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How to Find Cheap Flights to Batanes

For ordinary people like me, travelling to Batanes is quite painful in the pocket. Since I am from Cebu, the cheaper way for me to go is to book a flight to Manila first before embarking on another flight to Basco. My scheduled flights took place last September 2016 but can you guess when did I book them? ..(sirit??)…December 2015!!!

The long agonizing wait for the trip was quite unbearable at times but I just kept thinking that I made a great deal and the fact that I’m actually going to BatanesΒ should be enough motivation and it’s something I should be thankful for. How much airfare did I pay for the trip? Php 6,718. I know, still expensive but compared to the regular ones which has to be atleast Php 8,000 one way from Cebu to Basco, I made a great deal. How did I do it? I Continue reading “How to Find Cheap Flights to Batanes”

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Batanes: My First Solo Leisure Trip


All I was praying for was for me to go on that dream trip and come back home in one piece. But as generous as God gets, he blessed me with so much more. Going to a familiar place with unfamiliar faces could be quite overwhelming but as they say, you truely experience life outside your comfort zone.

Saturday, September 25, 2016 at 10:40pm, it’s time! With a determined heart but hesitant mind, I put on my backpack and sling bag, grab a taxi and off to the airport. With so many things going on in my mind, I was just praying silently. I know I’m gonna have a great time. I owe this to myself after working hard for so many years, waiting patiently for this chance. Sunday, 1:45am I get on that flight from Cebu to Manila and then 6:00am would be the flight to Basco.


Plane was about to land. From my window seat, I could see the island..devastated yet still amazing. My heart skipped when I saw the rolling hills. On that point, the feeling of fear became excitement.

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Flashback Friday: One Fine Day in Biri Island, Northern Samar



It was a spur of the moment decision but I’d say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.

Sunday morning around 4 years ago, me and my colleague Rachel woke up to a storm over Catarman and it was raining quite heavily. We’ve been eyeing this island for days but looking how bad the weather is, we abandoned the idea and reverted back to our comfy beds. But out of desperation to go out and just see this place, we decided to go.

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