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Solo Backpacking Guimaras Island: Holy Friday in Balaan Bukid
on Apr 3, 2013 in Philippines Guimaras Island Guimaras Local Trip Central Visayas Ortiz Jordan Balaan Bukid Travel Iloilo Buenavista In my recent solo backpacking trip to the island of Guimaras last Holy Week, I didn't have any fixed itinerary in mind — it was rather a go-solo-and-get-lost kind of trips, which I am now starting to love. The plan was just to have a list of p...

How to Get to Guimaras Island from Iloilo City
on Apr 1, 2013 in Philippines Guimaras Island Guimaras Local Trip Central Visayas Ortiz Jordan Travel Iloilo Buenavista Guimaras is a fourth class island province sandwiched between the islands of Panay and Negros and only a few minutes south of Iloilo City. Known for their sweet mangoes and white sand beaches, it has become one of the top tourist destinations in Cent...

Where to go for Visita Iglesia in Cebu and its neighboring towns down south
on Mar 26, 2013 in Cebu Local Trip Visita Iglesia Travel Lenten Season Lenten season is just around the corner. You may already have your own plans on how and where to spend it just to get out of the city that virtually becomes a ghost town during this season. Some may go on a trip to Bohol or the neighboring island of...

Bacolod City's MassKara 2012 Festival: Electric MassKara Parade
on Nov 9, 2012 in Negros Occidental Local Trip Street Party Bacolod Masskara Travel Festivals Electric Masskara The Electric MassKara is an annual street parade during the MassKara Festival in Bacolod City, where paraders all clad in colorful costumes and beautifully-adorned masks light up and dance to the beat of the drums along the Touris...

Through the Lens: Spectators during the MassKara Street Dance Performance at the Bacolod City Public Plaza
on Nov 6, 2012 in Negros Occidental Snapshots Through the Lens Masskara Bacolod City Travel The Masskara Festival in Bacolod City once again drew thousands of tourists from all over the Philippines and even from other parts of the world — just to witness one of the most colorful and "happiest" festivals showcasing street dancers clad in c...

Culinary Seafood Delight at the Old Pala-Pala Market, Bacolod City
on Nov 3, 2012 in Negros Occidental Bacolod Travel Food Trip If you're looking for authentic Ilonggo restaurants in Bacolod City, try switching your diet from the usual piyaya and napoleones of Bacolod to fresh seafood at the old Pala-Pala Market, located in San Juan Street corner North Capitol Road. It's...

A Day at the Southern Cebu Heritage Trail
on Oct 19, 2012 in Cebu Local Trip Southern Cebu Snapshots Heritage Travel I should probably be shuddering right now while I write this post about religious heritage sites in Cebu. No, I'm not an atheist but my mom fondly calls me an erehes because I haven't gone to church lately. I was once a devout Christian though,...

How to Travel to El Nido From Puerto Princesa
on Sep 24, 2012 in Local Trip Palawan Tips El Nido Travel Puerto Princesa El Nido is a first-class coastal municipality of Palawan located 230 kilometers northeast of the province's capital, Puerto Princesa. It is composed of approximately 40 small islands, which makes El Nido one of the top tourist destinations in the Phi...

Where to Stay: Josefina's Pension House in Puerto Princesa, Palawan
on Sep 21, 2012 in Local Trip Palawan Budget Hotels Pension House Travel Puerto Princesa One of the challenges in traveling is finding a decent and cheapest place to stay but if you're planning on a vacation to Puerto Princesa, Palawan for a day or two, the newly-opened and relatively cheap Josefina's Pension House in Bonifacio...

Snapshots from the Agri-Trade Fair During The Kadayawan 2012 in Davao City
on Sep 19, 2012 in Kadayawan Local Trip Davao Waling-waling Travel Synonymous to Davao City's blooming economy is the Waling-waling, a flower that is endemic to the Philippines, particularly in Davao, and considered by many as the "Queen of Philippine Flowers". Here are some snapshots of the Waling-waling and other...

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