roam magazine

Time and Tide: Surigao del Norte

Posted on January 5, 2010

The following article is a commissioned feature I wrote for this month’s issue of SMILE, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air. You may browse the magazine online at http://www.cebusmile.com HISTORY, FOLKLORE AND COMMERCE EBB AND FLOW IN THE RICH WATERS OF SURIGAO DEL NORTE. TEXT AND PHOTOS BY EDGAR ALAN ZETA-YAP The water was alive. As the labyrinthine mangroves of Dayasan gave way to the Hinatuan Passage, the currents shift in from all directions, wrestling and wringing out wavesRead More

Farm and Away: Cauayan, Isabela

Posted on September 18, 2009

The following article is a commissioned feature I wrote for this month’s issue of SMILE, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air. You may browse the magazine online at http://www.cebusmile.com LEAVE THE CITY BEHIND AND DISCOVER THE RUSTIC PLEASURES OF CAUAYAN IN ISABELA. TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY EDGAR ALAN ZETA-YAP Even termites can’t tear this house down — they’d go running to the dentist!” Jose Juan Plaza cracks a joke, poking fun at the hardwood posts of his century-old property.Read More

ROAM Issue No. 2: Race Across the Terrace

Posted on July 13, 2009

Swoosh! Another tree branch barely missed my head. It’s been 11 hours since I left Manila, with the last hour’s ride proving to be a branch-dodging, butt-bruising and utterly hair-raising experience not inside but atop a jeepney overloaded with young boys spitting red moma, sacks of fresh greens, and a black native pig kept cool with some large leaves. While we bore the summer’s heat, the wide-eyed swine was comfily bound for slaughter on first class. As the four-wheeled circusRead More

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Welcome to my website! I’m travel writer, photographer and online influencer Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap from the Philippines. Join me as I hike, dive, fly, eat and do pretty much anything in between across 7,641 islands and beyond. Need to reach me? Please write me an email.