Tag Archive | Iloilo
Mt. Napulak: A Climb of Redemption
Thanks to thorough planning, organization, and preparation (and a little bit of luck), we safely and successfully reached the summits of all the mountains we plan to climb. All except one. That’s the sacred Nipple Rock of Mt. Napulak in Igbaras, Iloilo. It seemed that the first time we tried to reach its sacred pinnacle, […]
Iloilo Business Park: Love Life, Live Big
Cities within cities. That’s what modern townships, or business parks, have become. Not only do they provide jobs and contribute significantly to the region’s economy, they have also become lifestyle centers. As such, townships have become havens for urban adventurers as they explore and experience amazing hotels, shops, restaurants, and other developments—all within a stone’s […]
Dazzling Sandbars of Concepcion: A Place of Postcard-Perfect Paradises
Postcards. That’s how we took our first glimpses of the beauty of the Philippines. Seeing these postcards of beaches, hills, mountains, and islands that adorn our country were our first steps in embracing a lifestyle of travel and adventure. And once again, we had the opportunity to visit another postcard-worthy, summer-perfect destination. This time, we buried […]
Adventure Central: Where Your Passion for Climbing Begins
You are never too young or too old to start climbing. Not strong enough, too weak, insufficient upper body strength, rapid exhaustion—these are just petty excuses. Just think, you had so much fun going up trees, windows, and stuff when you were a kid, right? What you need for inspiration is mainly your willpower and […]
Island Hopping in Islas de Gigantes: Visiting the Sandy Shores of a Summer Paradise
Summer in the Philippines is one of the most anticipated seasons of the year for locals and tourists alike. Who wouldn’t be excited about these bright and sunny months? Sapphire seas, azure and clear skies, swaying palms, and sandy beaches await those who seek bliss, tranquility, and relaxation. Add to those the excitement and joy […]
Exotic Islas de Gigantes: A Teaser for a Well-Deserved Summer Weekend Reward
Life is a beautiful reward. It is not just about working all day and all night, being continuously depressed over a loss or disappointment, being obsessed over perfection, or securing a positive social perception. Life is also about cherishing the company of good friends, family members, and loved ones. It’s about appreciating Mother Nature and […]
Mt. Napulak, A Climb in Stormy Weather
Sweethearts who go adventuring together stay together even in the midst of real and metaphorical storms. In our case, we encountered the former.
The climb to Mt. Napulak last July 27 to 30, 2012 was the first time that sweetie and I adventured together outside the Cebu island. Cebu mountaineers, Sir Ruel, Sir Ronald, Nicolo and Botchok; sweetie’s officemates, Nina and Pam; and the two adventuring sweethearts joined a contingent of mountaineers from Bacolod, Iloilo’s Higher Ground Mountaineers, and Manila to summit the mountain.