Low-cost Fun in Melbourne, Australia

Cruise Boats on the Yarra River, Melbourne Australia by Rexness, on Flickr

Melbourne is one of Australia’s most vibrant cities and this vast metropolis has a lot to offer people from all walks of life. Flights to Melbourne are easy to acquire and are affordably priced to cater to individuals who are going to visit the said city for leisure or business purposes. Although the cost of living in this city is notoriously expensive, Melbourne features a number of free attractions and with a little research and forward planning having fun in this exciting city can be reasonably affordable.

Iligan City | Refreshed at Timoga Cold Springs and Side-trip at the Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House

The natural flowing pools at Sitio Timoga, Iligan City

Mid-day in Iligan City. The sun was blaring, the wind feels humid and after walking around the city streets to chase the Dyandi festival performers, it was a day begging for some nice cool dip. I guess the people at Iligan Bloggers Society (IBS) had foresight of what participants want for that day as we were scheduled to visit the Timoga Cold Springs in Buru-un. Iliganons seem so enthusiastic whenever I mention we’re going there. They said it’s a place of “flowing swimming pools”.

Exotic Flavours of Enfidha


I am a travel blogger now but my previous career was as a food critic and I’ve tried to merge my two loves into a life. So when I was given the opportunity to travel to Tunisia, I really didn’t want to write a fluff piece on comparing flights to Palermo (just off of both Tunisia and Italy) versus flights to Enfidha (although I started to consider it because the costs are vastly different), I decided rather to do a little recon on how authentic the food was at the resort I was staying and whether tourists were adopting the local food and using the flavours to spice up their lives.

RAVE Pasig Rainforest Adventure Experience Park

The amphitheater at RAVE of Pasig

It’s funny sometimes that destinations within the neighbourhood can be off our radar I guess it’s the same case with the locals in the provinces. We admire places and their attractions, however for them, they rub it off as they see them everyday. Same case here in Pasig where I live, I never thought our RAVE Pasig Rainforest Park has been getting a lot of interest from the city folks especially this summer vacation.

Bontoc | Discovering Maligcong Rice Terraces and a Wonderful Homestay

The Maligcong Rice Terraces during the pre-planting season

This is where I bid goodbye to my friends Erick and Rocel. Coming from Kalinga. We headed back to Bontoc since the couple would be travelling back to Manila via Baguio. I, on the other hand would be staying in Bontoc to do further exploration. I got used to Bontoc mostly as a transit point to either Sagada, Kalinga or Banaue, but there’s this little upland town called Maligcong that’s only 30 minutes away from Bontoc that captured my curiosity. I heard of equally impressive rice terraces, scenic mountain hikes and cool clime.