Coron/Busuanga Day 1: Mt. Tapyas and Maquinit Hot Spring

This is the latest installment of my series of posts about the before, during and after of travelling by focusing on my recent travel to Busuanga Island and its surroundings last December 2017. Today, we will delve on the official first day of touring that was provided by our Tour Operator: Touring around the vicinity of Coron Town Proper and its sights

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Gateways to Coron

This is the third part of my series of posts about the before, during and after of travelling specifically my travel to Busuanga Island last December 2017. On this post specifically, I will discuss my observations and experiences on the two airports that we have to pass through before landing and formally started exploring this corner of the Philippines.

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Traveler’s Dilemma: To DIY or pre-book via an agency?

A continuation of the previous article from a series of posts about the before, during and aftermath of vacationing; this will look at the most common question a traveler must ask nowadays: whether to do the trip on their own or to reach out support at a travel agency and what are the things this author considered when doing the trip that is being documented here. Continue reading Traveler’s Dilemma: To DIY or pre-book via an agency?

Queuing at a Pop-up Seat Sale Booth

This post will be the first of a series of posts about the before, during and aftermath of vacationing. As the title indicated, this piece will look at an unconventional way of securing reasonable prices for airplane tickets which nowadays is the first step for planning for a vacation. Continue reading Queuing at a Pop-up Seat Sale Booth

Dolphin Watching and Low Tide Manjuyod Sandbar Experience at Manjuyod, Negros Oriental

 

Manjuyod stitch
Left: The first sightings of dolphins at Tañon Strait near Cebu Province (Tañon Strait). Right: All five structures built at Manjuyod Sandbar (Manjuyod Sandbar, Manjuyod, Negros Oriental).

The day after the wedding, we left the resort we were staying at around 0600H heading to Manjuyod. Truth be told, most of us friends of the groom did not know what will happen as it was entirely the new couple’s itinerary and we are just willing participants. After a quick drive thru and somehow getting ahead of the other vans, our experienced driver Mang Roly, drove northwards from Dumaguete for approximately two hours. Continue reading Dolphin Watching and Low Tide Manjuyod Sandbar Experience at Manjuyod, Negros Oriental

Half-Day in Siquijor.

Truth be told, I don’t have any expectations on what to expect upon the proposal to do an impromptu trip to Siquijor. I see the posts, the pictures and read the blogs but for some reason the island province is not on my list of places to go to. But seeing as my trips so far have been very planned and structured, this really is a spur of the moment plan and I was excited. Continue reading Half-Day in Siquijor.