Exploring INDONESIA: A Primer

Being the largest archipelagic country in the whole world, Indonesia has always interested me. Imagine, if our country, the Philippines, has 7,641 islands and we have so many beautiful places to go to, what more of Indonesia that has 13,466 islands? Our group, the #ShembotSquad, has eyed Indonesia to be our next travel goal after…

Exploring Sorsogon: Luzon’s Amazing Southernmost Province

Sorsogon is the last province in Bicol that I haven’t visited yet that’s why going here to explore the place has been my goal after visiting Catanduanes. And to my really big surprise, it was very beautiful! I think all of the beaches that we went to here have fine, white sand and clear, aquamarine…

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…