Beyond Mount Mago

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Posted by geemiz | Posted in Cebu, My Travel Story | Posted on 20-04-2017

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Reaching the top of Mount Mago or Mago Peak, the group meet tatay Sonny. After exchanging several stories we found our self, following him to his place which he said is only a 30-minute descent from Mago Peak. The rest 6 hours is an adventure of walking on a steep, winding and muddy mountain under a signal 1 Tropical storm warning – yes it was raining.

What to do in Mago Peak

It was holy week. Long good 4 days without work and after completing all holy week rituals what better way to spend it than climb a mountain.

A Guide to Mount Mago: A Boundary Climb

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Posted by geemiz | Posted in Byahe Pilipinas, Cebu | Posted on 01-04-2017

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Have you been to two places at the same time? Of course you have been and in fact many times. But! Have you been in one place for three locations at the same time? Not impossible if you climb Mago Peak, a mountain located within the boundaries of three northern Cebu municipalities namely Carmen, Danao and Tuburan.

Travel Guide to Mago Peak or Mt Mago

Day Hike Travel Guide to Mago Peak or Mt. Mago via Santican, Carmen, Cebu

One of the many beautiful mountains of Cebu that you should try to hike is Mount Mago. An experience you will not forget and regret.

Crossing Border Thailand to Cambodia by Bus for Filipinos

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Posted by geemiz | Posted in Byahe International, Cambodia, Thailand | Posted on 25-03-2017

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Thailand is very much known as the backpacker’s haven in Southeast Asia. Cambodia on the other hand is where you can find the largest religious monument in the world. Since both are just adjacent then why not visit the other country if you are visiting the other. And crossing the border by land is what makes your travel memorable.

Crossing Border Bangkok to Siem Reap

 

Crossing Border Thailand to Cambodia for Filipinos

First things first, since Philippines is part of ASEAN all Philippines Passport Holders is visa free to visit all ASEAN member countries. Visit here visa policies towards Filipino nationals.

Butuan – A History Rich City

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Posted by geemiz | Posted in Agusan del Sur, Byahe Pilipinas | Posted on 18-03-2017

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Butuan is one of Philippines culture rich city. Not known to many it is in Butuan where you can find the remnants of the great Balangay – a plank boat used by our ancestors to travel and trade to other countries. The longest zipline in the Philippines is situated here in Butuan. Magellan first landed in Butuan in 1521 and according to the people the first catholic mass was celebrated here in Butuan. Before I forget you can have a great view of the Philippines third largest River, The Agusan River.

Butuan Travel Guide

Butuan City Travel Guide

 

Vigan to Sagada Route via Tagudin – Cervantes Road

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Posted by geemiz | Posted in Benguet, Byahe Pilipinas, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province | Posted on 11-03-2017

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The beauty when you travel in Northern Luzon is that you can just ride a bus anywhere you wanted to go. People who visit Ilocos always end up visiting the Mountain Province, Ifugao Province, and of course Benguet.

Vigan to Sagada via Tagudin - Cervantes Road

So what are in these provinces?

Mountain Province: Bontoc and Sagada.

Ifugao Province: Banaue

Benguet: Baguio

The Regular Route: Vigan to Sagada via Baguio

  1. From hotel go to Partas Bus Terminal
  2. Vigan City to Baguio bus fare is 334 pesos.
  3. Vigan City to Baguio travel time is 5 to 6 hours.

Side Trip to Gokteik Viaduct

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Posted by geemiz | Posted in Byahe International, Myanmar | Posted on 04-03-2017

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There are so many things to do in Myanmar and on top of the list is visiting the various Hindu temples and structures in the country which vary from city to city. You can go to Bagan for old brick massive temples, Mandalay for white stupas, and Yangon for the highly acclaimed ones.

How to go to Gokteik Viaduct

Being overwhelm of the beautiful temples and stupas is normal and not to be ashamed of. Even I was engulfed of the temples in Myanmar. Good thing, my friend decided that we take a break from temple-hopping and get some fresh air 100km away northeast of Mandalay.

The Rice Terraces of the Philippines

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Posted by geemiz | Posted in Bohol, Byahe Pilipinas, Ifugao | Posted on 25-02-2017

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If you are a Filipino, for sure you are familiar with the rice terraces that are built by our ancestors. The rice terraces is one of the greatest old age engineering structure by our forefathers. As a child it is my dream to visit the Banaue Rice Terraces or in Filipino the Hagdan-hagdang Palayan and I cannot control my happiness when I first set my eyes on the ifugao rice terraces and that is the start for my love of rice terraces.

Rice Terraces of the Philippines

A Visit To Bohol Eskaya Tribe

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Posted by geemiz | Posted in Bohol, Byahe Pilipinas | Posted on 17-02-2017

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Tribu Eskaya is one of the less visited place in Bohol. They are an indigenous group found in the towns of Duero, Guindulman, Sierra Bullones, and Pilar. The tribe has its own distinct culture, literature, and language. The most common settlement of the tribe is located in barangay Taytay, Duero, Bohol.

The Eskaya Tribe of Bohol

 

Bohol Eskaya Tribe

How to Go to Eskaya Tribe

  1. Ride a bus or van to Duero, Bohol.
  2. Duero fare – bus 70.00php and van is 120php.
  3. Stop at Duero Public Market.
  4. 100php habalhabl one way to Eskaya Tribe.

What to Do in Bohol for a Day?

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Posted by geemiz | Posted in Bohol, Byahe Pilipinas | Posted on 11-02-2017

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Bohol is among the must visit province in the Philippines. There are many attractions and things that can only be seen in Bohol. Example the Chocolate Hills which is ones among the Top 7 Wonders of the World and the Tarsier which is the smallest primate in the world. If you are in Cebu for a trip then give Bohol a day in your itinerary.

1 Day in Bohol

 

Bohol 1 Day Travel Guide

 

There are so many things you can do in Bohol. 1 day is not enough to do all of it but 1 day is more than enough for you to enjoy Bohol. Here are travel guide options you can chose for your 1 day Bohol Tour.

10 Must Visit Bagan Temples and Pagodas

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Posted by geemiz | Posted in Myanmar | Posted on 12-01-2017

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Bagan is an ancient city in Myanmar. There are about over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries built between the 11th and 13th centuries in the city. Presently there are over 2200 temples and pagodas still survive.

Must See Bagan Temples

Mode of Transportation to Tour around Bagan

Transportation Number of People Cost
Horse Carriage 3-4 persons 20,000 Kyat or 16USD
Truck 6-8 persons 20,000 Kyat or 16USD
Air conditioned van 6-8 persons 55,000 Kyat or 45 USD
E-bike 2 persons 10,000 Kyat or 8 USD
Bicycle 1 person 1000 – 2000Kyat