Solo Traveler’s Guide to Siquijor, Philippines

For most Filipinos, Siquijor is famous for stories of magic potions, sorcerers and witchcraft. One of my friends is afraid of visiting this province because of these stories. I guess this is the same reason why not too many Filipinos explore this beautiful island. When I was there last January, the majority of the tourists […]

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Mount Samat National Shrine: A Good Side Trip on the Way to Las Casas

Mount Samat National Shrine or Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor) is a historical shrine in the Philippines, dedicated to the fallen Filipino and American soldiers who fought during World War II. It is located near the summit of Mount Samat in the town of Pilar, Bataan. The memorial shrine complex consists of the Colonnade and […]

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Why You Should Include Siquijor in Your Travel to the Philippines

Siquijor Island in the Central Visayas Region in the Philippines is known by most Filipinos as the land of witchcraft, sorcery and supernatural phenomena. I guess this is the reason why many people wouldn’t consider visiting this place. Personally, I never experienced any of these things when I was there last month. Or maybe I […]

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Why El Nido in the Philippines is a Good Destination For Your First Solo Travel Trip

Solo travel is not for everyone, but I know a few who wants to try it once in their lifetime. I first traveled alone more than ten years ago in Puerto Galera in Mindoro, Philippines. I have always wanted to visit the place since I was in college but I couldn’t find anyone to go […]

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El Nido Tour A: Lagoons and Beaches

El Nido in Palawan is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the Philippines. It is known for it’s white sand beaches, beautiful lagoons, coral reefs and limestone cliffs. One of the most famous activity here is island hopping. There are four island hopping tours in El Nido. Tour A is lagoons and beaches […]

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Island Hopping in Siargao- Naked, Daku and Guyam Island

Siargao Island is a famous surfing spot in the Philippines. For non-surfers like me, there are other activities that can be done, one of which is island hopping. There are three white sand islands off the coast of General Luna that are the stops of the island hopping tour – Naked, Daku and Guyam Island. […]

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Duyos Beach in Basilisa, Dinagat Islands

Two months ago I wrote about Bitaog Beach, an unspoiled white sand beach in Basilisa, Dinagat Islands. Located on the same island 5-10 minutes away by boat from Bitaog is Duyos Beach, also a white sand beach. Duyos Beach resort is wider than Bitaog Beach. It has a really nice sandbar and has more cottages, a […]

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Blue Lagoon/Pangabangan Tidal Pool in Libjo, Dinagat Islands

If you were able to watch Byahe ni Drew’s episode last May 25, the show featured the Province of Dinagat Islands. One of the tourist destinations featured was the Blue Lagoon in Libjo. We were able to visit this place during our all-girls island hopping trip last Labor Day. Where is Blue Lagoon? Blue Lagoon, […]

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My Siargao, Philippines 4-Day Solo Trip Itinerary (For Non-Surfers)

I have always wanted to see Siargao Island… long before it became so popular because of the movie by Dir. Paul Soriano. My first attempt to visit the island was two years ago for my birthday. I was planning to go there right after my fieldwork in Nonoc Island in Surigao City. I have already […]

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Quick Day Trip to Kabujuan Islet in Claver, Surigao del Norte

Two months ago, I went on a quick day trip to Kabujuan Islet with my officemate Salee and her husband Edwin. We were supposed to go to the Bacuag Hangin Tulay only. However, when one of my officemates heard about our plans, she suggested that we drop by Kabujuan too. I checked pictures of the […]

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