Whenever I tell friends who are not from here that I live in Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines, the first sentence out of their mouths is usually something around the lines of, “How do you survive the traffic?” (Answer: I work from home and try not to go anywhere during rush hour). Their second question usually is, “So what can I do there? I’m headed to [insert one of our many beach paradises here] and will be in Manila for a day or two. Well, why not take a tour of the city and learn about what makes a Filipino, Filipino? It isn’t just all adobo and videoke, you know.
So you’re determined to learn to surf and go an adventure (whether it be a solo trip or with your mates) and have chosen La Union as your destination. Now what? Well, depending on how long you plan on staying (and surfing), here’s a list of a few places you can stay, where to surf, what to eat, and what else you can do in good ol’ Elyu!
These 10 surfing essentials for first timers should make packing for your first ever surf trip a little less stressful – this is assuming you’ll be renting a softboard (along with the instructor) at one of the surf shops when you get there, and not be bringing a board with you.
It’s amazing to see how this little town has embraced change for the better, making the Mountain Province town the place for adventure tourism in Cordillera. Here are 5 valuable life lessons I learned from the Igorots of the Sagada:
If you’re planning a trip to to Sagada, but don’t exactly know what to pack, you may want to keep these 10 essentials in mind.
Whenever I find myself escaping the noise of the city for the serene quiet of Tagaytay, these are 6 of my favorite pasalubong items I like to buy for myself, my friends and family.
Yes, I was the “ideal color”, but I wasn’t happy. I felt like I looked pasty and sickly. I tried to get some color on me. I really did. But everytime I’d lie out on the beach to brown up, I just ended up turning lobster red one day and sunburned the next – no matter how much sunblock I’d slather on. I just couldn’t understand it. “Is this the effect of having used too many whitening products?” I thought to myself. I had almost given up all hope of ever being golden until a trip to Cancún a few years back where a friend of mine taught me her secret for bronzing up and staying that way – no matter what the weather.