Nueva Caceres, Oslob: The Unknown Piece of Paradise I Call Home

“There is no place like home” — this is never truer to anyone than the sea turtles (and to some other chordates). For these home-loving reptiles of the seas: Home is where their cold-blood pumping heart is. They say these animals are imprinted with magnetic fields leading them back home to reproduce and, for some, to die.… Read More Nueva Caceres, Oslob: The Unknown Piece of Paradise I Call Home

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House: A Visit Through Time in Cebu

Parian in Cebu is an enduring testament to a colorful Cebuano past both told and untold. Parians were districts established by the Spaniards for visiting Chinese traders. It was a necessary policy for the Spaniards to place boundaries between disparate ethnicity. The visiting Chinese traders in Cebu got their Parian, the Indios (natives) had their Pueblo de Naturales (San Nicolas) and the… Read More Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House: A Visit Through Time in Cebu

Mt. Mauyog – Mt. Manunggal Traverse: A Big Bowl of Heaven with a Spoonful of Hell

Traversing Mount Mauyog to Mount Manunggal is not for the faint of heart. We made the mistake of taking the trek lightly and we got lectured like a little Miss in her floral bloomers – whatever that means. We initially planned on going for a simple hike to and camping overnight in Mount Manunggal. But, we… Read More Mt. Mauyog – Mt. Manunggal Traverse: A Big Bowl of Heaven with a Spoonful of Hell