Sagada 2.0

For my 25th birthday, I decided to head back to one of the few places I totally fell in love with. I first visited Sagada in 2012, and I have wanted to visit it again since then. Thankfully, I was finally able to do so partly due to the Pope’s 5-day visit in the Philippines […]

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The Talomo-Apo Megatraverse

“Megatraverse.” When you put it that way it sounds like this grand endeavor only those in the ranks of great kings and fearless warriors would ever accomplish. It is not. But is is a worthy adventure, nonetheless. The Talomo-Apo traverse – or “megatraverse,” as some would call it – takes hikers brave enough to take on […]

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There and Back Again

Just this February, I was able to hike up Mt. Apo, the Philippines’ tallest mountain. It was an unforgettable experience and one of the best I’ve had in relation to mountaineering. (You can read about the hike here.) For a month, I’ve been tuning up myself for yet another go at climbing Mt. Apo. This […]

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Greatest Hits… So Far

We are already halfway through 2014. I started writing this post in January. It was supposed to list ten of my favorite hikes from the previous year. A lot of things happened since then and sadly, I never got to really finish my post. The Daily Post’s writing challenge this week asks us to “shake […]

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“Thank you!”

It’s the 1st of July and my blog’s 3 months now! And to commemorate three months of blogging, I am taking a look back on 3 of my favorite posts. First, there’s FAQ, in which I try to answer the perpetual question every mountaineer must have been asked at one point: “Why climb mountains?” Next is a […]

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Another Dream Come True

I am in the airport waiting to board a plane that would take me to Cagayan de Oro. Once there, we would climb Mts. Dulang-Dulang and Kitanglad. Mt. Dulang-Dulang, at 9,649 feet, is the Philippines’ second tallest mountain, while Mt. Kitanglad’s height of 9,511 feet puts it at 4th place. These two mountains are part of the Kitanglad Mountain […]

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FAQ

  On the summit of Mt. Apo, the Philippines’ highest peak “Why do you climb mountains?” I guess it is an age-old question and one that I am often asked as well. People (non-hikers, mostly) almost always seem fascinated by the fact that there are those like me who go to great lengths just to reach a mountaintop. And […]

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A Journey to the Top

A journey to the top of the world Philippines… At 9,692 feet, Mt. Apo stands tall above all other Philippine mountains. Along with 11 other hikers, I climbed Mt. Apo last February 11-13. It was a Valentine event of sorts and the mountain was my date. It was glorious. Our Mt. Apo climb… The team: Different landmarks […]

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Taking the Monster Jeep to Mt. Pulag

Going to Mt. Pulag, the highest mountain in Luzon and the third highest in the Philippines, often requires travelers to take what has become known to mountaineers as the “monster jeepney.” These monsters of a vehicle go around the Cordillera region and are aptly named for their engines and tires that can withstand long hours of […]

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Davao Wild Water Adventure

In 2011, some friends and I traveled  around Davao City. On our third day there, we took on the challenge of white water rafting. It was a blast! There were a lot of rapids that made the ride more thrilling and more fun. Also, it was so fun when our boat capsized. I wish we could have […]

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30 before 30

Thirty things to do before I’m thirty. 1. Set foot on the 3 main islands of the Philippines. 2. Travel to Batanes. 3. Travel to Tawi-Tawi 4. Attend at least 3 local festivals. 5. Travel solo. 6. Travel outside the country. 7. Go on a trail run. Trail Running 8. Go river rafting. Davao Wild Water Adventure 9. […]

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At last, a blog.

I’ve always loved to write. I’ve always had so much to say but not once did I ever think of starting a blog. I just knew that it would be tedious. (And I never liked tedious. :P) Now, however, I feel like there’s reason for me to finally do this. The inspiration to finally start a […]

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