No, it’s not too late to post about my Batanes Trip.

Going to Batanes has always been a dream since the time I first saw the music video of Tara Na! Biyahe Tayo! (by Various Artists— HA!). This song really molded my travel goals. Revival please!! Like most of my trips, I impulsively booked this flight on a lazy idle afternoon made possible by another seat sale and my credit card points. I’m glad I did as Batanes was indeed, as they say… breathtaking. And no, it’s not too late to post about my Batanes Trip even if it’s just random ramblings and utter nonsense. :p

Sabtang Island
Batanes is known for its spectacular views so make sure to bring your cameras.

The two hour airplane ride was a breeze contrary to everyone’s perception. Maliit ang plane, nakakatakot. Di naman! The pilot who was a little too enthusiastic in having us see Banaue Rice Terraces from miles above was rather entertaining. See a very magulo video below.

My friends and I booked our tours ahead but I think it wouldn’t be a problem if you choose not to (except for big parties, I guess). Basically, all tours are the same. They cover Batan North, Sabtang Island & Batan South. In our case, we had different tour guides with very different photography skill levels so pardon if my pictures are mostly from Day 2. HAHA! Speaking for our guides, the iPhone’s Portrait mode is preferred when taking pictures. Maganda nga naman so make sure you bring one. #ThankYouPo #NotSponsored

Cheapest flights with Skyscanner

I may or may not have spent the year traveling almost every other month. Believe it or not, I started 2018 with no flight bookings at all. It just happened. Amiciness had used up all his VLs. 

LWOP (Leave without Pay) or not, I have no regrets. 2018 was a trying year but traveling made it more meaningful. More experiences to learn from, more people to meet and more stories to tell. I had six major travels this year but the most memorable was my recent Singapore trip. Why? Duh. *wink*.

Travel Tips pt. 1

My travels weren’t as smooth-sailing as it appears on my Instagram. I’m not the perfect travel buddy and I’ve had my fair share of palpak moments (especially when I travel solo).  Slowly, like anything, with constant practice, I am learning. This was one of my epiphanies during my recent solo travel in Singapore.  With this, I’d like to share some of my tips I learned over the years for a newbie traveler or an old-fashioned excursionista.

“Bok bok, bitch!” At one of the Crazy Rich Asian shooting locations. 

Chill Trip to Bacolod

Okay, this is a very, VERY late post. Early this year, I went to Bacolod with friends to spend a long weekend there.ย Our plan was simple. We just wanted to stay on the beach, drink and eat! No extreme activity unlike theย last time ๐Ÿ™„.

We went straight to our hotel to spend the night but I took time to take some photos at Bacolod Public Plaza. Why doesn’t Metro Manila have more plazas anymore? I’m so inggit.ย ๐Ÿ˜ช

Bacolod Public Plaza
Traveling on a long weekend is so exhausting because of the traffic and so many people! (Bacolod Public Plaza)