2011: The Year That Was

And here goes my year summarized in photos taken from all over the Philippines. I have thus proven that once bitten by the travel bug, one can never go back. Thanks to all the friends I met online at first, on the road eventually. I hope 2012 has a lot more in store for me and my itchy feet. 🙂 Cheers!

Twin lakes Danao and Balinsasayaw: A Cheap Organic Meal and the Deafening Silence


The trek was long and winding, 13.5 kilometers from the national highway to be exact. The road was a rocky horror and the rain was starting to pour. The air was cold and inviting and the flora wild and varied. We hired a motorcycle for the butt-numbing long ascent and anticipated exhaustion. An hour later, after countless stops for photo breaks, we reached the twin lakes office and registration area adjacent to Lake Kabalin-an, where tree reflections intentionally distract you from the seemingly emerging creatures in the water. And with the imagination kicking in, the small body of water appears eerily reminiscent of Loch Ness where Nessie could devour the most unsuspecting stranger. Entrance fee is 10 pesos per person.

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