My favorite travel photo

17 December 2008     •     8 Comments
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Racuh A Payaman, Batanes
Here’s the enlarged version.

Would you believe me if I told you that the photo you see above was taken here in the Philippines? Well, believe it. It is. And that’s one of the reasons why this photo is probably my favorite among the other shots I have ever taken during my travels. But read on, I still have more to say. Read more

Touchdown Manila from Batanes

12 November 2008     •     5 Comments
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After three nights and four days living a slow and relaxing pace in Batanes, I’m back to reality. Well, sort of. My mind is still floating with Batanes’ rolling hills and breath-taking scenes. I still find it hard to believe that just yesterday, my husband Marc and I were having breakfast in Batanes with Nina, Melo, Eric, Karla and Dino.

View from Racuh A Payaman, Batan’s “Marlboro Hills”

I’m still shifting through my 3 gigabytes of photos and organizing them into collections, but here are some shots so you could understand why my head is still in the clouds 😛 Read more

Off to Batanes we go! :)

8 November 2008     •     5 Comments
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My husband Marc and I made a promise: we’ll take a year or two exploring the country before really settling down and expanding our family (which basically just consists of me, him, and our spoiled little Shih Tzu). You see, being the apple of my dad’s eye, I haven’t really traveled much before I got married. He wasn’t a strict dad, but he gets paranoid with worry whenever I brought up the idea of traveling alone with my friends. I wasn’t a rebellious kid, and I understood (I’d probably worry about my kid too if I was in his place), so I just waited until I got married and my dad can’t complain anymore about us traveling all the time since my husband is around to take care of me anyway 😛

In a span of one year, Marc and I have traveled quite often. Probably more often than I ever did during my teenage years 😀 Juggling such travels with work makes it even more exciting—keeping us sane and inspired since we don’t get cooped up in our home office far too long. One of the Philippine destinations I’ve wanted to visit is Batanes. Read more

A weekend adventure in Busuanga Island, Coron, Palawan (Part 2)

6 July 2008     •     13 Comments
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Nope, I haven’t forgotten the second part of our Coron Adventure 🙂 I do have to admit though, Plurk did get me a bit side-tracked. But really. I’m horrible when it comes to remembering names and places, so I waited for my other traveling companions to post about their experiences 😀

So, where was I? Ah. The second part of our trip! If haven’t read the first part yet, go here. If not, read on! WARNING: This post has a LOT of photos. Read more

A weekend adventure in Busuanga Island, Coron, Palawan (Part 1)

10 June 2008     •     18 Comments
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It’s hard to believe that Marc, Eric, Nina, Ferdz and I were enjoying the beautiful Palawan forests and waters just yesterday (thanks, SEAIR!). I keep imagining that I’ll see boats parked outside my window, or that I’d hear kids splashing into the water. How I wish I was back in that humble lodge in Busuanga.

Reality check: I need to get back to work 🙁 But before I do that, allow me to share with you our weekend adventure in Palawan!

Our trip had been a real adventure (not the usual “just lounging by the beach and staying at a resort kind of thing”), one post just won’t do it justice. I’ve got so much photos and experiences to share, so I’m separating our adventure in Palawan in three parts. Read along for the first one! Read more

One lucky person will win six SEAIR gift-certificates to Busuanga!

30 May 2008     •     3 Comments
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We are giving away not one, not two, but six SEAIR gift certificates to Busuanga to one lucky person! This is the biggest give-away of Kutitots.Com and the SEAIR Adventure Club ever! You and five friends can fly to Busuanga with six SEAIR airfare gift certificates up for grabs!

SEAIR has been providing the longest-running uninterrupted service to Busuanga, and now provides the fastest flights with its Dornier 328 aircraft.

So how do you join? All you have to do is tell us why you want to go to Busuanga via SEAIR, by Friday, 20 June 2008, at 8:00 p.m. You can use your personal blog, Multiply, Friendster, or any other social networking site, or any website for that matter for as long as your entry has a link to the SEAIR website. The entry which best captures the attention of our judges will get the 6 gift certificates!

To let us know you joined this contest, post the link of your entry as a comment in SEAIR starts 35-minute flights to Northern Palawan. Like the previous raffle, make sure you place your full name in the name field since you will need a valid ID to claim the tickets if you win. The winner will be notified by e-mail so make sure you double check your e-mail address before submitting your comment. Tickets will be valid from now until 15 October 2008. Good luck!

A long Boracay weekend with bloggers

14 January 2008     •     29 Comments
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Boracay beachFirst off, I’d like to apologize to those who have emailed me about wanting to volunteer for the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards Night. Marc and I joined a few travel and photo bloggers last weekend (January 11 to 13) on a sponsored trip to Boracay. Abe was the mastermind of the whole thing, so it really won’t make much of a difference if he was the one you emailed or me 😛 Let’s just say that strolling on the white sand beaches of Boracay is way, way better than getting cooped up all day answering emails. I made that mistake once in Puerto Galera—I didn’t want to make the same mistake again.

Our trip was sponsored by Microtel Inns & Suites Boracay, in partnership with South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) and Zuzuni Boutique Hotel & Restaurant. For a comprehensive review of their services, check out my wedding blog. I might eventually do one here in Kutitots, but first allow me to tell you about what happened. Attending blogger meet-ups is one thing, but spending a weekend with a bunch of them is totally different—you just won’t be able to help but notice funny stuff. So… Read on and allow me to spill the beans on the Philippines’ popular travel and photo bloggers!!! Read more

My animal magnetism

11 September 2007     •     7 Comments
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I have long wondered about that. Why, for the love of God, are animals drawn to me?!

I’ve always thought it was just mere coincidence, or that it pertains only to dogs in particular. But no, even wild animals have this strange need to make me their “property.”

Me with the crazy camel

Marc and I joined a few of our long-time friends for a trip to Pampanga last month. After a day in Fontana Leisure Park, we spent the remaining two days in Subic. My friends knew how much Marc and I love animals (luckily, they’re animal-lovers too), so they made it a point to stop by Zoobic, animal sanctuary / zoo. Two of our friends have already been there, but things turned out way differently during our trip. Read more

10 Things I’ve learned in Bohol

3 May 2007     •     15 Comments
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I just got back from a Cebu and Bohol trip with Abe, Aileen, Sasha, Rico, Sharm, Marc M., and Chris. Unfortunately, my husband couldn’t join us—he was being enslaved by not being allowed to take a leave during the last 30 days of his employment. It was fun though, and I was able to get to know these bloggers I consider my closest friends (aww…).

The Bohol Experience!

So… What have I found out while in Bohol? Read more

What a workaholic will do in Puerto Galera

18 March 2007     •     17 Comments
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I’ve always known that I am a workaholic. And like any addict, I’m glad that I’ve finally gone through the first stage: Admit that you have a problem. Yes, I’m admitting it. I’m Gail, and I’m a workaholic.

Puerto Galera

So now, you want to know what this workaholic did while in Puerto Galera with her husband and his colleagues? Ok, I’ll tell you. Read more

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