• Coal Mountain Resort: A Scenic Retreat Tucked Away In Argao’s Mountains
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    Coal Mountain Resort: A Scenic Retreat Tucked Away In Argao’s Mountains

    From time to time, we bump into beautiful and unexpected discoveries that will give us a plethora of pleasant memories.  Whether it’s a hidden local restaurant or an undervalued overlooking lookout, every surprise makes our trips a whole lot sweeter as well as gives us another reason to come back. And in my journey as the Bisaya Traveler, there hasn’t been a shortage of memorable and wonderful surprises, and one of them is Argao’s Coal Mountain Resort. The resort wasn’t really in my itinerary, when I was planning my last visit to Argao.  While I’ve heard quite a lot about this mountainous cove, I was so zeroed in on visiting…

  • A Solo Visit To Argao’s Gorgeous Rice Terraces
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    A Solo Visit To Argao’s Gorgeous Rice Terraces

    I never have, in all of my years living in Cebu, never imagined that verdant and striking rice terraces exist in my own backyard. We all know that the whole province is a wonderful and diverse mishmash of wonders, but Cebu having its own version of Banaue’s iconic and dramatic paddies really never crossed my mind. That’s why I was a little shocked when the tourism officer in Argao told us that there are rice terraces in Barangay Butong, Argao.  There are even pictures of these paddies in some areas of the municipality, proving that it does exist. And I just can’t get it out off my mind, ever since…

  • Argao Adventure: Exploring The Mystical Balay Sa Agta and Bugasok Falls
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    Argao Adventure: Exploring The Mystical Balay Sa Agta and Bugasok Falls

    The Philippine Mythology is, to me, a cultural treasure and a patchwork of inspiring tales. From the inhumanly strong Bernardo Caprio to the mountain goddess and her golden galleon in Argao, I’ve heard and read plenty of intriguing Philippine mythical stories that made my childhood pretty awesome. Not to mention, these tales kept me at bay, whenever I had an urge to wander at night around the neighborhood. But with the recent upsurge of social media and sci-fi films, the Philippine folklore is sadly becoming a lost art.  Even though the Philippine Mythology is extremely fascinating, today’s youngsters just don’t know a lot about it, and would prefer to recount…