Japan, Day 3: Kyoto (Fushimi, N. Higashiyama)

MARCH 8, 2017 Another early start for us since our first stop for our 3rd day in Kyoto was in FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA and we wanted to avoid the crowd. The place is well-known for its senbon torii (thousands of torii) spread across an entire mountain. The whole hike usually takes 2-3 hours according to …

Japan, Day 2: Kyoto (Arashiyama)

MARCH 7, 2017 We started our 2nd day in Kyoto quite early since our goal was to get to the famous bamboo grove without the big crowd yet. When we got off in Arashiyama Station, there was a sign which exit was for the bamboo grove but we were not sure how to get there …

Masungi Georeserve

JUNE 25, 2016 On a writing spree again — now documenting this difficult-to-book but very memorable trip about 8 months ago. Brace yourself for the long hike. From our experience, it took us more than 4 hours but that was because we spent some time taking pictures in every highlight of Masungi Georeserve. Masungi Georeserve started …

Mount Gulugod-Baboy + Sombrero Island

MAY 21, 2016 DIFFICULTY LEVEL (according to TA site): 2/10 I became lazy again to update my site — it’s always an on-and-off relationship with blogging, or more of documenting travels as I always tell (or correct) my friends since I rarely write here. So, after exactly 9 months, I have decided to finally write about my …

Mount Palay-Palay (Pico de Loro)

APRIL 24, 2016 DIFFICULTY LEVEL (according to TA site): 4/10 Tin and I spontaneously decided last March to hike a mountain. I was curious of the popular monolith in Mount Palay-Palay (more popularly known as Pico de Loro) so I decided to book a trip with Trail Adventours. Had a bad experience with TA’s Mount Pinatubo …

Ilocos Norte (Burgos, Bangui, Pagudpud)

So after a month hiatus, I’m back blogging! I am really excited to share the vacation trip I had with my family this weekend but I actually don’t know where to start. I guess I’ll start with telling where we went… Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur! There were eleven of us (plus a one-year old …