A Week of Beach-hopping in Siquijor [2022.05.12-19]

Some may think that one week is too long for a small island like Siquijor. But it is perfect if you would like to take it slow and alternate days between going to famous tourist attractions and just lounging at the beach. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: The only requirements are that you need to be FULLY vaccinated…

Boracay in the New Normal: Weekends at Puka Beach!

I will write a separate blog about what activities you can do in Boracay during the new normal. Or at least those that we’ve done, or maybe those activities that you can do if it is not your first time in Boracay. But for now, I want to put a spotlight on Puka Beach. I…

Travel in the Time of COVID-19: Quick Tagaytay Weekend [2020.11.28-30]

Even before November, Celine and I have been talking about doing a staycation for our birthday this year since we had to cancel our annual birthday trip. We did a survey amongst our friends and given the circumstances, obviously, not everyone is comfortable with that. So during our birthday brunch back in mid-November, Celine, Irick,…

What to Do in Siargao for 9 Days

Siargao is the last leg of our trip and we stayed here for 9 days. Our original flight back home, though, was from Butuan, because I kind of wanted to explore Surigao as well. 9 days in Siargao is too long, but that’s what we did anyway. I will also share later why we ended…

Fall in Fukuoka: City Tour [2018.11.13]

Last day in Fukuoka! I can’t remember what time we left for our day tour, but I’m assuming quite late since we didn’t really have a lot on our itinerary and we needed to pack everything and check out of our hostel. This is not so much of a city tour since we literally just…

Sharjah & Desert Safari [2019.11.10]

We spent our 4th day in Sharjah. In fair, we were able to visit 3 out of the 7 emirates. Also, Desert Safari was scheduled for this day. LOULOUA BEACH RESORT Ok, I only have good feelings for this resort. Everyone was so nice to us – I think it helps that Celine’s cousin works…

Dubai Series: Beach, Cats, and Global Village [2019.11.08]

On this day, Ria and her boyfriend drove us around. It was a Friday and it’s the weekend in Dubai, so they didn’t have work. We took our time in the morning, had a leisurely breakfast and left before lunch. Since it’s hot in Dubai, people there are mostly out from the afternoon until evening….

Holy Week in Bataan [2019.04.18-20]

We went to Bataan for Holy Week earlier this year! Since extreme traffic is usually experienced during this time of the year, what place is close to Manila for a weekend and at the same time, not suffer from traffic? We then thought of Bataan because there’s no need for long land travel to get…

2d1n in Calaguas [2019.04.26-28]

What was supposedly a 3d2n trip became a 2d1n trip. Why? Around the period that we went, there were earthquakes happening and obviously, people were scared. Since this was a joiner tour, many of the people who were supposed to come with us cancelled at the last minute. It sucked obviously because I had an…

Summer in San Juan, Elyu [2019.05.18-20]

It’s been about 6 years when I last went to San Juan, La Union. I used to go a lot back when I was still living in Baguio because it’s just 2 hours away. But coming from Manila, it takes around 6 hours and even longer during holidays. We originally scheduled this for early May…