Backpacking South Cebu: 4D/3N Itinerary and Budget


This post will feature our last travel for the year 2016, our feet took us to the “Queen City of the South” CEBU.  We are so fortunate to have a good weather during our trip.  But we are sad to hear from the locals that due US Embassy announcement about the terrorist attack the number of International…

Backpacking South Cebu: Badian Canyooneering


I am hydrophobic and I have my monthly period but this doesn’t stop me from doing the Canyoneering activity that I had prepared during our visit at Badian located at the south part of Cebu and thank God that I did. Conquering my fear of waterfall jumping is a big check on my bucketlist. Unfortunately…

BACKPACKING ALBAY: BEST FOODIE IN TOWN


I’m a food critic and my husband knows that, my taste bud loves sumptuous and heavenly foodies but my wallet don’t agree with me all the time,  🙂 in short I’m KURIPOT. I don’t wanna spend big time when eating out. In this blog, I’m recommending the best foodies that we have experienced during our…

Backpacking Albay: Quitinday Green Hills Nature Park


One of the hidden gems of Camalig, Bicol’s version of famous chocolate hills only its shape resembles the region’s famous pili nuts. It is hidden in the sense that most Albayanos are not even aware of it. But for visitors and locals who travel by plane to Legazpi, an impressive aerial view of these hills…

Backpacking Albay: Hoyop-hoyopan Cave


Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave is a multi-level cavern of natural limestone that was discovered during WW2. The caved was used as a resistance hide out. It’s named after the word “hoyop” or breeze. The cave is privately owned and manage by three families in Cotmon, Camalig. According to them the local tourism is planning to takeover the…

Backpacking Sorsogon: Island hopping in Matnog


Near Matnog port, there are 3 unspoiled islands which will part of your island hopping activity: Calintaan Island (Subic Daco, Subic Liit and Calintaan Cave), Juag Island and Tikling Island. Travel time is about 30minutes to 1 hour.

Backpacking Albay: Daraga Church


This church has magnificent views and there are many picture spots both of the surrounding picturesque vistas and of the church itself. It is good to note that this church was made of volcanic rock and so one can appreciate the architecture and the labor that it took to build, including any attempts to restore…

Backpacking Albay: Cagsawa Ruins


Cagsawa Ruins is always a part of every trip in Legaspi City in Albay.  It is always a site for photos and has always been a must for tourists.

Backpacking Albay: Ligñon Hill Nature Park


We went here on a clear day to view Mt. Mayon. You can take a jeepney from Legaspi City or Albay that is going in the direction of Daraga 2nd loop and ask the driver to stop at Ligñon Hill. From the drop-off at the main road it is only 5 minutes walking to the…

Backpaking Albay: Itinerary and Budget


It’s September again my birthday month, I promised myself to visit our country’s wonderful places as a birthday gift to myself. This month my hubby and I pack our things for a shoestring travel to Albay and Sorsogon. This is a 3 Nights/4 Days DIY Itinerary, and budget is around PHP4000 per pax. Again as…

ByahengNorte: Lumiang and Sumaguing Cave Connection


Lumiang and Sumaguing cave is part of the cave connections’ underground hike route you can follow. Mostly, you enter the caves through Lumiang cave. But it’s also possible to only hike the Lumiang track, although it is suggested to do both hikes and exit through Sumaging cave. The entrance is remarkable because of the piled…

ByahengNorte: Kiltepan Viewpoint, not just for broken-hearted soul


The famous Kiltepan Peak is 45mins away from the main town of Sagada by walking and would only took 20 minutes if you have a vehicle. One of Sagada’s famous destination. Tourist/travelers woke up early in the morning to witness this Gods amazing master piece. It’s a worth a moment to see the sunrise in Kiltepan….

ByahengNorte: Sagada’s Echo Valley and Hanging Coffins


One does not need a guide to go/visit the Echo Valley where one can walk to and visit the 13 hanging coffins. From the town center of Sagada, inquire where the Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Episcopal Church ) is located. It is about 5-10 minutes away from the town center. Use the steps…

ByahengNorte: Orange Picking at Sagada Rock Farm


Sagada oranges are in season from September-February (the best ones are picked fresh in December). So if you are planning to visit Sagada during these months I definitely recommend that you include orange picking on your itinerary. We visit Rock Inn Farm late in the afternoon after our tiring trek from Bomod-Ok Falls. It was raining…