Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My Vertical Caving Experience at Central Cave, Catbalogan Samar

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Central cave is not just a beautiful paradise but is also an exciting cave that every ‘explorer’ should visit. Among the other caves in the Philippines, this one is more special because the only way to enter is to conquer your fear of heights and rappel an 18-meter vertical drop down to the main chamber. It’s like a huge mansion (height of a 5 storey building) without any doors or windows except for one small hole in the ceiling! Exciting isn't it?!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Exploring the largest cave in the Philippines (Langun-Gobingob Cave, Calbiga Samar)

Langun Gobingob Cave
The 'GIANT Chandeliers' and the LITTLE Pinay Explorer 😄

Do you have what it takes to conquer the largest cave in the Philippines? If you’re curious or interested to try this kind of adventure, then you are at the right page! 

It was just this year that I knew the biggest cave in the Philippines is just an hour away from where I am based (Tacloban City) and of course as the little pinay explorer, I couldn’t really miss this out! Good thing I was able to come across Sir Joni’s fb page and Trexplore The Adventure website. Honestly, I was not expecting that it would be that extreme but thanks to the complete set of caving gears included in the package, we were able to overcome the whole adventure safely without wounds or bruises. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

I went 'Solo' in Cuatro Islas and it was a hassle-free tour!

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Cuatro Islas is a tourist spot in Inopacan Leyte which is composed of four islets namely Mahaba, Apid, Digyo and Himokilan. The latter belongs to a different municipality so it's usually not included with the tour. Hopefully they'll change the name to 'Tres Islas' instead of cuatro so people will not be confused 😂. Anywaaay, it would be really nice to go there with friends or family but they are not outgoing as I am so I ended up going there alone 😓. Doing it solo means I have to pay minimum of Php2,500 to rent a boat since they don't have public transportation. Luckily, I found a tour coordinator who let me join in with a group of tourists from Manila so I can pay less. Yey!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kalanggaman Island Travel Guide (June 2017)

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Photo taken using my Huawei Y6 II phone #ProudHuaweiUser

Kalanggaman Island is known to have one of the longest, white sandbar in the Philippines but what really amazed me was the wonderful feeling when I took a dip into the sea. It was clean, warm, comfortable, not super salty and most especially not itchy. The island doesn’t offer a lot of activities but if you’re with crazy super friends, the beach and a bottle of Emperador (or maybe 5 bottles?) would be enough to make it worthwhile.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Where to leave your bags when in Cebu (for travelers) FREE

You guys wouldn't believe what I just discovered during my recent trip in Cebu! I temporarily stopped blogging due to "priorities" but this is quite amazing especially for budget travelers so I'm sparing some time to share this.

If you're staying in Cebu for just a day and you want to be free from the burden of carrying your heavy bags, it's best that you take advantage of the services offered by the Traveller's Lounge in Robinsons Galleria Cebu. This is near Roble main office in Pier 4.

The facility is open everyday from 8AM to 9PM. You can take a shower, use the CR, deposit your bags, access wifi and charge your gadgets. Everything for FREEEEE - as long as you have your boat or plane ticket for that same day. If you don't have one yet, you can buy it there as well. A free bus shuttle ride going to the pier is also available until 4PM. If you need to use the shower, you may need to have your own toiletries and towel. They don't have an overnight deposit for bags though, so you may need to claim it before 9PM.

Robinsons Galleria Cebu Travellers Lounge
You can sit back, relax and enjoy - while you wait for your trip.

Robinsons Galleria Cebu Travellers Lounge
You can buy your plane/boat tickets here! They don't sell Roble tickets though.

Robinsons Galleria Cebu Travellers Lounge
Comfort room and shower rooms

Robinsons Galleria Cebu Travellers Lounge
It's a legit "comfort" room - clean and spacious!

There's also a Traveller's Lounge in SM City Cebu which is open from 6AM to 9PM but you will have to pay Php50 for shower use (excluding toiletries and towel ) and minimum Php30 for bag or luggage deposit (price may change depending on the size and quantity). I usually use the services there when I'm in Cebu but now that I discovered this little paradise in Robinsons Galleria, I'd definitely come here straight away next time!

Hope this helps! Stay tuned for my next trip. Coming soon! Abangan. . . :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Biri Island Travel Guide 2016

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If I will have to stay in one place without doing anything – like literally just sitting and breathing, no internet and no gadgets, then it would be in the Island of Biri. The placid atmosphere, the strong waves of the Pacific and the scenic massive rock formations –  it left me damn speechless. Oh wait, actually no, I remember saying “wooowww”, like every 10 minutes! It’s one of the many places here in the Philippines where you’ll witness how nature works in mysterious, beautiful ways - just like love. Chos!

For the budget wanderlusters who are dying to go there, you have to read this blog seriously and if you don’t want to be absent or late for work the following day, try to absorb every word that I say here. My friend missed a day at work because we didn’t expect so much waiting in vain during the trip. She’s based in Cebu and I’m from Tacloban. Anyway, here’s a detailed sample itinerary below. This is a better itinerary that what really happened to us there in terms of transportation. I’m including an easy route for those coming from Cebu as well.

My Vertical Caving Experience at Central Cave, Catbalogan Samar

Central cave is not just a beautiful paradise but is also an exciting cave that every ‘explorer’ should visit. Among the other cav...