The Virgin Island in Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines

Virgin Island near Bantayan Island in Cebu City, Philippines

Island hopping to Virgin island was our first itinerary after arriving to Bantayan island. So after checking in to our resort, we head on to look for a boat that will take us there. I’m ecstatic as it has always been my goal to visit as many island in the Philippines as possible. Another island is off my island bucketlist! About Virgin Island Virgin Island is just one of the 167 small neighboring islands surrounding the beautiful island of Cebu. Other top famous islands includes Mactan, Camotes islands, Malapascua, Olango and (of course) Bantayan island. Being or even living in […]

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Explore Bantayan Island in Cebu, Philippines

Bantayan Island featured photo

Bantayan Island is what we are all so excited on this long vacation.  From South of Cebu, let’s go North!  As they say…save the best for last! And I couldn’t agree more. To be honest, I’ve never heard of this island before until the movie Camp Sawi. The movie tells the story of 5 different women who are struggling to mend their broken hearts. This beautiful island became the retreat place for them. A camp that will help them recover from their painful experiences in love. The movie was released August 2016 and back then I just recently got my heart broken […]

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Cebu City Tour: 8 Destinations in 1 Day

Cebu City Tour

Cebu City is known as the Queen City of the South in Cebu Island in the Philippines. This amazing place is my first destination for 2018 travels. I explored this highly urbanized city with my friends from High School. So exciting! How to organize a city tour? There are a few ways you can tour and explore the city. Here are few options you can choose: City Tour Packages – There are sites or companies that offers city tour packages just like the that I found online. (Not sponsored. Just a suggestion.) If you’re a tourist and would like to […]

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My Sinulog 2018: Amazingly Fun Celebration

Sinulog 2018 Devotees

A week passed since we celebrated one of the most anticipated festivals in the Philippines – the Sinulog Festival. I’ve been so excited to share my experience. But, we decided to explore the beautiful Cebu city more before heading home. Which I will also share with you soon…watch out for my February posts. 🙂 We badly need REST when we got home. Yes, rest and catching up with my work. Now I’m ready to share my experience with you today. What’s Sinulog? Not familiar with what Sinulog is? It’s an annual cultural and religious festival in Cebu City held on the third […]

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1-Day Davao Oriental Tour for Only Php 1,100

MWS and Friend in San Victor

Davao Oriental is just one of the five provinces that comprises Davao Region. Other provinces are Davao del Norte, Davao Occidental, Davao del Sur, and Compostela Valley. Davao region was formerly called Southern Mindanao because it is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao. I’ve been to Davao Oriental once with friends and we visited Mati and Lupon. And we also enjoy some chill time at Blue Bless Beach Resort. So, when my friend invited me to explore Davao Oriental, its really hard to say no. I’ve been there once and I’ve always look forward to visit it again. How I […]

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The Famous Aliwagwag Falls of Davao Oriental

Lor at Aliwagwag falls

Aliwawag Falls Eco Park – our last destination before we head back to the city. It was a long day exploring Baganga, Davao Oriental but definitely worth it. We got to relax and dip on a hot spring. Felt a bit adventurous with stunning falls. Amazed by how mangroves defended Baganga and remained beautiful even after being hit by a typhoon at Sunrise Boulevard. An island escapade that made us enjoy the tropical feel and swim our hearts out.  So lastly, another natural attraction we need to visit before we call it a day is the famous Aliwagwag Falls. About the […]

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San Victor Island: A Must Visit in Baganga

San Victor Island in Baganga Davao Oriental

My trip to Baganga will never be complete without visiting one of its famous islands, the San Victor island. This island facing the Pacific Ocean is owned by the Diocese of Mati and managed by the Catholic Parish of Baganga. A 3-hectare island that’s very accessible from the highway, about 20 minutes drive from Baganga’s town proper and 5 minutes boat ride from the mainland. This jewel was recognized as one of the top must-visit tourist spots of Davao Oriental and the Davao region as well. The powdery white sand, clear turquoise waters, and its marine life are just a […]

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The Sunrise Boulevard of Baganga, Davao Oriental

Sunrise Boulevard Baganga

Our trip to Baganga, which is known as the first class municipality of Davao Oriental Province and is located in the easternmost province in the country, has been amazing. After the Balite hot spring and the Campawan falls, our next destination is Baganga’s beautiful Sunrise Boulevard. Probably around 30-45 mins from Campawan falls, we passed by the coastal road of Baganga, Davao Oriental, and we saw a park where whitewashed mangroves stand starkly against the sea and the sky. This place is called Baganga Sunrise Boulevard, located in Brgy. Dapnan, Baganga, Davao Oriental. The history: Before the Typhoon hit in […]

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The Amazing Curtain Falls in Campawan, Davao Oriental

Curtain Falls Campawan

Imagine getting into the pristine remoteness of an area away from your busy urban life. Think of trekking into a place with lush green trees getting in touch again with nature’s pristine beauty. Here’s another adventure to discover a naturally simple yet amazing water wonder – the Campawan Curtain Falls. How To Get There The Curtain Falls is located in Barangay Campawan, Baganga, Davao Oriental. If you travel from Davao City to the town of Baganga, you may take the 5-hour ride through Compostela Valley road. You can also go through Mati City in a 6-hour ride. The Campawan Curtain […]

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The Relaxing Balite Hot Spring in Davao Oriental

Balite Hot Spring in Baganga

Every time the word “Balite” is mentioned, I always have this eerie feeling since stories I have heard about balite are linked with horror and horrible narratives. In the Philippine myth, balite (fig tree or banyan tree) is said to be associated with creatures and elementals. Old folks forbid the said plant to be made as an ornament because it attracts negative forces and bad spirits. It is probably the reason why I have a creepy impression on that thing. Some known places in the Philippines are also recognized because there is a presence of a large balite tree and […]

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