There is always that little bag we take where we put the stuff we readily access and need when we travel like mobile phones, passport, flight tickets, notebooks, mints etc. The type of bag differs from each people. Some prefers belt bags or fanny pack, personally I like using shoulder bags and keep them on my side. I have used a lot and to add to the growing list is the new Eagle Creek Vagabond Courier. A new shoulder bag geared for the mobile tech and smart urban traveler.
Pristine. Exotic. The last frontier. These are some of the common impressions of people on Palawan. The breathtaking sights of Puerto Princesa, Coron and El Nido has been one of the poster destinations the Philippines boast in their tourism campaigns. No doubt Palawan is replete with natural wonders and culture dating from thousands of years and Into the Green Zone: Palawan Islands, a 288-page hard-bound coffee-table Book hopes to capture all these things that makes the Palawan magnificent, from its breathtaking archipelago, rich culture and exciting developments.
I have a packable jacket, a packable pants and it’s no surprise I now have a packable stow-away bag in the form of Crumpler The Squid. I got lucky enough to win this new product by just following CrumplerPH on twitter (which you should do too!) so I wasn’t expecting much about it. I’ve had a couple of Crumplers already like their old 3 Million Dollar Camera Bag and had the Customary Barge Backpack for a while, so I can attest to the quality of the brand along with their spunky designs. I took The Squid to my recent trip to the cool highlands of Sagada to test how tough this sack is on actual travel.
Urban nomads looking for the comforting sights of a mall in a rural setting will find GoHotels Dumaguete an easy place to stay in. Like any of their branches GoHotels is usually accompanied by its big brother, the Robinson’s Malls making sure, guest would have all the comforts and needs just a few steps away. Their Dumaguete branch adds a gentle twist. Aside from its well manicured gardens and bright colored green and yellow walls, it’s the staff that also spells the difference. Somehow, the genuine smiles and friendly vibe does exude naturally for Dumagueteños.
Have you seen what a “green” public restroom is like? No, I’m not talking about the colour, but how sustainable and environmental friendly a restroom can be. The above photo is an example. It may look like a typical restroom, but behind the mirrors you could see the white tanks which is part of the “Innovative Rainwater Harvesting System” invented by Adamson University Engineering Dean Antonio F Mateo. The multiple tanks harvest rainwater and are purified for use. If you are curious to try this, head over to Manila and witness the iconic Rizal Park Go Green.
Yes, 5 days and it seems quite shorter even when I was there. I just got back this morning and am really excited to sort out the photos and organize my notes on this trip. It was my second time in Indonesia and my objective for this trip was specifically the UNESCO Heritage Site of Borobudur. But before that I ended up in Solo (Surakarta) first then Yogyakarta.