Solo Hike to Mt. Balagbag

Three years ago, I was going through a somewhat low phase in life. I’m not the type of person who would stay in bed all day and sulk when going through stuff like this. I prefer keeping myself busy. One of the things that helped me cope was hiking. And not having someone to do […]

Continue reading


Mt. Kinabalu Two Days One Night Climb Experience

Mt. Kinabalu is a mountain on the island of Borneo in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. With an elevation of 4095.2 meters (13,435 feet), it is one of the highest mountain in Southeast Asia and the highest in Malaysia. It is the 20th tallest mountain in the world by topographic prominence. This mountain is the […]

Continue reading


Tita Hike Series Episode 1: Why Mt. Manabu is the Perfect Mountain for Late Risers, Solo Hikers and Beginners

Welcome to Tita Hike Series: a series about my hikes with my fellow modern Tita, Violet. To those who have been patiently following and reading my posts (shout-out to Atty. Hanna Lee Bravo, my very first blog subscriber, and most supportive friend 🙂 ), you may have been used to reading about me doing solo […]

Continue reading


Mount Tagapo Day Hike

Five days ago I agreed to go on a hike to Mount Tagapo with a friend, yesterday supposedly because it was a holiday. But a day before that I backed out.  I am not the type of person who backs out on a trip. I actually always end up going alone because it’s the others […]

Continue reading


Trees and Trains of Alishan National Scenic Area

I visited Alishan National Scenic Area on my second day in Taiwan. When I booked my trip to Taiwan, I didn’t know about Alishan yet. I booked that trip because it was on sale. I really had no idea which places to visit. Then one day, while browsing pictures on Instagram, one of the accounts […]

Continue reading


Solo Hike to Qixing Mountain-七星山, Taipei’s Highest Mountain and Taiwan’s Highest (Dormant) Volcano

Months ago while preparing my itinerary for my trip to Taiwan, I came across a blog about outdoorsy things to do in Taipei. Most often when I travel, I prefer visiting the not so mainstream spots. The items in the blog post are not the common places people visit when they go to Taiwan. Of […]

Continue reading


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 […]

Continue reading


Mt. Ulap Day Hike

I did a dayhike to Mt. Ulap the day before Chinese New Year last year with a group that I met at the Registration Desk of Mt. Ulap at the Barangay Hall of Mt. Ampucao in Itogon, Benguet. My original plan was to go to Sagada with two friends but days before the scheduled trip, […]

Continue reading


Solo Hike to Mt. Gulugod Baboy

As I have mentioned in my earlier post, originally I was supposed to hike Mt. Gulugod-Baboy with my Egyptian friend in the first weekend of October last year but because we boarded the wrong bus, we ended up hiking Mt. Manabu. Four weeks after, on the last day of October, I finally climbed it. I […]

Continue reading


My First Twin Hike: Mt. Apayang + Mt. Talamitam

Two Sundays ago, I did a Mt. Apayang and Mt. Talamitam solo hike. Doing a twin hike was not part of the plan. Actually, hiking that weekend wasn’t planned at all. But I had been getting too many negative vibes in the office that I felt the need to de-stress again even if the weekend […]

Continue reading