• Panas, Balirong And The Free Spirited Dream Girl
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    Panas, Balirong And The Free Spirited Dream Girl

    She is an enchantress. Every time she casts a spell over me, I find myself craving and yearning to see the world from her perspective. With her optimism and can-do spirit, she has taught me to embrace life and its infinite adventures and mysteries.  Adventurous and free spirited, she has led me to numerous escapades and secret bucolic spots like Panas, Balirong. Her name is Sofia, and she is my version of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. In film and pop culture, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a pretty well-known cliché. It’s a term that refers to the girl who sparks a wondrous life of adventure to the male…

  • Lantawan Cliff: Venturing Into An Undiscovered Jaw-dropping Wonder
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    Lantawan Cliff: Venturing Into Cebu’s Undiscovered Jaw-dropping Wonder

    I thought I’ve seen every jaw-dropping wonder in Cebu. Years of being a weekend warrior, exploring the island’s remote regions, made me believe that I’ve seen my homeland’s finest. But, I was wrong.  And, ironically, I felt glad, blissful and relieved, when I realized my assumptions were untrue. After soaking up the panorama on Lantawan Cliff, I found out that I’m still scratching the surface, when it comes to discovering Cebu’s hidden gems. Inspired and even more motivated, I’m now so pumped up and ready to uncover the rest that my adventure playground has to offer. Heading into our hike to Lantawan Cliff, I thought our Sunday escapade would be…

  • Balirong To Lamac Traverse: Uncovering Naga, Cebu’s Unseen Natural Beauty
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    Balirong To Lamac Traverse: Uncovering Naga, Cebu’s Unseen Natural Beauty

    My new-look hiking crew has been truly a godsend, spicing up my getaways in 2018 in a variety of ways. Ever since I added a new bunch of hikers to my trips, my outdoor escapes have been nothing short of thrilling, eye-opening and mind-blowing. With their enthusiasm, cheeriness and insatiable craving for adventure, these wanderers have reinvigorated my spirit, injecting new life into my hikes. What’s more, their innate adventurous nature and lighthearted attitude have led to a multitude of new discoveries, such as Balirong and Mount Makatol.  Even with all the scars and bruises in our escapades, I must say it has been a hell of a ride, exploring…