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  • Introducing Palawan Homestays Lifehouse Queensize bed Who would have thought that I would become an interior designer? Feeling lang! Or rent apartments to transform into beautiful accommodation for my guests. Maybe a start of my real estate success? It is true that you’ll do crazy stuff while in pursuit of your dream. So here I am again doing another venture- PALAWAN HOMESTAYS. My dream is to backpack Europe this year 2016. A lot of travelers I met along the way told me that Europe would be expensive. Comparing it with the dirt-cheap escapades possible in the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia, I agree. They say, “prepare at least 50Euros a day.” That’s freaking Php2,500, multiply to 3 ...
  • [VIDEO] Palawan Journey: 14-Day Motorbike Tour with my Father’s Ashes P1620598 “There is no such thing as death. Life existed before we were born and will continue to exist after we leave this world. Same with love, it existed before and will go on forever.” ― Paulo Coelho I know many here have lost a loved one- a dear friend, a parent or even a child. I know the feeling…. Exactly a year ago my father died… in my arms… His dying wish was to revisit Palawan where he worked after his seminary years in the late 70’s. 2 months after his death I went on a 14-day roadtrip in Northern Palawan, with some of his ashes, I was sprinkling handfuls in places I ...
  • #100DaysSEA Feature on TV Patrol Southern Tagalog, Bandila and ANC BTS TV Patrol INterview Coming back after exactly 104 days out-of-the-country journey, TV Patrol Southern Tagalog made a sequel interview about the 100 Days trip around Southeast Asia which I called #100DaysSEA, 100 days around SouthEastAsia. I was able to visit all the 10 Southeast Asian countries- Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and East Timor. Singapore I already visited last 2008 and had a short stop-over early this year and Myanmar which I went into end of 2013. Some of the things I shared where: Loneliness on the road How much did I spent? Asking deep questions like: Who Am I? What’s My Purpose? The warm hospitality of Southeast Asians Fulfilling a Dream You can watch the interview on the ...
  • Short Hike to Nong Khiew Viewpoint, Northern Laos Nong Khiaw Viewpoint at sunset Short Hike to Nong Khiew Viewpoint Nong Khiew or Nong Khiaw is a very small town in Northern Laos. Around 4 hours north of Luang Prabang. I stayed here for 6 days and there was a day wherein I didn’t see any tourist. That is how off-the-beaten it is, there was a day too that we were 20 tourists in one restaurant eating on a candle-lit dinner because the power was off. All pertinent information can be found at the end of the blog- where to sleep, eat and how to get there. When you are in Nong Khiew, locals would always ask you if you have been to the Viewpoint or ...
  • How To Stay Healthy When Traveling? Fresh fruits in ThailandA lot of people ask me how I stay fit and healthy while doing long-term traveling. With so many things to do, long bus trips, sleepless nights and heavy backpack you will find your body saying ‘rest’ and ‘relax’ por favor. How weird it is that when we go out and travel to getaway from stress, we also find ourselves tired. Anyway, here are some tips for being and staying healthy on the road: 1. Eat healthy. The key here is to look for a restaurant or food cart that has lots of people. For one this means the food is good and which also translates to freshness because they always have to restock their supply. 2. Drink ...
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Featured Posts

  • 100 Days of Backpacking Southeast Asia Old Southeast Asia Map “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in ...
  • Celebrating 4th Year Blogging Anniversary P1590709 Topping the epic 3rd year blog anniversary celebration was a tough call. This year’s celebration goes into one of my favorite provinces- Palawan. San Vicente is Palawan‘s answer to the long ...
  • I Fell In Love in Bali Watching sunset at Irrawaddy River, Mandalay after biking around the city and playing sepak takraw with Buddhist monks One Epic Night in El Nido, Palawan  “Do you dance?” asked the American girl in a bar playing live acoustics. “I don’t dance. Ahhmm maybe when I’m already tipsy.” We were ...
  • Newest Attraction in Surigao- Chocolate Mountains Carrascal area- as viewed from Surigao sea Looking for a new destination? Something that your friends and loved ones haven’t seen or experienced before? Come to Surigao! I rarely promote off-the-beaten-path destinations for fear of it becoming another ...
  • What Will Happen to the Pawikan Hatchery in Dahican Beach? Bye Pawikan #SaveDahicanBeach It’s been a week since I left Manila to investigate on what’s happening at the turtle hatchery at Dahican Beach, Mati City. The sea turtle hatchery will ...
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Food Tastings

  • Cagayan’s Yummy Pancit Batil Patung Pancit Batil Patung Tuguegarao Pancit Batil Patung (sometimes Patong). How come people name a pancit as complicated as that? According to my history teacher in Elementary, pancit came from the ...
  • Davao City Food Trip davao food tour Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival in Style Series The Welcome- Kadayawan Festival at Marco Polo Davao City Food Trip The Parades- Kadayawan Festival Davao City Food Trip It was a festival of ...
  • 10 Food Destinations in Dumaguete City Everybody <3s Silvanas If you haven’t been to Dumaguete and planning to visit soon, you would ask, “Where to eat in Dumaguete City?” So we prepared “10 Food Destinations ...
  • Local Breakfast in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi Trying the local breakfast for the second time in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi If there is one thing I miss in my jaunt in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi it is the breakfast served in their local cafes. In Jolo and Bongao ...
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Travel Tips

  • How to Make Your Own Itinerary 100 days planning SPECIAL NOTE: This post is not intended for my clients who make inquiries about Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron. Time is gold. Forgive me for being blunt but I continue to receive ...
  • How to Travel Cheap in the Philippines One way of volunteering? Helping roast lunch later... So you’re done with your research and itinerary. You are excited but having doubts at the same time. Worry not, I know how you feel ‘coz I was in your ...
  • Make Your Trip ‘UNFORGETTABLE” I would not have experience this Grand Feast after the Mosque Inaguration if I I believe this would raise some eyebrows but I’m writing this anyway. If you are guilty at one point, please forgive me, I meant it- believe me, its for your ...
  • How to Fund Your Wanderlust? cut your expensesHOW TO FUND YOUR WANDERLUST? There is no such thing a FREE travel, if there is, please let me know okay? But there is this thing called saving up for your ...
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Videos

  • Dolphins Love Freedom in Mati City, Davao Oriental dolphins in mati I just ticked-off another from my bucketlist– swimming* with dolphins. Yep, but I did this not during a dolphin show or in a dolphinarium. I did this while ...
  • Misibis Bay Adventure in Video How about let's do this again? I will be your captain and we will get lost to the tune of "I love it when we're cruisin' together..."Eveyone deserves a SUMMER Adventure. This is among the many things I’ve done this summer of 2013. Yes, tt has been months since I published a video edit. Since ...
  • Mt. Purgatory Traverse in Video Along the mossy forest trail And to cap off the life-changing year of travels, I go up north- to the mountains of the Cordilleras for a year-end hike organized by my friend Gideon ...
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Travel Series

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Travel Guides

  • 3D/2N Puerto Princesa City Tour Luli Island, Honda BayTour includes: Underground River, Honda Bay and City Tour Optional: Firefly Watching and Ugong Rock Caving Good bye Boracay, Hello Palawan! As more and more travel networks focus their attention to the ...
  • Real, Quezon Adventure A Slice of Paradise Francis Real, Quezon Adventure Trip! Definitely one of my favorite easy-access destination from Manila is Real, Quezon. Only a 4-hour van/bus commute or a 3.5 hours by private car, Real, Quezon, is ...
  • 5D/4N Puerto Princesa and El Nido Tour Nacpan Beach El Nido Palawan This would surely help you on your research about traveling on a budget in Puerto Princesa City and El Nido, Palawan. Hope this blog account inspire you and your friends ...
  • Bukidnon Travel Guide Collab Earl Bukidnon “The name ‘Bukidnon’ means highlander or mountain dweller. Bukidnon is considered to be the food basket of Mindanao.” –Wikipedia I teamed up with a Bukidnon-based travel blogger, runner and fellow adventurer ...
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Quickie

  • Dahican Beach, Mati City Quickie Dahican Beach Cove I wanna revive the QUICKIE section of my blog. I have been here in one of my favorite beaches in the Philippines- Dahican Beach in Mati ...
  • Tabaco City, Albay Quickie Tabaco Padjak and Mayon The more I travel the more I realize that there are more places of interest that I need to explore. Being a first-timer in Tabaco ...
  • Mt. Pico de Loro Quickie James and Gwen I should be in Baler riding 4-6ft waves that day but because of my good friend’s invitation for a day hike to Pico de Loro ...
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Travel Products

  • Spyder Vapor Jacket Review Biking under the rain Rainy season should not stop you from doing outdoor activities right? Traveling is not limited to summer and if you are not that type of someone who would sing and ...
  • Spyder Shades Review Air at Jomalig Do you know that shades or sunglasses are important part of everyone’s summer outfit. Glad I had new shades courtesy of Spyder Philippines, just in time for my endless summer ...
  • Zem Gear Terra Review Look at the grip on its sole and its not stiff. ZemGear Terra Review Once in a while I get new travel products to try and Zem Gear Terra arrived last year. I’m using it for almost half a year now and ...
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  • Introducing Palawan Homestays Lifehouse Queensize bed Who would have thought that I would become an interior designer? Feeling lang! Or rent apartments to transform into beautiful accommodation for my guests. Maybe a start of my real ...
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