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Sagada, Mt. Province Philippines

Follow us on our tour and adventures at the beautiful place of Sagada, Mt. Province.

Cagayan De Oro White Water Rafting

Conquering 21 major rapids at Cagayan De Oro River. A very rewarding experience for a beginner like me!

The Majestic Mayon Volcano

The Mayon Volcano is well-known for its perfect cone shape. Even the thick clouds that cover some part of the volcano won't stop you from getting impressed with its majestic beauty.

Summerscape at CamSur: Wakeboarding

Summer's definitely not over yet. Wakeboarding at CamSur can make your arms and neck really sore but it's all worth the fun and experience! :)

Isla Gigantes Adventure

An unspoiled group of islands in the town of Carles, Iloilo. White sand, pristine water, and beautiful scenery - truly a paradise.

Snorkeling. More fun in the Philippines

With those giant whale sharks swimming in Tan-awan, Oslob sea, snorkeling is indeed more fun in the Philippines!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

I'm A Sunnies Kind of Girl

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Living in the Philippines where it's "sunny all year round" according to Lea Michele of Glee, wearing sunglasses is not just a trend, it is rather fundamental. Being a "night owl" myself, the sunlight can really hurt my eyes when I'm out in the morning so sunglasses have become an essential accessory for me even just for short trips or running for some errands.

I used to be particular on the brand of sunglasses I buy. Though not really the expensive ones like Rayban or Oakley. Maybe the highest price I've bought so far is worth PhP2,000++. However, I saw some vintage and stylish sunnies online and got attracted to them instantly! One particular brand I've been eyeing is Sunnies By Charlie, worn by some celebrities like Laureen Uy and Georgina Wilson.

They're not high-end sunglasses, not made of premium materials I guess, but they're very affordable and fashionable! The fact that they won't hurt my pocket made me think that it's worth trying them out. So I ordered 2 pairs at Zalora, the Hepburn and Brooke sunglasses(shown below). Transaction was smooth and after a week, I received these 2 pairs of Sunnies by Charlie! Retro? You bet! :)

Before ordering, I was completely aware of the risk since I haven't seen and tried the actual products. I only saw pictures from the internet. So possibilities are endless: they might not fit on me, not so durable, different from picture, may easily break, etc. BUT, when I received them, I was so glad that they aren't some cheapo sunglasses at all and they even look chic!


So what do you think of the sunnies I bought from Zalora? Do you want to buy a pair of sunnies, too? Just click on the image below to get started. There are actually a lot of brands of sunglasses at Zalora that you can choose from.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thrilling Side Trip at Ugong Rock Adventures

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Ugong Rock Adventures, Puerto Princesa City Palawan

During our Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour, we had a side trip at Ugong Rock Adventures located at Brgy. Tagabinet. It happened last December 2012 so this is a late post

Ugong Rock is a limestone rock formation where you can do several activities like caving, zip lining, rappelling, or rock climbing. Actually, we did not expect this trip at Ugong Rock but we were thankful we stopped by here on the way to the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR). A great add-on to our PhP1500/pax PPUR tour. 

Among the activities at Ugong Rock Adventures, we tried caving and zip lining. The rates are kind of expensive though and there was nothing much to see or explore on the cave. You just need to climb through it to be able to go zip lining from the top which is about 75 ft. high, which means that caving is compulsory if you want to zip line. But the view at the top is really breathtaking.

Here is a compilation of videos and photos while zip lining:

Ugong Rock Adventures Rates:

Caving - PhP200 Pesos/pax
Zip Line - PhP250 Pesos/pax
Rappelling - PhP200 Pesos/pax
Rock Climbing PhP200 Pesos/pax

Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour Standard Rate: PhP1500/pax

Transportation Service 
Fees & Necessary Permits for PPUR Tour