Author: Mylene Flores

Exploring the Grandiose Temples of Bangkok, Thailand in under a Day

Exploring the Grandiose Temples of Bangkok, Thailand in under a Day

If there’s one thing that I admire about Bangkok, it would have to be the city’s rich heritage. I was in awe when I first visited the Land of Smiles. Even the Suvarnabhumi Airport had traces of Thailand’s intricate and towering statues. The display of artworks in the airport was simply a sight for sore eyes. Truly, Bangkok is a must-see destination in Asia. A trip to this city won’t be complete wi... »

What to See and Explore in Iloilo City in under a Day

What to See and Explore in Iloilo City in under a Day

Before Cebu City was given the nickname “Queen City of the South”, Iloilo City was the first one to ever hold the title. But other than that, the province is more popularly known for being the home of Dinagyang Festival (a festival that happens every 4th Sunday of January, which honors the Santo Niño and the arrival of the Malay settlers in Panay). It’s also a tourist destination that boasts of it... »

What to see and explore in Guimaras Island in under a day

What to see and explore in Guimaras Island in under a day

Guimaras is a 4th class island province that is located in the Western Visayas area of the Philippines. Also recognized as the City of Golden Mangoes (known to have the sweetest-tasting mangoes in the Philippines), the region is also located between Negros and Panay. It’s also a 15-minute boat ride from Iloilo City’s Parola wharf. You can definitely see and explore several of the island’s tourist ... »

6 Must See Sights In Camiguin In Under A Day

6 Must See Sights In Camiguin In Under A Day

Camiguin is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) off the northern coast of Mindanao. It is politically part of the Northern Mindanao Region of the country and formerly a part of Misamis Oriental province. Camiguin is the second-smallest in the country both in population and land area after Batanes. Here are 6 things you must see in Camiguin t... »

4 Amazing Reasons To Visit Camiguin

4 Amazing Reasons To Visit Camiguin

Camiguin is definitely one of my favorite destinations in the Philippines, as it boasts of several noteworthy attractions. The province that is known to have some of the most active volcanoes, used to be a very long travel from Manila (can be reached by means of all three transport links: plane, car and boat). But ever since a local airline started offering direct flights to the region, it brought... »

4 of My Favorite Municipalities Can Be Found in Ilocos Norte, Philippines

4 of My Favorite Municipalities Can Be Found in Ilocos Norte, Philippines

I haven’t been able to travel around the whole of Ilocos Norte last year. But when I had the opportunity to see a few of its municipalities (got to see 4 out of 21), I fell completely in love with what the province offered me. So with that in mind, let me take you to some of my favorite towns on this side of the Philippines. You’ll never know — you might just get smitten the same... »

What’s in My Rucksack? A Filipina Backpackers Travel Essentials

What’s in My Rucksack? A Filipina Backpackers Travel Essentials

Have you ever experienced going away on a trip and then realizing that you’ve forgotten to pack your camera charger? What a bummer, right? As a Filipina traveler who’ve been in and out of the Philippines, I’ve always made sure to create a check list of the usual essentials that I need to travel with. Below are just some of my must-haves whenever I’m on the go. My cameras How else will you be able ... »

Why Ilocos Has Two of the Most Culturally Rich Provinces in the Philippines

Why Ilocos Has Two of the Most Culturally Rich Provinces in the Philippines

Ilocos has got to be one of my favorite destinations in my homeland. Other than the cultural experience, I’ve also found some of the loveliest sceneries and waterscapes from this side of my country. Furthermore, the region also boasts of two noteworthy provinces: Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur — both of which offer some of the best tourist attractions in the country. What’s in-store for you in ... »

7 Refreshing Tourist Sites When Visiting Baguio City, Philippines

7 Refreshing Tourist Sites When Visiting Baguio City, Philippines

The Philippines may be a tropical country. But it also boasts of several cities that have cool climates that can be comparable to wintery temperatures of Hong Kong or South Korea — and one of those would be Baguio City, Benguet. The Summer Capital of the Philippines or the City of Pines is located 1,600 meters above sea level. The subtropical highland climate of Baguio City is known for a lo... »

4 Eye-catching sites that you can explore in Puerto Princesa in just 4 hours

4 Eye-catching sites that you can explore in Puerto Princesa in just 4 hours

Puerto Princesa has been recognized as the Eco-Tourism Center of the Philippines (an independent city within Palawan). Most tourists flock to this part of the country just to visit the famous Underground River (also known as the Subterranean River National Park). Aside from that, Puerto Princesa also boasts of several more sensational sites such as the Crocodile Farm, Mitra’s Farm, Baker’s Hill an... »

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