• How Nature Prepared Me For Coronavirus
    Philosophy,  Travel

    How Nature Prepared Me For Coronavirus

    I’m an eternal optimist. With a stoic mindset and an unwavering sunny disposition, I always find a ray of light in every dark tunnel. And, even as coronavirus continues to inflict its own brand of terror, I remain calm, lighthearted, forward-looking and at peace. In the age of uncertainty and anxiety, my optimistic outlook is, no doubt, my best and only hope for survival in the dystopian reality created by the global pandemic. And, I had developed this skill thanks to the world’s greatest teacher: Mother Nature When news of the pandemic broke out, I knew I had an edge over this bizarre and contagious virus. Mother Nature, after all,…

  • Lapos Lapos Cave: An Enticing And Extraordinary Gem In Toledo, Cebu
    Travel

    Lapos Lapos Cave: An Enticing And Extraordinary Gem In Toledo, Cebu

    For weekend warriors like us, a week without an outdoor escape can feel like an eternity. And with the universe not on my side for the past weeks, it did feel like forever since my last hike. Despite today’s mind-blowing innovations and technological discoveries, nothing still beats a good old-fashioned date with Mother Nature. The way I see it, adventure is totally ingrained in my DNA! Thankfully, though, my trusted hiking besties saved me from the clutches of boredom and monotony of daily life by introducing me to another hidden gem in Toledo, Cebu – Lapos Lapos Cave. While it was a short escape, it was nonetheless jam-packed with action,…

  • Holy Cross Compostela: The Most Awe-Inspiring Crucifix I’ve Seen In Cebu
    Travel

    Holy Cross Compostela: The Most Awe-Inspiring Crucifix I’ve Seen In Cebu

    The first time I laid eyes on Holy Cross Tagaytay, I knew I was bound to get an up close look of it before the year ends. Even though the folks in Lataban didn’t know much about it, I had a positive and inexplicable feeling that I would soon have a close encounter with this eye-catching sight.  With its towering crucifix and perfect overlooking location, the photogenic landmark was simply hard for me to resist. And when you’ve got a restless adventurous spirit, sometimes you feel like there’s no mountain high enough, or no remote land that’s unreachable by foot. A few months later, I found myself speechless and gazing…

  • Katampuko Peak: Hiking The Less-Explored Side Of Dalaguete, Cebu
    Travel

    Katampuko Peak: Hiking The Less-Explored Side Of Dalaguete, Cebu

    With powerful gust, overcast skies and murky streams, the wet season is usually the time when our inner wanderer takes a breather. Let’s face it, the rainy days can very often curb our enthusiasm for exploration and adventure. But for a wide-eyed traveler like me, there’s nothing – even a bad weather – that can stop us from seeing the beauty of the planet. And when you pair that enthusiastic wanderer with a bunch of like-minded open-minded people, you’ve got a fine recipe for adventure. That’s what exactly happened to me last weekend, as we explored Dalaguete Cebu’s lesser known sites – Katampuko Peak and Eagle’s Cave – after a…