Destinations | Philippines

A New Look at #Kalibo

I just came from my home province, Aklan. Just being there energizes me! I don’t understand why people all  troop to Boracay when the mainland is really beautiful.  But then again, I guess I should be thankful. At least the mainland won’t be as crowded and we can enjoy the peace and quiet, at least […]

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Aklan | Food, Entertainment and Culture | Philippines | Photography | Pinaytraveller

A Guide to the Best Ati-Atihan Festival in the Philippines

Disclaimer:  I am from Ibajay so this post is slightly biased. 😉 The Ati-Atihan Festival is the mother of all Philippine festivals and perhaps one of the oldest in the country. Ati-Atihan originated from Aklan but due to its success, many have created similar festivals:  the Dinagyang of Iloilo, Masskara of Bacolod and Halaran of […]

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Aklan | Destinations | Philippines | Photography

Ibajay’s Market Day

Ibajay’s Market Day on Tuesdays is a big affair.  People from the municipality’s thirty five barangays flock to the Public Market to shop. From fresh produce to second hand clothes, the market is filled with various commodities sold by vendors from nearby towns. It’s really quite an experience to be in the middle of it […]

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Aklan | Pinaytraveller

Cooling Down in Hurom-Hurom

Over the years, Aklan the mainland has been overshadowed by its most popular tourist destination, Boracay Island.   But aside from its powdery white beach, Aklan has a lot more to offer.  Take, for instance,  its cold springs. Hurom-Hurom  is one of the cold spring resorts in Nabas, Aklan. The main pool is actually a basin […]

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Philippines | Photography

Renewed and Rereshed: Images from Home

  A weekend of no work and no internet.   Of waking to the sound of  lapping waves and the delicious smell of Nanay’s cooking. Of glorious sunrises and spectacular sunsets. Words cannot suffice, obviously,  so here are some images from back home.   //The beach is just a few meters behind our house.   […]

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