South girls go South: Camarines Sur – Legaspi – Caramoan

A 12-18 hour ride will eventually make you re-think your choices and love planes. I could be half way across the world already if I took a plane for the same amount of time but since it’s Bicol and the gang is complete again, that 12 hour ride and pain the in ass and neck was worth…

Sagada: Much Needed Mountain Retreat

Where do broken hearts go? They go on mountain retreats, stuff their faces with lemon pie and gulp strong coffee and scream “You stupid ass, you broke my heart! You ruined me” at Kiltepan view. Sarcasm aside, Sagada is known as “Mountain Province’s Pride” with only about 5,000 residents. It’s the best place to chase…

Ladies, two words: Solo Travel

Solo travel is  a fascinating thing to experience. I think  every girl should experience travelling alone at least once. And I have got to try it finally on my recent trip to Bantayan Island. If you are a Filipina like me (who probably has conservative-over protective- strict parents), you probably heard the ever famous, “Bakit mag-isa…

Solo Travel: Cebu – Bantayan Island

Cheers to Air Asia‘s P1 fare, faith, hope, love, support (from friends especially Jade who booked the flight for me) and a little bit of pixie dust, my first trip alone is finally happening! The northern tip of Cebu is endowed with rich waters and dotted with beautiful islands with white sand beaches. Bantayan Island is…

Asia’s City of Love: Iloilo, Philippines

Iloilo was once the Queen City of the South. It was also the last Spanish-colonial capital after Manila surrendered to the US. Iloilo City, the capital of the province, is a highly urbanized city and is known as the city of love and festival capital of the Philippines. No, this is not where broken hearts…

Yay for Guimaras

Guimaras is a small island province in Western Visayas. And it’s most famous for its superb mangoes. From Iloilo City, you can get to to Guimaras in just 10 minutes. Get to Ortiz Wharf/ Parola port where you can get into a boat that can take you to Jordan. Fare: 14 pesos. And no, I am not…

Climbing Mt. Pinatubo

~ Ain’t about how fast I get there. Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side. It’s the climb! ~ I have not gone trekking since God knows when. After much discussion (more like arguing), planning, persuading and coffee sessions together, my friends and I decided to do something we have not done before: Climb a mountain!…

DIY travel tips for the Wanderlust filled Filipina

I have grown fond of DIY(Do it yourself) Travel. To some, it’s quite a tedious process to plan a trip on your own but I would beg to differ. It’s actually a fun experience before the big trip! I have been traveling since I started working. That’s the only thing you need to have other…

Bachelorette Weekend in Boracay

  To fully conclude our Bestie clingy month in the Philippines, we went to the beautiful island of Boracay to give Erika the bachelorette weekend she will regret. Ha! We have been spending the last Fridays with our friend and it has been awesome albeit drunk calls, vomits and raking Saturdays that followed. Thank you to…

Birthday trip to BKK, Thailand

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling 22! For the 22nd year of my life here on planet earth I went to Bangkok, Thailand with my best friend Erika. Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. It is a metropolis with a vibrant street life and ornate shrines. We got to experience the ultramodern city…

Coron, Palawan

Coron,also known as Busuanga is the first district of Palawan. Belonging to the MIMAROPA district, this place is best known for its clear blue waters and diving spots. It’s a 1 hour flight away from Manila Domestic Airport or a 12-hour trip by ferry. Finally,  I was able to visit this gorgeous island. Funny how this whole…