STRANGE[R] ENCOUNTER: Joven and John Robert at Yato Island

ShareTweet Because I have a new theme, thanks to my friend, Andro, I will be having a new feature too here in my blog called STRANGE[R] ENCOUNTERS. It is as simple as this: I met these individuals as strangers (locals who do their own thing) then we bid “good-bye” as friends. Happy that they became part of my journey. So let’s start with these two brothers:     Strangers who became my friends: Joven and John Robert Meeting: Yato Island, Guimaras Date: July 2010     I was doing my Western Visayas Php250 Challenge when I found myself exploring Yato Island coming from […]

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Iloilo & Guimaras Travel Guide on Mabuhay Magazine

ShareTweet LAGAW ILOILO KAG GUIMARAS A 3D/2N suggested itinerary for budget travelers who love the journey more than the destination. A heritage tour down south of Iloilo, beach bumming in Guimaras or just a walking tour along Iloilo City’s old streets plus food suggestions along the way. “Lagaw” means “wander” or “travel” with special focus on the experience while on the journey and less on the destination itself. Are you ready to make “lagaw?” Tara at mag-lagaw-lagaw na sa Iloilo kag Guimaras (C’mon and let’s wander in Iloilo and Guimaras).   DAY 1 (Southern Iloilo Heritage Tour) Start the day right […]

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In Retrospect: 14-Day Solo Backpacking Challenge

ShareTweet Here’s for everyone to understand better and more clearly why I have to do the challenge. Purpose: I want to prove to myself and to others as well, especially to Filipinos, that traveling is not that expensive (or reserved only for the rich) thereby encourage fellow Filipinos to travel and explore their own country. Duration: July 6-21, 2010 (14 days + 1) Route/Itinerary: West Visayas except Antique, Region 6 (get a Philippine map to better understand) Manila – Negros Occidental (Silay City, Bacolod City, Murcia, La Carlota City, Kabankalan City, Hinigaran, Valladolid) Negros Occidental – Guimaras (Nueva Valencia, Jordan) […]

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