6 Best Treks in Nepal

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trekking in Nepal is the dream of every trekker, indeed, Nepal never disappoints its visitors. It is possible in every season as it offers a unique landscape, geography, climate, and is blessed with a diverse range of flora and fauna. 

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Sun Setting at Bonbon Beach Romblon

Bonbon beach sandbar aerial view
Bonbon beach sandbar aerial view

There is no shortage of spectacular beaches in Romblon. While “good beaches” vary to taste on a personal level, for me the qualifications comes down to the sand quality, the surrounding environment, the waters and awe factor. Strip off any establishments or fancy gimmicks, it always comes down to the bare nature of it all. That’s why I’m loving Bonbon Beach (sometimes spelled as Bon Bon) in Romblon. About 5km from Romblon Island, Poblacion. Privately owned, but open to the public. Stretches of gorgeous coastal white sand beaches leading up to a panoramic sandbar. Oh boy I envy Romblon for having this.

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Photo Essay: Biniray Festival Street Dance 2020

A young performer for the Biniray Festival
A young performer for the Biniray Festival

The day following the Tonton ng Sto Niño de Romblon, the Biniray Festival continues with a street dance parade. The festival re-enacts how the Señor Sto Niño was attempted to be taken away from Romblon Island en route to Madrid but was averted by storms. Only the image to be returned back to its place. A colorful parade of atis, similar to Ati-atihan adds color to the revelry. This time each baranggay trying to best each other in costume and performance.

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Tonton ng Sto Niño de Romblon: Opening the Biniray Festival in Romblon

The Tonton ng Sto Niño de Romblon
The Tonton ng Sto Niño de Romblon

The idyll coastal poblacion in Romblon Island, Romblon becomes festive beginning the 2nd Friday of January as revelers flock at the 400-year old St Joseph Cathedral. Devotees gather in front of the church to observe the spiritual practice of the Tonton ng Sto Niño de Romblon. The Tonton, a Romblomanon word meaning to lower the image of the Sto Niño down the pedestal. This practice usher’s the official opening of Biniray Festival which last for a week.

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5 Amazing Cities In India You Can’t Give A Miss

Rishikesh Sunset
Rishikesh Sunset

Are you planning your first trip ever to India? What comes to your mind when you think of India? Probably the majestic Himalayas, saints wrapped in saffron, cheerful people, lots of colours, spicy indian food, and not to forget the world famous indian ‘chai’. And yes, what’s India without its Yoga? India has often been associated with spirituality and meditation, and yoga originated in India.

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2020 NAVI Journal: Navigate Your Life

Ironwulf spread at the 2020 Navi Journal
Ironwulf spread at the 2020 Navi Journal

Are you a journal kind of person? If you are, I know it’s that time of the year again to decide that much significant journal that will be your companion for another year. With a slew of choices out there, especially from the stamp-collecting cafe-kind of journals, this is a serious dilemma I may say. Let me give you a harder (or easier) time by presenting the 2020 NAVI Journal, from the makers of the popular Belle de Jour Power Planner. A journal geared towards the adventurous souls looking to help steer their lives into whichever goal they want to achieve. And we’re giving away a couple of this for the FB and IG followers. Check out the details and mechanics below.

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Gunung Mulu National Park: Deer Cave, 2nd Largest Cave Chamber in the World

Entering the massive Deer Cave
Entering the massive Deer Cave

Just adjacent to Lang Cave is Deer Cave. Used to be the largest cave passage in the world before Hang Dong Soon in Vietnam was discovered in 2009. Though facts are still being disputed at this time, Deer Cave is still ostentatious due to its massive size. Deer Cave extends 2 kilometers in length. The southern passage rises 125 meters high passage and has a width of 169 meters. The partially lit entrance chamber is 146 meters high. Capacious enough for 40 Boeing 747 aircraft to fit in. Just the thought of it is mind-blowing enough.

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