My Overnight Stay at Pearl Farm Beach Resort, the Only 5-Star Resort in Mindanao, Philippines

Last week, I was in Davao to attend the wedding of my office friends. I arrived in Davao two days before their wedding day because last January I booked an overnight stay at Pearl Farm Beach Resort during the BPI-Air Asia Travel Fair. Staying at Pearl Farm wasn’t really planned. I just passed by the […]

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Bitaog Beach: Unspoiled White Sand Beach in Dinagat Islands

Last year when I was assigned to assist in the supervision of our drilling activities in our project site in Nonoc Island in Surigao, I made it a goal to visit all the islands of Surigao City, dubbed as “The City of Island Adventures”. Though not a part of Surigao City, every time we would plan […]

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My Spontaneous Trip to Dicasalarin Cove in Baler, Aurora

A year ago today, I received two news, one good and one demoralizing. The good news: we already have our 13th-month pay. The other news: something about employee status that I’m not going to give details about anymore. Thing is, it made me feel really bad that it affected my mood the whole day. I […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Punta Bilar

Punta Bilar

Punta Bilar Dive Site is one of the Places of Interests listed in the Surigao City pamphlet. According to the pamphlet, it is a two-kilometer stretch of pristine marine life. I don’t dive. But I was curious how the beach looks like so this morning, I went on another solo adventure. I went to Punta […]

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Wandering Around Mainit, Surigao del Norte

Today and yesterday were declared special non-working days in the Philippines in observance of All Saints’ Day. I didn’t want to spend two days in the staff house just watching movies. I decided I’ll be spending the holiday in the city to catch up on my writing (I still have so many things to publish […]

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Taal Volcano: Guide to Hiking (or Horseback Riding) to the Crater Lake

This is a long overdue post that I should have written four months ago. I attempted to finish this last month during my field break but I got busy with other things. Hopefully, I finish this today. So moving on… the day after my 35th birthday last June, my college friends Hanna, Liza and I went […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Danawan Island

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Danawan Island was the third stop on our island hopping activity last month. It is an island barangay of Surigao City 45 minutes away by boat from the city proper. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes boat ride from Sumilom Island to get to this fishing village. Prior to our visit to this island, […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Sumilom Island

Sumilom Island was the second stop of our island hopping activity last Sunday. It is an island in Surigao City which is 25-30 minutes pump boat ride from our first stop, Basul Island. From the city proper, it takes 45 minutes ride by pump boat. From this island, getting to Panaon Island in Leyte would […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Rasa Island

Rasa Island

Three weeks ago, we went on an island hopping tour on the eastern part of Surigao City. Our first stop was Rasa Island. It is a small island of Surigao City which is about thirty to forty-five minutes boat ride from the city proper. It is about 10-15 minutes boat ride from Nonoc Island. From […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Basul Island

One of the most recommended spots to visit in Surigao City is a small island very close to the city proper, the Basul Island. The island is characterized by a long stretch of fine white sand with assorted shell fragments and lined with coconut trees. It is about 15 minutes boat ride from the city proper. […]

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