Ang Paraiso ng El Nido, Palawan: Pawikan Hostel

Featured Image Source: Pawikan Hostel Facebook Page

Our home during our 5-day trip in El Nido was the Pawikan Hostel.

We were booked in a dorm room which was perfect for four persons. The room has two (2) bunk beds, private bath and toilet and air conditioning unit.

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Ang Paraiso ng El Nido, Palawan

Booked almost a year ahead, I flew in to the most beautiful island in the world with few to zero expectations. And I think that’s what made this trip even more spectacular.

Our 5-day trip to El Nido, with a side trip to Puerto Princesa, was such an amazing experience. I am honestly lost for words the moment my eyes met the island of El Nido. And we haven’t even gone to the best ones yet.

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2016 Recap: It’s a wrap!

Before the year ends, let’s go back to all the places I’ve been to for the year that has been. I may not have been able to finish all entries yet (or might decided not to write one for [a] certain trip/s), but here’s where my trusty flip flops and I has gone about.

PS: Okay. My flipflops didn’t actually go with me to every trip, but yeah. You get the point. Haha.

PPS: Credits to Adrianne Uy for my artsy header image! ❤

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Exploring Iloilo: Isla Gigantes Inland Tour

If there is one thing I do not enjoy doing, it’s riding motorcycles. But no, I didn’t have a choice today.

Our host from Rosewood Place Resort offered us the in-land tour upon arriving at Isla Gigantes. The tour would let you go to the destinations of your choice using, yep you guessed it, motorcycles or habal-habal as transport. I was never comfortable in riding motorcycles given that there has been a lot, and I mean A LOT, of motorcycle accidents mentioned on the news every day. And I’m just not comfortable, period. Continue reading “Exploring Iloilo: Isla Gigantes Inland Tour”

Exploring Iloilo: Best place to stay in Isla Gigantes? Rosewood Place Resort!

I have not been a picky person when it comes to accommodation whenever I’m traveling. As long as the place is safe, the bathrooms are clean and the location is good, oh, and the place is budget-friendly, then I’m sold. Continue reading “Exploring Iloilo: Best place to stay in Isla Gigantes? Rosewood Place Resort!”

Exploring Iloilo: How to go to Isla de Gigantes

I have been a frequent visitor of the province of Iloilo ever since I was a kid. My mom, though she was born in Manila, was raised in Iloilo where her family and relatives are originally from. Regardless of our frequent trips, I never knew much of this province. Not until I was already in my late 20’s and was making my traveling dreams come to life. Continue reading “Exploring Iloilo: How to go to Isla de Gigantes”

Hiking 101: Buntot Palos Falls, Pangil, Laguna

What’s the best way to jumpstart your new year’s resolution of trying new things? Go hiking.

For someone who lives a sedentary lifestyle and has been in an on-and-off relationship with workouts and similar activities, even a beginner’s hike can seem like a 9/9 difficulty level already. But since the enthusiasm is there, my friends and I went to Pangil, Laguna to get our adrenaline fix. Continue reading “Hiking 101: Buntot Palos Falls, Pangil, Laguna”

Baguio City: Camp John Hay’s Historical Core

CJH has been a famous destination in Baguio, but, how much do you actually know about it’s history? Fret not. I didn’t know a thing either, aside from the mini golf course and the tree top adventure.

A little history tour about a place you’re traveling to doesn’t hurt. While not everyone is a fan of history, I guess CJH’s Historical Core would still interest you. Continue reading “Baguio City: Camp John Hay’s Historical Core”

Baguio City: Where to go?

If you’re a first timer in the City of Pines or just didn’t have the chance to roam around, here’s a list of places you may choose to check out during your trip. From the basics to the new ones for a maximum adventure.

Note: This list is comprised of the places we were able to go to in 3 days time. Continue reading “Baguio City: Where to go?”

Baguio City: Where to stay?

During my previous trips to Baguio, which most are retreat trips, we stayed at the Teacher’s Camp and the Girl Scouts of the Philippines since we always go in big groups. My two recent trips, however, gave me the chance to try new places to stay.

Accommodations in Baguio vary from backpacker style inns to the most comfortable 5-star hotels. Being the Summer Capital of the Philippines, accommodation has got to be almost always available for guests. Continue reading “Baguio City: Where to stay?”