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Chocolate Hills: Not Your Ordinary Chocolates!!


The Chocolate Hills are a group of unusually shaped hills located in the middle of the island of Bohol in Philippines. The Chocolate Hills are thought to have been formed as uplifted marine limestone was cracked by tectonic movements and then weathered away by water and wind. More than 1,300 individual hills cover more than 50 square kilometres and range from 30 to 90 metres in height.This extraordinary landscape is unique to this small island.

 

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Mayon Volcano: Philippines’ Most Scenic Airport Landing


Legazpi Airport, located in the province of Albay, is the most scenic airport landing I have been in the Philippines. It’s backdrop is the world’s famous volcano, Mayon Volcano,  renowned as the “perfect cone” because of its almost symmetric-conical shape, the mountain was declared a national park and a protected landscape on July 20, 1938, the first in the country. It was reclassified a Natural Park and renamed Mayon Volcano Natural Park in the year 2000.

How to get to Mayon Volcano:

  1. Find your way to Cubao Provincial bus station near Ali Mall.
  2. Take a bus that will go directly or will pass by Legazpi City, Albay. Bus fare around Php 700 – 900.

Bantayan Island, Cebu: My First Solo Backpacking Adventure


Have you ever traveled alone to a place you haven’t been to? If you did, can you kindly recall what did you feel before your much anticipated trip? Were you afraid of getting lost? Was it uncomfortable? Was it challenging? Did you hesitate or thought of cancelling your trip at the very last minute? Or was it the other way around?

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The Hidden Lake Down South


Remember those days when we were taught about different types of body of waters? Of course, lake is one of the list. Lake is defined as a large body of water surrounded by land. Several lakes can be found in our country and among the lakes which are known in the Philippines are Laguna de Bay,the largest lake, and Taal Lake situated in Luzon and Lake Lanao in Mindanao. Our country has 59 lakes and the origin of most lakes is a result of volcanic and tectonic activity.

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How Super Typhoon ‘Hagupit’ Ruined My First Boracay Trip


Everyone was excited months before our most anticipated trip to the beautiful island of Boracay. Imagine the feeling of a child opening his first ever Christmas gift, that’s how excited we were until frightening news came up weeks before our scheduled trip, a Yolanda-like super typhoon was expected to hit the Philippine shores on those exact travel dates.  Oh c’mon!

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Statuesque Mt. Pico de Loro


As you have seen in my previous post, my first mountain climbing experience happened only last year at Mt. Maculot, Cuenca, Batangas. Indeed, it was unforgettable and worth reminiscing! This year marked my second climb and this time it’s in Mt. Pico de Loro situated in the province of Cavite, the Historical Capital of the Philippines and was the cradle of the Philippine Revolution, a renouncement of the Spanish colonial control for over 300 years, culminating with the declaration of independence on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite.

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Zambales: Nothing Less than Magnificent


Yes you’ve read it right! Zambales is truly nothing less than magnificent. A must-see place on the western shores of Luzon island along the South China Sea. Zambales shoreline is ragged and features many coves and inlets like Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove, Silangen Cove, Capones Island, and Camara Island.

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10 Reasons Why Mt. Maculot is Best for Beginners’ Climb


I have always been fascinated with lush green mountains since I spent my entire childhood years in Bukidnon, a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region.
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Batangas Weekend Getaway: A Work-Life Balance Experience


Have you ever experienced getting overly stressed with your work or feeling extremely pressured with your highly demanding company targets?Have you ever struggled getting through the heavy traffic in EDSA and you were already stuck in there for more than 3 hours because floods are all over the main streets of Metro Manila? Have you ever felt that drinking 2 bottles of beer at your most favorite bar is no longer enough to relieve whatever discomforts you have for the entire week?
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