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Abra de Ilog Occidental Mindoro | The Raging Encounter Towards Agbalala Waterfalls (Part 2)






It was head over heels crashing the cold boring week when we traveled to  the sleepy town of Abra de Ilog, a town in Occidental Mindoro that is home to more than a dozen of waterfalls. 

Agbalala Waterfalls is the nearest attraction in town that can be reached in less than 30 minutes via combination of tricycle ride and a little trekking or walk along the beach.

Playful Hearts at The Ruins of Talisay City, Negros Occidental








Negros is not all about the sugar and chicken as the seat of the City of Smile has more to offer more than their vast lands of sugar cane and irresistible inasal.

Negros Province has one of the historical cities in the Philippines that are rich in culture and important events in particular during the early colonization of the Spaniards. One landmark in Negros known as The Ruins, seated in Talisay City, almost captures everything about the past, echoing the life before the coming of the tech generation of our time.

Noventa | Hell Road to the Red Mountains of Surigao del Norte







It was almost exactly two years ago since the first time I have revealed the disturbing image and impact of nickel mining industry in Surigao del Norte.

Coming from the cradle of town of Surigao Peninsula, Cantilan, I opted to pursue a trip to Surigao City via passing the eastern coast of Surigao del Norte, traversing the coastal peninsula with mountain soils being extracted for its laterite with huge nickel  deposit.

Calea | The Most Delicious (Affordable) Cake Found in Bacolod City







One of the surprising highlights of my visit to Bacolod City was sitting inside this cake haven known as Calea Cakes and Pastries. To tell you the truth it was my first time to hear about this mouth-watering shop as I did not make any research about the city. I wanted to be surprised with what Bacolod could offer and the city did not disappoint its first time visitor just like me. 

Abra de Ilog | A Mindoro Occidental Escapade Part 1








Whenever I travel with a group, I feel like I am little confined and contained to do the worst out of me. Maybe I am just trying to be polite not to steal someone else’s limelight during the trip. Yeah I am like that, a committed party crasher of the year!

Recently, through a friend’s invitation, I have joined the outdoor group "Bangag" for a short visit to Occidental Mindoro. It was the first time to meet some of them and some were virtually known friends.