March 12, 2019 Catherine Mendoza 6Comment

5,500 steps? One way or back and forth? The answer is, one way! I know, right?!   Adam’s peak reaches an altitude of over 7,350ft above sea level.  Climbing up Adam’s peak was part of  Chris’s and my itinerary during our 25-day trip to Sri Lanka.   We took the train from Ella,  our previous destination, to Hatton for five5 hours at $4 each, and we were picked up at the Hatton train station by a driver we hired. Hiring a driver costs $40/day.   It was a two-hour drive from Hatton to Adam’s Peak and we had to stop…

November 7, 2018 Catherine Mendoza 25Comment

You probably may have not heard of Duli beach before. Have you?🏖🌊 If you’re heading to El Nido and seems undecided which beach to go, well, here’s my finest recommendation.   Duli beach is one of the most extra ordinary beaches we’ve ever been. It was recommended by a local on our two weeks trip in Palawan. And didn’t dismay!  (more…)

October 15, 2018 Catherine Mendoza 23Comment

Puerto Galera is a big island. If you are travelling there for the first time, and if you want some cosy private time, then this post is for you. Getting there From Buendia, Manila to Batangas Port Take Ceres, DLTB, or Jac Liner bus. One-way fare ranges from PHP167 to PHP187. Travel time is 1.5-2 hours, depending on traffic. Last time we took it, it took us only 1.5 hours—no stopover. (more…)

June 10, 2018 Catherine Mendoza 26Comment

Just three months ago, I was freezing in my room during the winter, so on the last day of March, three weeks before leaving Vietnam. I decided to go on a tour to Nin Bihn, a trip that I had been desiring to do.     Thanks to Chris for helping me sort things out. Before anything else, he had always been there for me. So was my friend Tish. When I saw their photos from their travels, I knew I wanted to go with them! (more…)