Category: Travels and Places

Casscapades in Batanes- Expenses | Tips

I have been bombarded with requests from my Facebook friends to blog about my expenses and some travel tips. So here it is! I just want to be clear that I am not a fan of backpacking. Aside from the fact that my health won’t permit me to backpack, I also believe that vacations should…


Sabtang Island Itinerary | Casscapades in Batanes

  Third day of my Batanes trip was dedicated for Sabtang Island. The day started pretty rough because I woke up with one of the worst headaches I’ve ever had. There was also an ugly swelling on my right eye that wouldn’t stop from watering.     I figured IĀ got really exhausted from the South…


South Batan Itinerary | Casscapades in Batanes

My awesome tour guide intended the second day which was actually my birthday for the South Batan tour to make my day extra special. He said South Batan is his favorite and I would surely enjoy the trip. Sure enough, I had the best birthday celebration yet! First Stop: Chawa Viewing Deck I cannot even…


North Batan Itinerary | Casscapades in Batanes

North Batan is usually the first-day itinerary if you get a package tour in Batanes. I arrived in this heavenly place around 8am and since I didn’t have any sleep because of my Davao-Manila-Batanes flight schedule, I asked the tour guide if we can begin with the tour after lunch so that I can get…


I Found My Forever In Batanes

I cannot remember how I started to become obsessed with Batanes, but it has always been on my bucket list since time immemorial. When I got extremely sick last June, I thought of death. Then I got horrified with the thought of leaving this Earth without doing most of my dreams. I know it sounds…


Edna’s Filipino Cuisine and Pinoy Pinay Resto in L.A.

So I was cleaning my laptop and came across tons of photos from my U.S. trip last year that I haven’t uploaded yet- and OMG, I realized that I haven’t really blogged about most of my hustles there! So this week, I will try to dedicate some time to write about important events from that…


Going to Siargao How To’s and Tips

I can’t remember just exactly when I started dreaming of going to Siargao. I think it was 2-3 years ago, when a friend told me just how beautiful the place is. I’ve always had a huge fascination of the sea- I love the sound of the waves, the thrill of imagining what could be under…


My WCOPA 2015 Journey (Part 3): Competition Week

I’ve mentioned in my WCOPA 2015 Journey Part 1 blog that we arrived in LA on July 8. The competition week for WCOPA formally started on July 10, so we had the whole day of the 9th and the 10th to rest, stroll nearby Long Beach streets and adjust to the time difference to our…


My WCOPA 2015 Journey (Part 2): The Arrival at LAX and The Westin at Long Beach

In my previous blog, I talked about how I got in to this competition and the highlights. But I also don’t want to miss you out on the small but important things that happened in the competition week. For those who do not know, I am one of the Philippines’ delegates for the WCOPA 2015…


My WCOPA 2015 Journey (Part 1): The Highlights

As of real time, I am writing this blog in my Mom’s New York house. It has been three weeks of total chaos as far as my schedule is concerned (being the organized freak that I am when it comes to my schedule) and I got so used to it that having been idle for…


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