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, 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

Blog Series, Daily Prompt

Daily Prompt: Waiting


via Daily Prompt: Waiting When I started to embrace travel as a way of coping up back in 2011, I wanted to travel as many places as I can. But I don't have the means and capacity both financially and emotionally yet so I stayed put and waited for the right moment. But as I was waiting, I… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Waiting

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)

Asia, Cambodia, Indochina, Laos, Thailand, Travel, Vietnam

Indochina Backpacking Tips and Tricks


Sharing our trip at Tripzilla was good because I was able to learn a lot from the people's comments. While I find our trip just within our budget, I realized that it may have been too much for others. Our budget was 100K excluding the flight fare and accommodation (pre-paid). We spend only 8OK for 4… Continue reading Indochina Backpacking Tips and Tricks

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)

Asia, Cambodia, Indochina, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

13D12N of Adventure – an Instagram and Facebook Recap


Before continuing the story of our Indochina adventure in Vang Vieng, Laos - our longest city stop, let us reminisce the adventure with our everyday updates. Instagram updates were done by the wife (me) and super amazed that the husband voluntarily joined the fun by posting in his Facebook page. Hurray! I have Pokemon Go… Continue reading 13D12N of Adventure – an Instagram and Facebook Recap

Asia, Indochina, Laos, The Indochina Diaries, Travel

A Day in Vientiane, Laos (Day 6/11)


Fresh from our all-day-all-night city and country hopping, we arrived in Vientiane early morning of our 6th day. Our AirBNB host was away on vacation so we were told to be at the place exactly at 2 PM. His maid will only be there at that time. When we get off the sleeper bus, we… Continue reading A Day in Vientiane, Laos (Day 6/11)

Asia, Cambodia, Indochina, Itinerary, Laos, Thailand, Travel, Vietnam

Travel Tips: Packing For A 2-Week Trip on a Carry-On


Packing can be a  no-brainer but NOT to us. It's one of our main struggles. Last time in Hong Kong & Macau, the husband exceeded the carry-on limit so we tied the sleeping bags to my bag. We were only traveling for 5 days then. From that travel, I realized that not having a check-in… Continue reading Travel Tips: Packing For A 2-Week Trip on a Carry-On