My New Paradise

Credits: JSprague Digi in Deeper course material. Adams.  A familiar name yet peculiar for the Ilocos Norte, yes?  With names like Laoag, Pagudpud, Paoay... Adams sounds off.  The first time I heard of Adams was 16 years ago when Anton explored the river with fellow guides. He raved not only about the river but its … Continue reading My New Paradise

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The Trek to the Underground River

Credits: Papers by Plum Dumpling Designs, Pri Rocha, The Design Girl, Trixie Scap Design; Ribbon by Design by Tater, Red string with flowers by Graham Like the Cracker, and String wrap by Haynay Designs.  Elusive in the past, I became disinterested and eventually gave up the idea of visiting Palawan’s famous Underground River. Then they … Continue reading The Trek to the Underground River

Torongan Cave: Not To Miss in Itbayat

When asked about the places I have liked the most in my travels, high up there with Africa, my answer would always include Batanes. When I look back at the adventures I had in this northernmost province of the Philippines, our trek to Torongan cave in Itbayat was a highlight for sure… the state of wonderment, unforgettable. … Continue reading Torongan Cave: Not To Miss in Itbayat

Siayan

We scrambled through rocks, walked through pastureland until we reached a beautiful beach. As with Y’ami, a shore entry wasn’t possible. The boat took shelter at one side of the island, hidden by a cove of volcanic rocks; the boat is safe there for the night. We, on the other hand, had only a tarp … Continue reading Siayan

Kuang Si Falls

Picturesque and very accessible – Kuang Si falls, 29 km south of Luang Prabang, has become a popular attraction outside of the world heritage city.  Surrounded by lush forest, the falls is 3 tiered, all picture perfect. The breathtaking main falls is 60 meters high while the rest, equally stunning, are 1-3 meter cascades that … Continue reading Kuang Si Falls