January 15, 2018

CEBU | Bantayan Island, Where I Questioned, Experienced Peace and Found Love

Fine white sand beach where coconut trees are lined up as if they are guarding you, suitable cliffs where you can find the first courage to jump, fresh seafood and most of all far enough so folks will frown going and eventually not to go – there certainly one thing in mind, I should set foot again here no matter what... or it will be a heartbreak of a life time. We did go back almost exactly one year since we first set foot in the island called Bantayan

Bantayan Island is in the Northern part of Cebu Province. Batayan Island has three municipality namely, Bantayan, Sta. Fe and Madridejos. There is a high chance that you'll stay in Sta. Fe because most hotels and restaurants are there.  

January 06, 2018

PANGASINAN | Tondaligan Beach Before Ending 2017

For 2 years now, I am spending new years eve with my girlfriend's family in Lingayen, Pangasinan. But before I proceed to their town, I decided to spend some time on the beach before the clock ticks at 12MN, January 1, 2018. Tondaligan Beach in Dagupan was an unfamiliar beach to me until I saw it on Google Maps. A long stretch of yellow mark in google means that its a beach - a long curve beach means that I must go and hear the waves again.   

December 26, 2017

BENGUET | Where to Buy Coffee in Baguio

There is a 70% chance that you love coffee or at least drink coffee. You maybe on a passive side when it comes to the passion of drinking coffee, but I am pretty sure that you've tasted coffee once in your life. When my friends were planning to go to Baguio, someone mentioned in our chat group that they will buy coffee in Baguio.That ring a bell on me and made my way to Baguio. 

I Almost Did Not Expect the Sea of Clouds in Mt. Pulag

Everybody wants to go up in the mountain to shout their pains and anguish to the world. Very cinematic indeed but we all have that in us. We want to escape, be adventurous and experience the Sea of Clouds promised by the Social Media and the tour companies. I wanted to see it myself but that was secondary when I heard bad news about the crowding of Mt. Pulag. I wanted to climb for the sake of climbing the mountain - this famous mountain.

I almost did not expect the Sea of Clouds in Mt. Pulag two days before the climb. We receive series of messages from the tour organizer setting our expectations. She narrated what they have experienced in Pulag weekend before our climb. She was angry with the system DENR was imposing. I do not know what exactly it was but based on her tone, DENR must control the people going up in Mt. Pulag. From her words there was chaos in Mt. Pulag. It was like Divisoria in the summit.

December 25, 2017

NUEVA EJICA | Aquino - Diokno Memorial, To Remember the Past

 I am a Dilawan after, then Senator, Benigno Aquino won the presidency in 2010. I supported and believed in his administration from day 1 to his last day in Malacanang Palace. I admire how his father fought for our democracy and how his mother faced the dictator. Fast forward, I believe he is the best president that we had. His decisions were not perfect but I believe in his principles and love for the country. But, just to tell you, I did not vote for him for president. 

In 2014 we visited Minalungao National Park in Gen. Tinio Nueva Ecija. After we enjoyed the water of the National Park, we decided to pass through Fort Magsaysay and pay honor to the Aquino-Diokno Memorial inside the Fort.

December 16, 2017

5 Days in Maui

If you want to get away for some time, and for complete relaxation, then head straight for Maui. After all, this is an ideal place for exceptional relaxation. However, that doesn’t mean that it is all quiet and with nothing much to do. In fact, it can be overwhelming as to what to pick from the wealth of places to see and explore. Plan a great trip to the island and an amazing vacation with some great ideas for a five-day trip in Maui. The idea is to visit some of the very best spots in Maui as well as find plenty of time to relax in between. Lodging is never a problem here, and one gets to pick from a wide range of homes for rent in Maui. You can take your holiday experience to anew level as you live in your space in those rented homes, cook your own meals and feel perfectly at home!  Rest of the time, you spend either unwinding on the beach or touring the main Hawaiian Islands.

December 14, 2017

CEBU | Where to Stay in Cebu City for a Night - Sugbutel Family Hotel

Sugbutel Family Hotel is the best accommodation for you if you are just passing by Cebu City and just need to stay for night. It is a budget hotel with at par service and amenities for each guest. Cebu City could be too crowded for you for a vacation. I believe, like me, you opt to hit either Northen Cebu  for Bantayan Island and Malapascua or Southern Cebu for Moalboal, Oslob, Badian and Aloguinsan.  You don't need to worry when you book a red-eye flight to Cebu and need a place to rest because Sugbutel Family Hotel is there to rescue you from eye-bags.