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Trail to Kaparkan Falls, Hell Ride to Abra’s Paradise

October 14, 2019
Trail to Kaparkan Falls of Tineg Abra

The trail to Tineg, Abra’s Kaparkan Falls, our travel organizer warned, is “physically and emotionally taxing”. This was reiterated by the tourism representative who did the briefing for all travelers before we were allowed to load ride 6×6 SKW Military Trucks. Now, sometimes the tour organizers and tourism officers would exaggerate for safety reasons. This time, though, it really […]

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Christus Vivit at Northern Blossom Flower Farm

September 7, 2019
Christus Vivit

I missed Carmel Youth last August because of a supposed trip to Kaparkan Falls in Abra. They discussed Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation released March, 2019, addressed to everyone especially the youth entitled “Christus Vivit“. I spent some days reading this piece and inspired by Pope Francis’ teachings and the beauty I saw at Northern Blossom […]

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Sea of Clouds in Northern Blossom Flower Farm

September 4, 2019
Northern Blossom Atok Benguet

At times, because of traffic and over familiarity, we run out of new things to see in Baguio City. But just a few hours away, there are still places within Benguet Province that offers spectacular view of sea of clouds and fields of flowers in chilling temperature. Such is the case of Northern Blossom Flower Farm in […]

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Climbing and Discovering What “Hapunang Banoi” Means

May 2, 2019
Hapunang Banoi 2019

Intentionally ignoring the time, I did not monitor the exact hours and minutes it took to climb Mt. Pamitinan. Based on how the sun shone that morning, I guessed it was still hours before noon when we went back to the jump-off point, plenty of time for two more mountains. For those who would like to […]

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How to Conquer Montalban Trilogy v.1 Solo

March 21, 2019
Montalban Trilogy for Solo Traveler

Montalban Trilogy v.1 refers to the three mountains of Montalban, Rizal called Mt. Pamitinan (3/9 Difficulty), Mt. Binacayan (3/9 Difficulty), and Mt. Hapunang Banoi (4/9 Difficulty). Conquering 3 mountains in 1 day was a challenge I posed for myself for my upcoming 31st birthday. Since I am into challenging myself lately like how I finished […]

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Valleypoint Campsite Travel Guide: New Must-See Place in Baguio

January 30, 2019
Valleypoint Campsite Travel Guide

New Must-See Place in Baguio If you’re like me and my friend, Joy, you also think Baguio is always a good idea. That’s no matter how crowded or traffic the city has become year after year especially during long weekends, Christmas breaks, or during Panagbenga season this February. When you’ve been to Baguio more than […]

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