Watergate Hotel, An Oasis in Butuan City

Butuan City is a nice gateway to both Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur. I have been to Butuan twice.┬áBack in 2011, my friends and I flew here to get to Surigao del Sur, home of Enchanted River, Tinuy-An Falls, and Britannia Group of Islands. We were just transiting in this city back then….

Malaybalay City, Why not?

Lately, I had a conversation with my best friend about places where she can relocate. She just survived cancer and it will be good for wellbeing if she moves out of the polluted and bustling city of Manila. It will be nice if she resides in a place that has a relaxed atmosphere and near…

Glam+Hiking = Gliking at Masungi Georeserve

A lot of studies has shown that being in nature has a good impact on one’s well-being, state of mind, and creativity.┬áThat’s why I make it a point to do nature bathe over the weekends. Good thing, I live in Cainta and it doesn’t cost so much money and time to do that in my…

Unexpectedly Pleasurable Stay at Bom Bom Hotel

Its name may sound a bit funny and shady but our stay in Bom Bom Hotel was unexpectedly pleasurable. I am not the type of person who likes to review hotels but this hotel is an exception especially that it is located in a city like Malaybalay. If it is located in a big city…

A Lovely Time at La Vida Orchard BnB, Samal

If there is one thing that I have learned when comes to planning vacation: never book an Airbnb vacation rental during the holiday season. We were so close to being homeless on Christmas when our host canceled our reservation. Well, it must be serendipitous as we ended up booking a room at La Vida Orchard…

A View to Remember at Anonang Cloud 9, Samal

I’ll be honest, Samal Island is not my favorite place in the Philippines. It is not as mesmerizing as Coron or El Nido but it became memorable for us because we stayed in the right place. The bungalow where we stayed at is perched upon a cliff and has this magnificent view. We stayed in…

Davao City: Food trip, Museum Hopping, and Coffee Spot

Coming from Manila, I was never a huge fan of big cities. What made enjoy being in the highly urbanized Davao City? There’s no traffic. You might laugh upon hearing this but I am dead serious about this. Like I have mentioned, I come from Manila and getting somewhere is always such a mission. Exploring…