I was a bit worried that for the past few days I was in Coron town, the weather was just terrible. A typhoon was brewing north of the Philippines, heavy rains in the Calamianes, where Coron is located and a flight from Cebu was even cancelled due to the incessant downpour. Even the tours around the islands were affected with cancelations for a day and a limited trip the next day. The timing, it seems was not good. Right smack in the middle of the…Continue Reading “Club Paradise, the best resort in Coron Palawan”
When I traveled to Medan in North Sumatra on a whim, I didn’t expect to meet locals or go to a highly recommended restaurant but it was meeting agents from this Indonesian city that made these possible and my trip memorable. All thru a strategy game that takes place in the real world to play. Be it in the stillness of a church in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, where I ‘anchored’ a major field in the Visayas, a mission day event in Taipei which I visited…Continue Reading “Ingress, the best smartphone strategy game for travelers”
I’ve always been fascinated with the island of Limasawa Island. Other than its fame in history books, my grandmother, a public school teacher used to tell me in jest: Limasawa, lima ka asawa (five wives). Despite that early familiarization, it was only when I was turning 42 when I decided to spend a few days in the island, unplugged from the online world. Kind of strange for one who is a blogger and spends a big chunk of one’s time online but to stop, ruminate…Continue Reading “Unplugged for a few days in Limasawa Island”
Out came the clay and artsy serving plate of the the chicken inasal. Glistening in the middle on top of a rectangular strip of banana leaf is half a boneless chicken barbecue with pink peppercorns. Curly scallion strips and a small dipping soy sauce completed the ensemble. The aroma was wonderful barbecue goodness. My knife glided effortlessly through the chicken meat, skewered a piece and tasted it. And for once, I was in chicken inasal heaven. Tender. Juicy. And it was just so darn good…Continue Reading “Firefish, the best restaurant in Coron Palawan”
A small island west of Northern Samar, Capul Island was the last stop of galleons sailing to Acapulco. It’s age old lighthouse and fortress church are important heritage structures.