Things You Must Know Before Going To The Philippines

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As I travel the world one step at a time, I carry with me this certain pride of being from the Philippines. I always introduce my country, its people, beautiful scenery and culture to anyone who is interested to listen. May it be from my adventurous tales, captivating photos, interesting anecdotes, or simply their insatiable wanderlust, many have already answered my call to try and explore this beautiful archipelago in Southeast Asia. Others have promised to include the Philippines as one of their future travel destinations. As I keep on promoting my country and receiving mostly positive remarks about their stay in the Philippines, I thought of writing a friendly primer for those visiting the Philippines soon. Without further ado,

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Ultimate Guide to White Water Rafting Adventure in Cagayan de Oro

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If you are looking for a fast-paced, adrenaline pumping and extreme adventure in the Philippines, you must definitely try white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro (CDO) City, Misamis Oriental. The City of Golden Friendship is known as the white water rafting capital in the entire country. One can never truly traveled in CDO without conquering the wild rapids of its river.

Last week, I set foot to Cagayan de Oro City, the capital of Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao. It was my first time in Mindanao, making me easily scratch off one item in my 2017 Travel Bucket List. Like many of my previous travels last year, I flew to one destination with my backpack and its contents

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2017 Travel Bucket list

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It is that time of the year again when we are most inspired to list down what we want to achieve in the next twelve months, hoping that this would be better than the last. Since the year has already started, it is high time for me to create and share with you my 2017 Travel Bucket List. I try to write only the most possible and practical ones considering my would-be busy career life this 2017. Also, there are other items which are carried over from the last year. (READ: My 2016 Travel Bucket List and see how many I have accomplished last year.)

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This is a carry-on of my 2016 Travel Bucket

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How I Stay Online When Traveling Abroad: Flytpack Travel WiFi Router

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As someone who wants to stay connected to my family and friends and gets updated with the current news as I explore the world, it is almost a requirement that I get seamless and unlimited Internet connection whenever I travel.

But first things first. Why do I want to stay wirelessly connected whenever I leave the country? Isn’t one of the reasons why people fly out is to escape and relax?

Reasons to stay connected while traveling abroad:

  • Research while on the road. Because I am a very spontaneous person who doesn’t have an itinerary when I travel, I just wake up every morning and plan each day as it comes. Therefore, an Internet connection is needed.
  • Online maps and
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Life and Travels in 2016: A Year Ender

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And just like that, another year is coming to an end. 2016 has brought a lot of wonderful adventure, experience, and opportunities, which have shaped me to what I am now. In just a matter of more than 300 days, there were massive changes in my perspective in life to which I am grateful for. So what have I been up to this past twelve months? Where have I wandered? Let’s have a trip down memory lane.


The year started with an unexpected meeting with three strangers who would later become important parts of my life.  From a random chat in my apartment building’s elevator, Sun In, and then later Marcel and Eyah, formed my clingiest group ever –

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