It was raining the other day! While this is a welcome respite from the heat and humidity, one thing is for sure, Summer is soon drawing to a close and it will be time to ready our jackets and umbrellas as the rainy season is about to come. Cool and wet days ahead and a change of fashion. But that doesn’t mean you can’t travel. Be it a staycation at a hotel just within your city to catch up on sleep or fly out to…Continue Reading “8 budget-friendly travel hacks you need to do now”

where to stay in bongao

Whenever one searches or asks where to stay in Bongao, Tawitawi, Rachel’s Place Restaurant and Hotel is surely one of the recommendations. Bongao is the provincial capital and where most visitors make their base. Despite its status, its just a small town with a handful of hotels and resorts. Although that is changing now as I’ve seen several expansions and constructions at the resort areas in my last visit last week. Renovated façade and new rooms I’ve stayed at this hotel twice and the last…Continue Reading “Rachel’s Place in Bongao Tawitawi gets a make over”

Things to do in Cotabato City

I have visited Cotabato City for a few times only, either as a transit point on my way to other places. A few hours, or overnight, but last month, I was able to go around the city, albeit briefly, again. This post is a brief introduction, though not exhaustive, of things to do in Cotabato City. A large ‘Cotabato City’ sign in white letters greets visitors passing the intersection of Sinsuat and Notre Dame Avenues. On a bright sunny day, the colorful houses and buildings…Continue Reading “Things to do in Cotabato City, a revisit”

Pakarajaan 2018

I was in awe as I entered the second floor of the wooden building. A room richly furnished and draped with yellow cloth, the Maguindanao royal color, with splashes of red, green and blue details covering the ceiling and the walls. Banig, native mats with diamond designs spread on every inch of the flooring. Brass trays crowned with colorful woven dome covers with geometric designs neatly arranged in rows. These fill the central space of a Maguindanao Sultanate throne room. Except that this is inside…Continue Reading “Experiencing ARMM thru Pakarajaan 2018”

Do you think travelling on a budget is a tricky thing to do? Are you the type to constantly add up the cost of transport and accommodation? Well let’s just say, it isn’t as difficult as it seems. Two people who are living proof of an independent travel lifestyle are Agness and Cez from etramping.com. They’ve got it all sussed out, and you can too! When you book a trip, it doesn’t have to cost tons of money. The more you spend doesn’t relate to…Continue Reading “Want to Travel on a Budget? Here are 7 Simple Secrets”