BATANES ISLANDS – What’s It Like Up There

It was at the edge of the closing of summer when I flew to this enchanting island group found at the northern-most tip of the Philippine Archipelago.  I’ve heard so much about this quaint province, small at it may seem, but with a big heart. Onboard an early morning Philippine Airlines flight from NAIA’s third…

TAMBOBONG BEACH, DASOL, PANGASINAN – The Comfort Of Strangers

Whether it was my unwavering optimism or my obstinate belief that there is a way and that I can make it, I found myself ala-Amazing Race towards Tambobong Beach, Dasol, Pangasinan from Dingalan, Aurora.  It was a race from the east to the west coasts of Luzon Island.  What made it a lot more exciting…

DINGALAN, AURORA – That Elusive Destination

I frantically searched for a midnight bus to Cabanatuan City, hoping that I will be able to catch the first bus towards Dingalan, Aurora.  Based on my internet research, trips to this sleepy eastern town, which is a part of Aurora Province, come far in between.  So what’s there to do but be early as…