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Sunset at Sandbar Lepa Tawi Tawi

If one asks a local where is the best place to hang around and dine in Tawi Tawi, their answer would be Sandbar Lepa.  Sandbar Lepa is not a sand bar or a bar.  It is a beachfront restaurant with some accommodation facility. After climbing Bud Bongao, I […]

Island Hopping in Tawi Tawi

There are 307 islands and  islets in the province of Tawi Tawi and fortunately, I did a half day island hopping tour to see some of them when I was here.  Everything was arranged by my tricycle driver cum tour guide cum body guard.  Unfortunately though, I lost […]

White Mosque by the Bay in Tawi Tawi

I have to admit I forgot the name of this beautiful White Mosque located by the bay in Bongao, Tawi Tawi.  I was trying to contact my tricycle driver in Bongao but to no avail I can’t reach him already. Anyway, it was about 2pm when he brought […]

Bongao Catholic Church in Tawi Tawi

Tawi Tawi is a Muslim-dominated province being one of the provinces comprising the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) or what is now known as Bangsamoro Region.  There are very few Catholics here or other Christian denominations.  I was told that only about 5% of the poeple in […]

Bongao Badjao Village

My last stop over for the day is the Badjao Village. I asked Alvin to bring me to the famous water village where Badjaos live in peace and harmony with one another. The Badjaos here have relatively large population and they don’t live a life like the Badjaos […]

Bongao Fish Market

I am not a market-goer person and I was amazed of the colorful fishes I saw in Bongao Fish Market.  Apart from the colorful fishes that are sold fresh (yes, without ice), all vendors do not use weighing scale and interestingly, everything is sold by piles and are […]

Old Chinese Pier in Tawi Tawi

The Old Chinese Pier is perhaps the busiest place in Bongao. This is a major gateway to the other islands of the province as well as going to Zamboanga or Malaysia. Big and small wooden boats used as passenger and cargo vessels are docked here. Locals say that […]

Tawi Tawi Provincial Capitol

This is the Provincial Capitol of Tawi Tawi located in Bongao.  Bongao is the most populous of the 11 towns of the province. The capital town of Tawi Tawi is Panglima Sugala. The capitol building looks more of a mosque rather than a government office building. It has […]

Pulang Bato Waterfalls

Red River Valley Waterfalls or popularly known as Pulang Bato Falls is a unique waterfalls because of its seemingly red water caused by the red rocks in the area. The rocks contain some sort of minerals that make the water appear  reddish though in fact it is clear.  […]

The Grandeur of Bud Bongao

My fascination about Tawi Tawi started when I first saw pictures of travel bloggers on top Bud Bongao.  I have always been amazed by those wonderful pictures posted in their Facebook walls. It was a dream to reach this place. And today, that dream is a reality. Bud […]

Sorsogon Travel Guide

INTRODUCTION TO SORSOGON Sorsogon is the southernmost province of Luzon and is among the country’s best kept nature hideaways. It is Luzon’s gateway to Visayas and Mindanao. It is a second class province with 14 municipalities and 1 component city.  All its municipalities are along the coastline except […]

Provincial Capitol and Park of Sorsogon

This is the Provincial Capitol of Sorsogon Province located in Sorsogon City. The capitol building which is the center piece of the huge capitol park was built during the early American period and features Roman Gothic columns on its facade. The capitol park has large trees and a […]

Bayugin Falls of Sorsogon

This is Bayugin Falls in Bulusan, Sorsogon. The falls is surrounded by relatively dense forest and the 20 minute trail going down the falls is mossy and slippery. Its waters run to Bayugin River, a tributary of Paghasaan River. HOW TO GET TO BAYUGIN FALLS The waterfalls is […]