The wind was strong, the waves rough and the skies are brooding. But at the horizon, a beautiful scene unfolded: a bevy of kiteboarders were passing, all participants to the Boracay International Funboard Cup. Their multicolored kites contrasting well with the monotone of the sky as they race to who gets to the finish line first. At the beach, team mates and supporters were shouting for their favorite team as I was busy taking a shot with my camera. I only had a 70-200mm with…Continue Reading “Kiteboarding in Boracay”

Antigua is famous for its stunning coastline and rainforest, and is one of the most picture perfect islands in the Caribbean. Unsurprisingly then, it is a hotspot for weddings and honeymoons alike, as couples head off in search of the most beautiful backdrop for their precious memories. Its winning formula for lovebirds has recently been solidified, as, this September; Antigua won the award for the best honeymoon destination of the Caribbean at the World Travel Awards Caribbean and the Americas gala ceremony. With many fabulous…Continue Reading “Antigua: Caribbean Honeymoon Hotspot”

We’re quite familiar with Häagen-Dazs and Dreyers, ice cream that, sad to say, are two foreign brands that have only penetrated the Philippines. But even Häagen-Dazs Cafes in malls folded up and pulled out leaving their ice cream available only at supermarkets and specialty stores. Dreyers even is rarer. Expensive? Yes! Delicious? Really delicious! Although Rustans and the likes of S&R have their own imported brands, there’s a Swiss ice cream that I first saw being sold in the supermarkets of Hong Kong and its…Continue Reading “Caramelita, smooth Moevenpick ice cream”

It was already almost three o’clock in the afternoon when I finally hauled myself off from my room at GV Hotel which is just beside the San Antonio de Padua Cathedral and headed to the jeepney terminal. My second visit to Masbate City, the plan was to visit Pawa Mangrove Nature Park especially for its bamboo footbridge that connects the banks of Barangay Pawa in the west and Barangay Mabunga in the east over the southern end of Masbate City Bay. But a wrongly labeled…Continue Reading “The 1.3 KM bamboo footbridge of Masbate”

One of the difficult things that people from outside of Metro Manila have when coming to the capital city is this: where to book a quality budget friendly hotel in Quezon City, or other places in the Metro? The thing with Metro Manila is that people see it as quite expensive. And because of its large land area, it is always better to stay nearer to the place where you need to be. Why stay in Pasay City when your business is in Quezon City?…Continue Reading “A budget friendly hotel in Quezon City”