How to Travel to El Nido From Puerto Princesa

Wednesday, September 26, 2012



El Nido is a first-class coastal municipality of Palawan located 230 kilometers northeast of the province's capital, Puerto Princesa. It is composed of approximately 40 small islands, which makes El Nido one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. In fact, CNNGo dubbed it as the "gateway to a wild adventure" and it starts from the bus trip from Puerto Princesa. Here's how.

Where to Stay: Josefina's Pension House in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Saturday, September 22, 2012



One of the challenges in traveling is finding a decent and cheapest place to stay but if you're planning on a vacation to Puerto Princesa, Palawan for a day or two, the newly-opened and relatively cheap Josefina's Pension House in Bonifacio Road is highly recommended.

Snapshots from the Agri-Trade Fair During The Kadayawan 2012 in Davao City

Thursday, September 20, 2012



Synonymous to Davao City's blooming economy is the Waling-waling, a flower that is endemic to the Philippines, particularly in Davao, and considered by many as the "Queen of Philippine Flowers". Here are some snapshots of the Waling-waling and other flora when I was in Davao during the Kadayawan 2012 Festival.

Through the Lens: Rice field in Argao, Cebu

Tuesday, September 18, 2012



Nothing beats a good, old-fashioned road trip where you can get the most stunning views. Shortly after waking up, I took this snapshot of a rice field in Argao, Cebu from the bus window while I was on a thee-hour trip from Dumaguete. Perfect timing to get the "magic hour" shot of a sunset. Too bad there's a smudge in the window.

Gastrointestinal Fortitude: Braving Palawan's Tamilok (Wood worm)

Thursday, September 13, 2012



If you're one of those people who are willing to try out anything during your trip, the tamilok is a must-try local cuisine of Palawan that will surely redefine your definition of exotic food. Sometimes referred to as "wood worm" because of its elongated shape, the tamilok isn't actually a worm but actually belonging to the mollusk/clam family that lives in mangrove areas to feed on its roots.