Why We Travel?


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ShareTweet Today I ask, “Why I travel?” and maybe ask everyone, “Why we travel?” Why do we leave our comfort zones and our cozy homes? Why do we buy expensive plane tickets and check-in guesthouses when we have a nice apartment or house to live in? Pico Iyer, one of my favorites, asks the same question and answered or better yet, created more questions after writing ’bout “Why we travel?“ Traveling is Brutality So why? Why do we subject ourselves into brutality of going to places with foods we don’t recognize or language we can’t understand and road directions we […]

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The Tale of Two Waterfalls: Aliwagwag and Tinuy-an Falls


The fairies and water nymphs woke me in the middle of the night to check out this beauty. Or I must have been dreaming?

ShareTweet It was during my 3-day motorbike trip from Mati City to Cantilan, Surigao del Sur via the Surigao-Davao Coastal Road that I visited these two waterfalls- Aliwagwag Falls in the town of Cateel and Tinuy-an in Bislig City. I wanted to see them because I was somehow getting used to the view of the ocean as I was staying in my humble kubo in Dahican Beach for weeks before this trip. As a waterbaby, I wanted something new, something different from saltwater, something refreshing but not painful to the eyes like the waterfalls. ALIWAGWAG FALLS The drive from Mati […]

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100 Days of Backpacking Southeast Asia


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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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