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My Journey Back Home | 13 Days of Summer Concluded





My 2013 summer erratic travel from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao gave me a lot of  challenging experiences that pushed me to my limits only to reaffirm  my passion and love to discover places in less traveled roads in the Philippines. The provinces of BatangasNueva VizcayaLeyteBiliran and Surigao del Norte surprised me with their best kept secret travel destinations that made my summer of 2013 very special.

To the Island Paradise of Sambawan | A Biliran Summer Escapade





Day 10: Off Coast Biliran

The Island of Biliran, just north of Leyte, is another emerging tourist destination in the Philippines. It may be new to our senses  but this neophyte province holds some of the nation's treasured jewels that could challenge the nearby commercialized tourist spots.

Biliran Island Mainland Tour | 13 Days of Summer of Love Mindanao







Day 9: Mainland Biliran

Visiting the Island Province of Biliran has  long been due on my list of places to wander in the Philippines.  With my delight to finally see the jewel of the eastern Visayas,  I decided to scrap some of my trips in Mindanao and set a 3-day escapade to Biliran Island.

Cachero's Farm, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya: 13 Days of Summer of Love Mindanao Part 3







Day 6 : Extension

Our trip to Nueva Vizcaya never ended in Mt. Ynordenan after we had been invited to visit another leisure farm  not far from Bone South in  Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya.  We rode on a jeepney bound for Aritao proper and rushed to the public market first to buy some supplies and food for our overnight stay in the  farm resort.

Mt.Ynordenan, Nueva Vizcaya: 13 Days of Summer of Love Mindanao Part 2







Day Five

Fresh from a trip in IvoryCoast , Calatagan, I was invited by the  song writer /composer Rodolfo Fernandez to visit their beloved province of Nueva Vizcaya. When I received this invitation I was a little hesitant, as I have never heard of any must visit places in the onion and  garlic granary of Luzon . Nevertheless , I am more curious on places less visited and I was breathing deeply, crossing my fingers to discover something new and interesting in the not so known place when it comes to tourism.

Ivory Coast, Calatagan: 13 Days of Summer of Love Mindanao Part 1









I was just a lucky guy who was given an ample time off from work to beat the summer of 2013. I was counting  all my remaining days of vacation for the first quarter of this year and I have realized that I still got thirteen days remaining and what better way to spend it but to visit and discover places off coast of Mindanao.