Surrounded by a vast expanse of lahar-filled valleys, boulders the size of cars, and inhabited by a number of local Aeta tribes people, Mt. Pinatubo offers a breathtaking view of a hidden lake inside its crater – definitely an enchanting reward for intrepid explorers and trekkers…Read More
Visiting Banaue is a rewarding experience because of their rich and well-preserved culture. You can still witness the undying ethnicity thru their way of life and traditions. Their religion, spoken language and clothing are all unique in their very different perspectives…Read More
Sagada is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Philippines especially for those who love trekking, spelunking, rappelling, and rock climbing. Its mountainous regions are perfect for these kinds of activities, but this is not all that Sagada has to offer…Read More
El Nido is renowned for its towering limestone cliffs which are inhabited by the swiflets, a kind of bird that lives in caves with the ability to navigate in total darkness. Their nests are entirely built with their saliva, which is used as a main ingredient for the famous Chinese delicacy, Bird’s nest soup. These nests are being sold for approximately US$ 3,000 per kilogram.Read More
Coron has a lot to offer the tourist, including white sandy beaches, limestone formations, coral gardens, sheltered lakes, coves and the Maquinit Hot Springs, Japanese naval wrecks from World War II, to name a few. Because of these attractions, Coron has transformed to be an underwater haven for avid divers and snorkelers, taking in all the beauty that lays underneath the sea and other majestic sites…Read More
Number 4: Siargao Gamefishing
Game fishing, more popularly known as Deep sea fishing, involves different fishing methods in deep waters, usually at the middle of the ocean in search for big game like different species of tuna, swordfish, wahoo, durado, barracuda, etc.
It was the Valentine’s week and as we almost always do, we decided to go out of town to avoid the Valentine’s day craziness of the metro.
We went around Surigao and Agusan and hopped from one destination to another. We saved the best for last though. The last in our list was game fishing in Siargao! I was anxious the night before. There was a storm in Siargao and we weren’t sure if we could go out fishing the next morning. Our boat captain told us that the waves were enormous. I tried not to keep my hopes high.
The next morning, our captain gave us a GO! Although it was sunny, the water was nevertheless very choppy. It was an amazing boat ride through waves of mammoth proportions. It is hard to envision it here in my photos and even on the videos that I took.
We had to wait 30 minutes in between hits. Some might find it boring. We, on the other hand, almost did not notice the long wait. We caught several big ones. The anticipation and excitement was intoxicating. Man they sure can give a fight!
We caught too much for the two of us so we had one big fish cooked and ate it for our late lunch and sold the rest to the resort owner.
I wish I could have brought a sharp sushi knife, kikoman, ginger, lime and wasabi. I’ll bring them in February. We loved it there so much that we decided to spend valentine’s week again in the island. Hoping to catch more then!!
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…We entered the cave right after we had our lunch and got out at about 10pm. I like this cave exploration for the level of difficulty and the grand and well-preserved cave formations. The locals did a great job in maintaining its natural beauty… Read More