Philippines

Paoay Sand Dunes (4×4 Adventure and Sand Boarding)

Paoay Sand Dunes (4×4 Adventure and Sand Boarding)

One of the main reasons why I chose Ilocos Norte to spend my birthday was because of the famous Paoay Sand Dunes. Familiar? It was featured in some local movies like Ang Panday, Himala and the remake of Temptation Island among others. Just last year, they were promoting Ilocos Norte as film tourism destination. Paoay Sand […]

PPS (Day 4) – Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

PPS (Day 4) – Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

A UNESCO Heritage Site, never miss visiting Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park also known as Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) when in Puerto Princesa. The national park is located in the Saint Paul Mountain Range and is part of the West Philippine Sea. Since 1992 it is being managed by the city government. In 2012 it was named as […]

Puerto Princesa (Day 3) – City Tour

Puerto Princesa (Day 3) – City Tour

Day two was indeed a blast touring El Nido. Time to leave this paradise and be back to Puerto Princesa. We were fetched in La Casa Teresa early in the morning. Good thing there were no other passengers, just us, so the travel was comfortable. We were accompanied by Ate Gem (from the travel agency). We […]

El Nido, Palawan (Day 2) – Island Hopping – Tour A

El Nido, Palawan (Day 2) – Island Hopping – Tour A

There are 4 island hopping tours being offered in El Nido known as Tour A, B, C and D. The package we booked with the travel agency only includes El Nido Island Hopping – Tour A, which I think is the most popular. At that time I’m not aware of the different island tours, didn’t […]

Palawan Day 1 – The Road to El Nido

Palawan Day 1 – The Road to El Nido

El Nido is about 420 km (260 mi) southwest of Manila and 238 km (148 mi) northeast of Puerto Princesa which is Palawan’s capital. It is a first class municipality and managed resource protected area. Last year (2014), Palawan emerged as No. 1 in the Top 30 Islands of the World poll by US magazine Conde’ […]

Fresh Catch Isdaan: With The Family

Fresh Catch Isdaan: With The Family

This will be just an update on my earlier blog on Isdaan. This trip again was last October 6, 2012 (late post). We went here after visiting Kamay Ni Hesus. We left the shrine 1:00 PM after having lunch there and arrived in Isdaan around 2:30 PM. I have returned 8 months after my first […]

Kamay Ni Hesus (Hand of Jesus) Lucban, Quezon

Kamay Ni Hesus (Hand of Jesus) Lucban, Quezon

I lost count how many times I’ve been here. The first time I was here was during Holy Week few years back and a lot have changed from then on. Back then the only highlight of the place was just the 50-foot statue of resurrected Christ on top of the hill and to reach it […]