Monday, February 23

Batanes Overload


Grazing cows, sleepy goats and roaming carabaos 
is a common sight when you visit my kingdom

Valugan Boulder Beach from another angle.

Monday, February 16

Where To Stay In Batanes: Marfel's Lodge

Marfel's Lodge opened last 2013.  Though relatively new, the lodge has already opened two more branches in Basco, Batanes' capital.  


Marfel's Lodge Annex
Palangud, along Nat'l highway, Basco, Batanes


I stayed in one of the extensions.  For me, this is the 'most homey' of the three. It is secluded and has easy access to the national highway. The Welcome Basco sign is just five pedals away (Okay, maybe it's thirty)!

Marfel's Lodge has adopted the Honesty Cafe's policy.  They set-up a mini Honesty Store wherein you can just get what you need, write it down and pay for it in the cash box. Honesty is the policy here in Batanes.  : ))

Monday, February 9

General Santos City

What to see in General Santos City?  General Santos City or GenSan for short, is not the kind of place a regular tourist will have in mind.  But for a traveler like me, even though GenSan lacks the usual tourist destinations, it is still a notable place to explore and stay in.

This thriving city found on the shores of South Cotabato is famous for its annual Tuna Festival. What's more interesting is we always hear its name being brought up in the media every time our Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao has a fight for he hails from here.


Heneral Paulino Santos Plaza

Monday, February 2

Batanes: Sabtang Island Tour


Savidug Old Houses

I would have wanted a fairer weather during my Sabtang Island tour.  But who am I to complain?  I am in Batanes!

I will come back in Batanes soon to savor all of her heavenly beauty. : ))
Malakdang Lighthouse

Monday, January 26

Batanes: South Batan Tour

So Batanes had mesmerized me for days after my week-long travel.  South Batan had been a total eye-candy.  Actually, anywhere I look in Batanes, I could not utter any other words except wow. 

And so go ahead and get wowed.


Mahatao Shelter Port

I will climb up those stairs in my next visit.
Racuh A Payaman | Marlboro Hills


My most favorite place.  I did nothing here but run, shout and jump for sheer joy.  This defines Batanes for me.