The heart of Malasimbo

We snugged our sarongs tightly to our chins to somehow ease the chilly mountain wind. Our friend, Santi, fashioned his Thai pants into a bolero to do the same. We were at the gates of the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival waiting for our passes to get...

beach, please!

Every time we travel outside of the Philippines, we always want to check-out the beaches. Locals will brag and hype-up their priced locations and then when we get there--FAIL! Although we always tried being polite and verbally appreciate the beauty of their shores or at...

the tagbanua tribe of coron island

We pulled away from the port and, as if by divine providence, the sky cleared. If not, we would not have risked the visit to the northern part of Coron Island while the clouds beat the crap out of the ocean. But he was too...

coron island tour: the gateway to iraya

Our trike parked in front of the Coron Eco Lodge as we gulped the remains of instant goodness from our coffee-cups and downed the last morsels of scrambled egg sandwiched in hot pan de sal. It was time to take on the waters of Coron in a not-so-perfect...

souvenir cliché

We are beach creatures. We prefer bumming on a sandy shore than climbing a mountain, rappelling down a cliff, storming down the river on a raft or playing rape-the-pond-fairies in god knows what other body of fresh water there is. We crave for the sticky feel of...

sand rimmed bottles: beach partying 101

Imagine staring blank at the horizon as the huge ball of fire dipping slowly into the ocean, then you pop a bottle to signal the start of a long night of fun. Is there a better way to spend the nights of your beach escapade than...

mui ne motorcycle diaries

Previously, on Fliptravels: We were both drifting fast to La-la land when I asked Monette… Ron: We booked a round trip ticket right? Monette: Yeah...

surviving caramoan (episode 2)

To give you an idea on how Caramoan appeals to the international market, watch this primer of Survivor Serbia in 2009. We spent the first day hopping from one island to another, jumping shots after shots, it was a vacation like no other. That's because this...