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Whitewater Kayaking, Camiling River, Tarlac – September 16, 2012

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in Adventure, Beach, Roadtrip | 6 comments

Tarlac for me, and probably for many Manileneos has always been “that place along McArthur Highway you pass to get to Baguio.” It never...

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How to get to Anawangin Cove, Zambales

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Beach, Roadtrip, Travel Tips | 61 comments

I’ve been asked several times recently how to get to Anawangin Cove from Manila. I decided to put a little post together with the very...

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Dive and Trek, Anilao (aka Batang Yagit goes Diving) – May 12, 2012

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Adventure, Beach, Diving, Roadtrip | 5 comments

People go on lakwatsas for various reasons. Once it a while, it isn’t about you. Sometimes its about sharing an experience with a friend. For around a week, Benj Espina and I had been chatting on Facebook bringing Winston Almendras (aka Batang Yagit) Scuba Diving. I had been hearing about this from both of them for months, I thought it would make for an awesome adventure.

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Mapanuepe Lake, Zambales – April 5, 2012

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Beach, Roadtrip | 10 comments

If you are looking for an adventure to a place virgin to tourists and campers in the same way Anawangin Cove was just a few years ago, there is a small out of the way town in Zambales home to a young lake formed after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo.

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Laiya, Batangas – April 28, 2012

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in Beach, Roadtrip | 15 comments

Laiya, Batangas is a great beach just 2.5 hours south of Manila. Clear water, calm waters. great beach. It’s definitely a peaceful alternative to Boracay. That said, aside from the beach… it lacks Boracay’s nightlife and variety of activities.

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Easter Island – April 1-4, 2012

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Adventure, Beach, Blog, Diving, Featured, Historical, Roadtrip, Travel | 5 comments

One of the “must-see” items on my bucket list has been to see Easter Island located 2,180 miles (3,510 kilometers) west of the coast of Chile in South America and is the south easternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Ever since I was a child, I was always fascinated by pictures of the “big heads” and the theories over who built them and why (of course, these included the “they were built by aliens” theory).

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Anakena Beach, Easter Island – April 2, 2012

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Adventure, Beach, Blog, Historical, Roadtrip, Travel | 0 comments

Anakena is a white coral sand beach within Rapa Nui National Park. There are two Ahus on Anakena. One with six moai… another with one.

According to island oral traditions, Anakena was the landing place of Hotu Matu’a, a Polynesian chief who led a two canoe settlement party here and founded the first settlement on Rapa Nui.

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Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island – April 2, 2012

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Adventure, Beach, Historical, Roadtrip, Travel | 0 comments

Ahu Tongariki was the main centre and capital of the Hotu Iti, the eastern confederation of the Rapanui.

Ahu Tongariki was substantially restored in the 1990s by a multidisciplinary team headed by archaeologists, in a five year project carried out under an official agreement of the Chilean Government, the University of Chile, and a group of Japanese.

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Akahanga, Easter Island – April 2, 2012

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Adventure, Beach, Historical, Travel | 0 comments

Of the things I loved about this entire trip isn’t just the sightseeing… but the Cultural Adventure of learning about the history of the island and understanding the true story behind the awesome but mysterious Moai that blanket the Rapa Nui.

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Ahu Vinapu, Rano Kau, and Orongo, Easter Island – April 1, 2012

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Adventure, Beach, Historical, Roadtrip, Travel | 5 comments

After trekking around on a self-guided walking tour of Hanga Roa during my first few hours on Easter Island, it was time for my first...

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