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. 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 […]

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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

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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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

Last Saturday (February 25), I was finally able to experience the discovery trail at Masungi Georeserve. Prior to our visit, I asked my officemate Alvin, who visited the place last December, how the trail was. He said it’s very easy, it won’t take three hours to complete the whole trail. Was it really easy? Read […]

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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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