Puray/Panas Falls in Sitio Mabolo Rizal
Renante MinaMonday, November 9, 2015 2 comments

     I felt so bored for that weekend so I messaged sir JP if he is available. Fortunately, he is not busy and I mentioned to him if we can visit the Puray/Panas Falls. I’m always fascinated to witness a waterfalls! Thankfully, he agreed that he will accompany us and serves as our guide. Sir JP always wanted to explore the other part of Puray so when I sent him a message was just the right time to do it! I can’t remember how many times Sir JP and I planned this adventure, we've set it way back 2014 but were not pushed through because of bad weather condition and sometimes he's busy with his travels around the Philippines. Another adventure for me and my loving partner. Yey! I invited also my other friends but they woke up late.. so it's just the three of us.

     We met at Jollibee Commonwealth Market at 6:00AM, after our light breakfast we rode a jeepney going to San Isidro Rizal from the terminal located beside Jollibee Commonwealth Market. The fare is fix 25.00 malayo or malapit the term for that is deretso. I think its less than 1-hour of travel time from Commonwealth Market to San Isidro and it depends on the traffic, then at San Isidro terminal we rode a trike going to Barangay Mascap, and from Mascap we waited a trike designed for off-road but the trike going to Puray were mostly occupied/full. The locals from Mascap adviced us that it’s better to walk and follow the trail beside the river and a lot of locals also leaves in the area going to Puray whom we can ask if ever we lost track. They said that we don't need to worry because they will tell us the way going to the Falls. The river is shallow and not too rough because it didn’t rain for that day. 

     At 7:30AM we started our hike at the cemented road going to the intersection in across elementary school, we turned left to the shortcut and crossed the river for many times and at the right area, the wide rough road where the off-road trike used.

Start of our hike

Golden Mosque in Quiapo Manila
Renante MinaMonday, October 19, 2015 2 comments

     Unexpected walking tour, with tropang bangag organized by Weng of biyaheng Jologs and JC of JekoyExpress, I’ve been in Quiapo for many times but this is my first time to visit the Golden Mosque a place of worship for followers of Islam. 

     Masjid al-Dahab (or The Golden Mosque; Filipino: Moskeng Ginto) is situated in the predominantly Muslim section of the Quiapo district in Manila, Philippines, and is considered the largest mosque in Metro Manila.

     The Golden Mosque acquired its name for its gold-painted dome as well as for its location in Globo de Oro Street. Under the supervision of former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, construction began on August 4, 1976 for the visit of Libya's President Muammar al-Gaddafi, although his visit was cancelled. It now serves many in Manila's Muslim community, and is especially full during Jumuah prayers on a Friday. The mosque can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers.

Camp Sandugo wall climbing at Market Market Taguig City
Renante MinaMonday, September 28, 2015 4 comments

     Five months ago was the time when we visited the ROX, an outdoor boutique in Taguig. She saw a little kid do a wall climbing, she was amazed while watching that little kid, I felt that she wanted to try. After we leave the area she mentioned to me that wall climbing is one of her bucketlist and said that she want to try that soon and asked me to promise her that it will be my treat. Hmmm, demanding na partner, hehehe joke lang.

      Our monthsary is already near, I want to surprise her and I've been thinking long what’s the best activity we can do aside from travel and hiking. Fortunately, she mentioned again about wall climbing so I got an idea to surprise her with that kind of activity. Perfect for rainy season, indoor activity--safe and also extreme!

     I deceived her that we will jog in BGC Taguig and so she wore her jogging outfit, honestly I don’t have any idea if there’s oval or park for runners in BGC, hahaha. When we arrived in Market Market Taguig we went inside the mall and she said ano gagawin natin dito, I didn’t answered her, she was clueless while walking inside, all she knew we will jog around BGC. I already knew Sandugo Camp offers indoor wall climbing in Market Market and it is one of the highest indoor wall climbing in Metro.

Tourist destination of Real Quezon - The Park Pacific Recreation Park, Balagbag Falls and Nonok Falls
Renante MinaMonday, September 7, 2015 10 comments

     It was August 28, 2015 when we first visited Real Quezon which is a long weekend for all of us as we celebrate Ninoy Aquino Day, thanks to him!  We already packed our stuff before weekend but with a little hesitation because of the weather. The typhoon Ineng brought heavy rains, strong gust of winds and hit the northern part of Luzon a week before our most awaited vacation.

     Fortunately the last weekend of August (29 & 30) was good to us; me and my partner had the chance to explore the area. Each adventure and travel is more memorable when we meet new friends and be with some old friends for a quality time. As the saying goes "the more, the merrier". Sad to say, it's just the two of us and no one was able to join us because they had prior commitment. But it’s okay because I’m with her and we got all the time together and consider this trip as our post monthsary celebration. Ayeeeee so sweet! Haha


Isaw Haus - Ortigas Avenue Extension, Taytay, Rizal
Renante MinaThursday, August 13, 2015 1 comments

     I have a friend who invited me two years ago to have "food trip" in one of the popular resto in Taytay yet I can't barely recall the restaurant's name. My wife to be once mentioned this good restaurant somewhere also in Taytay because of its affordability and tasty food they served to the customers. It's almost lunch time when we get there with her family after our traditional massage  "hilot" at Binangonan Rizal.

Kubo(hut) minimum of 5pax