Sri Racha Tiger Zoo in Thailand: #BeyondPhilippines
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Sri Racha Tiger Zoo is located at 341 Moo 3, Nong Kham, Sri Racha, Chonburi — an approximately 30 minute drive from Pattaya. Sri Racha Tiger Zoo in Pattaya, Thailand Sri Racha Tiger Zoo is one of the most outstanding … Read More

Cinemalaya 2015: 10 Short Films You Need to See This Year!
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Our most-awaited and most celebrated annual independent film festival is here! Cinemalaya 2015 is set to be held on August 7-15, 2015 at the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) in Pasay City. The entries will also be available in … Read More

Philippine Airlines Launches New Flights to Port Moresby and Auckland via Cairns
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Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, will launch flights from Manila to new destinations: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) this October 2015 and Auckland (New Zealand) via Cairns (Australia) on December 2015 – as part of the expansion of its … Read More

Tarak Ridge: Itinerary and Budget for Mt. Mariveles Climb
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Itinerary update as of May 31, 2015. Mt. Mariveles 1130+ MASL, Major Climb Difficulty: 4/9 Trail Class: 3 Things to Consider in Planning: * Expertise/Climb Experience of Joiners * Weather Make sure to consider these things since Mt. Mariveles is … Read More

Here’s How to Start Travel Hacking: Travel For Less Even in First Class
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Stop rubbing your eyes, because this isn’t a fantasy mid-summer night tale being told. At some point in life, we have desired to fly like the business honchos and celebrities. There is an innate devilish and very sinful desire of … Read More

Flora and Other Random Shots in Tarak
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Sharing some random shots in our most recent climb in Tarak Ridge… Our recent climb to Tarak Ridge in Mariveles, Bataan could be considered as one of my favorites. Its trail and campsite are one of our favorites and could … Read More

Papaya River – Mt. Tarak, Mariveles Bataan
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Papaya River is one of the campsites and the ONLY WATERSOURCE in Tarak (Mt. Mariveles).And to answer the FAQ – no, you would not see even a single papaya tree around. Papaya River is multi-layered. Knowing that it is the … Read More

Tarak Ridge: The Long Journey to the Summit of Mt. Mariveles (Part2)
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Surprisingly, everyone was wide awake and prepared at 1:30 AM – one proof how everybody badly wanted to witness the sunrise at the summit. After making sure that everyone was equipped with their own headlamps or flashlights, we started our … Read More

Tarak Ridge: The Long Journey to the Summit of Mt. Mariveles (Part1)
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Last summer, our group had another major climb; this time, in Mariveles, Bataan. Tarak Ridge has been popular to climbers as “Tarak Ridge – Mahabang Lakaran”. I never fully understood why Tarak is being labeled as such until last month. … Read More