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El Nido Town

In few of my encounters with foreign travelers in some of trips within the Philippines, I would typically ask about their travel plans within the country so I could share some tips. Without fail, El Nido would always fall amongst my top...
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Wreck Dive at Kyokuzan Maru in Northern Coron

Docking at the northern part of Coron wasn't originally part of the plan. For some reason, a part of our boat got broken while in transit to Quiminatin Island in Cuyo. It was fortunate though that we had an emergency stop at Coron for half of the fun...
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Quiminatin Island in Cuyo – my little paradise from nowhere

It was the second day of the transition trip of The Oceana Maria to Tubbataha and we were scheduled to dive in Quiminatin, a small island off the coast of Cuyo, Palawan. Our boat anchored a few hundred meters away from the island. From the...
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Touring Sagada’s Echo Valley

On our first day in Sagada, we decided to take the light route - a walk within town. After we setting our stuff at Residential Lodge, we took our lunch and then decided to explore on-foot the nearby attractions within the town-proper. The weather...
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Sagada Sunset at Lake Danum

The sunset in Sagada is best viewed from Lake Danum. The area is not that far from the town. After taking our rest from the on-foot exploration of the town (Echo Valley tour in Sagada) that we did during our first day in Sagada, we decided to join...
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Traveling to Sagada for the first time

What could be more perfect than spending an afternoon on top of a hill while waiting for the sun to settle down behind the arrays of mountains on the horizon. It was the perfect break I needed to relieve myself from the stressful past couple weeks...
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La Paz Sand Dunes in Ilocos Norte

Immediately after we arrived in Ilocos Norte, our group headed to La Paz Sand Dunes in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. The place is approximately an hour ride from where we were staying. We were advised to go there in the afternoon to avoid the mid-day...
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