The Bottle Museum is a cross between “Letters to Juliet” and “Message in a Bottle.” This place is full of positive vibe and radiates a warm fuzzy feeling.
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If I sum up all the fees I’ve paid for excess baggage charges on airlines for bringing my scuba gear, I could buy another set, or afford a dive trip to the Maldives! I’ve been aware of this challenge since my first inter-island dive trip, but it was made more pronounced after our near-mishap-dive in [...]
It was the weirdest feeling ever! My head felt it was growing yet becoming light, while the hairs on the back of my neck felt like they were standing from a very cold sensation running down my spine. It was the first time I’d felt this way and I was starting to freak out. But, [...]
I didn’t want to make the trip, almost succeeded in avoiding it, which I would have regretted! There were a lot of challenges coordinating the trip and I was milking all the reasons not to go. I mean who looks forward to business trips where you go to interesting places, don’t get to do anything [...]
On any given day, a city or a town somewhere in the Philippines surely has a fiesta going on. Colorful and vibrant, Filipino fiestas are always happy occasions for Filipinos. It is a tradition that’s hard to break because its roots go back so far in time. The Philippines were under Spanish conquistadores for more [...]
641 kilometers (398 miles) south of Metro Manila in the Philippines lies, what’s been dubbed as,The City of Gentle People – Dumaguete (doo-mah-get-eh), the capital of the province of Negros Oriental. A captivating hodgepodge of sun, sand, sea, food and endless supply of good vibes. Legend says Dumaguete was coined from the Visayan word “daggit,” [...]
Siquijor is an island in the Philippines known for its enchantment. They say that this magical island is full of witches, shamans and sorcerers who are practicing black magic. They have varying ways of putting curses and diseases to people who get in their way. Their most popular method was using beetles and other small [...]
White water rafting, swimming with dolphins, zip lining, SCUBA diving, firefly watching and neighborhood photo-walkabouts over 6 days – it was the dream activity holidays are made of! We dubbed it as the Mindanao adventure with the activities spread across 3 provinces. The gateway to our adventures is the city of Cagayan de Oro or [...]
I can’t wait for summer vacation! Right now, I am so busy with all my exams and requirements. Being a medicine student is such serious business and it requires 110% of you attention, and now I can’t believe that I am almost finished with my first year in medicine! I am more than looking forward [...]
The Aga Khan Museum is located inside the Mindanao State University Campus in Marawi, Philippines. The museum was donated by Prince Karim Aga Khan in 1962. It is the only museum in the Philippines that houses artifacts of the Moro culture. There are 13 Moro tribes in the Philippines, namely, the Maranao, Maguindanao, Tausug, Iranon, [...]