Our Batanes tour will not be complete without experiencing the 45-minute falowa ride to Sabtang Island. Sabtang is one of the municipalities of Batanes Island Group and is divided into 6 baranggays which include Chavayan and Savidug. Noticeably more rural than Batan, Sabtang Island has preserved the traditional Ivatan stone houses and even the culture.
Batanes is undeniably a dream escape to many travel enthusiasts. A dream come true for me, exploring the island is falling in love with it – love at first sight! And every sight indeed! Tagged by others as a paradise in the northern part of the Philippines, Batan is the main and second to the…
Our road trip to Laguna started at Nagcarlan Church and Underground Cemetery after which we headed our way to Liliw, otherwise known as Laguna’s tsinelas capital.
Aside from the usual weekend beach getaway, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar will let you travel back in the 18th century with its traditional mansions and heritage houses.
Only two-hour drive from Manila, Pansol in Calamba Laguna is a famous destination for private hot spring resorts promising a soothing getaway. Really a must-try weekend treat, we spent one, fun night at Pansol’s Royal Elizabeth.
Impressed – that’s what I felt after roaming around the capital and largest city of Negros Oriental that is Dumaguete, popularly known as the City of Gentle People.
We went to Apo Island on the third day of our Siquijor-Dumaguete trip. From Siquijor, we took a ferry boat ride going to Dumaguete for around 40 minutes.
Much has been told about the island of Siquijor. Folk legends share the existence of witchcraft in the place. During my teenage years, I remember watching Siquijor documentaries about “witches” making paper dolls dance without strings. You’ll also hear about their famous “mananambal” or folk healer. Witchcraft and black magic stories had indeed gave Siquijor…
With the summer heat continuing to sprawl all over the metro, we found Blue Coral beach resort to give us a refreshing atmosphere. Situated three to four hours away from Manila, we packed our things and headed our way to Laiya, Batangas.
After getting our flight booked at a Travel Expo, we were more than excited to get our feet landed in the very beautiful Coron Island. Full with a heavy breakfast, we eagerly waited for our flight. To our huge disappointment, our flight got delayed. It was only after two hours of waiting that we were…