It was an awe-inspiring sight, well, except for the bathers who have crowded the base of Merloquet Falls in Zambaonga City but still, it is something that you can’t forget: Wide curtain, beautiful rock face and water dropping on an elevated but flat rock base that becomes a platform for bathers. Merloquet Falls is actually a two tiered waterfalls with the upper level located around 50 meters from the main cascade. This upper tier is stunning, with an inclined rock face with five separate but…Continue Reading “Awe inspiring Merloquet Falls in Zamboanga City”

It was a trip to Pagadian from Ozamiz many years ago that I got I glimpsed upon Pulacan Falls in Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur. What attracted me to this cascade was that it was just beside a national highway and pretty much accessible. I will really come back for you!, I muttered. It was two years from that promise that me and a friend from Iligan decided to visit Pulacan Falls. But it was out of my radar. I forgot the place and its exact…Continue Reading “Beautiful and accessible Pulacan Falls”

We Filipinos are very fond of pasalubongs, gifts that we buy at places we visited for folks back home. Be it food, clothing, trinkets or handicrafts, its almost a must do before heading home. But one of the biggest hassles of buying these? Most, or generally, products that we want as pasalubongs, especially if these are beyond the usual ref magnets and sweets, are often found in other locations. And usually, because of the lack of time, we often forego buying items that we want….Continue Reading “Where to easily shop in Dapitan City”

Inato Lang Restaurant at the Dapitan Aquamarine Park (Dampa) is a popular dining destination along the Liboran River where the city’s river cruise plies. Built in a kubo (native hut) style, it’s comfortable and airy and guests are entertained by a singer and guitarist. The food here is highly recommended and you can have it even if you won’t be availing of the river cruise tour. It was raining when we arrived here for lunch and it was just fitting that we started with a…Continue Reading “Delicious food at Inato Lang in Dapitan City”

The day was overcast and rain clouds near the horizon was casting a foreboding atmosphere. It didn’t help that the sea was somewhat rough and waves crashed to the shore. The wind was somewhat strong too with the leaves rustling. Days before, it has been raining in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte. But the weather was depressing that I didn’t see the promised white sand, the clear emerald waters of Dakak Beach Resort graduating into aquamarine. There were less people and visitors too. Only waves….Continue Reading “Feeling the wind, listening to the waves in Dakak and finding bliss”