Walking tour in Laoag City Ilocos Norte
Renante MinaFriday, April 10, 2015 1 comments

     I don't have any plan to drop to Ilocos and to explore the area all I want is to ride a bus direct to Claveria Cagayan, to visit my hometown and to attend our grand reunion with my relatives organized by my auntie live in Australia and spent a vacation here in the Philippines, when I went to bus terminal and buy a ticket going to Claveria unfortunately no seats are available direct to Claveria, I already expected that because of Holy week. I intreated to the konduktor if I can sit at the aisle of the bus unfortunately the konduktor explain to me the management they are not allowing passengers to take a sit at the aisle because it is disturbing to other passengers, because the other bus company they allowed center seat during peak season, I asked to the counter if they have still vacant seat going to Laoag fortunately they have but at the backmost part and the bus will leave at 10PM and I grabbed the opportunity, it is better than nothing,

Burot Beach Calatagan Batangas sidetrip Cape Santiago Lighthouse
Renante MinaWednesday, March 25, 2015 3 comments


From Burot Beach with Loves

     In this crazy wonderful world, all we wanted is just have some time alone, get away and escape from the reality of life. Others would perhaps have a good body massage at the spa to relax, some may watch movie with their confidante or it could be a drink ‘til you drop of emperador lights, kwatro kantos or pulang kabayo with the “tropa”. Different doings yet one meaning - Unwind! 

Bulacan Adventure: Mt. Balagbag, Maranat, Lioness Back and Rhino Rock and Pinagrealan Cave
Renante MinaFriday, March 20, 2015 4 comments

Mt. Balagbag

     Meeting time is at Jollibee Tungko by 7AM-8AM.  We’re just 5 in a group; originally, the plan is just the two of us (first adventure together sana) however God is really good why we decided to invite some friends for this trip. Later part, you’ll know why. Hehe.  Yam, Dian and Roma came in just in time. After our breakfast, we started our tour via jeepney from Tungko to Licao-Licao at P28. With full of excitement we ascended around 10AM, luckily there is a jeepney heading to Mt. Balagbag-Mt. Maranat intersection, the driver let us get in, yey! We saved time and energy for almost an hour - free ride it is! Rock, baby rock...

View along the wide trail

SULOng SULU: A school-year-ender collection drive for used school supplies for SULU
Renante MinaTuesday, March 17, 2015 0 comments

     My good friend Ian Limbonis is asking for support for his project so instead of binning your used pencils and pen to trash, think of the kids who'd be happy to use those spare lead and ink.  Read his writeup about his outreach project in Sulu and visit also the other links. - Manong Unyol



As I go along in my trips, i realized travelling is not just a leisure; Although, yes, it starts that way. The more you explore and seek, the more of this earth that you see.. Pollution, Poverty, Violence, etc.- not always a great beach, falls, river, mountain, etc.

Mt. Pulag Akiki trail - Bob Marley to Infinity!
Renante MinaThursday, March 5, 2015 0 comments

     In a world of adventure, aside from running, wall climbing, rappelling, (eating and drinking in between, hehe) mountain hiking is one of those things that I got addicted to since I became single. LOL. What’s with this venture? None whatsoever in particular. All I need is some time alone, fresh air to gasp, escape far away from the metro and above all, I want to be with nature!

     Just to hear the terms “sea of clouds, hanging bridge, pine trees, killer trail, layering and fogs”, I am more than excited to conquer the third highest peak in the Philippines-Mount Pulag in Benguet, I really consider this as first on my bucket list this year and yes, it was last February 20-22, 2015 when I had my “me time” and sniff into my addiction again!

Day 1 – The Tough Me! (02/20/2015)