• South Batan

    BATANES: 11 South Batan Spots to Visit

    The golden sun appeared amidst the clouds that signal an impending storm. The heavens occasionally gives a blanket of clouds that eventually withers then forms again. It is a tug-of-war weather between the sun and the rain on my second day in Batanes.

  • Taal Volcano

    Taal Volcanic Complex: The World’s Smallest Volcano

    Upon reaching the summit, the view of the Taal Volcano’s crater lake is so beautiful that it easily rivals the Beautiful Disaster of Mt. Pinatubo. This is the hiking trip that made me encounter the "real" Taal Volcano and introduced me to the one that we know in the textbooks.

  • tarak ridge bataan

    Tarak Ridge: Mt. Mariveles a Backtrail Day Hike

    For several months in hiatus this is the feeling that I am longing for, to be on the mountain basking on the luscious greens, a horizon that extends further that what I can see in the city. It was a really good climb but what is more satisfying is that I can say to myself that I am back, back in the trail, back to my first love.