What is Travel? (Or What I Think About Some Travel Agencies)

Gong, FIre and Dancing

ShareTweet Some people think that travel is just going to resort or the mall- you want this, you get this. But traveling is much more than that, much deeper than most people thought. Travel is much more like going inside a stranger’s home. There are rules and guidelines you must follow. Culture respect, asking permission, learning about the traditions, having a conversation are a must. When you see the family living in the house, especially the head of the family, what do you do? Ignore them? When you see there beautiful garden or pond, do you leave your trash there? […]

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Accommodations in Dahican Beach, Mati City

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ShareTweet I spent almost a year living among the Amihan Boys in Dahican Beach in 2013. Friends always ask me about accommodation, tent and hammock options around the area so I thought of blogging about this for the information of everyone. Here’s Accommodations in Dahican Beach, Mati City complete with contact numbers, email addresses and rates. You can also check “How to get to Dahican Beach” at the end of the article. 1. Amihan sa Dahican (Tent) Home of the Amihan Boys, those skimboarders who fly on waves you always see on photos, this area of the beach is the […]

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Cagayan’s Yummy Pancit Batil Patung

Pancit Batil Patung Tuguegarao

ShareTweet 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 Chinese merchants and Filipinos began to love it and create many versions of it- we have bihon, canton (obviously Chinese right?). Soon other towns created their own variety- Pancit Malabon, Pancit Bato (Camarines), Pancit Habhab (Quezon), Pancit Molo (Iloilo) and the list would not end. But this is about Cagayan’s pancit batil patung and the  preparation is as complicated as its named. When I was in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan I immediately asked the tricycle […]

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