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Tita Hike Series Episode 2: Hiking in San Juan, La Union

Welcome to episode 2 of the Tita Hike Series. After 3 years, finally, we have our second episode. I started the Tita Hike Series in my blog in 2018 thinking that my friend and fellow Tita (Tita in the Philippine context refers to women in their early adulthood to midlife years who confidently live their …

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It’s October and San Juan, La Union is on GCQ Again

The day before I went home for my field break, I saw the announcement that San Fernando City will be on ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine) and San Juan on GCQ (General Community Quarantine) from October 1 to 14, 2021. Instead of things getting better, it seems like things are getting worse again. Active cases in …

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Walking from Urbiztondo Beach, San Juan to Jesus Point in Carille, San Fernando, La Union

Looking for something else to do in Elyu when you can’t surf because there are no waves? Try walking on the beach from Urbiztondo Beach in San Juan to Jesus Point in Carille in San Fernando and back. It will take you almost 2 hours to walk to Carille and back to Urbiztondo Beach. The …

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We’re Traveling to Baguio, Wanna Meet? As a Friend…

When Filipino actor Paolo Contis broke his silence a few days ago over his split with his partner LJ Reyes through an Instagram post, “Baguio as a friend” became a trending topic on social media. Contis has been rumored to be in a relationship with Yen Santos, his co-star in the movie “A Faraway Land”. …

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A Complete Guide to Visiting Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan

Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Palawan is a 4 km stretch of pristine cream-colored sand beach, lined with coconut trees and surrounded by beautiful blue water. It is one-half of the famous Twin Beach, the other being Calitang Beach. It ranked 18th at the Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards 2021 for the Top 25 Beaches …

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Watchtowers of La Union

Guide to Visiting The Watchtowers of La Union, Philippines

Last Sunday, my siblings and I went “watchtower hopping”. My interest (obsession) with the watchtowers of La Union started one afternoon last week while I was doing my daily walk at the beach. The route I took was Taboc Baywalk to Urbiztondo Beach. Halfway through the walk, I passed by the watchtower of San Juan. …

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Taraw Cliff Canopy Walk: Conquering Taraw Cliff the Safe Way

When I visited El Nido in Palawan in 2018, one of the things I wanted to do was to go hiking. El Nido is famous for its beautiful beaches and island hopping activities, and I wasn’t really sure if there is any mountain I can climb. Searching the internet led me to Taraw Cliff. Some …

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My Post-Pandemic Bucket List and What I Will Do in the Meantime

In the past four days that I’ve been back at home for my field break, I’ve been going for a walk on the beach alone every afternoon. I don’t know with others, but with me, I do a lot of thinking in moments like this. (I’m such an overthinker.) I’ve been reflecting on what I …

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