Journeying Jonas’ Journal

Pattaya: More Than Just A Resort City

Pattaya: More Than Just A Resort City

Lacking an adequate sleep, I hurriedly pack my things and bid goodbye to our awesome stay in Bangkok after I gobbled the heaviest breakfast in recent memory. We’re heading to Pattaya which is known as a resort city and is less-than 2 hours away from Bangkok. Here’s the part two of our Thailand trip. Frost […]

Bangkok Feels

Bangkok Feels

As soon as we were disembarked and their international airport dwarfed us with its size, I immediately took my camera out. The documentation started rolling. Without an effort, I’ve already seen an indoor ad of Mario Maurer in the arrival halls. He is one of my assignments in Thailand. Imagine having a sit down interview […]

Gone Sashimi in General Santos, Like a Superman in Lake Sebu

Gone Sashimi in General Santos, Like a Superman in Lake Sebu

The second day of our Central Mindanao adventure started early with our attempt to catch the sunrise of General Santos. But the group thinking had flaws. We didn’t wake up to the expected time because we’re assuming everyone’s not ready yet. The second leg of our trip is presumed to be the most hectic thus […]

Spirited Moments and Madcap Scenes of Maitum, Sarangani

Spirited Moments and Madcap Scenes of Maitum, Sarangani

Albertowz is one of the adventure junkies whom I stumbled upon in Instagram (@albertowz). When he shared his festival chase schedule for the remaining half of the year, I chose SoCCSKSarGen, the Central Mindanao region, among those in the list. There are thoughts about safety used to linger and having some companions in visiting Mindanao […]

Summer Cruise: Of Chillin' Snorkelin', Corals and Scuba

Summer Cruise: Of Chillin’ Snorkelin’, Corals and Scuba

It was like another summer to remember in one of the Saturdays of September. Straight from my late work shift and caffeine-filled mornight, I went alone to San Luis, Batangas to experience discovery scuba diving. Even though this was my third time, the thrill and excitement were still present. My first two dives happened in […]

Capturing Contrasts and Complements

Capturing Contrasts and Complements

There were times as I wandered in other parts of Asia, I could also find the Philippines fitting in the picture. And vice versa – the countries, where I have been, were also remembered in some of our own spots. The following captures from my lens are either in contrast or complementary. I am presenting […]

Broke But Blessed Birthday By The Boardwalk

Broke But Blessed Birthday By The Boardwalk

My tradition of traveling solo on my birthday becomes more interesting every year. I enjoyed two Hong Kong theme parks alone last 2013 and wandered around the city of Taipei in 2014. Instead of going to another Chinese populated city for my weekend of birth, I decided to go off-grid in Siargao, one of the […]

Meant-to-be Moments and Misadventures in Maldives

Meant-to-be Moments and Misadventures in Maldives

It is a known fact that Maldives, having endless pristine white sands and infinite blue waters, is one of the sought-after paradise destination of honeymooners. So how come a solo backpacker and poor traveler like me would choose a luxurious vacation to find himself or to search for love in a hopeless place surrounded by […]

Topload Thoughts To Tanay

Topload Thoughts To Tanay

After conquering a number of mountains near Manila, the group is keen and hopeful to hike the-cold-never-bothered-me-anyway Mt. Pulag next. I signed up on that climb list too. I’ve already reached its summit, but I haven’t witnessed the sea of clouds on its most beautiful form yet. (Like that of “Above The Clouds” epic finale!) […]

Of Chances and Closure in Cebu

Of Chances and Closure in Cebu

Call me crazy but I am writing an open letter to Cebu as if the place is a person. The place deserves to know this. Because I thought we have a long distance and long term relationship. Dearest Cebu, My friends have been constantly asking the reason why I keep on coming back to you. […]