Travelogue: The Philippines, K.S.A., & Beyond


“Gateways to Brondage and a Fillip to Writing Mojo in the United Arab Emirates”

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top


The Hangover in Bahrain (Part 1)

The Hangover in Bahrain (Part 2)



“Gateways to Brondage and a Fillip to Writing Mojo in the United Arab Emirates”

Rambling Through Jumeirah And Dubai City At Night


Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip To Dubai: Disrobing Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar, and Burj Khalifa Complex

Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip To Dubai: “Night Walk and Swimming in Jumeirah”

Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip To Dubai: “Food Trip at SOY in The Dubai Mall”

Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip To Dubai: “Dubaiscapes”

Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip To Dubai: “Deirascapes”

Chronicles Of A Three-Day Trip to Dubai: The Airport!

How To Personally Obtain A Dubai Visa Online Within An Hour


Egypt in 3 Days & 2 Nights Part 1: Grand Museum, Urban Scenes, and Misr Sunset

Egypt in 3 Days & 2 Nights Part 2: Dinner Cruise by the Nile River



Al Khobar: Spontaneity: Driving Around Dammam and Al Khobar with the Bullies

Eastern Region: Eid Break In The Kingdom’s Eastern Region And Bahrain’s Threshold

Cobra Amusement Park, Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Road, Ash Sharqiyah, Dammam City: Urban Spelunking (Second Episode: Earth & Air)

Corniche, Al Khobar City: Urban Spelunking (Final Episode: Night & Day)

Half Moon Bay, Azizia Area, Al Khobar City

Urban Spelunking (First Episode: Water & Fire)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

Sands On My Feet

Rastanura Beach Resort, Saudi ARAMCO:  Serendipity on the Road and a Frolic on Ras Tanura Beach



Riyadh City Specials

Glimpses and Magic of Riyadh After Dark

King Abdullah Financial District and its Conference Centre by Night and Day

Brew92° in Riyadh

Ocular “Inspection” at Fairmont Riyadh

Moments of Happiness Out of the Blue

Top Nine Ceilings of Riyadh

Riyadh Park’s Grandeur and the Cinemas

Ten Things to Love About Winter in Riyadh

Captured in the Moment: 18 Sunsets from Riyadh’s Most Ordinary Places

Hollywood Circus invading Riyadh from June 15 to July 14

Riyadh’s Ten Best Places To Watch The Sunset

Riyadh City and the whole of KSA flaunting faces and ambitious plans on tourism

The Five Novelties Of Badminton That Only Players In Riyadh Can Relate To

Giving You A Million Reasons To Love and Travel To Riyadh

It’s “Juice Time” in Riyadh!

1stPaintball Arena, Al Thumamah, Riyadh City: I Got Shot But I Am Alive!

Acacia Valley, Jubaylah: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Al Danah Farm, Almarai Company, Al KharjGetting Intimate with Cows at Almarai Company’s Al Danah Farm in the “Milk Road”

Al Faisaliah Tower, Riyadh City: 

Al Izdihar, Riyadh City

Wild Desert Flowers Could Make For a Good Day

2014: A Year of Life Lessons

2015: A Year of Affirmations, Blurbs, and New Connections

Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

Al Salem Museum, Ushaiger Village, Shagra

The Exhibit Archive of Ushaiger Village

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Almarai Co. Villa, Exit 7, Riyadh City 

2013: A Milestone Year for Stories of the Wandering Feet & Mind

The Tournament (The Culprit For My Hiatus)

How I Broke My Tear Duct This Time Of The Year

Private: Putting The Unsolicited Advice Down

With or Without You, AC

Indians dominate the 1st CFO Badminton Tournament 2013

Almarai Company, Al Kharj: Almarai’s Central Processing Plant in Al Kharj

Applebee’s, Hayat Mall, Exit 5, Riyadh City

Boys’ Night Out Reloaded

Heaven On A Plate

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Patterns to Lines

Central Processing Plant, Almarai Company, Al Kharj: Creating Something Beautiful Out of the Mundane

Chef Bukhari, Exit 7, Al Wadi, Riyadh: Boys’ Night Out: Prologue

Cloverleaf, Abu Bakr Street, Riyadh City: Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

dr. Cafe and Starbucks, Riyadh: Raise Your Glass … of Coffee!

dip ‘n dip, Riyadh Gallery, Olaya District: A Haven for Chocoholics: dip ‘n dip

Dirah (Downtown), Riyadh City: Street Photography in Dirah

Distinct Agricultural Ways Establishment, Nursery & Flower Shop, Exit 7, Riyadh City

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

The Flowers, The Greens, and The Bees

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

Edge of the World, Al Riyadh Province 15426: On the Ledge of “Edge of the World” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Granada Mall, Supermarket, Exit 9, Riyadh City: Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Hayat Mall, Exit 10, Riyadh City

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Patterns to Line

Hidden Canyon, Al Dilam, Riyadh

Exposing The Hidden Canyon’s Splendour and Mother Nature’s Call For “Responsible Tourism”

Take a peek at Riyadh’s New Tourism Gem: The Hidden Canyon #VantagePoint

Hidden Valley, Dirab

Hidden Valley: An Ancient Arabian Treasure In Its Own Right

Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

Holiday Inn, Izdihar, Riyadh: I Am a Moth and So Are You!

Java Time, Al Murooj St., Exit 5, Riyadh: Boys’ Night Out Redefined & Reworded

Kamsa Kamsa Park, Hair, Riyadh

Top 5 “Free of Charge” Tourist Attractions for Nature Nature Lovers in Riyadh

A Day With Dates at Kamsa Kamsa Park

The Alpha Dogs’ Typical Day Out at Kamsa Ashra Park

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

King Abdulaziz Historical Centre, King Faisal Road, Al Murabba Quarter, Riyadh City: Top 5 “Free of Charge” Tourist Attractions for Nature Nature Lovers in Riyadh

King Abdulaziz Road, Riyadh City: Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

King Fahd International Stadium, Prince Bandar Bin Abdulaziz, Al Maizilah, Riyadh: Monster Trucks Crash in Riyadh

Kingdom Centre, Olaya District, Riyadh City: In The Limelight: Riyadh’s Tallest Skyscraper, Kingdom Centre

L’Olimpo Italian Restaurant: Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move

National Museum, Riyadh: Top 5 “Free of Charge” Tourist Attractions for Nature Nature Lovers in Riyadh

Olaya District, Riyadh City: The Colossal Wonders of Olaya District

PAUL, Exit 6, Uthman Ibn Affan Rd, Al Mughrizat, Riyadh City: The Antiques and Baguettes of PAUL

Piatto, Al Masif, Exit 5, Beside Steak House North Ring Road, Riyadh: How I Visited Italy Straight from Riyadh by Car

Red Sand (Ad-Dahna Desert), Dirab, Riyadh

Reading Another Few Pages of St. Augustine’s Proverbial Book Through Red Sand

The Camel Corral in the Desert

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

Salam Park, Salam, Ad Dubiyah, Riyadh: Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

Saqr Al-Jazira, Royal Saudi Airforce Aviation Museum, Salbokh Road, Ministry of Defense and Aviation – King Abdul Aziz Military College, East Ring Road: A Visit to the Kingdom’s Aviation Museum

Souk Al-Thumayri, Souq Al-Dheera, and Souq Al-Zil, Qasr Al Hukum Station, Al Qari, Riyadh: The Very Colorful and Nitid Land of Golden Souqs

Starbucks Reserve, Takhassusi BranchStarbucks Reserve’s Second Outlet in Riyadh

The Hidden Canyon, Al Dilam, Riyadh Province

Take a peek at Riyadh’s New Tourism Gem: The Hidden Canyon #VantagePoint

Exposing The Hidden Canyon’s Splendour and Mother Nature’s Call For “Responsible Tourism”

The King’s Forest, Rawdat Khuraim, Riyadh Province

Top 5 “Free of Charge” Tourist Attractions for Nature Nature Lovers in Riyadh

Small and Big Wonders at the King’s Forest

Tokyo Tokyo Restaurant, Al Orouba, Exit 11, Riyadh: A Gustatory New Year at Tokyo Restaurant

Ushaiger Heritage Village, Shagra

The Doors and Mud-Built Houses of Ushaiger Heritage Village

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

Weekly Photo Challenge: Door

Ushaiger Hill, Shagra: Alfresco Dining on the Hill

Wadi Hanifah, Diriyah, Riyadh

Top 5 “Free of Charge” Tourist Attractions for Nature Nature Lovers in Riyadh

In Search of A Rebound 

Coffee Pot in the Arab Culture

Wadi Namar, Al Warad, Namar, Riyadh

Top 5 “Free of Charge” Tourist Attractions for Nature Nature Lovers in Riyadh

Wadi Namar And Its Hidden Paradise

Water Tower and Revolving Restaurant, Al Kharj: 

Western Bakeries’ Compound, Almarai Company, Al Kharj: Weekend Swim: A Perfect Disport Before the Work Week Ramps Up

Wooden Bakery, Kurais Road, Salah Al Deen St., Riyadh City Weekly Photo Challenge: One

World Sights Park, Nasir Al Raijhi, Al Mughriza, Riyadh City

How To Make A World Tour In Just One Hour

It’s the Clouds…It’s the Blue Sky…It’s World Sights Park



The Road Less Traveled by Tourists in the North


Time Stands Still at Trinity Islands in Oas, Albay

Romanticizing the Ruins of Cagsaua Church

The Joy of Summer

When Things Are Bright and Beautiful

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

My Son’s First Hiking Experience and Mayon Volcano’s Perfect Cone


The Playground of Demigods and Nephilims: Tarak Ridge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic


First Taste of the Summit at Mount Batulao

Moment of Impact

Where The Four Great Amputees and Mountains Led Me

A Magical Site Trip to Lobo Beach Club & Spa

Mount Maculot’s Irony

The Coffee Adventure at Mount Manabu

Trekking the Enervating Trail of Mount “Gulugod Baboy”

 A Romantic Weekend Getaway to Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas

Reunion (With the Masters) Climb at Mount Banoi and My New Friend From the Wild

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple


Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

Outreach to Mount Timbak


Sitio Madlum: Another Bed of Adventures at the North

Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge


Revisiting the Most Famous Cave in Cagayan Valley On A Whim

Camarines Sur

Panicuason Hot Spring Resort: A Perfect Place for Solitude and Relaxation

Basilica Minore de Peñafrancia: A Home To The Most Celebrated Festival in Bicol Region

 Why Camarines Sur should always be one of the most and must visited provinces in the Philippines?

Why Bagolatao’s White Pebbles Beach is the Perfect Summer Destination in the Philippines

Bagolatao Trilogy’s Part 1: Basking in the Natural Scenery

Bagolatao’s Pebble Beaches: For Your Information

Lago del Rey: CamSur Watersports Complex’s Better Half

My Chunk of Extreme Sports at The Best Cable Park in the World

Caramoan Islands: The Next “Boracay Island”

CamSur Watersports Complex and its Ecovillage

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

CamSur Watersports Complex is Still Bicol’s Most Modern Destination

The Halcyon Lake Buhi in Camarines Sur

The World’s Smallest Commercial Extant Fish

Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

Chasing the Emerald Tree Skink

Camarines Norte

Calaguas Island Tour’s Day 2: The Time of Our Lives

Catching the Rustic Sunset in Calaguas Island

Calaguas Island: A Perfect Microcosm of Paradise in the Bicol Region

Mount Isarog: The Gateway To My Backpacking


Embraced by the Labyrinth’s Trail of Mount Marami

Meeting a Kindred Spirit at Mount Pico de Loro and The Quest for The Beautiful Rockies

Quality Roses Are Grown at the Philippine Cut Flower Corporation

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Team Building at Canyon Woods Residential Resort

Ilocos Sur

Ilocos Sur Tourism’s In the Spotlight: “Calle Crisologo, Coffee Break Vigan, and Plaza Salcedo’s Dancing Fountain”

Tirad Pass’ Historical Trails in Ilocos Sur


What My Hometown Taught Me After A Decade Of Distance From It

Rediscovering One of the Country’s Historical Treasures


Shooting the Roughly Blazed Paths to Pagsanjan Falls

The Not-So-Famous Bumbungan Eco Park

Little Wonders Series’ Fifth Episode

The Mystical Mountain of Maria Makiling

Makati City

A Hideaway Amid the Slaving Corporate World

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unsual POV

Let There Be Light!

Manila City

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

A Totally Different Kind of Spa

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

The World’s Finest Wilderness Lies Beneath the Manila Ocean Park

Manila Zoo, I Can Talk To Animals


Christmas on the Beach of Subic and Urban Jungles of Olongapo in Zambales

Mount Arayat Traverse

“To The Mountains”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow


The Highlight of My Summer in 20017

When The Heat is On, It’s Summertime and It’s Beautiful

The Kind of Miracle I Received from the Lady of Manaoag

Pasig City

Four Treasures at the Back (Rainforest Park, Pasig City) of Our School


Getting More Intimate with Sampinit

The Abundant Mount Cristobal

Quezon City

I Touched The Sun — Literally!


Mount Tagapo and the Famous “Balaw-Balaw” Restaurant


Life Lessons From My First Solo Travel to The Most Famous Cove In Luzon

The Pristine Water Around Capones Island

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

The Most Beautiful Cove in the World

Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfort

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea



12 Comments Add yours

  1. Shofar says:

    Thank you for sharing the photos of Abra, Sony! It was really nice to revisit Abra once again! We rode with a pastor friend from Binalonan to Bangued in Dec. 2008, did some mission work there, visited and prayed with Gov. Takit Bersaimin in the Provincial Capitol, and I gave a whole bunch of kids firecrackers (the kind you pop on the ground) in the Town Plaza. ~Liz


    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Bersaimin is, of course, a popular name there. I’ve heard stuff about him from politicians and lawyers.

      Anyway, I’m so glad you and your team are extending a helping hand to our less fortunate siblings in various parts of the country. That is just exemplary. I would love to do that again too one day.

      Liz, sorry for thr delay in replying.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Shofar says:

    Aloha, Sony! Me again writing a second comment here about St. Philomena Church. Here in Honolulu, Hawaii we have a St. Philomena Church. In 1978 I was co-founder with the parish priest and started the first all-day Montessori child center with a hot lunch program on the premises of the St. Philomena Church. I helped to design and build the school, hire and train staff and educate 120 preschool and kindergarten children back then. Today it is still operating in expanded facilities with a higher enrollment. You can also google and see a St. Philomena Church on the island of Molokai where Father Damien de Veuster lived out his life serving lepers. When I was a young teacher I hiked the Kalaupapa trail with the priest of St. Joseph School and several other teachers. It was 3 miles and 26 switchbacks, a glorious, but killer trail down to the leper settlement and back up! ~Liz


    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      What an experience, Liz! 3 miles is something. Didn’t even come close to that distance when I was in the mountaineering world. Adding to the dig the altruism embedded in the endeavour makes me cringe with what I did for our constituents back then. You just so inspired me with that story, Liz. Thank you for making me realize that there’s more to life than what I know.

      Your, I may say, advocy is larger than life. I will do what I can to turn the inspiration I now have to action one day.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Chia says:

    Jaw dropped. Wow! That’s a lot of travelling! 🙂 ..and counting.. Have a safe travels 🙂


    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      You too, Chia. I’m sure you will get past that number very soon with your status. hehe

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Chia says:

        What status you mean po?


      2. Sony Fugaban says:

        You being well off. 🙂


      3. Chia says:

        What?!!! Lols…. Sorry to have given you that impression Sir, but I am from a very simple family. (I am working 8 + 3 hours a day) Thanks though.


      4. Sony Fugaban says:

        My apologies then. Consider it a backhanded compliment.


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