The 4 Lakes of Kabayan (Benguet, Philippines)

“Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.” Kabayan is a fourth… Continue reading

Let’s Eat: Arca’s Yard (Baguio City, Philippines)

And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.– J K Rowling I had a first… Continue reading


“In the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” ~ Jack Kerouac I went on my first mountain climb after… Continue reading

Banol Beach (Palawan, Philippines)

I thought of you and how you love this beauty, And walking up the long beach all alone I heard the waves breaking in measured thunder As you and I once heard their… Continue reading

Marinduque: The Heart of the Philippines

“You have a good heart. Sometimes that’s enough to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it’s not.” – ― Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere Have you been to the Heart of the Philippines? This, at one… Continue reading

Mount Timbak (Benguet, Philippines)

“Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.” – Edmund Hillary MOUNT TIMBAK Major Jump-Off: Km. 55, Atok,… Continue reading

BIRI Beautiful (Northern Samar, Philippines)

“Rocks are more co-operative than people.”  – ― Barry Webster, The Lava in My Bones Biri Island is the northernmost of the 18 islands collectively called Balicuatro Group of Islands at the northern end of… Continue reading

Mount Apo: King of Philippine Peaks

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay Mount Apo, dubbed as  the “King of Philippine Peaks”, is the  country’s highest mountain peak with an elevation of 10,311 feet or 3,144 meters above… Continue reading

Burnham Park: Baguio City, Philippines

“In merging nature and culture the most successful cities combine such universal needs as maintaining or restoring contact with the cycles of nature, with specific, local characteristics.” – ― Sally A. Kitt Chappell, Chicago’s… Continue reading

Fort San Pedro (Cebu, Philippines)

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose. – Edward Coke FORT SAN PEDRO (Fuerte de San Pedro) –… Continue reading