The Waters of Surigao

It’s already mid-summer and the heat is already at its peak here in the Philippines. The country, with its more than 7,000 islands, boasts of wonderful beaches. However, this archipelago offers more than spectacular seasides. On our trip to Surigao del Sur, we visited two beautiful spots that can be great to cool off and relax.


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Dumaguete, Siquijor, Cebu

In the last days of May,  we visited three provinces in Visayas – Negros Oriental (Dumaguete City), Siquijor and Cebu. Here are the collection of pictures from the travel. (I am still in the process of adjusting with what is going on in my life so I’m not really in my best disposition.)

First stop was Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental where we had a quick tour of Siliman University.

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I Left My Heart in a Historical City

Unlike my sister, I have not been bitten by the travel bug. I’m the type of person who prefers to stay indoors with my computer, art materials, and sometimes (sadly), books. However, I decided to follow my heart to the Malaysian historic state – Malacca. Learning that the state has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, I became more eager to plan my journey. I needed the added inspiration for me to create more art~

The trip to Malacca is the first time for me to travel to another country and I did it alone. Weeks, no, months before the flight to Kuala Lumpur,  I researched on the places to visit, food to try and sights to see. From TripAdvisor to blogs, I tried to get as much information as I need for the trip. I binge-watched travel hack and traveler do’s and don’ts.

I booked my March flight on January during a seat sale (YES!). And a more than a month before, had my bus tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca and a reservation to a guesthouse.

Despite my colds and cough (and my family’s concern of being quarantined), I entered Kuala Lumpur safely and no set backs. However, though I initially wanted to find a place to for a quick shut eye before my 7AM bus schedule to the historical city, I ended staying up in a food court after the plane landed at 2AM. Good thing, there is a lounge which offers shower services so I can freshen up before the bus ride.

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