June 01, 2020

Ancestral Houses in Alaminos, Pangasinan

Alaminos City in Pangasinan is known as the gateway to the Hundred Island National Park. Sometimes, we bypass the city going to the beaches of Bolinao. Little that we know, this city in the eastern part of Pangasinan is also home to some of the Ancestral houses dating back from the Spanish Colonial Era. 

Cathedral of Saint Joseph (Poblacion)

May 23, 2020

The Food and Drink I Had in Penang and other Travel Stories

If you are a student of history and culture, there is a high probability that Penang Island came across your readings. For me, it was a word of mouth that landed me to several webpages and books about Penang. Food and cross-cultural diversity are the common themes of my readings about Penang. True enough, Penang is so rich in culture and history and you'll notice that through their food, streets, buildings, and through the common people walking on the streets of Penang. 

One of the best things in Penang is its Coffee Culture. Coffee shops are everywhere! This one here is The Daily Dose Cafe in Muntri Sreet.

In this article, I will show you the food and drink I had in Penang + my story about it. I spend 8 days in Penang, Malaysia during my 2019 Christmas Holidays break. So I ate a lot but I will show you only the food and drink that I like the most. 

May 17, 2020

Calauit Safari Tour | Coron, Palawan

The closest encounter I had with a wild animal was in a zoo 10-15 years ago. I’m not really a fan of doing safari tours - I’m not sure if PETA or animal rights advocate will loud me for that. But during our tour in Coron, seeing animals in the wild and feeding them seems interesting for us.

February 19, 2020

Best Places in Singapore that Travel Bloggers Might Not Tell You

Chances are you either went to Singapore enjoying the most famous attraction or is in the process of building your itinerary for your next Southeast Asian Trip. Here’s the thing, the City of the Merlion can be too expensive or budget-friendly depending on where you will go and how you will spend your money. 
Let me enumerate the places where I did spend a single SGD for entrance fees just to see the best of Singapore. 
First on my list is the newest attraction in Singapore that cost SGD1.7Billion. All tourist today talks about the Jewel Changi and its Rain Vortex. I myself was a victim of this craze. I had to check JetStar cheap flight deals to Singapore from Manila just to see this another manmade forest and a mall in one. 

February 09, 2020

PALAWAN | Coron Travel Guide, Budget and Itinerary

Coron is one of the most famous destinations in the Philippines. Coron is an easy pick for families, couples and vacationers simply because of its beauty. Pristine beaches, magnificent lagoons, towering rock formations, rich coral gardens, and diverse wildlife are the things you will encounter and experience when you visit Coron.

Coron is located in Northern Palawan and is part of Calamianes Group of Island. Coron as a destination can be divided into major islands namely Busuanga where Coron town and the airport are located, Coron Island where Kayangan Lake is located and Culion Island which was a former leprosarium and where an old church can be visited. Another major Island that is now gaining popularity because of the Safari is Calauit Island which is located in the Northwest of Busuanga Island. Other Islands which are commonly part of Island hopping tour packages are Banana Island and Malcapuya Island - these islands has world-class beaches. 

January 26, 2020

Langkawi, the Spontaneous Trip

Langkawi is situated in the Northwest part of Peninsula Malaysia. It sits on the border of Thailand and Malaysia. I do not know this fact until our boatman in one of the tours asked if we have our passport with us and if we do he might drop us in Thailand. Later on, my friend who is based in Penang got a text welcoming him to Thailand.  

Pantai Cenang Beach
This trip in Langkawi was the most expensive spontaneous trip I had. Thanks to the credit card, I had more flexible terms to pay for everything. As of this time, everything has been paid off. Thank God! But I have no regrets doing this expensive spontaneous trip. In fact, Langkawi made my Malay trip complete. I have a lot of stories and memories, some are not meant to be shared, stored in my memory bank that I doubt will be deleted, not in my lifetime or maybe even afterlife.

November 10, 2019

Tinipak River, Mt. Daraitan

Tinipak River, its surrounding community of the Dumagat Tribe and the livelihood of the locals are in danger to be submerged in the name of national development. The Philippine government aided by the Chinese funding is planning to build a dam to supply water in Metro Manila which has more or less 17 Million people.