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  • Shoestring Traveller In Kalanggaman Island

    Shoestring Traveller took a drone video of the most beautiful sandbar, Kalanggaman in Palompon, Leyte, Philippines.

  • Canigao Island Hitoog Cave And Karap-Agan Mahayahay Falls A Travel Guide To Matalom Leyte

    When I set my eyes on something, I'll make sure to do everything to get or achieve it. I will only stop if pursuing is really impossible and life-threatening, especially when it comes to travel goals.

    Hence, when I set my course to Matalom, Leyte, my expectation was pretty clear—that before I cross to Canigao Island, I should experience Hitoog Cave and Karap-agan Falls first. That was the only viable option since we had to return to Hilongos early the following day to catch our ferry back to Cebu.

    While I was securing our return ferry tickets, my friends were able to strike a deal with ...

  • Lake Janagdan A Breathtaking Crater Lake Occupying The Caldera Of Mount Janagdan

    On the 2nd day of my Ormoc Summer Adventure in Brgy. Cabintan. I took another limb trekking and climbing going to the breathtaking scenery of Lake Janagdan. The lake completes Ormoc's three lakes. If Lake Danao is the biggest lake in Ormoc. Lake Janagdan is the smallest of the three and is accessible only by foot.

    Since I've got the idea on how to get there because the house of my poster parents is just situated fronting Mt. Janagdan. Thus, I thought to myself that it will be another day of an interesting hike. Lol!

    At exactly 6:00 AM, Dennis (my guide) fetched me in the house where I s ...

  • Kalanggaman Island Home To One Of The Most Beautiful Sandbar In Leyte

    Kalanggaman Island is just one of the Philippines natural riches located in the municipality of Palompon in the province of Leyte. Though the island is geologically positioned in Leyte, it is just one to two hour boat ride from Malapascua Island in Cebu.

    The island has a length of only 753m and is still uninhabited. There are no privately owned resorts in the island so if you're planning to stay overnight, you can rent a tent for P300 per night for 4 persons and P250 per night for 2 persons. To preserve the beauty of the place, the local tourism office only allows maximum of 500 tourists pe ...

  • Kaplag Festival 2017

    Kaplag which means finding in Cebuano, recalls the discovery of the image of Snr. Sto. Nino by Spanish soldier Juan Camus on April 28,1565. He found the image burned inside the nipa hut after Spanish forces set fire to the village.

    Without the Kaplag Festival, there will be no Sinulog. The festival was celebrated more for its history and religious ties due to the commercialization of Cebu City's Sinulog Festival.

    The first Kaplag celebration was held in the late 1990's. Meanwhile, a first festival organized by the vendors of Taboan Public Market on 1994 and will offer discounts for dried ...

  • Conquering The Highest Peak In Region 8 Alto Peak

    On May 5-9, 2017, I was invited by Pocholo Franco, the VP of Tourism council in Ormoc City to explore the hidden gems of Ormoc City. I was on the impression that these are only water escapes. When he sent to me the itineraries, my adventurous spirit was surprised because it was more on mountain climbing/trekking. There are two peaks that I need to conquer with his proposal and those are the Sulpatara Peak and Mt. Aminduen also known as Alto Peak. This peak is known as the tower of the East since it is highest peak not only in the Province of Leyte but in the whole Eastern Visayas Region. This ...