Stalking Jesus: Via Dolorosa, Old City, Jerusalem

Years of repetition and habit made me get used to the concept of Jesus as just that – a concept, backed by deep faith that needs no proof. True, at some points in my life I did question His existence, especially in light of all Read More …

Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines (An AcrossCities FAQ Series)   NACPAN BEACH, EL NIDO TRAVEL GUIDE CONTENTS SUMMARY (1) Where is Nacpan Beach? (2) Why Should I Go? (3) How do I go to Nacpan Beach? (4) Where do I Stay in Nacpan (or Calitang) Read More …

Top Things to do in Tokyo

Four Days in Tokyo Just Isn’t Enough. It absolutely broke my heart that I had to give up Kyoto because of my shortened vacation leave (work reasons), but when it came down to choosing between Kyoto and Tokyo for a first-time travel in Japan, I Read More …

Bacolod Travel Guide

The capital of Negros Occidental and nicknamed the city of smiles, Bacolod is the perfect trip to have when: (1) there is a seat sale; (2) you need a really quick getaway, if possible without having to take a leave; and / or (3) your Read More …

Overnight Camping Trip in Kalanggaman Island, Palompon, Leyte

Overnight Camping Trip in Kalanggaman Island, Palompon, Leyte It’s hard to believe that the temperature on the morning of the 18th of April was “just” 32 degrees Celsius seeing how the exposed part of my feet was toasted deep, deep brown by the time the van Read More …

Kahuna Resort & Spa [San Juan, La Union, Philippines]

The ideal vacation for me is at least 4 days / 3 nights, but life doesn’t always give you the ideal, so sometimes you gotta accept a one-nighter. This works great if you just need a breather, a change of scene, and you have either Read More …

Kanla-ob – Kawasan Canyoneering in Cebu (Travel Guide)

“Tatalon na ‘yan! Tatalon na ‘yan!” “One, two, three!” “You can do it!” “May flight pa tayo mamaya dalian mo!” A cacophony of cheers and yells rang in my ear – both from my friends who have all successfully jumped the 15-20ft dive and were Read More …

Petra: A City Lost and Rediscovered (Part 1)

We woke up early, intent on beating the crowd to Petra, Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction. We were billeted in a hotel in the nearest town to Petra, Wadi Musa – a “mere” 30-minute walk, but we chose to go for a cab, saving our Read More …