I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with summer. Some days, I like going to the beach and soak under the heat of the sun until my skin becomes warm and toasty. And then there are days when I just want to lock myself inside an air-conditioned room until the temperature drops later in the night. But there are also days when I want to enjoy a fine summer day without dealing with the heat. My solution? I go to the highlands.
Case in point: The past two weekends, I found myself traveling to BuDa – a road where buses and private vehicles pass by as they make their way from Davao City to Bukidnon (hence the name BuDa). It is often dubbed as Davao’s own little Baguio and Tagaytay because of its cool weather. Along the way, you’ll find several mountain resorts where you can enjoy the cool breeze and scenic view of the highlands.
Fresh Lettuce and Strawberries
There are several pit stops that you can visit in the area and one of them is the Bemwa Farm located in Brgy. Salumay, Marilog District, Davao City.
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Bohol will always have a special place in my heart. It was my first travel destination back when I was just starting to earn and could finally afford a leisure trip. Fine, it was also the first out-of-town trip (that involved a plane ride) that my
boyfriend husband took a couple of years ago.
Some people say it’s a boring place. It’s a quiet, charming little town nestled in the heart of Visayas. And while I would agree that it is miles behind some of the best tourist destinations in the Philippines, Bohol has a lot of wonderful things to offer. Whether you’re a laid back traveler, or a thrill-seeker, there’s always a memorable adventure waiting for you.
P.S. Here’s a clip of Abram taking The Plunge in Danao Eco park.
Anyway, last month, my sister and I traveled to Bohol for some much needed R&R. It was her first time, so of course, we had to do all the tourist-y stuff. We booked a private countryside tour via Klook. It was a bit expensive, but at least we had a private air-conditioned car and an enthusiastic driver/tour guide who came ready with his jokes – definitely made the 7-hour tour less grueling.
Here’s a short film I did to document our entire stay in Bohol. It’s my first time doing Cinematic editing, so please bear with me. Read More »
One of the perks of residing in Davao City is the convenience of living just a stone’s throw away from Samal Island. If I want to take a quick break from the city life, I can easily hop on a boat, travel for 15 minutes (at the very least), and enjoy the glistening white sand & pristine waters of the island.
Case in point:
A few weeks ago, in the middle of a busy week, I found myself being whisked away to one of the best beaches in Samal Island – the Pearl Farm Beach Resort.Read More »
Davao Oriental is a province that I’ve been wanting to explore and for years now, Aliwagwag Falls has been on top of my bucket list. Seeing pictures of the majestic falls online just make me want to hop on a van, travel to Cateel and witness its beauty right before my very eyes. Unfortunately, I’ve never really found the chance to do that, until recently when I was invited to join the #ExploreDavaoOriental Familiarization Tour, hosted by the provincial tourism office for the Davao Bloggers. It was a 3-day tour of exploring all the beautiful yet underrated destinations in Davao Oriental.
Dubbed as the highest waterfalls in the Philippines, Aliwagwag Falls is made up of more than a hundred cascading waterfalls. Each tier showcases different rock formations in various shapes and heights. Read More »