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Sarangani, Davao Occidental: Hiking Balut Volcano

Posted on August 26, 2014

Hike across the forests of Balut Volcano in Sarangani, Davao Occidental Like exotic fruits ripe for the picking, the town of Sarangani  (not to be confused with nearby Sarangani province) hangs off the southern tip of mainland Davao Occidental, the country’s newest province created only last year. The municipality is composed of two big islands called Balut and Sarangani. Boarding the wooden-hulled ferry from General Santos City, the overnight journey to these remote islands can be an adventure in itself,Read More

Perak, Malaysia: Lost World of Tambun Theme Park, Hotel & Spa [SP]

Posted on December 2, 2013

Jumping off the 65-foot high platform of the Needle of Tambun! Whether it’s relaxation, excitement or thrill, there’s something for everyone at Lost World of Tambun, an integrated resort located at Ipoh in Perak, Malaysia. Designed like a lost civilization (something like Egypt meets the Mayans), the scenic resort combines a theme park, hotel and hot springs resort, all cradled within the Jurassic karst mountains of the tin mining valley. Watch the daily tiger feeding shows at Tiger Valley  UponRead More

Kidapawan, North Cotabato – The City of Highland Springs

Posted on June 28, 2012

A refreshing dip at Agko Mahomanoy Mountain Resort on the slopes of Mt. Apo in Kidapawan City After spending the night in the Islamic City of Marawi, I headed south – via Cotabato City – to Kidapawan City in North Cotabato, traveling overland for around seven hours. The city gets its name from the Manobo words tida which means “spring”, and pawan meaning “highland”. Located between the cities of Davao and Cotabato, it sits on the fertile shoulders of Mt.Read More

Surfboards, Onsens & Dugongs: Down Davao’s Roads Less Travelled

Posted on February 8, 2011

Matigsalug tribeswomen sell handicrafts at Davao City When typhoons lash out across Luzon and Visayas during the rainy season, sunnier weather favors the greater part of Mindanao. Thanks to its geographical location, the massive island offers a great escape not only from antagonistic weather but also, for the intrepid backpacker, from tourist crowds. Vast and verdant, Davao City – one of the largest cities in the world by land area – offers fascinating spots of its own like the PhilippineRead More

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