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Bantayan Island, Cebu: Seriously, Where Do Broken Hearts Go??

Bantayan Island is a very beautiful island! That goes without saying. Even without the shadows of the movie filmed in the island, I think it can do very fine. But then, it will have to be an alternate reality. I love drama. And how society celebrates heartaches nowadays provides the fuel to that ever-burning fire. Wearing emotions on the sleeves proves to be the new black. Everybody is so emotional in all platforms that some businesses’ marketing strategies are focused to, not only highlight but, capitalize these emotions. The emotional…

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The Unforgiving Rain During Barobo, Surigao del Sur Day Tour

It rained and it poured. I just summarized the Barobo, Surigao del Sur tour in one sentence. Should you wish to stop reading, you could possibly do so; thank you very much. I was with Marefe and Merk on this tour. We, the trio, joined the tour of five vans in total convoying to Barobo, Surigao del Sur. We departed Davao City at around 0100 AM and promptly arrived before 0600 AM with the thickening clouds above us threatening heavy rains. Any tour could be ruined by merely a drizzle…

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I Left My Heart in Camiguin

I don’t usually travel when I am not clear-headed. In as much as I want to go to different places, I always want to remember them. Which is why I almost always see to it that I have no baggage whatsoever. This Camiguin tour is different. I went on this trip with bottled anger and frustrations; some are even decade-old, in hopes to flush all these negativities down the “island born of fire”. The worst thing about the past is that it has this unique way of creeping in your…

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Storming Away with Siblings to Cavanico Il Mare, Samal Island

Timing was everything. We had a solid plan to go camping in Talikud Island, but we rerouted to an overnight stay in Cavanico Il Mare Beach Resort. Tropical storm Vinta just made out plans completely not feasible. The night before our trip, an announcement came regarding the closure of the ports to Samal Island and Talikud Island  due to the storm. The Samal Island ports opened by the morning, as the weather became calm. But the ports to Talikud Island remained closed. We hurriedly checked the resorts in Samal Island…

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Solo Backpacking Samal Island

The Island Garden City of Samal, or Samal Island, was one of the most famous destinations in Davao del Norte. The very smooth and very affordable transfer from Davao City eased the way to the various destinations and activities all across the island. Which was why, backpacking Samal Island was never a bad idea – even when preparations were rushed. I arrived at Samal Island Saturday night. Having no reservations beforehand, I turned right as soon as I walked off Samal Ferry Wharf and walked towards the lined resorts in…

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El Nido and Puerto Princesa, Palawan Tours: The Trip Where Dianzel Almost Gave Up but Didn’t

I am at Puerto Princesa International Airport waiting for my noon flight back to Cebu. Having this much time to kill in the airport is not fun – especially when alone. I am cruising through memory lane of these past 3 days. This El Nido and Puerto Princesa, Palawan trip has been dramatic, fun, memorable, and short. Nevertheless, I am fairly certain this is, among all of my other trips so far, the most unforgettable. *** Three days ago, Dianzel, one of my best friends, missed his flight to Palawan.…

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Trick Art Museum, Mt. Luho View Deck, and Sample Budget Boracay Itinerary

Happy Dreamland Trick Art Museum and Bird Sanctuary When you go to Boracay the last thing you will be expecting will be going to a Trick Art Museum. And although not very popular to the many tourists visiting the island, there is a Trick Art Museum in Boracay which you can visit if it piques your interests. Happy Dreamland offers a tour to its Trick Art Museum and bird sanctuary for only P100.  With a P120 tricycle fare, you can get to the theme park and spend some of your…

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Boracay Beach Bumming

The last time we went to Boracay, we were overwhelmed of the hype that – it is Boracay. The one day we spent on the island left us totally hanging. Well, second time was the charm. Having taken advantage of an airline seat sale, we flew to one of the most coveted islands in the country again vowing to savor every moment of it this time. Boracay is irrefutably famous for its white sand beaches. So what better things to do than beach hop in the island? Actually beach hop…

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We Found Wonderland at Balut Island

There were limited ways to reach Balut Island of Sarangani, Davao Occidental and fortunately one of them was through General Santos City. Balut Island, being part of the Sarangani Islands, was the main hub of trading on the islands. Its neighboring islands Sarangani Island and Olanivan Island were blessed with natural beauties as it was. The municipality of Sarangani should not be confused with Sarangani Province, though. Checking the map might make you scratch your head as I did but I settled on the notion that whoever thought of naming…

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Exploring MisOr (Day 2 of 2): Welcome to Jasaan, Misamis, Oriental!

Liyang Beach Resort We stayed in this resort primarily because it was one of the closest to Agutayan Naked Island. With the entrance fee of P40.00, we were welcomed by the rocky beach with a dirty shore and a water shortage. Which was a bummer because we were looking forward to frolicking by the beach after a day of very tiring waterfalls hopping. The water problem improved by the morning and we never dared to take a dip in the beach. Agutayan Naked Island   This island was one of…

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