Camiguin Island has captivated not only local travelers but international tourist eyes as well. It has even earned itself a place on Lonely Planet’s Blue List 2008 on its Next Tourist Attractions list. It has also been a target destination for me for quite sometime as well since I got an art map of the island before. This small island which is second only to Batanes in land area and population is found in Northern Mindanao just off the coast of Misamis Oriental. Here’s an easy guide on traveling to Camiguin Island.
I enjoy taking train rides. I think because it’s one of those means of transportation that’s not really prevalent in use here in the Philippines. Well, there’s the PNR (Philippine National Railways) alright which I have yet to try but I think it there are still a lot of work to be done there. Maybe one of these days I would try that. I was looking forward to our 9-hour train to Lao Cai that night since we’ll be sleeping in a soft-berth room. And from Lao Cai we’ll be heading of to Sapa.
My usual pack essentials
Holy week is just around the corner, and we can expect the regular pilgrimage of people going to the provinces. And for the urban professionals, it’s the time to relax and forget about work for a few days. But before that, everyone has to go through the dilemma of packing stuff. Proper packing can make or break a trip, too much can be a burden, and less can be a hassle. So here’s my two cents on what should be on top of your checklist.
Summer in Borcay
Yes! Summer is here! Can you feel the heat? Hahaha. Have you planned your trip already? If not here are some tips I would like to share which I myself personally do.
Anyways, I know a lot of Filipinos are afraid to travel. Here are several reasons I could site:
- It’s expensive
- It’s not safe
- It’s hard
A lot of these are born through misconceptions and through bad experience in domestic travel. But with the right knowledge and logistics traveling can be a rewarding experience. Well here goes: