• Bungtod Talinis, Cebu: San Fernando’s Tantalizing Unseen Ranges

    Bungtod Talinis, Cebu: San Fernando’s Tantalizing Unseen Ranges

    I could feel it. There was something in San Fernando’s highlands that kept calling and luring me. I didn’t know what it was or where it was, but I did sense something special there. And, with my impulse to hike and explore, I knew there was only one way find it – to get wonderfully lost in San Fernando. Fascinated, intrigued and optimistic, I opened Google Maps, to see if there was any potential hidden gem in this town. And guess what? I saw a 3D overlooking view of a mountain range that we later on found out is called “Bungtod Talinis”. And, it was beautiful! Even though it was…

  • Tagjaguimit Exploration: The Beauty Of Spontaneous Adventures

    Tagjaguimit Exploration: The Beauty Of Spontaneous Adventures

    Every adventure connoisseur needs a little spontaneity in their getaways. In the age of Facebook, Instagram and Google, we rarely take a hike for a simple exploration adventure. Nowadays, everything is researched, planned and even rehearsed. Of course, we all know the thrill of hiking somewhere awe-inspiring is still there. But, wouldn’t it be better or more exciting if your escapade started the moment you arrive at the bus terminal? Wouldn’t it be more rewarding and fulfilling to go somewhere barely touched by tourists like Tagjaguimit? And, I get it – most of us don’t like the feeling of uncertainty. We are all scared of exploring the unknown and not…

  • 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…

  • Cadapdapan Rice Terraces And Can-Umantad Falls: Bohol’s Insanely Enchanting Combo

    Cadapdapan Rice Terraces And Can-Umantad: An Insanely Enchanting Combo

    There’s something about rice terraces that make them so irresistible to me. With its symmetry, engineering mastery and eye-catching shades of green, I find these man-made marvels extremely interesting and visually appealing. Once, I’ve even considered taking a costly day trip from Cebu to Bohol, just to see Candijay’s Cadapdapan Rice Terraces. Every time I see it, I feel like I’m under a spell, entranced by its sheer beauty. And, when it’s paired with a striking natural wonder like a towering waterfall, it surely feels pure and unadulterated bliss for me. And speaking of which, the Cadapdapan Rice Terraces have been on my never-ending Bohol travel wish-list for the past…