Traveling that makes sense

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February 27, 2018

The next day, we prepared to set off to Brgy. Eheb, where roads are being constructed, in the hopes of hiking its most notable peak, Mt. Mangingihi.

Below is an early morning view from Tinoc, with Luzon's highest peak, Mt. Pulag, in the horizon.

Some sections of the roa...

July 31, 2017

June 24- We were late. And sleep-deprived.

Because we were not able to secure tickets prior to our trip, my girlfriend and I had to take our chances on whatever bus is available going to either Santiago in Isabela, or Tuguegarao in Cagayan. We were hoping to catch one b...

June 6, 2017

Quezon is a rather nondescript coastal town in Palawan but is the site of a mining operation that has since been shut down, according to the locals, by then DENR Sec. Gina Lopez. Soils here, like in many parts in southern Palawan, are ultramafic, or containing concentr...

May 8, 2017

“That looks serious”.

That was the immediate thought when I was shown the mountain I am supposed to climb. Dubbed the ‘Tres Marias’ by the locals of Bataraza in southern Palawan, this is a limestone block with three jutting, steep precipices and one intervening mesa. I...

March 11, 2017

The ancestral hunting domain of the Bugkalot, Gaddang and Ifugao tribes, the mist-shrouded summits of the 1, 715 meter tall Mt. Palali stands like an all-encompassing sentinel sprawled across the town of Solano in Nueva Vizcaya. 

Last March 3, me and hiking compani...

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