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Mindanao: With Its Rich and Beautiful Cities After All

Fear, danger, killings, kidnappings, and other inhumane acts are just a few adjectives that most people, not a locale, use to describe Mindanao. It’s hard for a native to defend when there’s some truth to it. I wish I could erase and vanish it all from you, the negative association linked to our beautiful, prosperous, and humble home, Mindanao. But one has to understand that Mindanao is more than ...

10 Tips On How To Travel Solo Safely

Most of us want to travel alone for once in our life; believing that we will learn a lot of things by going out of comfort. Some of us probably wants boost our self confidence or maybe to have a meaningful life to live. In Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs defines self-actualization as “The motivation to realize one’s own maximum potential and possibilities. It is considered to be the master mot...

Activity & Budget Guide: Dumaguete-Dauin-Siquijor

It was a normal working day for me in the office when my dear friend Omik chatted. He said he booked a ticket to Cebu and was planning to explore Dumaguete on the forthcoming Holy Week. A follow-up chat from him invites me and a good friend, Bintot, to come with him. There was a P488 promo base fare Cebu Pacific Air plane ticket flying to Cebu on the 1st of April.  And we were only ecstatic to boo...

A Day in Asik Asik Falls

I have long been yearning to visit and witness Asik Asik Falls’ majestic beauty. I was in an awe of this place even in pictures I get to see. I remembered asking a co-employee who lives in North Cotabato about how can I get to this falls and how much it will cost me, budding to do it solo before. Luckily, I found few new friends  who were up for DIY adventures as I’ am. So, on my lead, the 24-hour...

A Day's Worth of Trek: Mt. Capistrano in Malaybalay Bukidnon

An equally easy and quite challenging day hike accessible from the urbanized Land of Promise, Davao City, and Land of Friendship, Cagayan de Oro City, is Mt. Capistrano located at Sitio Binalbagan, Purok 9, Brgy. Simaya, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. How to get there? From Davao City, take a bus bound for CDO and alight at Brgy. Aglayan. An intersection just before entering the city proper of Malayba...

Chasing Waterfalls: Matigol Falls, Arakan, Valley North Cotabato

“Matigol Falls is a 500 meter multi-tiered waterfall veiling the steep ravine of Sitio Matigol, Brgy. Datu Ladayon, Arakan Valley, North Cotabato. It is most accessible in Sitio Inamong, Datu Ladayon.” How to get there? From Davao City, take a bus bound for CDO. Alight at Kampo Uno in Arakan. It’s few minutes away from Marahan. Travel time from Davao City takes approximately two ...