7 Mountains Near Metro Manila, Philippines for Easy Day Hike

Mountain near metro manila

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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Guide to Visiting Masungi Georeserve

masungi georeserve

This Masungi Georeserve Guide was originally published on February 26, 2017, and updated on January 10, 2020, to include a little information about the Legacy Trail and the Night Trail of the Discovery Trail. They didn’t have the Night Trail and Legacy Trail yet when we visited in 2017. Last Saturday (February 25), I was […]

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Misadventure that Led to a Hike to Mount Manabu

Sometime in October last year, I invited my Egyptian friend Mina to accompany me in hiking Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Anilao, Batangas. I was not really sure that he’s into activities like this but he agreed anyway, I guess because he is an adventurous guy. So I made the necessary preparations, researched the direction on […]

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