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A Taste of Authentic Filipino Cuisine : Cabalen Buffet Restaurant | Sm City Bacolod Branch

I plan to a quick visit to Negros Occidental so I  crossed to Bacolod from Iloilo City, just an hour by a fast craft, when I arrived in the port of Bacolod I headed to Silay Cityjust to roaming around to see the Ancestral /Old Houses of the rich family back then, 11 am when I decided to go back to Bacolod to have my lunch, I went to Sm city and look a restaurant that fit my budget, I saw a  buffet Restaurant. The Cabalen Eat all you can, Eat all you want Restaurant, I decided to dine and taste their Authentic Filipino Cuisine "Lutong Bahay". Cabalen in Bacolod is the 18th  branch here in the Philippines opened last November 23, 2015.

The Native Hot Chocolate of Camiña Balay Nga Bato | ILOILO CITY

Camiña Balay Nga Bato is one the old houses in Iloilo City that open for the public last 2010, manage by the 6th generation of their family.


The Simple life with them of people of Brgy. Batad | Banaue, Ifugao

Ifugao is one my bucket list to visit, finally this is it and I’ll do it on a Solo travel for a couple of days, just to experience the life of people of being far away in a crowded and polluted city. The life is different in rural areas compared to urbanize city in the Philippines. I did not stay in Banaue town instead I stayed in Barangay Batad just an hour from the town. I like the way of living of people there, it’s simpler if you want to escaped in the stressful, polluted and traffic Cities like me, then let us visits the place just to embrace the fresh air with a breathtaking view.

List of Cheap Accommodation in BORACAY ISLAND

Boracay Island is located in the northwest tip of Panay Island in Western Visayas, The Island is composed of 3 barangay namely Balabag, Manoc Manoc and Yapak in the municipality of Malay in Aklan Province.

List of Accommodation:
STATION 2

Fat Jimmy;s Boracay
+63 922 8753 088 - +63 925 5744 088
Price range Php 1,800-5,000

Facebook Resort
+63 917 8452 538 - +63 918 7225 599
Price range Php 2,300-2,500





EL Moro Resort
+63 920 9002 897 - +63 932 2858 758
Price range Php 1,500-2,400

Don Salvador Benedicto | Little Baguio of Negros Occidental

The town Don Salvador Benedicto was named after the late Vice Governor Salvador Benedicto he is one who established the Revolutionary Government in Negros Occidental, when the country occupied by a Japanese during World War II.

Coron Island, Palawan | One of the best Island in the world

Coron Island  is located in the northern part of  Palawan and one of the largest Island of Calamian. The Island is part of the Ancestral domain of indigenous Tagbanwa people.

CASA MARIQUIT : Heritage Ancestral House of VP Fernando Lopez Sr. | ILOILO CITY

Casa Mariquit is ancestral house of  former Vice President Fernando Lopez Sr. located in the Jaro Iloilo City just near in Bicocho house. This house build in 200 years ago and one of the oldest heritage houses in the City of "LOVE" Iloilo.

Coron Westown Resort Palawan | Overnight Luxurious Staycation: Coron Island, Palawan

We are about to leave Franciso B. Reyes Airport/ Busuanga Airport, when Skyjet Airline announced that my flight was cancelled. According to them due to technical problem but according to other passengers, the plane that we’re about to use has not yet departed from Basco Batanes. 

How to Get Out and In | Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 : Public Transport for 20 pesos

Commuting from NAIA Terminal 3 is quite easy and cheap compared to Metered Taxi, it's just a little patient needed because of the limited  shuttle bus going out and going in.
The first thing to do is to secure all your belongs before to exit the terminal, you can see the airport loop on the right side of the exit door of the NAIA terminal 3.
The second thing to do is to fall in line, but make sure to ask first the airport loop staff about where the bus going to because there is also a bus going to inter-terminal route, Terminal 1 , Terminal 2, Terminal 4. 


CABALEN BUFFET RESTAURANT is now in Negros Occidental | SOON TO OPEN in Sm City Bacolod

Cabalen Restaurant is serving Filipinos in almost 25 fruitful years across the nation. Cabalen Restaurant started on 1974 at the City of San Fernando in Pampanga as a small Pasalubong Restaurant. And in 1986 they opened the first EAT-ALL-YOU-CAN, EAT-ALL-YOU-WANT with specialties in Filipino Cuisine in Quezon City and expand to more outlets in other malls in Luzon Region.





Iligan City - A Majestic Falls of Maria Christina

Maria Christina is one of Majestic Falls, it is sometimes called the "Twin Falls" as the flow is separated by a rock. When I was in grade school, I always heard this in our lecture in Hekasi and I can't believe that I  witnessed how beautiful  Maria Christina falls is.

A Glimpse of Cape Bojeador Lighthouse | Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Bangui Windmill

Since I’m in Bangui already I told my tricycle driver to drop me off at Windmill View deck. I waited a few minutes for a bus going to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse it is also located in Burgos. The lighthouse is far from the main road, I need to find a habal-habal going to Cape Bojeador, after a few minutes waiting; I found one he offered me a ride to Lighthouse for 200 pesos round trip. I declined because it was overpriced and I don't have enough money to pay 200 pesos again, instead I walked up hill.

I Lose Myself to Find Myself | Metro Manila

When I was a child I always heard the word “MANILA”. I’m curious about it and I promise to myself when I finish my studies I will visit Manila. This is my first time to explore manila from Puerto Princesa continuation of my survival travel, we schedule to depart in Palawan at 12:05pm we delayed about 40 minutes and we leave Puerto Princesa Airport at 12:45pm due to air traffic.

I arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 around 2:10pm I went outside of the terminal and look for shuttle bus going to the  MRT/LRT Station instead of riding on metered taxi. The fare is P20 for a 20 minute ride, we arrived in Mrt/Lrt Station since I plan to stay in Malate I crossed to the other side of the station and ride a jeep going to Mall of Asia and fare P8.

A Solo and Survival Travels turn you to a Fearless Human | Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Traveling is one of the achievements that will not fade and you can bring it until the last of your breath, just face and conquer your fear, lets the life more adventurous and meaningful, today you are a listener and tomorrow be a storyteller.

I prebooked my onward ticket to at least save money. I afraid to leave because of my finances, I don’t have choice but to push through this travel to satisfy myself.




Ilocos Norte | A Rainy Weather with Bangui Windmill

Baguio City

When I was in Baguio I decided to continue the Northern Luzon trip and stayed at Ilocos for another couple days exploring Bangui Windmill, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Calle Crisologo, Bantay Bell Tower, Malacañang of the North, and Paoay Church. I did not visit Kapurpurawan Rock Formation because of huge waves that time.



DIY- Do It Yourself | PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER

Most of the tourist is taking a tour package going to the Underground River that will cost about P1,500 per person for hassle free, but if you are on a budget and adventure seeker there is an option is to DIY or Do It Yourself, it will cost only P700.  The first thing that will secure is the Permit they will not allow anybody to enter  Underground River without those requirements. 

Here’s the step by step guide.



Sabang Puerto Princesa, Palawan: UNDERGROUND RIVER | TRAVEL GUIDE: How To Get There, Where To Stay, Things To Do & Expenses

Nowadays Puerto Ptincesa Underground River are known not only in the Philippines but all over the world. The main entrance of the park is thru a 5 kilometer hike or a short boat ride in sitio sabang.


HOW TO GET THERE
The Van or Bus going to Sabang are located in San Jose Terminal, Ride a jeep with  sign board San Jose Terminl from the terminal take a bus bound to Sabang travel time approximately 2.5 hours and fare is P120 or  van go to Lexus transport, enlist your name for seat reservation and wait for your given schedule. The travel time approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and fare is P140.

Bantayan Island via Estancia, Iloilo

Bantayan Island it is not a place for a shopping or an adventure. This island is all about peace. If you want to have  break in the crowded city, the noise, the pollution and the stress, then come to this peaceful island of Bantayan in Cebu and discover what Living in Paradise.
My friend Dennis and I decided to have  Bantayan Island instead of Isla Gigantes in Carles, we have little idea about getting in Bantayan via Estancia, Iloilo, after our Panay Island visit we headed to Estancia and stay for an overnight because we don’t know if the route is still working with  pump boat crossing to Bantayan Island.
We decided to do it on Monday; we left in our hotel in Iloilo around 8:00 am Sunday to catch the bus bound for Estancia in Tagbak Terminal. Travel time is approximately 3 hours and fare P180 for aircon bus. The bus leaves at 10:00 am and we arrived around 1:00pm. We stay in Pa-on Beach Club for overnight at P550 good for 2 people through an online travel agency. 

TRAVEL GUIDE | BANTAYAN ISLAND : HOW TO GET THERE, WHERE TO STAY, THINGS TO DO & OVERNIGHT EXPENSES

Bantayan Islandis located in thewest of the northern end ofCebu Island. The island is not a place for shopping or adventure, this island all about peace. If you want to escape in thecrowded city, the noise, the pollution, the stress, then visit Bantayan Island and discover what living in the paradise.

Bantayan Island is a very small island with three municipalities which is composed of Bantayan, Santa Fe and Madridejos. This island is not too much crowded it is like the other famous beaches in the Philippines. It becomes more and more popular as a greater number of tourists came from all over the world and witness the hidden charm of the island



Travel Guide : Tibiao Antique - How To Get There, Where To Stay, Things To do & Overnight Expenses

Looking for some fun and adventure over the weekend, you must try to dip in a warm big “KAWA” do relax and enjoy the overlooking view. Tibiao Antique is easily accessible by land from any point in Panay, since it is just a few hours away from travel gateways such as Iloilo, Kalibo and Boracay.

Camiguin Island Adventure

Cumuigin Island is one of my travel wish list back 2013, three months before my travel start last December 2014. I planned to visit this island because of Sunken Cemetery, to taste the original Vandep Pastel and a lot more that Camuigin island can offer to me. I decided to stay for 4 days and 3 nights so that i can relax and have time to explore the beauty of it.


From  Butuan Bus Terminal I  ride Cagayan De Oro Bound Van  around 5:30 am to Balingo-an, Misamis Oriental, travel time about 2 hours . I told the driver to  Drop me off at highway intersection going to Balingo-an Peir I arrived around 7: 30am.  When the van unload, I walk about 100 meters approx and inquire about ferry going to Camiguin. I bought ticket for Bonini Port, Mahinog, Camuigin (fare P145.00 Student & P165.00 regular)

Balay Negrense | Silay City, Negros Occidental

My trip in Negros Occidental will not be complete if I can't visit Silay City. Where all of heritage houses are located there, especially the ancestral house of Victor F. Gaston & family, known as Balay Negrense.


It's about 20 minutes ride from the terminal that located on Mandalagan Street, I wait until the Jeep gets full before leaving the terminal. The fare is only 16 pesos to Silay City and I tell the driver that he will drop me  off at El ideal Restaurant. From there I walk about 5 minutes to Balay Negrense.

A day in the City of Pine | Baguio City, Benguet

Baguio City, is a highly urbanized city located in the province of Benguet in Northern Luzon  island of the Philippines. The city has become the center of business and commerce as well as the center of education in the entire Northern Luzon.

When I'm in General Santos City, my last destination in Mindanao, I was thinking not to pursue my Northern Luzon trip because of insufficient fund. But, when I arrived in Manila I changed my mind. I have decided to pursue with Northern Luzon and said to myself, "Bahala na si Batman". I am thankful I survived for eight days in Northern Luzon.
Nowadays, Baguio City is very accessible to visit from Manila. There's a lot of buses going to Baguio City that leaves every 30 minutes at the travel duration of 6 hours. I chose Victory Liner because one of their terminal at Pasay is near Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

From Pasay Terminal to Baguio City Rate:

Economy
Adult - PHP 450.00
Student - PHP 385.00

From MOA, I went outside to find a je…

Beautiful Place To Remember | Cuyo Island, Palawan

Cuyo is the oldest town in Palawan which has a culture of its own and was preserved for more than 350 years. During the Spanish colonization of the Philippines, Cuyo became the second capital of Palawan from 1873 to 1903. Cuyo island is located between Panay island and Palawan Island.



Bacolod City

There are two ways to visit Bacolod City first the fast craft located Mulley Lonney (an expensive one) the other one via roro in Dumangas (the cheapest one) estimated travel time for fast craft is 45mins to 1hr and for roro is 2hrs. 

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