My Journey

The Crater Lake Apo I Mistook To Be Non Visit-Worthy

The alluring bamboo raft floating at Lake Apo.

During my series of visits to the picturesque Menzi Farms in Barangay Damilag, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon in the Philippines, my close friends Charlie Sagrado and Farm Manager Lumel Nunag kept on telling me about their trip to the relatively unknown crater lake dubbed Lake Apo in the City of Valencia of the same province. Enticed by their description of the ... Read More »

The Doll House Visit That Excited My Youngest Kid Most

Asha from India and Liliana from the Philippines.

Unknown to my fellow co-op leaders in Caraga Region, Philippines, the underlying reason why I insisted that the Federation Ownership Meeting be held at Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines was to see for myself the kid friendly attractions found in the city, among them,  the International Doll House.  I decided to bring with me my head office managers and ... Read More »

The Air Travel That Almost Saw Me Kiss Death

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Boarding Gate No. 7 bearing our flight boarding details.

I have been logging thousands of air travel miles both in my domestic and international flights to and from my various travel destinations but never had I met a travel experience as life-threatening as my flight from Cebu City in the Visayas to Ozamiz City in Mindanao, Philippines. It was a gloomy Monday morning amid a long-running Low Pressure Area ... Read More »

Shaky Boats and Ships: The Inside Story of Seasickness

A passenger boat bound for Siargao Island docking at the Socorro Port

I was born, now lives and intends to stay within my lifetime in an island. I may be considered a veteran in sea travel nowadays but I can very much relate to the squeamish feeling that many people, especially first time sea travellers, suffer on board shaky boats or ships beaten by the waves. The reason is obvious as seasickness, which bears a rather pleasant and unassuming French term of MAL DE MER, was my way in the early parts of my life. Read More »

My Travel A to Z While On Island Vacations And More

I have seen Travel A to Z posts circulating in the blogosphere in the later part of December, 2011 and really found interest going over some of them as it gave me insights into the comings and goings of bloggers who are way ahead of me in the travel blogging hammock. Lately, much to my appreciation, I got a tag from my esteemed founder of the Pinoy Travel Bloggers Flipnomad and my interest to this Travel A to Z phenomenon had shoot up some more.Though I am a bit of an introvert and my travel blog is only a few days far from its first year anniversary, but it is also an honor to share some of my travel experiences and preferences. Read More »

Crocodile Park – My Trip To The Saltwater Crocodile Farm in Davao City, Philippines

Crocodile Park, where you can see a saltwater crocodile at close range and where the butterfly house that this island vacations buff had visited is also located, has become one of the popular tourist spots nowadays especially with the recent capture of the largest crocodile in the world in the town of Bunawan within the vicinity of Agusan Marsh in Mindanao Island, Philippines. Hence, in one of my trips to Davao City, I made sure to have a spare time to visit the Davao Crocodile Park situated at the Diversion Road in Barangay Maa. Read More »

Island Vacations – Nominated for My 7 Links Project

Island Vacations – The Nomination Island Vacations was nominated by Marcia of Inside Journeys to participate in the “My 7 Links Project” (Thanks Very Much, Marcia!) Initiated by Tripbase, the My 7 Links Project aims “to unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts ... Read More »