Telltale signs you’re a travel junkie

Since I am re-testing the posting ability of this site (I managed to erase everything from scratch thanks to my otherworldly experiments), I am publishing this “Telltale signs you’re a travel junkie” article for my test post.

Apologies for anything irritating posted.

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Journey with a ‘journeying’ surfer

One of Philippines’ renowned travel bloggers, JMS, was still in the area and agreed to accompany me and my buddy-less self. We met that morning and went surfing “together.” (Oh that word sounds so cunning.)

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El Nido beach

EL NIDO: Spending mornings along El Nido Beach

Praying along the beach is the best experience for a prayerful person. I mean, yeah it’s all about God, but seeing my bedsheet compared to seeing the calm waters of El Nido beach is just amazing. I kept on saying, “God, thank You. Thank You!” and repeated that for like ten times two times. Continue reading EL NIDO: Spending mornings along El Nido Beach

EL NIDO: That six-hour ride from Puerto Princesa

The leg space was so awkward that during the “rough road” moments, I would always unconsciously turn off the airconditioner with my knees. To this, SZ would spend the rest of the trip holding my uncontrollable knees to keep me from creating thermostat havoc. Continue reading EL NIDO: That six-hour ride from Puerto Princesa

PUERTO PRINCESA: The Butterfly Farm

And then we went to the Butterfly Farm. Why would we miss the chance of seeing hundreds and hundreds of flying insects moving about free to be photographed? In all its rarity, the place was different from when I first saw it last 2010. It was being renovated then and now as we walked past the blooms and fluttering insects in the ‘farm’ I saw … Continue reading PUERTO PRINCESA: The Butterfly Farm

PUERTO PRINCESA: Eat at Elmer’s Pares for a change

I couldn’t hide my excitement at the notion of finally getting to know El Nido. I’ve been hearing about them from friends – and with constant prodding of people I know and from the diverse stories I heard about it – the desire to finally go to El Nido was born. There were booking blues and some random dramas for this trip, but as SZ … Continue reading PUERTO PRINCESA: Eat at Elmer’s Pares for a change

BALER: The hungry ones go to Gerry

Walking around the province of Baler will take the joy out of you if you don’t know where to regain all your strength. So as hungry travelers, we decided to hit Gerry Shan’s Place for a simple buffet. It costs P120 and you’re free to eat whatever your mouth can chew. I contented myself with rice, all the available viands, all the available fruits from … Continue reading BALER: The hungry ones go to Gerry