Batad, Ifugao: Pushing Forward To Tappiya Falls

September 20, 2012 5 comments

Tappiyah Falls of Batad, Ifugao

Biyaherong Barat gladly informs you that the fun doesn’t stop in Batad Rice Terraces, it was only a starter. The Junction-Batad hike was just an perspiring entrée to a main course of an energy-draining, muscle-straining, and fatigue inducing trek served with an extra hot sun scorching right above our heads. But worry not, my friend, our dessert is a sweet treat of absolute rejuvenation that will wipe out the suffering that we endured. Together let’s satisfy our unending hunger for adventure. Let push forward to Tappiya Falls.

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Batad Rice Terraces: A Man-Made Marvel of Ancient Filipino Engineering

September 18, 2012 12 comments

Batad Rice Terraces Ifugao

Banaue is best explored on-foot – not on wheels, not on any mode of transportation, no nothing. Only the soles of your hiking shoes or the rubbers of your fancy flip-flops should set your uncallused feet apart from the face of the earth. Your muscle endurance and heat tolerance will be put to test in an agonizing trek of uphills and downhills through narrow walkways, uneven terrains, and steep slopes, to witness a renown UNESCO World Heritage Site situated at the heart of Cordillera Mountains. Join Biyaherong Barat on a trek to Batad’s Rice Terraces. Read more…

Banaue, Ifugao: The Underrated Ascend To Chappa Falls

September 12, 2012 2 comments

Chappa Falls in Banaue Ifugao

I lazily sat by Sanafe Lodge‘s balcony as I indulge on a warm cup of native brew while my eyes feast on a stunning panoramic view. As my eyeballs gently roll from left to right, the sun shone  deep beneath the mountains and revealed a cascading waterfalls squeezed in between gigantic slopes. “Rest” and “relax” weren’t really part of the itinerary written in my doodle-filled travel notebook, thus, there’s no need to waste time and kick start my Banaue, Ifugao adventure beginning with my ascend to Chappa Falls.

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Sanafe Lodge & Restaurant: Your “Home” In Banaue, Ifugao

September 4, 2012 21 comments

A small section at the veranda for a little privacy

In the mystic mountains of Banaue, Ifugao, travelers from all over the world visit the famous Cordillera town to witness an ingenious ancient engineering marvel. Visitors staying in Banaue seek the cozy ambiance and comfort of a temporary abode touched by the genuine Filipino value of hospitality. No other place in Banaue can offer accommodations of being just a hotel, but even more so as a home, than Sanafe Lodge & Restaurant. Read more…

Calamba, Laguna: 6th Philippine Wakeboard Nationals in REPUBL1C Wakepark

Wakeboarding in Republ1c Wakepark

Wakeboarding has become a fast-growing water sport in the Philippines and continuously attracting more thrill-seekers craving for another shot of adrenaline.  Extreme sports gear manufacturers and wakeboarding organizations promote the sport through competitions held in popular wake parks in the country. Held last August 17-19, 2012 was the 6th Philippine Wakeboard Nationals to introduce the latest extreme sports hub in the Philippines, REPUBL1C Wakepark in Calamba, Laguna. Read more…

Bicol’s Best Beaches & Board Sports

August 11, 2012 3 comments

Bicol being bound by numerous bodies of water offers a unique destination for a contrasting range of travelers seeking the best of both worlds. It is a region naturally engineered to be a peaceful escape and an adventure hub at the same time. Get your board shorts and bikinis ready as we get to know Bicol’s best pristine beaches and and thrill-induced board sports. Read more…

Antipolo City, Rizal: Romantic Dinner Package At Seven Suites Hotel Observatory

Seven Suites Dinner Date package

Who wouldn’t desire a picture perfect date tailor-made to create one unforgettable date that love birds would cherish their entire lives? Imagine a lovely candle-lit dinner date, perhaps, maybe a nice bottle of wine or champagne over an intimate conversation, or simply gaze at the night sky illuminated by glistening stars. Well, imagine no more for Seven Suites Hotel Observatory in Antipolo City promises all of the above in one memorable evening. Read more…