Romanticizing The Ruins Of Cagsaua Church

The Cagsaua Ruins, just like the Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna (“Shooting the Roughly Blazed Paths to Pagsanjan Falls“), in the town of Daraga is one of those tourist places I had only seen on TV, postcards, stamps, and textbooks during grade school. A place I only dreamt of visiting when I was a kid. I…

The Camel Corral In The Desert

Revisiting a place is a not so welcomed idea when you desperately want to amass travel blog posts. However, going back to Callao Cave in Cagayan to rediscover its charm (“Revisiting the Most Famous Cave in Cagayan Valley On A Whim“) and San Pablo Church in Isabela to uncover its historical significance (“Rediscovering One of the Country’s…

When Things Are Bright And Beautiful

It all started when I saw my son playing blissfully with the slippery earth, the warm-season cogon grass, and the almost piercing golden rays of the sun three years ago. That’s when I figured out he is bound to appreciate nature’s simple wonders just as I do. I have long understood how important it is…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

The highlight of my adventure to Mount Manalmon in the province of Bulacan a couple of weeks ago: indulging in the thrill of crossing Madlum river using the two-rope bridge. Photo Credit: Mr. Paul Basco Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge (mikehardisty.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge (mothergrogan.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge (brittenasplund.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge:…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait

“The WANDERING FEET & MIND in Action” Lobo Beach — December 2011 Pagsanjan Falls — October 2011 Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait (ceceliafutch.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait (thirdhandart.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait (joknut.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait (shomabhagwat.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait (allaboutwordswa.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait (nylondaze.com)…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration

  If there’s one thing I would like to celebrate, it would be the fact that I’m alive and kicking. I’ve never been so aware of his gift of life until I had experienced the hardest climb in my more than two years of mountain climbing. That was the time I battled the pit of death…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces

“Be thankful for what you have, but never take what you have for granted. Share with those who are less fortunate. You do not know what tomorrow brings” (Catherine Pulsifer) My entries for this week’s photo challenge are products of the Eleemosynary Climb (5.16.10) I and some of my hiking buddies conducted for the genuinely…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains

When I read the notification in my inbox for this week’s photo challenge, I was so happy to know about the subject. Being a mountain climber for two years, I thought it would be easy for me to pick among the multitude of photos I have gathered since I started visiting the mountains. Until, I…

Mount Tagapo And The Famous “Balaw-Balaw” Restaurant

Background “At the heart of Laguna de Bay lies Mt. Tagapo. Its unique geography makes it a worthwhile hiking destination. You will have to board a pumpboat from the towns of Rizal to reach the island; this boat ride will take you to the scenic lake and its fishing villages. You will realize that Laguna…