Philippines, Trek, V Negros, Mandalagan

The Leechy Trek to Tinagong Dagat in Mt. Mandalagan, Negros Occidental Day 2/2


The morning in Tinagong Dagat was cold but dry. When we slept last night, there was a canopy of stars but I half expected the rain still. Thanks God, the ground was only wet from the morning dew. Yay!!! Dry Morning in Tinagong Dagat We plan to wake up at 5 AM but the cold… Continue reading The Leechy Trek to Tinagong Dagat in Mt. Mandalagan, Negros Occidental Day 2/2

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BRB Mountaineering, Philippines, Trek, Tribu Iskwatters, V Negros, Canlaon, V Negros, Mandalagan, V Negros, Talinis

Reasons Why You Should Re-Trek


Just last weekend, the Negros trilogy was finally complete when we experienced the leech-infested forest ascent to Tinagong Dagat. There are 3 popular mountains in Negros Island: Canlaon, Cuernos De Negros or Talinis and Mandalagan or Tinagong Dagat that are trekking must climbs. While writing the adventure in Mt. Mandalagan, I realized that 2 of… Continue reading Reasons Why You Should Re-Trek

Group, Trek, Tribu Iskwatters, V Negros, Mandalagan

The Leechy Trek to Tinagong Dagat in Mt. Mandalagan, Negros Occidental Day 1/2


Right after finishing the fees, we got ready to go. Excitement were evident as we almost forgot to pray and do a warm-up. Good thing someone brought it up. Since there was no space on the road, we decided to just pray and do a warm-up as soon as we find a spot. The trek… Continue reading The Leechy Trek to Tinagong Dagat in Mt. Mandalagan, Negros Occidental Day 1/2

Group, Life Style, Philippines, Trek, Tribu Iskwatters, V Negros, Mandalagan

The Leechy Trek to Tinagong Dagat in Mt. Mandalagan, Negros Occidental Day 0/2


So What Do You Think is The Story of How I Ended My Hiatus? LEECH, no pre-climbs and the threat of menstrual cramps were 3 of my major concerns in trekking Mt. Mandalagan. Yet despite the reservations, my will is bigger than my fears. We already missed Mandalagan in 2013 because I was on a… Continue reading The Leechy Trek to Tinagong Dagat in Mt. Mandalagan, Negros Occidental Day 0/2

Itinerary, Trek, Tribu Iskwatters, V Negros, Mandalagan

An Overnight Trek to Tinagong Dagat in Mt. Mandalagan via Patag – Campuestohan Traverse


See below the ITINERARY AND EXPENSES, story to follow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kZwycbAa7o ITINERARY AND EXPENSES Day 0 Permit/Fax: Php300 Roll Call (from Left): Harold, Pete, Kathy, Alfred, Rhea, Kring, July, RJ, Jill, Van, Carl, Andoy, Shie, Guide 1, Guide 2, Gil 17:00 North Bus Terminal - Be early to secure a seat. 17:50 Departure to Toledo - Fare/Pax:… Continue reading An Overnight Trek to Tinagong Dagat in Mt. Mandalagan via Patag – Campuestohan Traverse

Cebu, Trek, _Lists

29 Cebu Trekking Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss


I have this uneasy feeling of numbers not ending in "O" but if I keep looking for the last entry that would make this list a 30, I'm surely gonna end up putting this post in a draft indefinitely. You are welcome to guess just how many unfinished posts in my drafts right now. Phew!  So… Continue reading 29 Cebu Trekking Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss

Bocaue Peak, Cebu, NCR Trekkers, Trek

Best Day Trek Ever @ Bocaue Peak via 5 Towers


The day after our eventful day trek to Bocaue was an awesome Sunday - the last weekend of January. The husband spoiled the Miga by giving in to her cravings of green banana and salted fish. My, my...yumminess and movie is love. Everything is perfect until she moves her legs. Uh-oh!  The pains which were… Continue reading Best Day Trek Ever @ Bocaue Peak via 5 Towers

Asia, Indochina, Laos, The Indochina Diaries, Travel, Trek, World

3 Days in Vang Vieng, Laos (Day 7-9/11)


The plan was to leave Vientiane at 6 AM but we found a 9:30 AM bus schedule. We welcomed the change since we've been waking very early the passing days. We woke up a little late than usual and had our breakfast at the Karenderia near Singsanti's. By 9:00 AM, we were already in front… Continue reading 3 Days in Vang Vieng, Laos (Day 7-9/11)

Cambodia, Indochina, Itinerary, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

Indochina Backpacking Itinerary + Expenses (Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand)


I wanted to do this post after I narrated the everyday adventure but the thought of knowing how poor have we become won't let me rest. Haha! I didn't even want to go out since we arrived on Thursday because of it. LOL But the husband was unusually restless. He went out on Friday and… Continue reading Indochina Backpacking Itinerary + Expenses (Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand)

Cebu, Osmeña, Dalaguete, Trek

Osmeña Peak is GREEN Once More!


Less crowded Opeak. Perfect hike weather. No-hassle travel. I think can attribute these serendipitous conditions to 2 things. First, there was a typhoon brewing in Luzon that weekend. And second, there's currently a moratorium for canyoneering activities, which is a large tourist draw. With these two combined, it might have repelled the usual weekend warriors away. This seems like a Schadenfreude moment, 2 unfortunate events led to my perfect weekend trek situation. hahaha