rafflesia

Lojing Highlands, Kelantan: Jungle Trekking for Rafflesia, the World’s Biggest Flower! [SP]

Posted on June 23, 2012

Rafflesia in the flesh at Lojing Highlands, Kelantan! A closer look at Rafflesia kerrii, second largest in the genus Driving an hour north of the popular hill resort of Cameron Highlands, our full-day adventure started as soon as our 4X4 Land Rover detoured to a bumpy dirt track that lead to our jump-off point to a quick jungle trek to find the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, which I’ve been trying to see for years.  The forests ofRead 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

Sibalom Natural Park: A Rafflesia Refuge

Posted on February 5, 2011

Mt. Porras – the central feature of Sibalom Natural Park Like a kitchen sponge, Mt. Porras drank up the passing rain as we ascended its flanks to find southern Antique’s famous but uncanny inhabitant. Declared a protected area in 2000, Sibalom Natural Park in Panay Island is a lush watershed that harbors unique species of plants and animals. Despite being rather immobile, our target proved to be highly elusive. Having negotiated rivers and steep forest slopes, we finally found oneRead More

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