Top Ten Things

  • #1. Be surprised how its seaport will welcome you
    #1. Be surprised how its seaport will welcome you
  • #2. Snorkeling in marine sanctuaries
    #2. Snorkeling in marine sanctuaries
  • #3. Observe the common among Church entrances when you do Visita Iglesia
    #3. Observe the common among Church entrances when you do Visita Iglesia
  • #4. Walk between tall mangroves
    #4. Walk between tall mangroves
  • #5. Cliff diving  in Salagdoong Beach Resort
    #5. Cliff diving in Salagdoong Beach Resort
  • #6. Feel the trees of Lazi town
    #6. Feel the trees of Lazi town
  • #7. Do a Tarzan in Cambugahay Falls
    #7. Do a Tarzan in Cambugahay Falls
  • #8. Book a cheap inn by the beach
    #8. Book a cheap inn by the beach
  • #9. Free fish spa right in the middle of the city
    #9. Free fish spa right in the middle of the city
  • #10. Enjoy Lugnason Falls solo
    #10. Enjoy Lugnason Falls solo

Top Ten Things To Enjoy in Siquijor

The island of Siquijor is relatively small province of only six towns but it holds a lot of surprises that would erase your first impression of the island. Beyond the supernatural stories, Siquijor lives to its name the Mystical Island because of the enchantment from its natural landscapes and seascapes. You know good things will come as the white beach just near its seaport welcomes you. You can bike around and hop on and hop off between old churches, waterfalls, marine sanctuaries and springs. Most of the activities here are for free and cheap.

  • #1. Limestone Formations of the Archipelago
    #1. Limestone Formations of the Archipelago
  • #2. Panoramic View at the Grotto
    #2. Panoramic View at the Grotto
  • #3. Spelunking at Kalupnit Cave
    #3. Spelunking at Kalupnit Cave
  • #4 Enough Appreciation Time of Mayon Volcano
    #4 Enough Appreciation Time of Mayon Volcano
  • #5. Modeling at Lajos Island
    #5. Modeling at Lajos Island
  • #6. Risking Life For A Mystical Fish
    #6. Risking Life For A Mystical Fish
  • #7. Enjoying Black Fine Sand of Busdak Beach
    #7. Enjoying Black Fine Sand of Busdak Beach
  • #8. Jumpshot at Cotivas Sandbar
    #8. Jumpshot at Cotivas Sandbar
  • #9. Bum in Floating Huts During High Tide
    #9. Bum in Floating Huts During High Tide
  • #10. Pay Visit to St. Michael Archangel Church
    #10. Pay Visit to St. Michael Archangel Church

Top Ten Things You’ll Enjoy in Caramoan Islands Other Than Survivor

You learned about Caramoan Islands most likely because of the regular filming of the reality TV hit show, Survivor, in the archipelago in Camarines Sur. But probably you haven’t heard the challenges that you will face in surviving the tours within and around the islands. The survival series will start at the two-hour boat trip from Sabang. Your mind and body will be continuously tested in spelunking, in taking hundreds of steps in reaching the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Grotto, in staying away from sea urchins, in climbing limestones for a mystical milkfish that is believed to have a curse, and in eating allergy-triggering seafood feast every meal. If you got what it takes to survive all these things, then Caramoan is a place for a castaway like you.

  • Pinto Art Museum
    Pinto Art Museum
  • Pinto Art Museum
    Pinto Art Museum
  • Pinto Art Museum
    Pinto Art Museum
  • Pinto Art Museum
    Pinto Art Museum
  • Pinto Art Museum
    Pinto Art Museum
  • Pinto Art Museum
    Pinto Art Museum
  • Pinto Art Museum
    Pinto Art Museum
  • Pinto Art Museum
    Pinto Art Museum
  • Pinto Art Museum
    Pinto Art Museum
  • Pinto Art Museum
    Pinto Art Museum

Weekend Whereabouts: Sneak Peek of Pinto Art Museum

On my 73rd weekend project, I decided to visit an art gallery and museum situated at the one hectare Silangan Gardens in Antipolo, Rizal called Pinto Art Museum. Pinto Art Museum is a good place to find inspiration from the country’s contemporary art. It is collaborative effort of the Silangan Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Ecology. Pinto Art Museum is another testimony to the Rizal Province as the Arts Capital of the Philippines. The full blog post about the visit is underway.

  • #10. Punto del Disembarko
    #10. Punto del Disembarko
  • #9. Ilihan Hill
    #9. Ilihan Hill
  • #8. Dapitan Aqua-Marine Park (Dampa)
    #8. Dapitan Aqua-Marine Park (Dampa)
  • #7. Dapitan City Hall
    #7. Dapitan City Hall
  • #6. Balut Boulevard
    #6. Balut Boulevard
  • #5. Dakak Adventure Zone
    #5. Dakak Adventure Zone
  • #4. St. James Parish Church
    #4. St. James Parish Church
  • #3. Dipolog Spanish Sardines
    #3. Dipolog Spanish Sardines
  • #2. Exile of Dr. Jose Rizal
    #2. Exile of Dr. Jose Rizal
  • #1. Dakak Beach Resort
    #1. Dakak Beach Resort

Top 10 Things To Do in Dapitan

Although the number of tourists visiting Dapitan and its twin city, Dipolog, is less than of Davao and other municipalities in Mindanao, Dapitan and Dipolog offer their own distinct flavor. Dapitan is historical because Dr. Jose Rizal was once exiled here. Zamboanga del Norte is also known for Spanish-style sardines.

  • #10. Taste Tamilok at Kinabuch's
    #10. Taste Tamilok at Kinabuch's
  • #9. See Ghosts and Hear Anecdotes on Penal Farm
    #9. See Ghosts and Hear Anecdotes on Penal Farm
  • #8. Zipline on top of Ugong Cave
    #8. Zipline on top of Ugong Cave
  • #7. Iwahig Firefly Watching
    #7. Iwahig Firefly Watching
  • #6. Spelunking in Ugong Cave
    #6. Spelunking in Ugong Cave
  • #5. Barhopping at Bacuit Bay
    #5. Barhopping at Bacuit Bay
  • #4. The Alternative Restaurant
    #4. The Alternative Restaurant
  • #3. St. Paul Subterranean River National Park
    #3. St. Paul Subterranean River National Park
  • #2. Nacpan-Calitang Twin Beach
    #2. Nacpan-Calitang Twin Beach
  • #1. Climb the Taraw Cliff
    #1. Climb the Taraw Cliff

Top 10 Alternatives to Island Hopping in Palawan

So up north in Palawan, there is El Nido. And there is Honda Bay near Puerto Princesa. You could spend your entire week hopping between the islands in the archipelago. But Palawan is also known for other activities and exciting things. You can be adventurous like a vertical-wall climber in limestone formations, be brave in seeing ghosts or in taking a chance on worm-like exotic delicacies, or let the alcohol kick the sociable you out inside bars in Bacuit Bay.

  • #10. Secret Beach (Tour C)
    #10. Secret Beach (Tour C)
  • #9. Tapiutan Island (Tour C)
    #9. Tapiutan Island (Tour C)
  • #8. Helicopter Island (Tour C)
    #8. Helicopter Island (Tour C)
  • #7. Shimizu Island (Tour C)
    #7. Shimizu Island (Tour C)
  • #6. Hidden Beach (Tour C)
    #6. Hidden Beach (Tour C)
  • #5. Secret Lagoon (Tour A)
    #5. Secret Lagoon (Tour A)
  • #4. Small Lagoon (Tour A)
    #4. Small Lagoon (Tour A)
  • #3. Matinloc Shrine (Tour C)
    #3. Matinloc Shrine (Tour C)
  • #2. Big Lagoon (Tour A)
    #2. Big Lagoon (Tour A)
  • #1. 7 Commandos (Tour A)
    #1. 7 Commandos (Tour A)

Top 10 Destinations in El Nido Archipelago (Tour A & C)

There is a total of 20 destinations in four tours within the El Nido archipelago. Of these, we were able to visit the half of the number. But according to our resident traveler, among these four island hopping tours, Tour A and Tour C are the best. The naming convention is quite confusing at first because they have Hidden Beach, Secret Beach and Secret Lagoon as if hidden and secret do not mean the same thing. Well, not unti you actually went to these spots. There were interesting justifications behind the nomenclature. These 10 destinations are enough reason to make El Nido as number one beach destination in the Philippines. I certainly agree.

  • #10. Baler Town Plaza
    #10. Baler Town Plaza
  • #9. Ermita Hill
    #9. Ermita Hill
  • #8. Museo de Baler
    #8. Museo de Baler
  • #7. Diguisit Falls
    #7. Diguisit Falls
  • #6. Cemento Beach
    #6. Cemento Beach
  • #5. Dimadimalangat Beach
    #5. Dimadimalangat Beach
  • #4. Diguisit Islets
    #4. Diguisit Islets
  • #3. Four-century Old Balete Tree
    #3. Four-century Old Balete Tree
  • #2. Ditumabo Mother Falls
    #2. Ditumabo Mother Falls
  • #1. Surfing at Sabang Beach
    #1. Surfing at Sabang Beach

Top 10 Things To Do in Baler

Challenging the waves of East Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Baler, Aurora is one of the perfect venues to surf. It also hosts powerful drop of falls, beautiful islets and rock formations, and dark and rocky beaches. It is also notable for having personalities like the former President Manuel L. Quezon and his wife, Aurora. Hence, the name of the province.

  • #10. People's Park
    #10. People's Park
  • #9. D' Japanese Tunnel Resort
    #9. D' Japanese Tunnel Resort
  • #8. Lon Wa Buddhist Temple
    #8. Lon Wa Buddhist Temple
  • #7. GAP Farming Resort
    #7. GAP Farming Resort
  • #6. Davao Seawall
    #6. Davao Seawall
  • #5. Tribu K' Mindanawan
    #5. Tribu K' Mindanawan
  • #4. Eden Resort
    #4. Eden Resort
  • #3. Crocodile Farm Park
    #3. Crocodile Farm Park
  • #2. Malagos Garden
    #2. Malagos Garden
  • #1. Philippine Eagle Center
    #1. Philippine Eagle Center

Top 10 Things To Do in Davao City

Being the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area, Davao City offers a wide range of activities and tourist destinations to visit. Aside from hiking the highest mountain in the Philippines, Mount Apo, which is by the way excluded in the list, one will appreciate the flora and fauna by dropping by the top places in Davao City.

  • #10. Classic Hot-Air Balloons
    #10. Classic Hot-Air Balloons
  • #9. Flying Kites
    #9. Flying Kites
  • #8. Parachute Gliders
    #8. Parachute Gliders
  • #7. Elephant
    #7. Elephant
  • #6. Humpty Dumpty
    #6. Humpty Dumpty
  • #5. Fire Truck
    #5. Fire Truck
  • #4. USA sky rocket
    #4. USA sky rocket
  • #3. Sunny Boy
    #3. Sunny Boy
  • #2. Breitling Jet Team
    #2. Breitling Jet Team
  • #1. Bouquet of Tulips
    #1. Bouquet of Tulips

Top 10 Things That Fly in Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2013

Hot-Air Balloon Festival, happening in Clarkfield Pampanga, is the longest running hot-air balloon event in Asia. It is one of the most well-attended events in February particularly in Valentine’s week. As early as before the sun rises, there are already spectators filling in the audience area. Hot-air Balloon Festival showcases early morning and late afternoon balloon flights, exciting aeromodelling demonstrations, ultralights, and fixed-wing aircraft competitions. Plus, booths that sell miniature hot air balloons and food galore.

  • #10. The Incredibles
    #10. The Incredibles
  • #9. Lightning McQueen
    #9. Lightning McQueen
  • #8. Animé crossovers
    #8. Animé crossovers
  • #7. Predator collection
    #7. Predator collection
  • #6. Super Mario Bros. collection
    #6. Super Mario Bros. collection
  • #5. One Piece collection
    #5. One Piece collection
  • #4. Star Wars Collection
    #4. Star Wars Collection
  • #3. Iron-Man collection
    #3. Iron-Man collection
  • #2. Villains collection
    #2. Villains collection
  • #1. Optimus Prime
    #1. Optimus Prime

Top Ten Collections in Yexel’s Toy Museum

Located at Las Piñas City, Yexel’s Toy Museums welcomes the young ones and young once with its magnanimous variety of collectible toys from childhood cartoons, animated films, Asian animé and Hollywood films. One will definitely enjoy the walk around Yexel Sebastian’s exhibit while reminiscing and identifying your favorite characters. The owner is still adding more toys so there might be more and better collections than this list.