Category Archives: Photo Collection

2016 in Photos

We’re nearing the end of 2016 and the end of another year of travel and adventure. Here’s a look back at the places we’ve visited.

mini cascades at the stream from Daranak Falls
Mini-falls on the stream leading to Daranak Falls, Tanay, Rizal. Less than two hours away from our home in Metro Manila, Daranak Falls offers a quick retreat from the concrete jungle. Just a short walk uphill from Daranak is Batlag Falls.

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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 species that later became so common in urban areas that people think is is the only species called maya. Continue reading Gone Birdwatching

Crazy for White Sand Beaches

We first became aware of the beauty of white sand beaches during our honeymoon years ago at Bantayan Island in northern Cebu, Philppines. Bantayan was suggested by Canadian friends who seemed to know more about these places than mere locals like us. We ended up having a long love affair with white sand beaches ever since, grabbing every chance we get to visit one. Continue reading Crazy for White Sand Beaches