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Discovering the Dinagat Islands

The alarm wakes me up at three in the morning. It’s time to get up and catch the 3:30 bus for Surigao City from Butuan City. By 7, the early morning breeze kisses me as I sit in a motorized boat. Today, I am crossing the Pacific Ocean through Surigao

View of Taal Volcano from the Unfinished Marcos Mansion

Approximately 90 minutes away from Manila, on the clearing above the subtly mighty Mt. Gonzales, there is an unfinished mansion or a palace that speaks of the cruelty of human extravagance when it reaches its epitome. Called the “Palace in the Sky”, it is hard to believe that the rustic

The Mural That Pricks Your Conscience

This is the mural that pricks your conscience. It makes you feel guilty—and contemplate on how often you practise honesty in your daily life. Darn, even the most religious of us live like honesty is a dead word. I found this mural about honesty in the island of Bohol in

Holy Week in The Philippines – Apo Island

Holy Week in Apo Island in the Philippines is a really holy, holy, holy, holy week. The Catholics celebrate it seriously and religiously to commemorate the Passion of Christ by doing the The Way of The Cross from the first station to the 14th station. It begins when Jesus is

The Spanish Photographer

My friend who goes by name Dodi Fog is a world wanderer. The photos below are some of his many favorites which he took in one of his travels.  

Philippines: EL NIDO

A friend of mine from Nueva York and who is currently in Beijing, Iris, flew to a paradise island called, El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines. She took this photo from her hotel balcony during sunset. When you get a perfect picture like this, youll conclude that shes not alone

2010 Shanghai World Expo: Asia Pavilions 2

To continue the Asia Pavilions at the ongoing Shanghai World Expo, the next countries are Nepal – Vietnam. I think it would be best to visit the Expo area at night to get really nice photos. Don’t fret, the expo closes at midnight but admittance will only be until 9:00

Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Don’t be misguided by its name: Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Davao City.  To my knowledge, the resort is not a place where you can buy lots of pearls nor is a beach with a pearl farm. Personally I had never seen a pearl farm in the island—only a shop selling

Davao Butterfly Garden

Somebody invited me this week to go to Davao City for two days and a night. I’m so glad I went because Davao City is NOT the same chaotic city I’ve seen in August 2002. Now, Davao City is a clean, organized city and away from the dangerous people who

Things to do in Bohol for a Day

There are many things to do in Bohol for a day. That is, if you’re into seeing too much for a short visit in the island. Yes, sightseeing in Bohol for a day is very possible. However, you really have to know where and what places you want go and

The Chocolate Hills – View from Sagbayan Peak

There’s one thing that comes to mind when Bohol Island mentioned—the wonderful Chocolate Hills. I was in Bohol for a night and two days! It was a short trip bonding with my fabulous friends I’ve never seen for eight years!  There are two viewing deck for tourists to see the Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills in Bohol – View from Carmen Peak

Chocolate Hills in Bohol is a natural wonder that you have to see. It’s not like any other natural wonder you’ve seen in your life. There’s not just one or a hundred chocolate hills (or mounds) but 1,776 of them scattered like they’re some kind of a giant’s turd. LOL…. 

What it’s like inside Davao Crocodile Park

“What’s it’s like in a Crocodile Park?”, you might ask. Well, there are lots of crocodiles for sure. I’ve never seen so many crocodiles before in my life. The crocodiles I know in the Philippines are people, the politicians. Not a joke. If I were a crocodile, I’d be devastated
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