Talcum-powder white sand. Just ignore the horde.
A paradise called Jomalig Island
Golden beach, fresh seafood, and cool waters makes up for the 6-hour boat ride, I think.
Mornings and chocolate coma in Tagaytay
All in all, it was an easy and relaxing morning. Perfect for a broken heart seeking comfort from a good friend, good chocolate, and a chilly morning.
Pinto Art Museum and The Pililla Windmills
I really loved the whole place. It's the "God-if-I'm-filthy-rich-my-house-would-look-like-this" kind of love. The structures are beautiful and interestingly phased, doorways (and yeah, I really have a thing for doors and doorways) are framed by foliage, the gardens beckon you to step out under the sun, and there are corners that compel you to sit and stay a while.
From sea to mountain
Month one of 2016 saw me on a weekend trip up North with my STORM loves. Good thing about this? I didn't have to do/plan anything. I just paid my share of the expenses and showed up on time. Best thing about this? I got to spend a weekend with some of the funnest, funniest, craziest people I got the privilege of knowing.
Temple running in Siem Reap
Knowing this exchange rate would help you in moments of doubt: $1 = 4,000 Riel. Remember that when a mischievous ten-year-old monk charges you a dollar to use the toilet that costs 500 Riel per use after you tell him you don't have carry the currency.
Weekends at Lingayen Beach
I always go to the beach. This one is one of my favorites with it's wide beach and tempestuous waters.
Mt. Manabu camping
In case my blog and Instagram posts haven't made it clear enough, I will set it straight here: I am a beach person. So, I was surprised when I said "yeah, sure" when one of my friends asked if I wanted to go hiking up with them to Mt. Manabu.
A jaunt to Crystal Beach
I woke up one February morning with a text message from my sister saying she wants to go to a beach. Any beach. So, 15 minutes later, we're booked for a weekend in Crystal Beach. I didn't even have to get up from my bed. Oh, the wonders of technology.