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WHAT A RESPONSIBLE MOUNTAINEER IS NOT

Since my early years, I have been admiring people reaching major summits. I live in a province which is a home to 4 of the Top 10 highest ...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SOHOTON COVE NATIONAL PARK: Everyone's Dream Destination


SOHOTON NATIONAL PARK is an enchanting paradise in Bucas Grande Island, Socorro, Surigao del Norte. This lagoon hides among the breathtaking group of islets. Inside Sohoton are amazing rock formations, caves and wonders enveloped with serenity. Aside from Sohoton Park, the island of Bucas Grande offers lots of stunning sites and wonders that make a heavenly experience. No wonder every tourist who happened to visit the place can't wait to pay another visit. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BALISBISAN FALLS: Bukidnon's Hidden Wonderfall


 Balisbisan Falls in Impasugong, Bukidnon is a smaller version of Cotabato's Asik-asik Falls. Its water-sprouts are randomly spread in a 100-meter stretch of a curvy wall of Atugan Canyon. The main or prominent group of cascades amazingly sprout below the rocks vertically heaped on 90-degree wall. Other cascades randomly sprout on both of the verdant sides of the main cascades. The highest cascade is 15 feet high. The falls has no river source. In fact, it is a tributary to Atugan River lining below the wall. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

THE KAWA HOT BATH OF TIBIAO, ANTIQUE

 
The "kawa" hot bath of Tibiao, Antique is definitely one of the stops of every tourist who has set foot on the beautiful coastal province. The kawa, used as bath tub is actually a giant vat used in muscovado mills years back. The traditional hot bath uses firewood to heat up the water in a kawa blended with different herbs truly relaxing for bathers.

Monday, April 20, 2015

A SHORT HIKE TO BUGTONG BATO FALLS IN TIBIAO, ANTIQUE


Bugtong Bato Falls in Barangay Tuno, Tibiao, Antique is a 7-tiered water falls. It is a tributary to the amazing Tibiao River. The falls is just a few meters away from Dot's Kamalig that offers a soothing kawa hot bath. Among the 7-tiers, only 3 is opened for guests. If you want to visit all the tiers, that would require a whole day, an expert guide and a river trekking skill.

Friday, April 17, 2015

MT. IGCORON IN VALDERRAMA, ANTIQUE: An Unexpected Trek

 

MT. IGCORON in Binangonan, Valderrama, Antique is definitely one of the most beautiful mountains I have climbed. Rising at an altitude of 437 meters, it stuns everyone who visits the town of Valderrama. Rice paddies adorn the jump-off point of the mountain. The saw toothed summit(s) and the 90 degree cliffs are the prominent features of the mountain. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

THE TOP 5 DAYHIKES IN BUKIDNON

Bukidnon is a great place for nature trekking due to its grand mountains and natural wonders. Trekkers looking for arduous routes can select from the major peaks included in the top 10 highest summits of the country. Dayhikers can also opt for the minor peaks and adventure sites trekkable for a day. Out of the 20 Must-Visit Destinations in Bukidnon, here are the top 5 dayhikes in the province I highly recommend to sweat the day out and get cooled down after.

I CAN EVEN ACCOMPANY YOU WHEN VISITING THESE PLACES...