We’re back at Mount Kanlaon for a second attempt to reach its peak. The last time we were here, thick fog and strong rains brought about by a brewing storm hindered us from going any further than the Shoulder Camp. But this time, it was an entirely new experience. ♥ At Day 1, I woke up […]Read more "Climbing Mt. Kanlaon (Mapot – Mananawin Trail) — Take 2!"
After a few months of nonstop weight-gain, I finally found myself agreeing to walk. Not towards the food store like the usual days, but to another local destination right here in my hometown — Cebu. I haven’t heard of Mount Naupa until recently. But according to travel blogs, Mount Naupa in Naga is a popular destination for […]Read more "Climbing Mount Naupa, Naga, Cebu"
My life isn’t quite as exciting these days. No travels to faraway islands, or hiking up remote mountains. I’ve spent most of my time staring at my computer, playing games, mostly just wasting time and being unproductive. Until one day, I went with my friends to watch The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. I’m not […]Read more "Inspired by The Hobbit"
“Balik sa Bohol, balik!” The guy with the guitar sang on. The words were in the Visayan dialect which translated to “Come back to Bohol, come back”. And like a very good girl, I came back to Bohol for another weekend getaway. This was my second time in the island. But I still fell in love […]Read more "Bohol, Philippines"
A bright and misty morning. ♥ The perfect welcome for the last day in our Mount Apo itinerary. We were still in Lake Venado, a vast clearing of grass and damp ground, and a small land-locked body of water with smoke rising out of its surface. As if each one of the creatures below it are making […]Read more "Climbing Mt. Apo (Kapatagan-Kidapawan Traverse) – Day 4/4"
Even though our tent was carefully nestled between the rocks and plants, we were not exempted from an extra cold night while camping below Mt. Apo’s peak, our second campsite for the trip. I spent most of the time tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable. Finally, at 4AM, I won the war against my […]Read more "Climbing Mt. Apo (Kapatagan-Kidapawan Traverse) – Day 3/4"
A beautiful sunny morning greeted me on my second day in Mount Apo. I was still on the Tinikaran camp, our first campsite. If I take out boyfie’s snoring, I would definitely say I had a great sleep. The ground was flat, and the temperature was just right even until dawn when it was supposed […]Read more "Climbing Mt. Apo (Kapatagan-Kidapawan Traverse) – Day 2/4"
This is it. The day has finally come. Every Pinoy mountaineer’s dream. I am ready to climb the entire nine thousand feet to the highest peak of the Philippines. ♥ Mount Apo stretches over parts of Davao and Cotabato in the island of Mindanao. Together with BRB Mountaineering, we decided to start our trek at the Kapatagan Trail. […]Read more "Climbing Mt. Apo (Kapatagan-Kidapawan Traverse) – Day 1/4"
Yay! It’s spring time! ♥ For some parts of the world, that is. Even though I live in a country which wasn’t blessed with the four seasons, I do like to play along with those who do. So here are some photos that I’ve dug from my old archives. ♥ Happy Spring Season! ♥Read more "Spring Blooms"
Siquijor is a small island in the Central Visayan region of the Philippines. I’ve been there quite a few times because this is my boyfie’s home town and I get to tag along for family events and stuff. Siquijor is known for its inviting white sand beaches. But even though everybody knows that, most of the people I know […]Read more "Siquijor Island, Philippines"