The Golden Tara of Butuan

The Golden Tara is regarded as the Icon of the Storied Past of the Pre Colonial Times of Butuan.  It was found by a Manobo woman in Wawa River in Agusan after the 1917 flood. The Tara measures 8 inches in height, 4 pounds in weight and is […]

Magellan’s Anchorage in Butuan

Located in Masao Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte, this site is believed to be where Magellan landed and made blood compact with Raja Siaiu. History has this to say: Antonio Pigafetta and the Official Chronicler of Magellan’s fleet wrote “as we have seen a fire on an island […]

Surfing in La Union

The first thing we deed when we woke up the next day is to head towards the beach. There were already some guys surfing as early as 6AM understandably because it’s not yet hot and the waves are just perfect. This side of La Union is frequented by […]

Anda’s Hidden Charms

We arrived here mid-day and all we wanted to do is to have lunch and stay for about 2 hours or so – to take a dip and get some photos. But that intention had a complete turn around when we arrived. It was so irresistible that we […]

The Ironic Promise Land of Dinagat

Dinagat Islands is the newest province in the Philippines which used to be part of Surigao Del Norte until 2012 when Supreme Court ruled with finality its creation as a province. I am making this post entitled The Ironic Promise Land because I believe that Dinagat is really […]

The Unique Inclined Tricycles of Pagadian

Let’s talk about unique transportation, hilly terrain, colorful tricycles, fun, adventure and a once-in-a –life-time tricycle ride. Let’s talk about Pagadian! I have to admit that I should have been here earlier than my current visit should it not been for a very important trip I can’t forego. […]

Hong Kong’s Tai-o River Village

Tai-o is a traditional fishing village located in the river banks of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Tai-o is a popular tourist destination because it is known as the “Venice of Hong Kong” and despite the 2000 fire that destroyed the river village, most of the stilt houses are […]