travel: 5 things not to miss in boracay, philippines

I love vacationing with my family (mostly because it’s all expenses paid ). Our pictures in Boracay have always been my all-time favorite (even though I did not look quite as fabulous). The trip to Bora was a graduation gift from my parents. People love Boracay for its soft sand. It is cited by T&L…

travel: 3 whale sharks swam around me in Oslob, Cebu!

The plan was to go diving in Malapascua. But my mom insisted that we see the whale sharks instead. I am glad I consented. Swimming with the whale sharks was one of the best experiences I had this year! Things you need to know to make the most out of your Whale Shark experience: Oslob is…

review: china southern airlines connecting trip

Last September 7-8, 2015, I had the chance to fly using China Southern Airlines. It was my first time to travel by connecting flight. Manila (Philippines) to Guangzhou (China), Guangzhou to Nanjing (China). My trip totalled 15 hours, 2:35 hours from Manila to Guangzhou etd 7:10pm & 2:35 hours Guangzhou to Nanjing etd 8:25am. I…

things not to do when going on a trip in china

During the Chinese New Year of 2016, I had the chance to be invited (or rather, to be tagged along) to a humble Chinese home in Jinzhong, Shanxi. 1 month from the intended date, train tickets from Nanjing to Taiyuan were sold out! We had to pass by another city to finally reach Taiyuan. A…

travel: the almost budget trip to puerto princesa, palawan

The highlights of our trip to Palawan: One, we missed the plane going there. Two, we missed the plane going back. I know, walletbreaking. I went back to Manila broke and unable to buy even a candy for my breath (which stank because I haven’t had breakfast because I couldn’t afford it duh). But the damage has…

travel: maria cristina falls, iligan city, philippines

Well since we’re in Mindanao for a week, might as well visit one of the major sources of electricity of the country – Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City! It is part of the Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant that, with other nearby power plants, comprise more than 50% of Mindanao’s electricity requirements. Maria Cristina Falls…

travel: white water rafting in cagayan de oro, philippines

For Php700, we tried the intermediate raft course of 14 rapids. There was just too much danger that we regretted not getting 21 rapids!! So If you’re planning a trip to Cagayan de Oro (CDO), then it is imperative that you meet the 7, 14, or 21 rapids!! Trust me, at the end of the ride,…

travel: divine mercy shrine in cdo, philippines

The dancing sunrise is said to be only witnessed in the divine mercy shrine in CDO. The brother of a friend testified to this as he brought his mom and a Korean friend there around mid-August. For Catholics out there, this is the haven (provided you don’t get distracted by that large portrait of Pope John Paull II beside…