Mindanao Challenge: 10 Lessons While on the Road



ShareTweet My 16-day adventure in Mindanao was a time for me to learn the do’s and don’ts of backpacking. I have learned a lot and I wanna share with you ten important lessons I picked up while on the road. . 1. Travel Lighter. I have to lessen my backpack’s load. My bag weighs exactly 7 kilograms and I don’t have a check-in baggage. For some it’s already light but after walking more than 200 meters it’s already tiring. Next time I will do my best to make it 5 kilos or even 4kg. 2. Video! I think it would […]

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Mindanao Challenge Day 16: Rediscovering the Historic Butuan City



ShareTweet Note: I didn’t look for a place to sleep last night as I arrived in the city past 9:00pm. What I did was to look for an internet shop and try to stay there until closing time (1:00am). Then I ordered something from Dunkin Donuts (they are open 24hours) and stayed there until 4:00am. Then I went inside the Catholic Church and try to sleep inside until about 6:30am. After breakfast and checking e-mails I started my DIY Butuan City Tour. I headed to the Provincial Tourism office and met Ms. Leah Medado of Creative Niche who was helpful […]

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Mindanao Challenge Day 15: Serenity at Enchanted River



ShareTweet Day 15 Road Trip: Cateel – Boston, Davao Oriental – Lingig – Bislig City, Surigao del Sur – Hinatuan – Enchanted River – Hinatuan – San Francisco, Agusan del Sur – Prosperidad – Butuan City, Agusan del Norte It was 4 provinces in one day on board a habal-habal, jeepney then habal-habal again then trisikad then bus. It was tiring, good thing that my destination is worth the long ride- ENCHANTED RIVER.   I really wanted to visit Tinuy-an Falls and Enchanted River while in Surigao del Sur. Turns out that I can only choose one of the two because […]

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