The charming ruins of Guisi Lighthouse in Guimaras

Guisi lighthouse in Guimaras

The Guisi lighthouse is one of the places I was excited to visit in Guimaras. I would’ve insisted that we visited this province just to see this one. I know that I’ve stated previously how I’m not into old lighthouses, but this might just change that. Or perhaps it’s not the lighthouse per se but the […]

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To the land of sweet mangoes: A day tour in Guimaras

Mango plantation in Guimaras - can be visited on a day tour in Guimaras

If you have a dare to spare while in Iloilo, you can hop on a ferry and take a quick day tour in Guimaras, a province known for producing consistently sweet mangoes. That’s what we did, and our Guimaras itinerary included island hopping in the morning and a land tour in the afternoon, after which we […]

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Gigantes Hideaway Tourist Inn: Where to stay in Gigantes Islands

Bulobadiang Island in Gigantes Islands

The highlight of Hali and I’s recent Antique-Iloilo-Guimaras trip is island hopping in Islas de Gigantes. There are other resorts that serve as jump-off points for island hopping, but we decided to stay is Gigantes Hideaway Tourist Inn. It’s the most recommended place to stay in the area, and we were not disappointed. 3 Days in Gigantes Hideaway Tourist […]

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Postcard perfect: Island hopping in Islas de Gigantes, Iloilo

Cabugao Gamay in Gigantes Islands Iloilo

Gigantes Islands, Iloilo — over the recent months, this has become a favorite tourist attraction in the Visayas Region. Gigantes islands, also called Islas de Gigantes, is an island chain about 2 hours away from Estancia Port. Gigantes islands used to be a secret. Now, there’s a ballooning number of travel packages offering island hopping in Gigantes islands in […]

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Rain or shine: 5 Days Iloilo-Guimaras itinerary and side trip to Antique

Antique-Iloilo-Guimaras itinerary and travel guide

Normally, Hali and I just tag along with friends or other groups. This getaway was basically our first together. We planned a 5 days Iloilo-Guimaras itinerary, with a quick day trip in Antique. The weather in the Philippines is a funny thing. It’s either sweltering hot or shivering cold. After several weeks of good weather, […]

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Fortune telling in the solemn Cebu Taoist Temple

Cebu Taoist temple

A Cebu city tour wouldn’t be complete without visiting Cebu Taoist Temple. Built in 1972, the temple is located in upscale Beverly Hills subdivision, Lahug District. It’s an hour away from the main city. I was very enthralled about visiting this Taoist Temple; in fact, I think I may have been the only one in our […]

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