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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Unexplored Beauty of Yato Island

ShareTweet One of the most memorable places I went to during my backpacking trip to West Visayas is Yato Island off the coast of Guimaras Province. An edible seashell Three words to describe this Island: Captivating. Simple. Unexplored. Yato Island (an island off the coast south of Guimaras mainland). Original picture from designofmine Sadly, this island is just recovering from a major Oil Spill that happened last August 11, 2006. When I roamed around the island, the oil sludge are still preventing the mangroves to grow and thrive in their natural habitat. It was a big loss to the locals […]

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Day 5: La Carlota City to Yato Island (Guimaras)

ShareTweet If this is your first time to read my blog, please read this first: 14 Days Solo Backpacking Challenge Itinerary/Route today: La Carlota City to Valladolid, Negros Occidental to Cabalagnan, Guimaras then Yato Island, Guimaras ( with 2 islands stop-overs during the boat ride). Paddle boat at Yato Island Breakfast is ready when I woke up. Thanks again to my host, K! But I decided to go to the Plaza and the Old Church to take some pictures, then to Central Azucarera de La Carlota before eating breakfast. Pictures. Pictures. Pictures (from Plaza and Old Church at La Carlota City) La Carlota […]

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