Lake Sebu, Seven Falls, and Around
The van was a bit cramped and old. I think I was the only one who was not from around sitting among the locals. A one hour journey that’s mostly quiet with the occasional Ilonggo slicing through the air. More often though I’d be staring at the relaxing scenery while the cool mountain breeze peeked through the window even when it’s already past noon.
[UPDATED] Where to stay in Siargao: The Matanjak Guest House
Matanjak Guest House is located in General Luna, Siargao. It’s between the famed Cloud 9 and the General Luna town. There are 5 rooms in Matanjak. Each one having a balcony or a terrace which I thought was amazing. At P800, I never had a balcony before ha! P800 a night may be a bit high for a solo budget traveler but Matanjak is actually one of the few places (if not the only place) with this price.
Candi Borobudur in Java, Indonesia
Borobudur is found in the Central Java island of Indonesia. It is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is considered as one of the most visited attractions in Indonesia. That said you know what you’ll be facing on an ordinary day trip to the temple – crowd!
Gumasa beach: The white beach of Glan, Sarangani
Gumasa beach is found in the town of Glan in Sarangani province which is approximately an hour away from General Santos City. So after feasting on Tunas and making the rounds with Manny Pacquiao in the P. Acharon Sports Center oval, why not get on a road trip to Gumasa beach.
Batanes: The island of Batan
Batan island is usually the base of most travelers. Here your plane will land in the capital Basco where most establishments are found. When I first saw Batan island from aboard a plane I was leaning my face hard on the windows in excitement. The aerial view is a good start in seeing the hilly lands of Batanes.
Why I think Marfel’s lodge is the best place to stay in Basco, Batanes
Why I think Marfel’s is the best place to stay in Basco, Batanes? Simple – it feels home.
When I first traveled solo series: Danshui Old Street
I walked further down thinking there might be something else interesting. When I saw that people were walking into a street I can’t help but follow. Could this be Danshui’s Old Street? So when I got to the opening I found stall after stall lined up selling anything from food to diferent goods.