Exploring Taiwan

Yehliu Geopark

Northernmost part of Yehliu Geopark
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall entrance

Amazing view of Taiwan’s skyline from the Elephant Hill



35 Things to do in the Philippines before exploring other countries

1. Go swim with the Whale Sharks in Donsol, Sorsogon and Oslob, Cebu
2. Visit Batanes Islands
3. Climb Mt. Pulag in Benguet
4. Go island hopping in Honda Bay and El Nido in Palawan and explore the Underground River
5. Hike Mt. Pinatubo and see the crater lake
6. Visit Malapascua and Bantayan Island in Cebu
7. Dive and see awesome marine life in Anilao, Batangas


8. Go high! Visit Mountain Province of Sagada
9. Discover Bohol‘s popular spots — Chocolate Hills, Loboc River and white beaches.
10. Try wakeboarding in Camarines Sur and visit Caramoan
11. Go to Pampanga for sisig
12. Visit Camiguin Island
13. Go white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro.

El Nido

14. Visit Davao
15. Take shots of the caves in Tuguegarao
16. Enjoy the whole week in Boracay Island
17. See Mt. Mayon up close
18. Take shots of surfers in La Union or Siargao
19. Climb Mt. Guiting-guiting in Romblon
20. Spend weekend up north. Take a road trip to Ilocos
21. Check out Malate and Old Manila

22. Spend a weekend camping in Anawangin and Capones Island in Zambales
23. Eat freshly-picked strawberries in Strawberry Fields in La Trinidad, Benguet
24. Take a quick trip in Tagaytay
25. Enjoy a food trip in Iloilo City
26. See Hispanic houses in Vigan
27. If you want adventure, climb the mountains in Kibungan and Bakun, Benguet
28. Visit Bacolod City

Boracay Sunset

29. Go snorkeling in Puerto Galera
30. Go caving in Samar
31. Spend the whole week in Balabac Islands in Palawan
32. Go island hopping in Guimaras Island
33. If temperature rises in Manila, spend a weekend in Baguio
34. Chase some waterfalls

  • Malatan-og Falls in Negros Occidental
  • Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna
  • Fedisilian Falls in Sagada
  • Tappiya Falls in Batad Banaue
  • Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig, Surigao del Norte
  • Amandaraga Falls in Samar
  • Tamaraw Falls in Mindoro
  • Tinago Falls in Iligan
  • Alalum Falls in Bukidnon

35. Enjoy the finest sands of Calaguas Island

2013 in Photos

Location: Philippines

Compiling my favorite shots for each month.


Balite Falls, Cavite
Balite Falls, Cavite


Enchanted River by Michael Yap Photography
Enchanted River, Surigao


Callao Cave, Tuguegarao
Callao Cave, Tuguegarao


Nagsasa Cove


La Union
La Union


El Nido, Palawan
El Nido, Palawan


Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei


Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong


Coron, Busuanga
Sunset in La Sirenetta, Coron



Moalboal, Cebu
Moalboal, Cebu


Boracay Island
Boracay Island

Ultimate Travel Bucket List 2014

Ditumabo Falls
Ditumabo Falls
Ditumabo Falls

1. Bataan

Long Exposure Photography maybe.

2. Corregidor Island

Go back in time

3. Calaguas Island, Camarines Norte

White sand beach!

4. Mt. Pulag, Benguet

1st climb: Worst!
2nd climb: hoping I could take photos of the Sea of clouds

5. Potipot Island, Zambales

Boracay Island: 15 years ago

6. Ilocos Norte

I enjoyed Pagudpud beach and Bangui Windmills. There’s so much more…

7. Dumaguete-Apo Island

Snorkeling and Island hopping maybe.

8. Siquijor Island

Enjoy white sand beach and take shots of ‘wish you were here’ stuff

9. Bantayan and Camotes Island, Cebu

Nice place for ‘wish you were here’ posts

10. Oslob, Cebu


11 . Dinagat Island

Island hopping

12. Siargao Island

Surfing again!

Hong Kong: A View from Victoria Peak

Location: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Victoria Peak (太平山) is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. With an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest mountain on the island, but Tai Mo Shan is the highest point in all of Hong Kong. – Wikipedia

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Baler: Dicasalarin Cove on a rainy day

Location: Baler, Aurora

Dicasalarin Cove is a privately-owned, secluded white sand beach located on the foot of Sierra Madre mountain range facing the Pacific Ocean.

Due to a Tropical Depression, we didn’t have a nice weather. The sky was just plain white with little clouds, continuous rain, not a good time for shooting a beach (unless you’re into bad weather photography)

Dicasalarin Cove

Dicasalarin Cove

Dicasalarin Cove

Dicasalarin Cove