycles. These motorcycles are everywhere! Be careful when crossing the streets; even when you’re walking peacefully on the sidewalk they will start invading your space especially during rush hour! Haha! Also, i have to…

Siem Reap, Cambodia – to see the majestic Angkor Wat sunrise

In 2015, I told myself that I want to spend my birthday in Cambodia. It’s a dream to blow my candles in Angkor Wat while watching the sunset. It was a random thought that may change my life forever. I’ve been wanting/trying to travel solo and I took advantage of the seat sale Cebu Pacific had…

Jomalig Island, Quezon – to the Golden paradise of Luzon

“AMAZING.” – The only word that could explain how my Jomalig trip was. Here you can enjoy your own private beach. It was perfect timing when we went there because it was the town’s feast! We got free food on our 2nd and 3rd day! Yey! So better note that April 24 is a perfect…

Surigao del Sur – to the Hinatuan Enchanted River

From Davao, ride a non-AC Bachelor Bus to Manganoy, Bislig at Ecoland Terminal. Fare is Php300. Earliest trip is 2am. We didn’t wake up on time so we took the 4am trip. You have to endure the 6 hour bus ride to Manganoy. From Manganoy, there are 2 options on how to go to Enchanted River…