• 13 Amazing Things To Do In Danao, Cebu
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    13 Amazing Things To Do In Danao, Cebu

    Danao – a city known for its homemade guns – isn’t the first place that comes into mind when people think of travel destinations in Cebu.  For years, the city of Danao has been overshadowed by the famed South Cebu attractions.  Naïve and close-minded, the younger version of me once thought there weren’t a lot of fun and blissful things to do in Danao, Cebu. But, guess what? I eventually found out that the city is actually blessed with a wealth of natural wonders and man-made marvels for the intrepid and open-minded explorers. As a matter of fact, it’s today officially one of my go-to local destinations when I badly…

  • Tuyukon Peak And The Universe’s Healthiest Addiction
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    Tuyukon Peak And The Universe’s Healthiest Addiction

    We were all guilty. As my eyes wandered around, I saw a bunch of people blithely indulging on their addiction. Ecstatic and thrilled, we sniffed and inhaled a natural mixture that would lead us to our “paradise”. A rush of chemicals, then, flowed throughout our systems, giving us a high and a feeling of contentment.  We were all addicts. And, we were drifting in a sea of sensory stimuli, from nature’s sound symphonies to the shades of greens in Tuyukon Peak. This is our addiction. This is our escape from reality. This is what we call hiking. And, this is our drug of choice. It was a beautiful Sunday morning…

  • Mount Lanhan: A Silver Lining Tucked In Sibonga’s Highlands
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    Mount Lanhan: A Silver Lining In Sibonga’s Highlands

    They say every cloud has a silver lining. And on an uneventful week scarred by a series of mishaps, Mount Lanhan was my silver lining. Unheralded and likely scenic, Sibonga’s towering sierra was my last hope of kicking off the year on the right foot. In spite of the unfamiliarity and rumored short trail, I was willing to take a chance on this mountain. I had to infuse the optimism that makes things more fascinating and beautiful in my eyes. And, Mount Lanhan might be the hopeful prospect or cure to a seemingly lifeless week. A few months ago, one of my hiking buddies, Beth, forwarded a Facebook post highlighting…

  • Mount Lantawan: A Thrilling And Alluring Surprise In Danao, Cebu
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    Mount Lantawan: A Thrilling And Alluring Surprise In Danao, Cebu

    The therapeutic breeze brushed past me, as I was standing on the summit of Mount Manghilao. Slowly, the untouched natural allure of Danao’s highlands was beautifully uncovering itself right in front of my eyes. Like a beautiful symphony, the dramatic foggy beauty of the mountain overflowed our hearts with gladness and optimism. I swear it was nothing short of awe-inspiring. And, in the midst of it all, we spotted a mysterious and wonderfully shaped mountain. Could be this the mountain they call Mount Lantawan? Was there a surprise or gorgeous panorama waiting for us at the summit of this mountain? And, make no mistake about it – this wasn’t the…