Batang Lakwatsero

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Current Rank: 31 (Travel & Leisure)
Site Description: Ivan, a kid from Manila who wanted to explore the beauty of his beloved country.
Date Joined: Mar 24, 2011

Tags: Travel, Photography, Pilipinas

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A Young Mountaineer's Reply to His Master
on Feb 18, 2013I can see your grin each time I mention a page in my book still too thin. It just shows that my stories compared to yours are nothing, like a dot in a broad white sheet, negligible. Your tales are far better, far more exciting, far more colorful, an...

Mt. Palay Palay (Pico de Loro) | Take Two
on Feb 13, 2013When I first climbed Pico de Loro last year (August 2012), I successfully fulfilled my dream of climbing the famous monolith.Yes, I felt gladness when I reached the top of this vertical rock, but even so, that gladness was not at its fullest. I need...

Panorama | Distribution of the Top 10 Highest Mountains in the Philippines
on Feb 12, 2013The top ten highest peaks in the Philippine archipelago are concentrated mainly on its two largest islands. Luzon Island, home of the grand Cordillera mountains, has the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 10th highest. While the rest, including the highest peak, are...

Mt. Purgatory | An Endless Moss and Pine Trail
on Feb 3, 2013 in Bundok Mt Purgatory Benguet Weeks before this climb, I got my mind set on climbing Mt. Daguldol as my year-ender slash first year anniversary climb (yes, isang taon na akong namumundok). Would've been so nice to return to my mother mountain exactly one year after. But my pl...

Mindanao Mountain Madness
on Feb 1, 2013For 12 days, I was in Mindanao... scaling some of its beautiful mountains.. Inexplicable happiness I felt when I survived the notorious trails of Mt. Talomo, even happier when I summitted the 1st (Mt. Apo), 2nd (Mt. Dulang-Dulang) and 4th (Mt. Kitan...

Packed and Ready | Mindanao 1-2-3
on Jan 11, 2013At last, my long wait will soon come to an end. In 4 days' time, I will fly to Mindanao and embark on a 12-day expedition on some of the highest mountains in the country - the mountains Apo, Dulang-Dulang and Kitanglad, (the first, second and fourth...

Mt. Maculot (MacTrav) | From Grotto to Rockies
on Jan 1, 2013 in Batangas Bundok Mt Maculot One week before this Mt. Maculot traverse dayhike, I joined Trail Adventours in their Twin Day Hikes in Laguna, and with us was the awesomest blogger behind Pinoymountaineer, Doc Gideon Lasco. While trekking the trail of Mt. Kalisungan, I had a littl...

Rizal's Execution Site
on Dec 29, 2012Seen in this old picture is the event that changed the history of the Filipino people. Rizal's execution 1896. Continue reading...

Giant Lantern Festival 2012
on Dec 26, 2012Christmas Celebration in San Fernando City wouldn't be complete without them showcasing their very own Giant Christmas Lanterns. These giant parols are products of San Fernandinos' creativity and craftsmanship, thus every December, few days b...

2012 Year End Post | A Timeline of Adventure
on Dec 26, 2012 in Year-end 2012 As I look back through the past 12 months, I realized that a lot had happened to me in this outgoing year, and when I say a lot, it really means A LOT! My 2012 is a mishmash of surreal, memorable, life changing, awe-inspiring, delicious, and death-de...

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