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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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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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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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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Exploring Surigao City: Pagkawasan Beach in Hikdop Island

“Unplanned trips are best because planned trips never happen.” This best describes our trip to Pagkawasan Beach in Surigao City the day before Labor Day. Pagkawasan Beach is located in Brgy. Buenavista in Hikdop Island, an island less than 30 minutes away from the mine where we are working. A week prior to our trip, my […]

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