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    Binabaje Hills, Bohol: Soaking Up Alicia’s Strikingly Surreal Beauty

    In a fast-paced world where everyone’s rushing, patience has become a rare virtue. Whether it’s queuing up at a fast-food or searching for info on places like Binabaje Hills, we want everything to be available in the blink of an eye. When we turn on the laptop and the page is loading a bit longer than usual, we call the broadband provider and whine. And, if we want to spark a little excitement in our monotonous life, we look for a quick, unhealthy short-term fix, and develop messy behaviors, like excessive drinking, shopping and even taking drugs. But, the thing is, being patient, amid the hustle bustle city grind, comes…

  • Mount Bandilaan And Mount Alpaco: The Beauty Of An Unplanned Adventure

    Mount Bandilaan And Mount Alpaco: The Beauty Of An Unplanned Adventure

    When I first saw Mount Bandilaan online, I wasn’t so thrilled and psyched to see it in person. Unlike most of the mountains that I’ve been to in Cebu, San Fernando’s peak doesn’t have awe-inspiring panoramas or a wondrous natural backdrop that will unleash your inner shutterbug. What’s more, there’s not an exciting or picturesque trail that leads to the summit of Mount Bandilaan.  Truthfully, I was about to give it a pass, and even had plans to hike other trails or picture-perfect peaks that can quench my thirst for adventure. Yet, for some reason, I felt like there was a fascinating outdoor escape waiting for me in San Fernando,…

  • Mount Kalatkat And Sayao Cave: A Perfect Recipe For A Memorable Adventure

    Mount Kalatkat And Sayao Cave: A Perfect Recipe For A Memorable Adventure

    Modern-day life can sometimes feel like a brutal, dragging and melancholic cycle.  Urged to be extra competitive by our society, we study extremely hard in school and work our tails off, just to survive in this bustling world.  And, when we finally have the money and time to enjoy life, we’re just too old and sick to do the things we want to do. To make things even worse, our children have to repeat this cycle, and likely undergo the same fate. Yet, in the midst of life’s struggles and chaos, we are given a chance every week to savor life’s joys and Mother Nature’s masterpieces. And, in Cebu, you’ll…

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    Mount Makatol: An Epic Hike Jam-Packed With Thrills And Sights

    They say “great things never came from comfort zones”. And, for the last couple of years, I’ve lived my life with this creed, venturing into remote villages, hidden taverns and offbeat trails like Mount Makatol. Armed with an undying love for adventure, I, together with a gang of outdoor aficionados, explore the world’s 6th best island – Cebu – to uncover local secrets and embrace the joys of adventure living. In spite of the bruises, scars and blisters, it has been quite a ride. And, while I’m not famous for my daredevil feats and risky thrills, exciting outdoor adventures have been by far my favorite pastime, in recent months. And,…