There is more to Siargao than surfing. But who can resist its fabled waves? So we do island hopping, swimming with jellyfish, spelunking, kayaking, cliff diving and surfing when we visit Siargao islands.
Siargao is the ultimate place to be for surfers visiting the Philippines. It’s extremely good waves can get any enthusiast stoked.
Beyond its surfing spots, more natural wonders await for visitors to discover and enjoy – from secret coves and lagoons to still lakes and natural pools to pristine white sand beaches that are never crowded. These hidden gems make non-surfers enjoy the Siargao islands, too.
Enjoy Siargao islands!
Photos courtesy of my travel buddies (Ely, Gin, Joann).
There is a kind of beauty that is too pronounced, that when you see it you can’t help but take a second look. But there is also a kind of beauty that is unassuming, yet powerful in its simplicity. For me, such is the beauty of fall. It urges you to notice not by its overwhelming beauty, but by its quiet charm.
Happy weekend, everyone!
photo: from top left to bottom left taken at Bulusan Lake, Sorsogon; bottom right captured at Tiwi, Albay
What is it with first-time experiences that make them hold a special place in our memory?
When I think of my travels and the places I’ve been to, the first things that come to my mind are the experiences I never had before until I visited the place.
For instance, when I think of Caramoan, it’s not the second or third visit I remember the most, but the first. Not that the second and third visits were terrible. In fact, they had been as fun and as memorable as the first.
But if someone would show me a picture of Caramoan, and ask me what comes to my mind, I’d immediately say my first time.
Caramoan was the destination I chose for my first ever travel since I started working. It wasn’t a solo trip, because I recalled inviting my college friends for this trip and most of them had enthusiastically responded to it. I was glad (and still am) that they did not just say yes but also took the initiative to do their part in making the trip possible.
So off we went and made memories together as friends and as individuals with shared interest for traveling. For the first time.
Travel wasn’t visible in my goal map until I made this trip with college friends three years ago. I am so glad I did. And as long as I find it true, I’ll keep remembering how special this trip was.
Counting our blessings each day is one way to cultivate the attitude of gratitude. And a simple way to do it is to keep a journal of gratitude. So here I am compiling some photos that would remind me, that no matter how some days can be awful, there is still something good that we can find in it and be thankful for, like a fantastic weather.
Although Thanksgiving is celebrated in the US, being grateful for the things and people that make our life beautiful is a universal thing. So happy Thanksgiving Day, my friends!
more pictures of Mt. Mayon captured from the field in front of our house here