Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Many people asked me why I travel?  Isa lang ang sinasagot ko “i travel because it makes me happy”.   Karamihan sa kanila ang sagot “ang mahal naman ng kaligayahan mo”. 
Hindi mahal ang kaligayahan ko;

kung ang ibang tao nagiging masaya kapag may bagong damit, ako nagiging masaya kapag may bagong headgear,  

kung ang iba nagiging masaya kapag nakabili ng bagong gadget, ako nagiging masaya kapag nakabili ng seatsale na flight ticket, 

kung ang iba nagiging masaya kapag kumain sa isang mamahaling restaurant, ako nagiging masaya kapag kumakain sa lugar na noon ko lamang napuntahan, 

kung ang iba masaya kapag nakakasama nila ang mga bf/gf nila, ako nagiging masaya kapag nakakasama ko ang aking best friend at mga kaibigan, 

at kung ang iba ay masaya kapag approved ang jowa nila sa parents nila, ako mas masaya kapag approve ang vacation leaves ko.....

Kung iisipin mo parang ang lalayo ng katumbas ng kaligayahan ko kumpara sa kaligayahan ng ibang tao.  Hindi kasi ako materyalosa, hindi rin ako sosyal kasi di naman ako mayaman.  I always go with the practical stuff.  Kung anu ang kaya kong ibigay un lang ang ginagastos ko. Un lang ang ginagamit ko.
It’s been what, 4-5 years since I started this journey and I tell you, once you start to travel you don’t wanna stop. It’s so addicting.  Mas daig pa nya ang drugs (feeling ko lang hehehehehe).
My travels keeps me going, keeps me alive, keeps me moving / looking forward dahil the next day or few days/weeks after I’ll travel again.  

Rarely do you find people who shares the same passion as you. Luckily i have a very supportive best friend, friends and blog group (ptb). 

Why i wanna travel? i just wanna be happy.... how about you?


Must See and Do:
Basilica Minore
The Penafrancia Diamond Jubilee Pavilion
Rizal Plaza
Quince Martirez Plaza
San Francisco Church
Caramoan Island hopping  
    Manlawi Sandbar
    Gota Island
    Cotivas Island
    Lahus Island
    Minalahos Island
    Sabitang Laya 
    Matukad Island

Places to Eat:
Bigg's Diner
Magsaysay Avenue - tons of resto mamili na kayo

Places to Stay:
West Peninsula Hotel
Moraville Hotel in Naga

Places to Stay:
Moraville Hotel


Must See and Do:
Miag-ao Church
Molo Church
Jaro Church
Island Hopping in Guimaras:
   Baras Cave
   Pawikan Island
   Ave Maria Island
Guimaras Tour 
   Trappist Monastery
   Guisi Light house

Places to Eat:
The Pitstop in Guimaras
Cafe Laguna 

Places to stay:
Raymen Resort
Guisi Beach Resort


Must See and Do:
Kawasan Falls
Bantayan Island
Island Hopping and City tour in Bantayan
Basilica Del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross
Fort San Pedro
Lapu Lapu Monument
Metropolitan Cathedral

Places to eat:
Tristan's Resto in Bantayan Island
Sutukil in Mactan

Places to Stay:
Sampaguita Suites near Magellan's Cross


Must See and Do:
Lake Agco
Samal Island
Island Hopping in Samal -  this might be expensive but it was worth it
Hagimit Falls
Bat Sanctuary
Maxima Aqua Fun - tons of activities like scuba diving, cliff diving and water slide
Eden Nature park 
Phil. Eagle Center
White water Rafting
Crocodile park
Aldevinco Shopping Center
Japanese Tunnel

Places to Eat:
Ice Giant 
Apo ni Lola - pasalubong
Toryano's Chicken House

Places to stay:
Bluejaz Resort in Samal
Microtel Inn in Davao City
Sampaguita Suites


Must See and Do:
ATV ride
Boracay Zorb
Island Hopping
Jawili Falls
Helmet Diving
Banana Boat Ride
Diniwid Beach
Fire Dance

Places to Eat:
D Talipapa
D Mall
So many places to eat in Boracay from 40 php and up

Places to stay:
Jerome's Bungalow Annex 


Must See:
Hinagdanan Cave
EAT Danao - for the Plunge, zipline and Kayaking activities
Man Made Forest
Baclayon Church
Blood Compact
Island Hopping - Virgin Island - one of the finest island i saw so far
Dolphin Watching
Panglao Island
Prony the Python 
Sipatan Hanging Bridge

Places to Eat:
Loboc River Cruise
Dumaluan Resto 

Places to stay:
Dumaluan Beach Resort


Must See:
Underground River
Honday Bay - (Luli island, Snake island, Pandan island)
City Tour

Ka Lui
Kina Butch

Places to stay:


Must See:
Pawikan Center - Morong
BTPI - Morong
Phil. Japan Friendship Tower - Bagac
Las Casas  Pilipinas - Bagac
Mt. Samat  - Pilar
Flaming Sword - Pilar
Death March Marker - Pilar
Balanga Church
Nuestra De Senora Del Rosario Orani
Roosevelt Park - Dinalupihan

Places to stay:
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It was a short trip to Macau but here are the places we visited:  

Must see:
Venetian Hotel - love the hotel
City of Dreams  -  watch the show - FREE
Grand Lisboa
Senado Square
Ruins of St.  Paul
Macau Tower 

Near Ruins of St. Paul ang daming mga stalls dun na may free taste hhahahahaha

** cheapest way to travel Macau, ride the free shuttle from one hotel to another.


Must See:
Victoria peak
Ocean park
Hongkong DisneyLand
Tsing Ma Bridge
Hongkong  parks - nagkalat ito sa lugar so mamili ka na lang
Victoria Harbour
The Avenue of the Stars

Cafe de Coral
Street foods = one of the best!

Must Experience:
A Symphony of Lights
Ferry ride

** Buy an octopus card (prepaid card) to use in Trains, Buses, food chains etc mas makakatipid ka.


Must see:

Petronas Tower
KL hop on hop off -  this is the fastest way to go around KL 
Genting Highlands, Pahang Malaysia - love the theme park
Batu Caves - akyatin nyo ang 272 steps.. kakapagod
Shopping Galore - try the Pavilion Mall there's so many things to see and buy there

Teppan-yaki - thanks grace for introducing it to us
Malaysian food are okay

I have nothing more to say about Malaysia aside from I enjoyed my stay there a LOT!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Pinaka Magandang Sunset

Diniwid Beach in Boracay, Aklan - i was alone when i went to this beach, cant imagine that my digicam was able to capture this beautiful shot.. 

Pinaka Magandang Church 

Miagao - i was really stunned by it's beauty. 

Pinaka Delikado

I would say my Negros Occidental Trip - saan ka nakakita, one night and two days lang kami nagstay but super mega ang adventure namin since nabaha at lumusong kami sa bahay.. everything was WET !!!

Pinaka Magandang Falls

That would be Kawasan Falls - kung tutuusin mas matagal pa ang byahe namin kaysa ang pagstay sa falls but it was worth it!!!

Pinaka Magandang Beach

Bantayan Island in Cebu - the place was so perfect for relaxation..  white sand, blue waters , delicious food.. wala ka ng hahanapin pang iba...

Pinaka Mahal 

Boracay escape for five days and surely my Best Travel for 2011.

Pinaka Mura 

My first solo trip around the towns of Laguna. I only spent less than one thousand pesos for a day tour. (Calamba, Pila, Liliw, Nagcarlan and Pagsanjan)

Pinaka Unforgettable

Davao -  it was my last trip with my good friend Grace before she go to the states.  A reunion with my aunt and cousins that I haven't seen for years and my first scuba diving experience happened in Samal Island =)

Pinaka Magandang Ruins

That would be the Lacson Mansion - sa ganda nito, gusto ko dito ako magpre nup whenever that be.. hehe

Pinaka Magandang Bulkan

Mt. Mayon was indeed an amazing scenery... until now , di ako makarecover sa laki at ganda nya.

Pinaka Magandang Magsnorkeling 

Guimaras Island - fishes are very friendly.. di sila mahirap hanapin hehehe

Pinaka Magandang Sandbar

Manlawi Sandbar in Caramoan - indeed on of the best sandbar in the country.

Pinaka Exciting 

Topload sa Murcia - one of the best experienced, definitely wanna try it again.

From a random thoughts, and surely this trips made me looked back and said to myself " it was a good year, hope i can do better this year !!!  happy travels =)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I want to start my 2012 right... kaya naman January 2 pa lang ay nagbyahe na ako papuntang Nueva Ecija to visit my relatives.   I just want to smell fresh air , hear the noise of the buses and see hundreds of people lined up just to get in and out of the Metro.

As I said to my previous post, 2011 was good year.  Been to many places, meet new friends online, make friends during my trips and eventually become a better individual in the end (i hope hehehe).

For 2012, i still want to keep my monthly travels, but i would love to include some South East Asian countries ...

1. Dumaguete
2. Tuguegarao
3. Laoag
4. Potipot
5. Sagada
6. Baler
7. El Nido
8. Coron
9. Camuigin
10. Pagudpod
11. Vietnam
12. Bangkok

I want my trips to be more exciting this year... I'll have atleast 3 solo travels... wish me luck guys..Let's see, kung mas maganda ang 2012 para sa aking paggala !!!