Hiking in Bucari, Leon: a Great Day Trip from Iloilo City, Philippines

Since I haven’t explored the country side of Iloilo, last weekend me and my boyfriend decided to go hiking. After reading so many great suggestions from you guys at the comment section of my previous article about Iloilo City, we decided to head for Bucari, Leon. And the ones who suggested it, you were right –  it is a gorgeous area!

Bucari area is a mountainous region situated in the highlands of Leon and Alimodian, municipalities of Iloilo province in Panay island. It is composed of Bucari barangay (village) and its neighbouring barangays: 14 barangays located in Leon and 7 barangays located in Alimodian. Bucari area is situated in the west-southwest part of the province of Iloilo, 58 km from the Iloilo City. It is an eco-tourist zone, known for the cool climate (the temperature there ranges from 18- 20°C), beautiful landscapes with magnificent mountains, lush green rice terraces and pine forests, as well as the refreshing springs and falls.

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Philippines Set Guinness World Record by Lighting Candles for Peace

Philippines managed to achieve the goal of setting a new Guinness World Record by lighting 100 000 candles for peace today, on April 14, 2014, in Savannah City, Oton, Iloilo. The lit candles formed an image of the Philippines map for five seconds causing genuine smiles and pride on the faces of participants. And there is a reason for it! Now the record of largest flaming image using candles belongs to Philippines. The previous record was achieved in Pakistan by simultaneously lighting  35 478 candles.

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10 Reasons Why Iloilo City is The Best City to Live in Philippines

Iloilo City, the capital city of the province of Iloilo and the regional center of Western Visayas, is definitely one of the highlights of Panay island, Philippines. Saturated with many spectacular festivals and celebrations, unbelievably kind people and delicious food for almost ridiculously low prices, this city is always filled with relaxed yet joyful atmosphere. If you thought that there is no other place people are celebrating fiestas like in Spain: broadly, even a little bit wastefully, but always  heatedly, affectionately and cheerfully, you thought wrong. Filipinos love their fiestas as much as Spanish. When it comes to holidays, living here reminded me of living in Tenerife, as I remember it felt like they have more fiestas that working days per year in Tenerife.

What are the biggest reasons you should choose Iloilo for living over other cities in Philippines? Keep on reading and I’ll tell you the advantages of living in Iloilo City!

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Top 5 Boracay Beaches


If you  are a beach addict like me and are committed to visit the most beautiful beaches on the planet, Boracay island in Philippines should definitely be on your list. Boracay belongs to Western Visayas island-group and is located just a few kilometers off the northwest corner of the Panaj island. This delightful island is mostly known for the white sand beaches and bright, crystal clear water in turquoise blue color.

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Ricky: The Happiest Vegetarian in Philippines

Meet Ricky from Guimaras, Philippines. Because of his extraordinary style it’s almost impossible to pass him by without staring. But even if you can’t resist to look a little longer and admire his style he will reply you with a big smile. Ricky is one of the most positive persons I have met. He may look like a badass because of his tattoos and sunglasses with dark lenses but he’s actually a gentle soul who stands for love and peace on earth everywhere he goes. You will see him always with his hair up in a bun, a camera over his shoulder and a cheerful yoga theme or Bob Marley T-shirt on.

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How to Rent Short Term Apartment in Spain

When me and my friend Laura decided to head for Spain at the beginning of the summer of 2013 to look for a seasonal job, we had no idea how challenging it would be. We thought if we would choose a touristic place like Salou, it would be easy to find a job. Well, it wasn’t. Truth is finding a job in Spain with the unemployment rate higher than 25% was quite a struggle. Even my more than basic Spanish didn’t help so much. Now it seems a little bit silly that I thought a good Spanish knowledge was all I needed.

Finding a job wasn’t even our biggest problem. As a surprise for us it appeared that finding a short term apartment to rent wasn’t easy at all. Should have dig into more details about finding a job and living in Spain before booking the tickets! Keep on reading and I will tell you the biggest problems we faced while moving to Spain and some tips to avoid these difficulties.


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Relaxing Day in Guimaras Beach Resort

Guimaras is an island province in Philippines, located in the Western Visayas region. This wonder of nature is definitely one of my favorite island getaway spots. Although it is a province with a capital called Jordan and it a has a couple of ports and has more than 162 000 habitats, it still haven’t lost it’s natural beauty. Its remarkably beautiful scenery is unspoiled and the air is so fresh here due to the fact there are so many trees here. Guimaras could be described as a green island or even islands since the province consists not only of Guimaras Island, but also includes Inampulugan, Guiwanon (or Guiuanon), Panobolon, Natunga, Nadulao, and many minor surrounding islands.

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Flowers and Spring in Latvia

Girls love flowers. It’s a fact. When the spring began in Latvia I couldn’t help myself wondering how great it would be to decorate my bike with some beautiful flowers and go for a ride. My bike looked stunning! I couldn’t believe it. It seems a little bit silly when you say it out loud.. but these flowers really changed my mood. Everything felt more romantic and lovely on my way. Somehow these little things really matter. It’s like putting a little bit of spices to your meal. It changes all taste. That is how I felt riding my beautiful flower bike. The flowers were the secret ingredient for my evening ride and I felt more cheerful with every blooming cherry that I passed by in the alley.

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