Hikes

Hiking Mount Gadagad/Prayer Mountain in Mankayan, Benguet

Last March 12, I joined the Eco-Walk for a Cause organized by the Municipal Government of Mankayan for its 108th Founding Anniversary Celebration. The eco-walk was a hike to the top of Mount Gadagad, also known as Prayer Mountain. It was organized for the benefit of three cancer patients from Mankayan. After the walk, the …

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7 Mountains Near Metro Manila, Philippines for Easy Day Hike

I know that all of us are waiting for the day when this pandemic will finally be over. A lot of people probably had to cancel their travel plans this year because it’s hard to predict what’s going to happen in the coming days. When we can finally travel again, why not travel within the …

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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 …

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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 who was my companion during my hike to Mt. Manabu.. To those who have been patiently following and reading my posts, you may have been used to reading about me doing solo hikes. But in the coming months, you …

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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 …

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

The day after my 35th birthday, my college friends Hanna, Liza, and I went to Taal to hike. Well, I thought we were hiking. But on our way to Taal, Hanna and Liza started talking about horseback riding to the top. I sensed that they were planning to do it and they even tried convincing …

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