Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Batanes : Rolling Hills

Look-Up : Rolling Hills of Basco

I picture myself running playfully after my lady love in the rolling hills of Batanes. "Habulin mo ko, habulin mo ko" she quips as she sway past the wooden posts that serve as markers and sashays in the a field full of flowers. Floating like an angel in her flowing white dress, I tried to catch her not knowing that we have been running the entire length of about three kilometers on the way up. And when I am about to reach her at the top, she tripped on a protruding bark and slowly rolled-down continuously to the bottom of the hill. Then I said... "Naknampucha, kaya pala Rolling Hills!"

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Kirk Acebron of Kirk Anatomy

Kirk is an anatomy explorer, but he prefers discovering the anatomy of the world rather than the human anatomy. He is a registered nurse but rather than nursing patients, he opted to first nurse culture, tourism and traveling. When asked to join Selfie Sunday, Kirk cannot decide on a particular photo so he decided to share three.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lent 2014

Wherever you will be this Lenten Season... 

Sto. Nino in Zamboanga City

... giving praise to the holy one...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Ivan of Batang Lakwatsero

Ivan in the Summit of Mount Kitanglad

Ivan Cultura aka Batang Lakwatsero believes that we live in a big strange land, so we must go forth, explore, discover. And discover he did for this young traveler has been climbing mountains after mountains. Name a mountain and he has probably climbed it... from Apo to Pulag, from Kanlaon to D2K and many, many more. 

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Batanes : Basco Lighthouse

Basco Lighthouse in Naidi Hills

Iconic. If there is one structure in Batanes that is often featured either on magazines or websites, it has to be the Basco Lighthouse. This lighthouse is located in Naidi Hills, Barangay San Antonio in the capital town of Basco. The place can easily be reached by a three quarters mile hike from the Port of Basco and is one of the favorite hang-out of both locals and tourists alike.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Lauren of Pandelicious

Pandelicious in Hongcun, China

Kindhearted best describes Lauren aka Pandelicious. She describes herself as 10 percent Carrie Bradshaw and 90 percent Amelia Earhart. Her middle name is Epic. She likes to travel to random places on a whim. Her claim to fame is her quirky humor and ninja style cooking. When she’s in the city, she takes a cab with her high heeled shoes but when she’s in a far away province, she rides on the top load of a pimped out Jeep— while still wearing heels.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Foodstagram Friday : Vigan Empanada

Special Vigan Empanada

Mix Vigan Longganisa, grated papaya (or other vegetable of choice) and egg, wrap it on a colorful dough and deep fry it for a little over a couple of minutes and you will have a sumptuous Ilocos Empanada.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Batanes : Up on the Hill and Far-away

Pacita Fundacion Standing Proudly on a Hill

My first afternoon at Batanes was spent riding a motorcycle up the hills of Tukon in Basco. This part of town offers Mount Carmel Chapel, Pacita Fundacion Nature Lodge, PAG-ASA Radar and Japanese hide-out among other. Reaching the top of Tukon will let you enjoy 360 degrees view of Basco, the west China Sea and the east Pacific ocean.