Philippines · South Cotabato · Travel Tales

Travel Tales: Lake Sebu, and some thoughts on traveling

I wanted to go to Lake Sebu primarily because of the following poem by Marjorie Evasco: Dreamweavers Marjorie Evasco We are entitled to our own Definitions of the worlds We have in common: Earth  house          (stay) Water well              (carry) Fire stove        … Continue reading Travel Tales: Lake Sebu, and some thoughts on traveling

Philippines · Sorsogon · Travel Tales

Travel Tales: Chasing Fireflies and Whale Sharks in Donsol

I guess I should start this story with the taxi ride on the way to NAIA-3. The driver asked me where I was going. “Legazpi po,” I answered. “Ah,” he said. “Taga-Bicol ka?” “Hindi po,” I said. “Bakasyon lang.” “Saan?” “Donsol po.” He smiled. As he sped and wound his way through Sucat Road (and… Continue reading Travel Tales: Chasing Fireflies and Whale Sharks in Donsol

Philippines · Sorsogon · Travel Tales

A Backpacker’s Guide: Three Days in Donsol, Sorsogon

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of Bicol. It has everything not too far away from where I live– beaches and forests, Spanish-era churches and an Ayala Mall, islands and mountains, very accommodating people, aaand whale sharks. Our EDSA Revolution weekend in Donsol coincided with the submission of my students’ grades, so this post is… Continue reading A Backpacker’s Guide: Three Days in Donsol, Sorsogon