Zen Places in the Philippines: Relax and Unwind

Zen places in the Philippines

I rarely start collaboration articles, but when I do it’s always about a topic close to my heart. This time, it’s about zen places in the Philippines where you can relax, unwind and disconnect from the outside world. These zen places can help if you’re feeling stressed or burn out, or you just want to […]

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Staycation in Manila: Azure Urban Resort Residences

Azure Urban Resort Residences

Unless you’d been living under a rock, most likely you’re familiar with¬†Azure Residences. For a long time, its marketing billboard featuring hotel heiress Paris Hilton has graced the length of EDSA, promising luxury in the middle of the city. Well, what do you know. My friend Queenie happens to manage one unit in Azure Urban […]

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Hello rainy season: Island hopping in Bulalacao, Mindoro

Island hopping in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro

The summer season was a blur. It has gone so fast, I almost didn’t feel it. June is the official start of the rainy season, and it welcomed us over our trip to Bulalacao, Mindoro. Bulalacao is a municipality in Oriental Mindoro. It’s a faint shadow alongside the popular summer destinations Puerto Galera and Apo […]

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Apo Island: Snorkeling and swimming with turtles

Swimming with turtles in Apo Island, Philippines

I must say, I love Negros Oriental. There’s the relaxing city of Dumaguete and then Dauin, which is famous for one activity: tourists can go snorkeling and swimming with turtles in Apo Island. Apo Island is a volcanic island situated at the southeastern tip of Negros Oriental. Its surrounding marine habitat is considered a marine preserve, […]

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Looking for the Magic in Siquijor

Salagdoong Beach in Siquijor Island, Philippines

Siquijor is many things at once. It’s the Isla del Fuego (Island of Fire). According to old stories, the island of Siquijor used to be illuminated at night with swarms of fireflies. Another version says this island rose out of the ocean, amidst thunder and lightning, hence the monicker. For those of us who were […]

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