One of the things I loved about living in Asia is how easy and affordable it is to travel to many Asia-Pacific destinations and how diverse the cultures and attractions are. With a few minutes of googling and planning, plane fares can be had for as little as a few dollars and nice, clean hotels can be found. Seriously! [read more]
I miss the beach so much! I swam in a lake once this entire summer, but I haven’t swam in a proper beach in years. Even vacations in Bali were never about getting in the water. Bali beaches were bad luck for me… strong currents, unclean water and wounding my feet after a few steps in the [read more]
When we would travel from the Philippines to Jakarta and back (we were posted in Jakarta for 4 years), we would take budget airlines Cebu Pacific because we can buy up to 45 Kilograms of weight per person. 90 Kg for the two of us was plenty and worth it, because it is cheaper to [read more]
I am reposting this list that I found a while back. It’s the 25 THINGS TO DO IN THE PHILIPPINES from INQUIRER.net. Most of my life before I met TD was spent traveling the Philippines with my family, yet there is still so much of the 7000+ islands that I haven’t explored. There is so much [read more]
I just love watching this video! What do you think?
Hey guys! So sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. I’ve been on an Idul Fitri break sort off. =) It’s the equivalent of Holy Week for us in the Philippines, where everyone goes back to their Kampung (provinces) and the city is so quite with no traffic at all. TD and I had a [read more]
Okay this is a bit delayed but I just wanna have this on my blog for posterity’s sake. BORACAY is TRAVEL + LEISURE’s No. 1 Island for 2012. It is up from being #4 in 2011. I am so happy that Boracay is getting some love and is ranked up there with other island paradises [read more]
Just going through some old photos. I was recently asked, what are you lusting after right now? I would love a good ol’ beach vacation. I’d like to say somewhere fabulous, like the Maldives or Carribean. But to be honest I really just miss Boracay. Growing up having summers in the Southern Philippines and traveling [read more]
Hi there! I am back from a super quick trip home! I’m enjoying the ginormous green mango my friend, Benj, gave us after our road trip to Batangas for a beach wedding. It’s grown in his own home, its organic and it’s as big as my face literally haha! (Click here to see proof!) Glad [read more]
There is an on going debate on which lechon (roast suckling pig) is better, Cebu or Iligan/CDO. I still stand by this: The best lechon is from Iligan and Cagayan de Oro (since it’s my blog I can say so heehee). But ultimately it boils down to your lechonero (the guy who makes it for [read more]
A beautiful photo from one of our colorful Philippine festivals!
The main ingredient of the Suka Pinakurat is fermented coconut sap locally known as tuba and bird’s eye chilies “labuyo” that are harvested from the wild mountains of Iligan. These key ingredients are organically grown, with the chilies being farmed by mother nature.
Another reason to visit CDO (Cagayan do Oro) is to ride the longest zipline in Asia at Dahilayan Adventure Park which is a whopping 840 meters long. Dahilayan is in Bukidnon, and it takes only 1 hour to get there by car from CDO.
Found this via Twitter…
I’ve always wanted to go parasailing with TD in Bora. It was the plan when we were in Boracay island in 2009 – except my husband and I both got sick. Blame it on exhaustion (having way too much fun)! So I’m totally loving this meme from Currystrumpet!
Reposting bits from this article TD found on the net: PH is world’s 8th friendliest country: HSBC survey | ABS-CBN News.
After Typhoon Sendong, Irene of Mindanaoan came up with another (though indirect) way to help the areas affected by the flash floods…. a #VisitIligan and #VisitCDO blog campaign! I am a believer in tourism – the influx of people (and spending) helps cities economically. So I’m going through all my pictures old and new and [read more]
Christmas has always been kinda over the top for the majority-Catholic nation of the Philippines. And we go all sorts of crazy for it. I think this meme says it all. LOL. Photo after the jump!
For ME that is! Though I’m sure that many of you will agree to me…if you don’t then you probably haven’t tried our mangoes =P We are all entitled to an opinion on who has the best what, but since this is my blog then I’m expressing my own personal opinion haha! Last week my [read more]