100 Days of Backpacking Southeast Asia

Old Southeast Asia Map

ShareTweet “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 store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it.” –Freya Stark   This is one of those times when I can’t sleep because of excitement. It’s like making love for the first time- a pleasurable anxiety. Just the mere […]

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Visiting Cotabato City’s Tourist Attractions

Grand Mosque

ShareTweet Cotabato City. Just the mere mention of the name brings fear to the people of Manila (bakit kasi ganon mga Manileno?). Pictures of bombing and war come to mind, very unfair for the city which is still called “The Promise Land.” Contrary to popular belief, Cotabato City is a friendly city, I went inside the ARMM regional center and all I see are people, Muslims, smiling at me while I take photos around the place. I never experienced any fear even if I going there means passing by Maguindanao. “Contrary to popular belief, Cotabato City is a friendly city…” […]

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Laswitan- A Waterfalls Created by the Waves


ShareTweet I always listen to locals whenever I visit a new place or town. My sistah-friend Cathe told me about Laswitan Lagoon in Cortes, Surigao del Sur. This is an incredible rock formation near the shore that created three natural basins that when the surf is too high, the waves would fall into the main basin creating a waterfall-like effect. It’s pretty awesome ‘coz I haven’t seen anything like this in all my travels in the Philippines before. The swimming area around the rocks are pretty huge, I guess 200 visitors would not fill the place. The spot can be […]

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