Estrella Falls – My Journey To The Southern Side of Palawan Island, Philippines

A visit to Palawan Island in the Philippines is a dream come true for a Filipino like me who is aching to live up to the challenge not to become a stranger in one’s home land. Hence, while I was on board the Cebu to Puerto Princesa flight of Cebu Pacific Air, I kept on jotting down on my notes on what possible destinations can I visit for my 4-day, 3-night trip inclusive of air travel and 1-day business meeting in the island. Read More »

3 Unusual South Pacific Destinations

Think of a South Pacific vacation and odds are that Tahiti or Fiji comes to mind. Although those destinations are indeed stunning and beautiful, there are hundreds of additional places in the South Pacific that are equally impressive. If you are considering an upcoming holiday in the South Pacific, get off the beaten track and explore some unique destinations. Islands which are still pristine, natural and let the visitor understand the culture. At the same time, tourists can relax in unparalleled scenery, taste exotic cuisine and swim in crystal clear waters. Not to mention, you can still find excellent travel deals to many of these destinations. For three unusual South Pacific vacations, consider the islands of Palau, Samoa and Yap. Read More »

Photo of the Day – Kids In Action

The Photo of the Day deals on the Kids In Action on board a styropor while plying the placid waters near the landing point en route to Tiktikan Lagoon within the vicinity of Sohoton Cove in Bucas Grande Island, Socorro, Surigao del Norte, Philippines. The sight of the innocent stare of the children had captivated my attention and refused to be erased in my mind until nowadays. The ingenuity of the kids in action in utilizing the styropor as mode of conveyance is worth appreciating. 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 »

Photo of the Day – The Giant Headdress

The photo of the Day is the Giant Headdress with the dancers belonging to the Higa-onon Tribe at the center on their best attire as participants to the annual Kaamulan Festival featuring the seven tribes (Higa-onon, Bukidnon, Manobo, Talaandig, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon) residing in the Province of Bukidnon, Mindanao Island, Philippines. I took this Giant Headdress photo during my trip from Cagayan de Oro City to Davao City via Buda when I passed by this head-turning structure at the junction between the national highway and the Sayre Highway leading to the town of Impasug-ong, which is a Higa-onon term meaning make the current come upstream. Read More »

Castielfabib Agro Tourism – The Other Side of Valencia, Spain

A pose for posterity in front of the Hostal Centenares

Agro Tourism as well as crop and livestock production are the businesses being engaged into by agricultural cooperatives in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, Spain. This was the information I got during my visit together with the other members of the 15-man Philippine Delegation to the Study Tour on the Development of Cooperative Integration In Spain at the Conselleria D’ Agricultura (Department of Agriculture Regional Office) at Peixca I, Alimentacion, Valencia City, Spain. Read More »

Photo of the Day – The Rizal Monument

As a fitting tribute for the 150th Death Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine National Hero, last December 30, 2011, I deem it appropriate to feature The Rizal Monument as the Photo of the Day. Such Rizal Monument is located in the town Plaza or Square at the heart of the poblacion of Socorro in Bucas Grande Island, Surigao del Norte, Philippines. I took this photo after the floral offering to the Rizal Monument in the concluding part of the 2011 Rizal Day Program. Read More »

Photo of the Day – Picture of Rainbow At Puerto Princesa Baywalk

The photo of the day is about the Picture of Rainbow at the Baywalk in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Island, Philippines. The Baywalk is a modern seaside strip with a serene environment ideal for strolling, jogging, biking or simply watching the breathtaking sunrise or a romantic sunset amidst the beauty of the seascape. Uniquely designed and colorful lamp posts lining the pathways add beauty to the spot during night time. This photo was taken during my early morning stroll at the Puerto Princesa Baywalk. Unknowingly, as I poured all my efforts to take a picture of rainbow at a distance, my body blocked the morning sunlight forming a shadow on the lower left hand surface of the photo that perfecttly blended with the landscape. Read More »