Cuatro Islas: A Throwback to Leyte’s Gems

We first saw a picture of this group of islands in a postcard in the early 2000s but it would take more than 10 years before we finally got to visit the Cuatro Islas. Two years ago we visited a friend in Ormoc City, Leyte and together with him and other friends did a 3-day... Continue Reading →

Ormoc’s Sunsets

It was one of those cities that suffered most from Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). While fortunately not suffering as many casualties as Tacloban and other municipalities on the eastern side of Leyte, Ormoc was nevertheless devastated. Practically all its structures were either damaged or totally destroyed. More than a year later we would visit an old... Continue Reading →

Digyo Island: Bare Essentials

For several years now we’ve been lured to off-the-beaten track destinations for one primary reason: the raw, untouched beauty of such places. We have nothing against developed tourist spots but most out-of-the-way vacation spots are closer to nature and allow for moments of solitude. The downside of course is the lack of what most travelers... Continue Reading →

Start of Summer at Mahaba Island

For several days we’ve been tracking the progress of Tropical Storm Bavi as it made its way across the Marianas group of islands in the Pacific. It was forecast to enter the Philippines possibly hitting the Eastern Visayas – long the seemingly preferred route of typhoons. With this development it might have been wise to... Continue Reading →

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