• Hanginan: An Uphill Hike To Maasin City’s Miraculous Pilgrimage Site
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    Hanginan: An Uphill Hike To Maasin City’s Miraculous Pilgrimage Site

    Hanginan – one of Leyte’s most revered pilgrimage sites – has been on my personal travel wish-list, for the past 6 months. From fellow adventurer Marj of Dakilang Laagan to a trio of Facebook followers, many have raved and praised about the awe-inspiring scenery and spiritual feel of this mountainous village in Maasin city. And finally, I, together with my wife (Mrs. Bisaya Traveler), got the opportunity to hike the Hanginan trail and see its miraculous site – the San Francisco Javier Shrine. Although the trail overall is a little short (about 3 kilometers), it was still a sweet, blissful and slightly exhausting hike. Not to mention, it gave me…

  • Taking In The Scenery Of The Verdant Rice Paddies In Boljoon
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    Taking In The Scenery Of The Verdant Rice Paddies In Boljoon

    Want to catch sight of striking rice paddies in Cebu? Guess what? Boljoon has verdant rice paddies that will totally take your breath away. Tucked away in Barangay Upper Becerril, Boljoon’s ride paddies are nothing short of beautiful, and even wowed us with its laid-back feel and breath-snatching scenery. Even though I’ve seen grander and more spectacular wonders before, I got to say it was quite a sight to behold. As far as I’m concerned, these paddies are one of Cebu’s finest hidden treasures. Compared to Argao’s rice terraces, I think Boljoon’s version is much better and a whole lot easier on the eyes. Trust me, I’ve seen both of…

  • Ablayan Peak: An Enthralling And Windy Summit In Boljoon
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    Ablayan Peak: An Enthralling And Windy Summit In Boljoon

    Cebu, in spite of its rapid urbanization and burgeoning tourism, has plenty of surprises and hidden gems in store for the wide-eyed traveler. With a plethora of untouched islets and lush mountain ranges, there’s surely still a lot of beauty and charms to discover within the province. Lately, I, together with the sprightly Team Bang, have been scouring information to catch some of Cebu’s little-known treasures. And, one of our most recent discoveries is the windy and picturesque Ablayan Peak in Boljoon.   Our first attempt at Ablayan Peak “Scenic”, “lush” and “breezy” – these were the words used by the lechon manok vendors in Boljoon, as they were describing…

  • Terrazas De Flores Botanical Garden: Cebu’s Breezy Floral Nirvana
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    Terrazas De Flores Botanical Garden: Cebu’s Breezy Floral Nirvana

    I always look forward to spending some quality time with my family every Sunday. From our traditional lunch get-togethers at Ayala to the road trips down south, Sundays with my folks just evoke a positive, blissful and easygoing feeling. But, lately, we’ve been pretty grounded with our getaways and excursions, thanks to our busy schedules.  That’s why I decided to surprise my wife (Mrs. Bisaya Traveler) and the rest of the family to a quick retreat to Terrazas De Flores Botanical Garden in Busay, Cebu. Even though it was a quick escape to Cebu’s cool highlands, I must say our Terrazas De Flores visit was nothing short of pleasant. Trust…