Posts by Daryll Saclag

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aaaTHE province of Kalinga sits high atop the mountains of Cordillera in the north of Luzon. From Manila, you can go by car, which will take you half a day, or by plane to Tuguegarao in the neighboring province of Cagayan. And from there you are just an hour drive away. Sounds quite a journey, doesn’t it? But tourists, locals and foreigners alike, have been flocking to Kalinga in recent years with one goal in mind: to experience this culture among the clouds. Once known as a land rife with tribal wars, Kalinga is slowly transforming itself...

October 25, 2017
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aaa“Why are you going to Egypt?” “Don’t go there! It’s not safe.” “Why don’t you just visit some other country instead?” These were just some of the reactions – skeptical at best, discouraging at worst – that I received when I told my family and friends that I would be travelling to Egypt. Those who know me well, however, knew that there was nothing they could do to prevent me from visiting the country and that my fascination with Egypt is greater than my fear. This obsession, as a matter of fact, started at a ver...

October 16, 2017
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Have you ever wondered how heaven would look like if it really did exist? Would it be high above the clouds where angels sing to you endlessly? Or would it have a Sound of Music-esque scenery where you could run freely across the meadows and up and down the hills? We may have different notions of what heaven could be, but for me if it were a place on earth it would be exactly like Coron.

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aaaWhat comes to your mind when you think of Indonesia? It would come as no surprise if you thought of Bali. You probably picture yourself lying on a beach, enjoying fresh coconut water, as the sun kisses your skin. If you are bold and adventurous, you might see yourself on a surfboard, riding gigantic walls of water that could drag you into the abyss. Or if you are a party animal, you get thrilled by the vibrant nightlife in Bali that stretches until daybreak. I have several friends who have traveled to Indonesia. When I ask them where t...

February 7, 2017