• What If I Didn’t Hike Candongao Peak That Day?

    What If I Didn’t Hike Candongao Peak That Day?

    “You have to make the right choice. As long as you don’t choose, everything remains possible”, – Mr. Nobody.  Every day, we make thousands of decisions, from snoozing the alarm to picking your sleeping attire. And oftentimes, some our simpler and seemingly irrelevant daily decisions can shape our destiny. In one moment or change of heart, lives may collide and change forever. In fact, it was a wrong turn and a sandwich that initiated a string of events that led to the First World War. I, for one, also made a choice that changed lives of a handful of strangers and people. Although it’s not exactly groundbreaking or life-changing for…

  • Hiking: Mother Nature’s Antidote To Depression

    Hiking: Mother Nature’s Antidote To Depression

    We were born on earth totally clueless, expecting our world to be a gorgeous paradise where everything sparkles and people are really nice to one another. Optimistic and sprightly, we try to build a life that would mirror our dreams and aspirations. But, then, reality strikes, and we become slaves to stress and our work. Slowly, depression hits, and we find ourselves hopeless and in dire need of help. And, make no mistake about it – depression is a silent, cold-blooded killer. The way I see it, depression is a serious illness that should not be taken lightly.  For the past couple of years, there have been quite a lot…

  • Mayana Peak And Batogag Banog: An Intrepid Hiker’s Utopia

    Mayana Peak And Batogag Banog: An Intrepid Hiker’s Utopia

    Cebu, voted as one of the world’s best islands, is known, beloved and praised for a lot of things. From the northern tip’s pristine beaches to south side’s spectacularly azure waterfalls, Cebu overflows with picture-perfect sights and tantalizing wonders for leisure travelers. Not to mention, it boasts a wide array of mouthwatering goodies, like the crunchy lechon and danggit. But, when it comes to hiking, Cebu isn’t as well-known or celebrated as the other mountaineering destinations in the Philippines. Despite the emergence of newly uncovered mountains like Mayana Peak, Cebu’s mountains just don’t have the height and eminence of the likes of Mount Pulag, Alto Peak and Mount Apo. Even…

  • 15 Amazingly Exciting Things To Do In Toledo, Cebu

    17 Amazingly Exciting Things To Do In Toledo, Cebu

    My first visit to Toledo city is the embodiment of the saying “there’s beauty in the unknown”. A few years ago, nobody thought this city would turn into a booming adventure epicenter for travelers, nature lovers and thrill seekers. Heck, even locals and residents said that there aren’t interesting and worthwhile things to do in Toledo. Truthfully, Toledo didn’t even make it in my own Cebu travel wish list. Even so, I decided to dive into the unknown, and explore the place they aptly nicknamed as “Copper City with a heart of gold”.  And, guess what? After unleashing my inner explorer, I’ve discovered plenty of striking natural marvels as well…