Osaka Museum of History

  The first destination that my best friend and I went to in Osaka was its Museum of History. Located near the Osaka Castle and NHK Osaka, this modern architecture was opened to the public in 2003. It is dedicated to the city’s history from ancient to modern times. The exhibitions that the public can view…

The BFFs in Japan – An Introduction

My best friend  and I went to Kansai Region, Japan last October 2016. We promised to one another that before we settle down with our respective boyfriends, we must travel together, no boys allowed. So the long awaited journey of two twenty-something ladies from the Pearl of the Orient to the Land of the Rising…

Circumnavigating Siquijor Day 2 (July 2015)

Refreshed after sleeping for almost 10 hours, me, myself, and I woke up very early in the morning for my day tour of Siquijor. After my breakfast at Tori’s, the habal-habal driver that I hired courtesy of the staff of my lodging picked me up at 9:00 AM. The sun was shining bright while we…

Bewitching Siquijor Day 1 (July 2015)

After my short but meaningful Lake Balinsasayao visit, I continued my solo adventure to the Island of Fire, Siquijor. This province is located in Central Visayas Region VII and borders Negros Oriental, Cebu, Bohol, and Bohol Sea. It is the third smallest province in the Philippines after Camiguin and Batanes and it was once part of…

Realizations at Lake Balinsasayao (July 2015)

Traversing the long and winding road to Lake Balinsasayao was a breeze, literally and figuratively. With only my habal-habal (public motorcycle) driver/guide, being somewhat alone in this unfamiliar territory was both exciting and exhilarating. The decision to visit Lake Balinsasayao alone last July 2015 was an easy one. I booked this particular trip months before…

Ang Kagipitan Sa Daraitan (February 2016)

The Philippines is a beautiful country.  I think it’s fair to say that  nature had blessed us with incredible landscapes and various unforgettable sceneries. Most of the time, we city dwellers must go out of our urban cocoon to appreciate such beauty. And this was true for me and my friends when we decided to…

Solitude in Simplicity (Calaguas, April 2014)

It was during Holy Week of 2014 when I set foot in this pristine, white sand beach in Calaguas, Camarines Norte, Region V of the Philippines. It blew me away not only because of its beauty but also because I joined an awesome local tour group named Biyahe Lokal who made our group feels like…

Natipuhan Ang Tipuan (July 2015)

I love waterfalls. It’s a dream of mine to visit all the waterfalls in the Philippines and I’ve been to some beautiful ones like Pongas Falls in Sagada, Ditumabo Falls in Baler, Cambugahay Falls in Siquijor and Hagimit Falls in Samal Island. So when I was invited by a local outdoor group to join them on…

Pak Na Pak Ang Tinipak! (September 2015)

  Just when you thought that there are no more beautiful and clean river near Manila, Tinipak River will restore your faith in humanity. I was born and raised in Manila and I have an enduring love-hate relationship with my own city. I love it because my family and friends are here and that it…

The Heat Was Somewhat On In Saigon (October 2015)

On Why I Was in Mainland South East Asia for Quite Sometime I was fortunate enough to be accepted on a 6-week training on conservation and restoration of material culture in Cambodia last November 10 to December 18 2015. As an MA student in archaeology, I am interested in the conservation aspect of artefacts because preserving…

The Year That Was 2015: The Local Travels

I didn’t know how. I just had this crazy mindset that I’m going to do it. Prior to 2015, my travels were very limited to 3-4 destinations a year. But 2015 was a different story. Booking for cheap flights became a hobby and googling for itineraries became a constant reality. My savings is almost non-existent…