The joys of entertainment are often dampened by its cost. Unless you are financially invulnerable, the price of an activity or hobby is considered first and the wellbeing it would provide second. This becomes an even greater cause for disappointment when your interests reach well beyond the neighbourhood to an entirely different country. Travellers are put off their calling because of the risk of it breaking the bank. The good news is that it no longer has to be this way. The modern technologically-adept community…Continue Reading “Travel Cheap & Smart: Locations & Apps”

Museyo Kutawato

It is perhaps Mindanao’s most modern museum but unlike its counterparts in the region, Museyo Kutawato takes charge not only of its own identity but owning its narrative and telling its tri-peoples’s stories in the form of their shared histories, struggles, and aspirations. Tri people is a buzzword in these parts and refer to the Lumads, the Muslims and Christians living together in this region. When I lived in Davao City in 2000-2004, I only had a limited amount of travels to North Cotabato, often…Continue Reading “Museyo Kutawato, a modern museum rises in the south”

safari in uganda

Known as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda has so much to offer the traveler. From sumptuous and delicious food, friendly people, memorable adventures and natural wonders. Blessed with verdant rainforests and with its vast natural environment and teeming wildlife, the top best thing to do is going on a Uganda safari. Located in the east African plateau, Uganda is a landlocked country. While it has no marine coast, it is aptly compensated with its many marshes and lakes. This includes Lake Victoria, the biggest of…Continue Reading “5 best places to go for a safari in Uganda”

The municipality of Pulilan is just less than 50 kilometers from the center of Metro Manila and it seems, most visitors overlook this interesting municipality of Bulacan. Founded in 1796 as town, it was supposed to be named as San Isidro in honor of its patron saint but for many, the town was known as Pulo ng Ilan. Eventually contracted to Pulilan. And that name stuck to this day. Although not as popular with other bigger municipalities in Bulacan, I like its good mix of…Continue Reading “8 Things to do in Pulilan”

Pulilan Kneeling Carabao Festival

May 15 is an auspicious time for farmers and those in the traditional agriculture industries, as far as Catholic Filipinos are concerned. It is the feast day of St Isidore the Laborer, or San Isidro Labrador as we come to know him. His feast day is marked with celebrations of which the Pahiyas in Lucban is one of the well known festivities. In Bulacan, the town of Pulilan has been celebrating the Kneeling Carabaos Festival but on the eve of the saint’s feast. The Kneeling…Continue Reading “Pulilan celebrates Kneeling Carabao Festival”