Exploring Caramoan: Camarines Sur’s Island Jewels

Ever since the US TV show, Survivor, has filmed in Caramoan, a group of islands off the eastern coast of Camarines Sur, and shown it worldwide in early 2013, many people― both locals and foreigners― have flocked to see it for themselves. Five years since, Caramoan remains a popular travel destination despite the long travel…

Exploring Catanduanes: The Land of the Howling Winds

It has always been a dream of mine to go to my Lolo Ernesto’s province, the far-flung island province of Catanduanes. This August, I was able to finally fulfill that dream. And wow! Catanduanes is beyond doubt beautiful, from its fine, golden sand beaches to its towering rugged cliffs. Travelers who venture here are sure…

Exploring MYANMAR: Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon

I’ve heard a lot of interesting things about Myanmar even before. When I saw posts about the beautiful town of Bagan have surfaced on Instagram, I said to myself that I must go there soon. It’s really great that I have been planning to have an Indochina trip with my Shembot Squad brothers, and we…

Exploring Vientiane: Laos’ Mesmerizing Capital

The country of Laos has initially caught my attention as a child because of its name. (If you’re not sure about what I mean, the word laos in our mother tongue means obsolete.) Of course, I knew better when I already grew up. The country of Laos is definitely not obsolete, outdated or unpopular in…