Know before you go. 1,338 hectares of visually appetizing mountainous forest park. Home to a total of 89 species of birds, 23 species of mammals, 13 species of amphibians, 13 species of reptiles,(1) and at least 105 Philippine flora endemics. (2) And crystal clear river system. Truly a nature tripper’s paradise. No wonder why Balbalasang, … Continue reading Travel Guide: Balbalasang-Balbalan National Park
From an outcry to a celebration of the town’s creativity and artistry.
In the search for the bush food of Kalinga. Tucked in the north-west mountainous slopes of Kalinga province and bordering Abra and Apayao provinces, lies the humble barangay of Balbalasang in the town of Balbalan. A settlement to the Banao tribe. Right in the green heart of Balbalasang-Balbalan National Park and by the riverbanks of … Continue reading Gastronomic Hike to Balbalasang – Balbalan National Park
Tourism development, where do we draw the line?
Another version of this legend states that the beautiful lady’s name was Lagkunawa.
Just days before the sought after reopening of “one of the best islands in the world” after being on hiatus for the last six months, due to its “smelly problem,” the island will be open to only a few and with a hefty price tag. And party island no more. ©️CNN Philippines Since the island’s … Continue reading The Price of Sustainability: Boracay Will Be Exclusive and Expensive
An Igorot culture appreciation that will never go out of style.
After going on a quest to find the real Banayad Whiskey, it is time to go mixing drinks! Banayad Whiskey is actually lambanog or distilled coconut sap, 40% alcohol or 80 proof per bottle. It got it’s name from a movie scene which made it infamous. Blended to be the “smoothest” or banayad lambanog. And … Continue reading Banayad Cocktail Recipe: Pineapple Coco Whiskey
I found myself walking along C.P. Garcia Avenue in Quezon City one afternoon, looking for a place that no one knows just yet. As per instructions, aka social media, look for a “G” sign on the door then you’ve found the place. Well, I wanted an adventure anyway, so I kept on walking. About 600 … Continue reading The Hunt for “Pagkaing Gubat” in the Metro – Gubat QC
No Joke, Banayad Whiskey is real!