Solo Backpacking Diaries: South Batan, Batanes

It’s the 2nd to my last day in Batanes and in one sleep I will be back home. Time ran so fast and my heart breaks a little with the taste of bittersweet soon-goodbye. A part of me says, “You miss home, girl”, and the wanderlust soul whispers “Wish you’d stay a few days more…

Solo Backpacking Diaries: Sabtang Island, Batanes

Hello Blog, I’m back! I’m here to blab again about my Batanes birthday getaway. This time I’m going to talk about my second day there. Say hello to Sabtang Island! I woke up early that day. Boats leaving for Sabtang Island are all in Ivana Port which is approximately 30-45 mins away from Basco, and…

Solo Backpacking Diaries: North Batan, Batanes

Dear Blog, My birthday this year is one of the bests ever. I crossed an item in my bucket list and it took me a while (almost a month) to talk to you about all the things that happened because I was so hyped about everything. I went to Batanes, dear blog!!! YES, BATANES! I…

The One In Negros Occidental

Dearest Blog, Sometimes, we all think we all need a really long break. We all do…that I’m sure, but a 2-day vacay isn’t really that bad when you’re in good company. **** We decided to order food and buy some treats at this rustic cafe they call El Ideal. In one table, there was an…

One More Chance — Not!

Nagpabook. Umasa. Di Pinasakay. Number 1 daw, pero Chance lang pala. We arrived in Toledo City around 4 in the morning. As the car made its way to the pier entrance, we were stopped by a man, around 50-ish, wearing a white shirt. “Sir, Ma’am, Di na raba makasulod. Puno na ang barko”. We tried…

Somewhere in the Cordilleras: Banaue, Sagada, Baguio

I recently had the fortune of traveling to some of the provinces in Cordillera Central Luzon: Banaue, Sagada, Baguio last month. Banaue, Ifugao This was our first stop. We reached Ifugao at around 6 in the evening. Although we took the  long Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya route, it was really the traffic in Bulacan…

Solo Backpacking Diaries: Camiguin

She carries a lot of backpacks/suitcases but all of them are empty because she’s expecting to completely fill them with life by the end of this trip and then she’ll come home and sort everything out and do it all again. Storypeople I have always thought of travelling alone, but never really had the balls (or the vajay-jay)…

Dogs Day Out

Riri went out for a vacation with her fellow furballs from mom’s side of the family, and had us humans tag along. We left around 7 in the morning and arrived at Tingko Beach in Alcoy around 10-ish. It was a hot summer day. We humans prepared the table and the food while the furballs waited. After eating…

O-peak and Tumalog

The fam decided to conquer Cebu’s Osmeña Peak and experience Tumalog Falls this summer. To Osmena Peak We left early in the morning and made a stop at a road construction site before Mantalungon Market. We took a few photos and climbed up the mountain-to-road construction area, and then…Uhmm… wait, can I just post the…

Another Dipping Trip (North)

Summer is always a time for escapades with family and friends.  And that means, it’s time for another dipping trip for the band of itchy feet home buddies. In contrast to our previous dipping trip, we decided to take the route north. Meetup It was around 4 am when I left the house to get…

14 hours in Dumaguete

The band of itchy feet homebuddies are no way ending the year without some wanderlust loving. So, we planned a one-day trip to the ‘City of Gentle People’ — Dumaguete. We rode off to Liloan, Santander (southern tip of Cebu) around 2 am and arrived at the port around 530ish. After the 30 minute boat…

Away to Aloguinsan

A few weeks ago, the band of itchy-feet homebuddies decided to visit Aloguinsan’s little Palawan — the Bojo River. We made early reservations for the Bojo River Eco-cultural Ttour just to be sure we won’t go home with regrets. Oct. 4, 2014 4:30am We met up early in the morning (the usual) and drove our way…