Mt. Batulao with its Breathtaking Slopes

Mt. Batulao Tourist Spots in Batangas
Mt. Batulao is one of the famous hiking destinations in Batangas for those people searching for challenges and outdoor adventures. This mountain is another gem and pride of Southern Luzon which is 2-3 hours travel from the Manila, very accessible to both private and public vehicles.  Batulao is famous because of the breathtaking view of its ranges and slopes. Its surface has an amazing shape covered with luscious and relaxing greens. Since it's just a few kilometeres away from Tagaytay, which is the usual side trip, its ambiance is really cool.

Crystal Clear water of Sombrero Island | Burias Island

Sombrero Island
Crossing the waters of Burias Passage from Tinalisayan to Sombrero was a heart pounding experience. Not only that, as we were getting nearer to the shoreline,  coral ecosystems and underwater flora and fauna are visible because of its clear waters. I took off my pink sando while on the boat because my skin hurts, a sign that, for sure, I will have sun kissed skin due to sun burn but it's fine, am positive that my skin will still recover after a week. Instead of covering myself or applying Belo sun block before jumping off the boat to the shallow water, we just grabbed our cameras and proceeded walking by the shore.

Fine White Sandbar of Tinalisayan | Burias Island

Tinalisayan Island
Tinalisayan Island was our second destination during our Alibijaban to Burias Islands escapade. Traveling from Animasola to this island takes an hour but among the three islands we visited (with Animasola and Sombrero Island) this is irrevocably number one. When I jumped off the boat and landed on the shallow crystal clear water, I easily felt the relaxing feeling because the water was really cool, a contrary to the heat and UV rays from the sun. Our boat was parked by the tip of the sandbar, so walking on the long stretch of a fine and powdery  white sand, with the other visitors on their colorful swimming attire, was just awesome! This long sandbar always greet the visitors with breathtaking beauty.

Gigantic Beauty of Animasola Island

Animasola Island
Animasola Island is one of the sun-drenched islets of Burias Group of Islands in San Pascual, Masbate. We traveled 3 hours via motorized banca from Alibijaban Island, San Andres, Quezon just to witness the magnificence of nature curved on the gigantic rock, perched into the water.  Just the journey itself while crossing the sea, with the huge waves, was remarkable. Our motorized banca was like hopping on and off the huge waves. From afar, Animasola looks ordinary, same as with the islets we've visited, however, as we were getting nearer, the view was just astounding because of its unique formation.

The Beauty of Alibijaban and Burias Islands

Alibijaban Island
Alibijaban (locally pronounced as Alibihaban) is a tourist island situated in San Andres, Quezon; a 9 to 10 hours travel from Manila. It might be a time consuming travel, but expect that you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking beauty. The island has a fine white sand shoreline with trees, bangcas, and local cottages. Mixed on the fine white sand are small living crustaceans and sea shells, sea shells by the sea shore. The cool emerald crystal clear water is rich with underwater bio-diversity, such as fish, colorful star fish in different sizes and appearance, and many more.

Laki Beach and the Five Fingers Bataan

Laki Beach Bataan
Breathtaking photos of Laki beach and Five Fingers in Bataan spread online; those were the reasons why we decided to celebrate JP's birthday at this paradise. When we were searching for an itinerary online, we're kept on getting stories about Attorney. Who is Attorney?? Until now, already witnessed the beauty but the question remains unanswered. What we remember are the gift, the wealth, the magnificent, and the spectacular landscape of Laki Beach and the Five Fingers. Photos below will explain.

Ang Tarik | Hiking Mt. Tarak Ridge

Mt. Tarak
Mt. Tarak is one of the top destinations in Bataan for hikers. This mountain has a good combination of breathtaking beauty, an elegant skyline, a cool and temperate weather and abundant with flora and fauna. By the way, my first walk on its trails was on September 2012, click here for our journey; after five years, I am here again. Our journey is totally different because last time, it was wet season and this time is super dry.

Still Hurts on the Second Time | Apo Whang Od Tattoo

Whang Od
If you are a tattoo lover and even not, I am positive that you know who "Whang Od" is. She is the oldest, a living legend and the last "mambabatok" from the Butbut tribe in Buscalan, Kalinga who uses an old style of tattooing, called "batok" or a traditional hand-tapped tattooing. She became prominent because she has been featured on some local TV shows, international documentaries, magazines and others. Photos below will show the beauty of Buscalan, Kalinga and their traditional "batok."

The Gigantic Taal Basilica | A Solo-Backpacking

Taal Basilica
I am eager to visit Taal Basilica because of what have happened few months ago in this historical structure; an earthquake created a crack on part of this church. This church is known as the Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours situated in the municipality of Taal, Batangas. It is considered as one of the largest catholic church in Asia which measures 96 meters long and 45 meters wide as per

The Uncrowded side of Anawangin and Capones

Anawangin Cove Zambales
It was in 2012 when I discovered the happiness in hiking; we traversed Mt. Pundaquit to Anawangin Cove during a super hot summer vacation. And after half a decade, I finally made a come back and witnessed the other side. Among the coves of Zambales (such as Nagsasa, Talisayen and Silanguin) Anawangin is the most prominent and most visited place creating this gorgeous spot a tent city during summer. But this time, we camped at the right spot!