Friday, May 26, 2017

Climbing Mt. Rinjani

I was on the last few days of my trip around Lombok that lasted for a little over two weeks. I was on again and off again about hiking Mt. Rinjani, because I thought that I wasn't prepared enough to do the hike. My experience trekking mountains up to that point were merely day trips to Batangas and one major hike in China. The longest and highest mountain I've been to at the time was Tiger Leaping Gorge (around 2000+++m high) in China, and the only camping experience I had was at Calaguas. The experience in China didn't have camping, I was able to sleep on a bed, use a toilet, have a decent meal and take a shower. Rinjani would be a lot of firsts, the highest mountain and the first time I'd get to camp minus certain comforts. After hearing stories from other travelers and some sweet talking by the travel agent I met, I decided to finally push through with it.




Monday, May 15, 2017

Keeping an Active Lifestyle

Are you diabetic?

Diabetes is a life-changing disease, but in a negative way. It prevents you from doing what you love to the full extent of your abilities, whether it's hiking or traveling, because of this ailment. You have to worry about body pains, restrictions on things you can do and taking medication. It also increases the possibility of getting other diseases. Exercise, eating right and staying active helps, but you'll need all the help you can get to prevent diabetes.




Saturday, May 13, 2017

Food Trip: Must-try Food in Zamboanga City

Zamboanga City, multicultural society in Zamboanga Peninsula, offers a lot to tourist. The colorful tradition that transcends from one generation to another. Its distinct culture which remains visible in their spoken languages, treasured heritages, and growing beliefs. And the delicious gastronomy that gives excitement in each trip.

A journey would not be complete without tasting the local cuisine of the place. Ranging from scrumptious seafood delights to fusion of Hispanic, Asian, and American cuisine, from all-time favorite desserts to traditional ZamboangueƱo, Tausug, Sama Banguingui and Muslim snacks, Zamboanga City is sharing a big contribution in promoting authentic gastronomic cuisines not just in Mindanao but the Philippines as a whole. With that, here are my picks for the must-try foods in "Asia's Latin City."




Friday, May 5, 2017

Discovering the Beauty of Huanglong

It took around 10 hours to get to Jiuzhaigou, may main destination during my trip to Sichuan, China. I checked the weather forecast, and it said it would rain the day after I arrived. So instead of going to the famous Jiuzhaigou Park, I decided to go to Huanglong instead.