Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte 2016

My top 7 Philippine dream destinations (in no particular order) were: Batanes, Bohol, Boracay, Camiguin, Palawan, Siargao and Vigan. This year, I’ve finally ticked off all of them. I’ve completed my local travel bucket list and was able to give my mom a birthday present. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone. Yay! Continue reading


Batanes 2015


Donning a headgear called Vakul

Batanes is one of my dream destinations.  Recently, I was able to experience and explore the northernmost and the smallest province of the country.  This picturesque group of islands holds numerous breathtaking landscapes. No wonder, several local romantic movies and prenup videos were taken in this idyllic paradise. But this postcard perfect place comes with a hefty price tag in terms of airfare. And the expression “Traveling is expensive” aptly applies, more so when you are traveling alone.

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