Philippines · Surigao del Norte · Travel Tales

A Backpacker’s Guide: Five days in Surigao del Norte

Fellow teachers Edison, Angel, Czhar, Weng, DJ, and I took advantage of our school’s sembreak to set our students’ test papers aside — but just for five days — and go explore more beautiful places here in the Philippines. We also went to cross out some items in our bucket lists: Czhar wanted to surf,… Continue reading A Backpacker’s Guide: Five days in Surigao del Norte

Ilocos Norte · Philippines · Travel Tales

Northern Ilocos Norte: Bangui, Burgos, and Pagudpud

It was only some twelve hours after I arrived home from Palawan, and I was already at the domestic terminal of NAIA for my next summer trip. It also meant seeing the same barkada of colleagues/friends only a few hours after we’d parted ways. It felt like a school day, almost. We were on our… Continue reading Northern Ilocos Norte: Bangui, Burgos, and Pagudpud