Posts Tagged ‘Philippines’

Postcard Moment: Loboc River

photo by Nina Sarmiento

Loboc River, Bohol, Philippines

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Quickie: A Solo Female Traveler’s Weekend Guide to Bohol

text by:Prime Sarmiento
photo by: Nina Sarmiento

(This is Part 2 of a two-part weekend guide for solo female travelers to Bohol. You can read the first part here.)

Art Tripping

1. Baclayon Church

Baclayon Church

The province is home to some of the most beautiful and centuries old churches built during the Spanish colonial era. Whether you are a Catholic or not, visiting some of these churches (in Bohol or elsewhere) will give you an insight on the country’s culture and history. One of the churches that you may want to visit while in Bohol is the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception located in the town of Baclayon. Made from coral stones and millions of egg whites, the 18th century church is also home to an old convent-turned-museum which exhibits centuries-old religious relics. (read more here)

Postcard Moment: Chocolate Hills

photo by: Nina Sarmiento

Choclate Hills, Bohol, Philippines

Quickie: A Solo Female Traveler’s Weekend Guide to Bohol

text by: Prime Sarmiento
Photos by:Nina Sarmiento

(This is part 1 of a two-part guide to Bohol)

I wasn’t exactly thrilled When my lil sis told me that we should go to Bohol. I went to this central Philippine province a decade ago, and the only thing I remembered doing was taking photos of the province’s main tourist attraction: the Chocolate Hills. They’re lovely but that was no compelling reason for me to come back. (read more here)

The Albay Experience: Lessons on Climate Change Journalism

text and photos by Prime Sarmiento

How can a disaster-prone province become one of the most liveable areas in the Philippines? (read more here)

Is it safe to travel in the Philippines?

posted by: Prime Sarmiento

“We live in the real world. It is governed by science, physics, laws of nature. There is always, ALWAYS, a non-Voodoo explanation for everything.”
– Adrian Monk in “Monk and the Voodoo Curse”, Monk Season 8, Episode 9

Is it safe to travel in the Philippines? (read more here)

My (not so) secret writing place

REVIEW : Bliss Homestay in Baguio City

Posted by Prime Sarmiento

I went on a personal writing retreat early this month in Baguio and thanks to its cool weather and right vibe, I managed to finish a couple of blog posts, the first draft of my graduate thesis proposal, and an analysis piece that I submitted to a news agency. Those five days were a time of productivity and creativity and this wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t stay in Bliss Homestay. (read more here)

My Writing corner in Bliss Homestay

 

Writing is about finding time and space

Baguio is the perfect place for a writer's retreat

posted by Prime Sarmiento

A colleague asked me if I needed to go to Baguio just to write a thesis proposal for my graduate degree in anthropology.  She can’t understand why I need to go all the way to Baguio, travel by bus by around six hours or more, for something that I could have done in my own bedroom. (read more here)

I joined the Pahiyas festival and I got this kitschy souvenir photo

by Prime Sarmiento

Thank goddess for entrepreneurs! (read more here)

Why Noynoy is winning the Philippine presidential race

I was sooo busy covering the Philippine elections that I barely have anytime for much anything else (that includes blogging, and notgto mention travelling!). After about two hours of waiting in line, I was able to cast my vote in a precinct in Manila. After a quick lunch, I wrote a story and later, I went to PICC to cover the counting of votes in the country’s first automated polls. I stayed until about 1 am (yup I was working round the clock). It was very very tiring. (read more here)

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