Zamboanga City: Travel Guide and Itinerary

Zamboanga City travel guide
"The Latin City of Asia" - the title given to Zamboanga City because of their language called "chavacano," which is very similar to Spanish. This city is situated on the Southern side of the Zamboanga Peninsula and on the Northern side of Basilan. Aside from their language, Zamboanga City is also prominent with their "vinta," a colorful and stunning sailboat or watercraft that is usually used by the locals. During my Solo-Backpacking in this city, without proper itinerary and only used Google Map, I did a walking tour to their top tourist spots and destinations.

Travel Guide: ZamBaSulTa, Region 9 and Misamis Occidental

zambasulta travel guide and itinerary
ZamBaSulta is an acronym given to Zamboanga City, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi - the normal route, however, I made a twist and created ZamTaSuBa. Let me make it more extreme, my solo-backpacking includes Region 9: Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Misamis Occidental part of Region 10. Details below is my actual itinerary for 9 days that cover 7 Provinces and the independent City of Zamboanga.

Balaw-Balaw Restaurant: Angono Travel Guide and Itinerary

balaw balaw restaurant
I am not into cooking, but I love eating! One thing that I would like to share was an amazing encounter with exotic foods at Balaw-Balaw Restaurant in Angono, Rizal. So, after enjoying the famous Higantes Festival, while our clothes are wet, we proceeded to Balaw-balaw, it is actually one of the prominent restaurants outside Manila. I consider it as one of the must visit, best place to dine, and best restaurant serving exotic foods.

Burot Beach: Travel Guide and Itinerary

burot beach
Looking for a place to relax and at the same time wants to experience adventure? Burot Beach is the perfect place for you. It is situated in the Municipality of Calatagan, Batangas – just few hours travel from Metro Manila. It is another spot that this province can be proud of. History: Burot Beach was formerly known as Elizalde Beach, because it was previously owned by Elizalde family - a wealthy clan in the Philippines and then bought by the SM Group of Companies. Today, it is privately owned by the SM Group and still open to public.

Mt. Gulugod Baboy and the Sombrero Island

Mount Gulugod Baboy
Mount Gulugod Baboy is situated in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas, 2-3 hours travel from Manila. The name Gulugod Baboy, pig spine english, was given because of its slopes and shapes, similar to pig spine. If you’re starting to explore the  richness of the Philippines that can be found on higher altitude, then this mountain is  your perfect start.

Mt. Marami: Hiking Guide

mt marami
From Manila, Mt. Marami is one of the accessible mountains in Southern Luzon, situated in the province of Cavite, Philippines. Not only that, Mt. Marami bears a gorgeous rock formation covered with relaxing green grass, surrounded tall and fruit bearing trees plus the ambiance is cool. 

You can Explore Intramuros for less than 100 Pesos

intramuros manila 2019
I visited Intramuros and Binondo several times but I thinking am missing something in and outside The Walled City in Manila. Inspired by the question: “Hanggang saan aabot ang isan daang piso mo?” Our journey today explains that budget is not a problem to see the gorgeous artifacts erected centuries ago. Without a formal itinerary, we walked on the streets in Intramuros Manila.

Mt. Samat and the Shrine of Valor

mt samat
Among all the mountains in the Philippines, Mt. Samat has the biggest contribution in Philippine history, especially during the World War II. Having said that, the province of Bataan holds the records of Battle of Bataan and including the controversial Death March. Anyways, Mt. Samat is situated in the municipality of Pilar, Province of Bataan, almost three hours travel from Manila.

2018 Best Travel Destinations

sirang lente
Traveling to the best tourist attractions and destinations in the Philippines for the past twelve months is definitely rewarding. I was able to meet a lot of people from different provinces with different cultures and beliefs. The unique and explainable excitement that I feel every time I create my travel guide and itinerary always result to an exquisite experience. Thank you for all your support!!!!!

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Hiking Mt. 387 and the Batong Amat

Mt. 387
Mt. 387 is one of the newly marked hiking destinations in Luzon because of its breathtaking beauty, spectacular and tantalizing golden sunset, fresh and cool ambiance – this mountain can be considered as one of the most scenic mountains in the Philippines. Mt. 387 is situated in the province Nueva Ecija which is dubbed as the “Rice Granary of the Philippines,” a three to four hours travel from Manila. Our photos below will explain more about what Mt. 387 can offer.