Re-discovering Camarines Norte: Parola Island, Calalanay Island and Selfie Beach

Parola Island, Camarines Norte

When you say Camarines Norte, Calaguas automatically comes to mind. Sure there are other tourist spots like Bagasbas and Mercedes group of islands, but Calaguas reigns supreme in terms of tourist visitation. This month, I went with a group of fellow travel bloggers to explore the rest of Camarines Norte. We’d toured JSMS Farm, island […]

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Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay: An eco-tourism and bird-watching paradise

Siay-Kabasalan wetlands, Zamboanga Sibugay

There’s a new eco-destination in Zamboanga Sibugay! Siay is a municipality in this province, about 2.5-3 hours from Zamboanga City, boasting with vast wetlands, mangrove forests and diverse wildlife. In fact, this October 2018, Siay hosted the first-ever World Migratory Bird Day in the Philippines! I was invited to be part of this celebration along […]

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Things to do in Zamboanga City

Municipal Hall of Zamboanga City at night

Try to visit Zamboanga City, and it may become your favorite city in Mindanao, too! This beautiful & culture-rich city goes by many names, including “Asia’s Latin City”, the “Sardines Capital of the Philippines” and as per myself the most colorful city I’d been to in the Philippines. Here are the top things to do […]

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Highlights and colors of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2018

Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2018

A grand burst of color, life and faith — that’s the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, Zamboanga Hermosa Festival is a month-long celebration honoring Nuestra Senora la Virgen del Pilar (Our Lady of Pillar). It is held in Zamboanga City in the province of Zamboanga del Sur […]

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Once Islas: Zamboanga’s New Island Hopping Destination

Kat in Bisaya-Bisaya Island, Once Islas

Aside from the Pink Beach in Sta. Cruz, Zamboanga isn’t exactly known for its beaches. But that may soon change with Once Islas. Once Islas is a new eco-cultural tourism attraction which opened to public last July 2018. It is composed of 11 islands along the Moro Gulf, which belong to the barangays of Panubigan […]

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Fam trip to Zamboanga: Thoughts and post-trip blues

Kat in Zamboanga Sibugay Capitol

Hola! This October, I’d been invited as part of the familiarization tour to witness Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2018, as well as discover the eco-attraction in  Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay. I’ll write specific posts about everything we did, but today I’d just like to make chika about what happened to this fam trip. First of all, it’s […]

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