Mt. Pico de Loro Quickie

ShareTweet 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 I found myself on board a car going to Maragondon, Cavite to hike not only with THE Pinoy Mountaineer but also with the stars of GMA 7- Sheena Halili, Gwen Zamora and Luis Alandy not to mention of course the hardcore mountaineers Koi and Daryl. Very rarely that I choose hiking over surfing and it was really surprising that I got stoked while on the trails and even heading back home so instead of […]

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Malaybalay City, Bukidnon Quickie

ShareTweet The Monastery of Transfiguration, San Jose, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon After a looooong 15 hours of journey from Cantilan, Surigao del Sur I arrived here at the Monastery of the Transfiguration without any single complain about the more-than-half-day land trip. I think I tried almost all land transport vehicles in the Philippines from buses to habal-habal. What carried me through the journey was the promise of rest and the peace within. Here are three photos that can somehow reflect what I’m experiencing here today: Candle-lit reflection Father Elias told me that there’s a scheduled 1-hour brownout every 6:30pm so he […]

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Bongao, Tawi-Tawi Quickie

ShareTweet Just came from an EPIC Zamboanga and Tawi-Tawi backpacking tour with 3 blog readers-turned-friends. Shout out to Lester aka “The Jap,” Doc Banggi and Anna! I have so many stories to tell and so many photos to share. Add to the fact that I need to slow down once more to process all the things that we experience dealing with different Muslim tribes during that 5-day out-of-town trip. As usual, here are my chosen photos from this particular trip. Hoping that these three would encourage you to join the next backpacking tour as we are planning to go back […]

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