EBC Day 1: Lukla to Phakding

When an activity commences (regardless of its kind), all involve are in high spirits. But how can you maintain such energy if that activity will last for 14 days? This is Day 1 of 14 of our Everest Base Camp trek. There are two ways to reach the main jumpoff points of Mount Everest from Kathmandu. One ...

Offbeat Manda Gastro Treats

For someone who's so used to eating in fast-food restaurants and food establishments that are found in malls, there is this longing to always try and taste something new. So when I tried to look for top restaurants in Mandaluyong using the internet, I got frustrated with the results. Most them are located in, where ...

Binondo Food Crawl

I never really was aware that Binondo is such a great place for foodies and for those who are just plain hungry until November 2011, when my new-found friends from the Pinoy Travel Bloggers community invited me to join their food tour. I wasn't able to blog about it. Period. Now that my The Himalayas Project ...

Sabtang Island, Batanes

When we first set foot in Batanes, we really had no idea of what we would do in the province. And since we only have eight days to accomplish everything we could, we needed to come up with some sort of itinerary. We asked around and gathered some leaflets and flyers from travel agencies near our ...

The Joys of a Home in the Sky

"Your Home in the Sky," says the slogan of the country's flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL). Being a budget traveler and because of the extreme difference of the company's airfare against low cost carriers, I have never been on any PAL aircraft since I started flying. So I have long been wondering how does it ...