December 31, 2009
My recount of 2009's travels continues (read part 1 here). My wanderlust have taken me to see more waterfalls, rock formations, heritage sites, and caves.
10:49 AM to Read ( Words)
A year is wrapping up and another one is about to begin. Join me in revisiting the places that made 2009 a year to remember: from stormy coastal scenes to waterfalls, from hidden coves to architectural treasures.
December 24, 2009
December 18, 2009
muted colors of dawn
While the rest are still in dreamland (and some others just about to hit the sack), we are already up and about, wandering the resort grounds at 3 in the morning. I am not really sure how much sleep I got but I was pretty desperate to find a "sunrise POV".
December 15, 2009
sunset as seen from inside a cave in Igang
Imagine this: a great cavern, facing the sunset, a few steps from your villa. Its cool crystal clear waters soothing your tired and sunburnt body after a day of island hopping.
December 10, 2009
churches heritage iloilo molo
5:09 PM to Read ( Words)
church facade at sunset
In front of Molo's plaza stands an architectural gem whose red spires tower over the Iloilo skyline. The spires, one of the symbols associated with Iloilo, are so distinctive you can even spot them from the nearby island of Guimaras on a clear day.
December 7, 2009
morning dip in Villa Igang
Scenic rocky coves, caves, a small lake, different species of mangroves, and rich marine life: these are just some of the charms that leave one enthralled in Villa Igang. Tucked in a rocky cove in the town of Nueva Valencia, Villa Igang is the perfect secluded place for a quiet getaway.
December 4, 2009
cagbalete featured pacific quezon seair
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Insider's Guide (Nature Unfurled) pp 66-67 spread
My photo of Cagbalete's unique low tide scenery joins other photos from unspoilt destinations in Seair InFlight magazine's Insider Guide (Nature Unfurled) for its Dec 2009 - Jan 2010 issue. (Seen on the same spread as my friend Eric's Turtle Sanctuary photo)
December 3, 2009
churches heritage iloilo miagao
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Miagao's barouque church
The Miagao Church, with it coral stone walls glowing in the early morning sun, still looks grand even with the scaffolding. This impressive 212 year old architectural treasure, constructed in 1786 and finished in 1797, has every right to be considering that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Baroque Churches of the Philippines).
December 1, 2009
a sandbar in Igang in Guimaras
I managed to squeeze in, before the rush of the holidays, a trip to Iloilo and the island province of Guimaras last weekend. My wife, together with two of our friends, flew in from Davao while I took the first flight from Manila. I was excited to plant my feet again on my father's home province after more than 2 decades.
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