I’ve been hooked on the feeling of international exposure and constantly in search of soul-enriching experiences that exhilarate me. Then Taipei happened. It was a dream come true though I wasn’t really planning on visiting this colorful city anytime soon. So fortunate that there was a GetGo seat sale and I have a Korean visa which got me a visa-free entry to Taiwan. I scheduled it on my birthday week and now I am ticking it off my bucket list. Yahoo!
Dry season has started in the Philippines and with that, have you already made up your mind where to escape from the scorching heat of the warmest season of the year? Well, I have few in mind and Elyu made it on the list. I’ll never get tired of driving back to the surfing capital of the north and going on a foodtrip in Urbiztondo. Well, definitely not anytime soon. 🙂
Iloilo City is also known as the City of Love. I didn’t know that until few days before our trip when I was doing my research, which explains why people say that Ilonggos never get angry or mad, and that is why we would often ask the locals if that is true. It’s not. It’s kind of a relief when they admit otherwise, because it’s in nature to feel upset sometimes.
I’m pretty sure that Islas de Gigantes (Islands of Giants) is in every itinerary of travelers bound for Iloilo City. Who would want to miss the opportunity of seeing these islands with pristine white sand beaches, beautiful rock formations, and bounteous types of fresh seafood?
Before this trip materialized, I would often mention ‘Guimaras’ whenever people ask what will be our first destination as soon as we land in Iloilo International Airport. And no, Guimaras is not part of Iloilo but it’s 15 minutes boat away from Ortiz Wharf. Guimaras is popularly known for its Mango as it is the producer of the ‘Sweetest Mango in the World.’