The La Union trip was one of the spontaneous trips I really enjoyed. It was an out of town trip with an itinerary I didn’t know. I went swimming in waterfalls without bringing clothes. Luckily, I was accompanied by a friend whom I convinced to join me an hour before departure. One for the books!
Illonggo people are the sweetest especially when they speak. On my first trip there, together with my companion JP Sibug of Microsoft Philippines, our agenda was to meet with the tech community. Since DevCon has a chapter in Iloilo, our team organized and gathered the folks in partnership with Dojo 8 Coworking Space. Its quite a small world as many of the people there I met in previous tech gatherings in the Philippines. Im very happy with turnout of the meetup as people starting sharing potential partnership opportunities. The main message of the meetup was to encourage collaboration among local…
When in Iloilo, we stayed at Injap Tower Hotel as recommended by my colleague’s friend. It didn’t disappoint! I managed to take few snaps. I thought its worth featuring. I learned the owner is the same group who founded the notorious Mang Inasal foodchain. It was the first time for me to stay in a hotel with a microwave inside! What i truly like about this hotel is definitely the location. It is just across SM Iloilo and beside that mall are wonderful European vibes restaurants. Its relatively affordable and also near the airport. The staff were very accommodating. Iloilo…
Summer in the Philippines is a wonderful time not just for beach but for mountain climbing. Last weekend (Apr 23-24), we conquered was Mt. Hugom in San Juan, Batangas. The view at the summit was so beautiful during the day and dramatic at night!
Literally. At Mt. Ulap, the clouds are within reach hence the name. We conquered the mountain last April 2-3 together with our original hiker buddies. You gotta love the trail with all the pine trees around! At the summit, I was surprised there was a mini-store where you can buy snacks (biscuits, chocolates, juice) and what’s more? COLD Gatorade! Yes, nothing beats a cold drink after a looong hike!
When you’re in a long stretch of pristine white shores and no cellular signal, all you want to do is become an ultimate beach bum! Oh, the joy of no laptops, no phones (except for photos) and just good times with friends.