Saturday, April 19, 2014

SIARGAO ISLAND | Getting the Most of Siargao


To Surf, or Not To Surf? That was the question.

The sky could not look as remorseful as it did when we arrived at Siargao Island. We decided to stay at the resort chatting, and getting some rest before going out for dinner. We would start exploring Siargao Island the next day.

Friday, March 28, 2014

SUMMER TALK | Healthy Skin

Can you hear summer calling? Before hitting the beach, feeling the sand between your toes, and taking those clothes off, let us first do a round up on some tips for staying healthy this summer. And since most of us are too excited to get with the nitty-gritty details of any of these, here are tips for a healthy skin the whole summer long!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

SIARGAO ISLAND | Buddha's Surf Resort

It rained on us when we arrived, a not promising sign if you only had an extended weekend at Siargao. We got there a few minutes to an hour of flight from Cebu City, and you could still smell a night out at Larsians from Gay | Pinay Travel Junkie, and Melo | Out of Town Blog arriving the day before; Singapore from Ron Flip'n Travels who flew in at dawn; and Iligan on me arriving that morning before flying together to Siargao --- if not for remnants of fear from the turbulent flight, four attempted landing, and failed assuring voice from the aircraft captain getting there, that is.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SIARGAO ISLAND | How To Get There



Siargao Islands is a group of islands that boasts not only as surfing destination, but of pristine waters, lagoons, and protected landscape, and seascape. The mainland Siargao is one of the popular surfing destinations in the Philippines with a worldwide reputation for it's thick, and hollow tube, or "Cloud 9". Annually, a surfing domestic, and international surfing competition is held there. But not only is it a destination for surfers, it is also ideal for any type of vacationers, and travelers up for some good time in the beach, and salty waters. Here is a detailed how to get there, and transportation guide to get to, and around mainland Siargao Island.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

SURIGAO CITY | Day-Asan Floating Village




The stilts shows watermarks, and signs that dryness is but only a meter to a few inches for these locals. Day-Asan Floating Village a.k.a the Little Venice of Surigao City is not only a residential area but also a community that thrives on livelihood on the sea. Seven kilometers from the city proper of Surigao, it is also the jump off point for boat tours for a swim, and island hopping around the neighboring islands, and islets.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

SURIGAO CITY | Spelunking at Silop Caves



The guide looked at us dumbfounded. One was wearing harem pants, and bright green tank top, another in blue of see through material for a blouse, one in bright candy pink city shorts, and of six of us, only one was dressed for the occasion activity. The look on his face was one that I would pay for to look at again.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SURIGAO CITY | Adventures, and Surprises at the City Island Adventures





Heading out for #TravelMindanao destinations, Jam, Alex, and I met at  the bus terminal and started of #TravelMindanao travel advocacy from Iligan City. We met late afternoon for a ~10H travel to Surigao City. It would be long bus rides for us, and that we would be having dinner in transit, as well as try to get some shut eye along the trip.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SURIGAO CITY | Where To Stay In Surigao





The plan was just a short stay at Surigao City, before heading off to Bucas Grande. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our Bucas Grande trip with the threat of Super Typhoon Haiyan, and extended our stay at Surigao City. Most of the accommodations by the second night was fully-booked, and we were lucky enough to that the Surigao City Tourism Office was helpful in finding us some places to stay.