Daranak Falls, Tanay: Nature at Our Doorstep

A bit wary about visiting any waterfall within two hours from Metro Manila, it was therefore with a bit of trepidation that we embarked on a visit to Daranak Falls in Barangay Tandang Kudyo, Tanay, Rizal. Although tucked away in a forested area at the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range, its proximity to... Continue Reading →

Solitude at Kagusuan Beach

You won’t find this beach on the itinerary of most tours being offered in Siquijor. But after observing a few pictures of it online we were determined to see Kagusuan Beach for ourselves. Our chance came during our visit to Siquijor two years ago. Apparently not all locals know the way to this beach but... Continue Reading →

Paliton and the Beaches of San Juan, Siquijor

It’s a destination so notorious for witchcraft and sorcery that many friends wondered aloud why we would ever want to visit the island in the first place. Travel shows highlighting folk healing further added to the mystique about the island province of Siquijor but we were after other attractions here. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) almost put... Continue Reading →

Gone Birdwatching

On our travels and even just at home we've often come across various species of Philippine birds beyond the all-too-common maya or  Eurasian Tree Sparrow. Many of them are endemic or native to the country while the bird we often call maya is not. The Eurasian Tree Sparrow was actually introduced to the Philippines from Europe, an invasive... Continue Reading →

2015 Travel Destinations in Photos

2015 was in several ways a boon for travel. With unusually few typhoons throughout the year and somewhat less rougher seas it was possible to visit various spots in the Philippines almost the whole year round. Here are some of our photo highlights from the year that was.

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