Exploring Calbayog : My First Time to Travel Solo… And What Went Wrong?

 

Exploring Calbayog : My First Time to Travel Solo… And What Went Wrong?

 
 
I remember last 2016 I traveled for the first time in Catbalogan in the Island of Samar where I celebrated my extended birthday extremely — extremely in the sense that I spent three days there — exploring, living and sleeping inside the biggest  cave in the Philippines, the Langon Gobingob Cave. Not only that, I also biked around the town, tried canyoning in Bangon Falls and fell down and got dirty in Lobo Cave and a lot more daring and extreme adventures. (Read this blog so that you’ll know how really extreme my adventures were). Even though I traveled alone to Catbalogan, I didn’t think of it as solo travel because it was an organized and well-prepared activity cared of  trexplore.ph with the safe guidance of Sir Joni Bonifacio. That trip ended up as myself being a joiner of some thrilling adventures. Thus I got to know, meet and socialize with different people from different parts of the Philippines who shared the same sentiment of love for adventures as I did.
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Night Mobile Photography: Seven Picture-Worthy Places in Cebu Captured at Night Plus a Bit of Surprise

Night Mobile Photography: Seven Picture-Worthy Places in Cebu  Captured at Night Plus a Bit of Surprise

 

Did you ever feel frustrated after not getting your ideal photos during night time?
Let’s face it, night shots are always hard to achieve. It’s a dilemma for everyone who wants to capture that perfect snap without getting blurry, grainy or out of focus especially with mobile phones.

With the advent of technology nowadays, mobile phones now are engineered with manual modes or with auto night shots on their camera settings. With the aid of stabilizer, night mobile shots are now perfected to capture the image you desire to take.

The only thing that matters now is to determine the places ideal for night shots here in Cebu. Cebu is now brimming with beautiful places in pictures but most of these photos are usually taken during daytime. How about taking photos at night time?

So here are the night snaps I captured in Cebu using my Huawei P9.

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Sights Seen by a First Time Visitor in Manila Who Never Thought of Seeing Them

Sights Seen by a First Time Visitor in Manila Who Never Thought of Seeing Them

 

Find time to explore around. You’ll never know what adventure may lie ahead. It may be climbing mountains, swimming in beach resorts, visiting museums or strolling around boulevards. Go out, capture scenic moments. Learn and have a meaningful experience. Gather memories and gain knowledge. Trust me, they’re good for the body and soul. – Chasing Potatoes

 

I’ve been to Manila a number of times, but I never got the chance to go places. My routine was answering the demands of work and of sleep. Schedule was always not enough. Then one lucky day, one of my colleagues accidentally booked our flight back to Cebu on a Sunday, so we had an extra non-working day which was Saturday. Horrraaaah! We could explore and roam around the city but we have to dig our own pocket for the expenses, of course.

There are a lot of tourist spots in Metro Manila but these were the only places we visited due to limited time.

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My 100 Days in Mobile Photography and Still Can’t Believe the Outcome of My Photos

My 100 Days in Mobile Photography and Still Can’t Believe the Outcome of My Photos

 

If you have been following me on my blog or other social media accounts, you may have noticed that my photos were mostly produced by DSLR or rather they were  images from my action camera. I have a smartphone, too,  but I was not enticed to  use it  for my travel photography because it was not able to produce photos that reached the level of my standard, the worthy to be uploaded-kind. But everything changed when I got my Huawei P9. Initially, I never believed smartphones could do what DSLR could,  but with the advent of technology and phone application nowadays, smartphones can  now produce good quality photos. Just like Huawei P9 which has a dual camera with superior lens partnered and co-engineered with Leica.  What could be better than this? Right?

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MT. NAUPA : (Updated 2019) Climbing the Almost Perfect Cone of Naga’s Highest Peak

THIS BLOG IS COMPOSED OF :
  1. (Dayhike, Traverse to Brgy. Lanas) Mt. Naupa: Climbing the Almost Perfect Cone of Naga’s Highest Peak
  2. ( Afternoon hike, Backtrail) Chasing Sunset and Witnessing a Little Bit of “Sea of Clouds” in Mt. Naupa 
  3. Camping in Mt. Naupa (2018): Spending the Weekend with Food Adventure in  Naga’s Mountains

 

Mt. Naupa: Climbing the Almost Perfect Cone of Naga’s Highest Peak

        Life lately. . .

       Climbing mountains. . .

       Reasons?

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