Camiguin · Philippines · Travel Tales

A Camiguin Day Tour, Part Two: Cold Springs, Old Church Ruins, and the Sunken Cemetery

Parts one and three of my Camiguin Day Tour can be found here: Part One | Part Three In the town of Catarman is the Sto. Niño Cold Spring Resort, which was packed with people on that Saturday morning. I almost didn’t want to join so many people, but the water looked so inviting on that hot afternoon. And… Continue reading A Camiguin Day Tour, Part Two: Cold Springs, Old Church Ruins, and the Sunken Cemetery

Camiguin · Philippines · Travel Tales

A Camiguin Day Tour, Part One: Katibawasan Falls and Mantigue Island

A day tour of Camiguin is much like many day tours of smaller provincial islands in the Philippines: you hop on a jeep or multicab, stop at certain points of interest, and sightsee all day. I went around Guimaras and Siquijor this way. But I was astounded by the many things one can do in Camiguin! For our… Continue reading A Camiguin Day Tour, Part One: Katibawasan Falls and Mantigue Island

Camiguin · Philippines · Travel Tales

The Long Road to Camiguin (and back again)

The Island Born of Fire. I mean really, as far as provincial titles or taglines here in the Philippines go, Camiguin’s is the runaway winner for being the most badass. The title itself conjures images of flowing lava and pyroclastic material, but one look at Camiguin from the approaching ro-ro would reveal something quite different:… Continue reading The Long Road to Camiguin (and back again)