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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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Genting Highlands, Malaysia–June 23, 2012

Posted by on Jun 24, 2012 in Blog, Roadtrip | 2 comments

Taking a break from the nature-filled adventures I am used to, I decided to explore the Genting Highlands… not totally sure of what to...

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How to get to Anawangin Cove, Zambales

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Beach, Roadtrip, Travel Tips | 54 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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The Highs and Lows of Easter Island – April 3-4, 2012

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Adventure, Diving, Historical, Roadtrip, Trek | 1 comment

With my formal tours done, I scheduled myself for two additional adventures while on the island. On the afternoon of April 3rd, I scheduled...

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Ana Te Pahu and Ana Te Pora, Easter Island – April 3, 2012

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

From Ahu Akiviki, a little of change of scene. This time it is all about caves.The caves are a series of tunnels formed by lava flows which were used during wartime to hide from the enemies or for ceremonies.

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Ahu Akivi, Easter Island – April 3, 2012

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Adventure, Blog, Historical, Roadtrip, Travel | 1 comment

While not as grandiose as Ahu Tongariki with its 15 colossal moai… or as beufully set as those on Anakena Beach… my favorite set of moai would have to be at Ahu Akivi with its seven moai. The location is also popularly known as Siete Moai.

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