Cebu and Why It Is A True Queen of the South

It wouldn’t be called Queen of the Southern Philippine Islands if it does not possess the unparalleled beauty typical for a royal seductress – mesmerizing, captivating, one you can’t help but gaze. Often featured as one of the world’s best islands among magazines as Travel + Leisure (6th), Cebu is a spectacle one should not miss…

How I Ended Up Regretting Underestimating My First Hike

Mt. Capistrano? Never heard of the mountain before. And when my officemates organized a hike to this mountain’s top, I was more neutral than excited. I even thought of not going. Well, I even decided not to go at all. But events turned out so quick and I found myself at the foot of Mt. Capistrano…

Exploring the Exotic Camiguin

Northwest of the Mindanano island, Philippines is the exotic island of Camiguin. Indeed, its geography of four active volcanoes in one island is unmatched anywhere else in Asia. Riding a ferry from the coast of Misamis Oriental, I can only stare at one of its steaming volcanoes, Mt. Hibok-hibok, as the swerving water transport approaches the…

Living Alone in Taiwan: My Experiences as an Exchange Student

Two years ago, I had this once in a lifetime opportunity to become an exchange student. Initially, the thought was a bit scary to me due to the fact that I’ve never lived away from home for a long time lest to be alone in another country. But somehow, the thought also ignited a spark in…

Ta-al Trekking

Being one of the most known volcanoes in the Philippines, and perhaps in the world, a trek to the crater of the Ta-al Volcano is definitely a must-try.