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Sea view suite with balcony, the most expensive room in the hotel

Best hotel to stay in Surigao City

I like Hotel Tavern. From the looks of it, grand, modern, has sophistication and finesse that comes as a surprise in Surigao City.

Skyscanner nomination

Langyaw nominated BEST PHOTOBLOG

Langyaw has been recognized again, this time, a nomination in Skyscanner’s BEST PHOTOBLOG category. Vote for me!

Decked with halo halo ingredients, this fluffy and delicious ensaimada is a steal!

Good & best value for money ensaimada in Cebu?

Its monstrous, fluffy and filling at great value for money, the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel ensaimada is a must bring pasalubong from Cebu or good for merienda.

Cafe Marco's Sugbusog (Sugbo, old name of Cebu with busog, vernacular for sated) 2013 Street Classics Culinary Journey offers, clockwise from right: grilled bariles, a familiar sight in local Cebu markets; streetfood of lumpia with mongo sprouts, fishballs and tempura; and puso (hanging rice)

Humble paklay dish at a Cebu 5 star hotel?

The humble mongos, paklay, lukut, guso, balbakwa plus cute chorizos on stick and other Cebuano dishes paired with mais (corn), instead of rice, and street food at a well known five star hotel cafe/restaurant?

My attic room, non airconditioned at P300 ($7)

Cheap accommodation in Larena, Siquijor

My budget streak in Siquijor continues with a stay in Larena, this time at the North Haven Lodge. The basic, non air room is P300, but it has a big bed and free wifi, not bad for a budget inn.

A dancer in her finest finery holding the image of the Sto. Nino

Are you ready for Cebu’s Sinulog?

On the third Sunday of January, all roads lead to Cebu for the Sinulog festival. But its not only the revelry that happens but also the religious aspect is important. If you’re going, are you ready?

Crossing the channel from Isabela City to Malamawi Island, Basilan

Tumult & moving on, 2012 wrap up, Part 3 of 3

August was cruel. And in the next four months, from September to December, my travels were more of an escape. Come to think of it, whenever I am in Makati, I just get depressed that I have all sorts of excuses and reasons to travel. That’s what the heartbreak did to me, travel to seek refuge of being anonymous, travel to distract oneself. But no amount of traveling can console me.

At the break of morning, my first ultralight ride in Bukidnon

2012 Travels & achievements, Part 1 of 3

The year that was! 2012 is my travel travel year and in this three part post, I have traced my whereabouts. Just sit back and relax…

A seating Santa is just one of several sculptures that abound in the town plaza of Mulanay, Quezon

Mulanay’s been invaded with Santas!

The old town of Mulanay is invaded by Santas! At its town plaza, there were different Santas, in different positions, in different sizes. Some are standing, others seating while others are suspended in the air!

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I travel because…

There is an infinite reason why one wants to travel. Below are just a few on why I travel.

My Columbia Techsun Interchange III

A reliable outdoor sandal for men

The Columbia Techsun Interchange III is my outdoor sandal of choice for now and is reliable, offering comfort and sturdiness where it counts.

The beautiful and prominently located Vargas Mansion

Unisan’s Vargas & other heritage houses

Unisan in Quezon’s Bondoc Peninsula might not have the elegant old church in its midst but the beautiful heritage houses in its main town give it color, history and identity. These are just some of the structures that make this municipality interesting.