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Aurora Philippines Travel

Surfing at Baler, Aurora

By on September 14, 2013
Baler in Aurora used to be just an obscure fishing village in Northern Philippines when Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola's war classic, was filmed there during the 70s.


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Aurora Travel

That white thing at Dicasalarin Cove and our long midday trek just to get to it

By on August 14, 2013
Tucked away from the crowds at Sabang Beach is Dicasalarin, a secluded cove in Baler, Aurora. From the town center it is roughly 30 minutes away on a car and a little bit longer if one would take a bangka (outrigger boat) from Sabang.


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Aurora Travel Guide

Baler in 7 questions | a travel guide

By on August 11, 2013
Baler, the provincial capital of Aurora, is a badly kept secret. It used to be a hush-hush ‘happy place’ among the surfer community and stingy backpackers, but it is not anymore.


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Singapore Travel

Singapore Food Trip: Samy’s Curry

By on August 10, 2013
The moment you step in at Samy's, the scent of Indian spices and herbs is unmistakable. It is overpowering for some, but for some strange reason, I'm drawn to this unfamiliar yet exciting territory.


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Singapore Travel

Singapore: My first ‘layover’ experience

By on July 25, 2013
That I actually won the contest did not fully sink in, even when I was already in Singapore. It also was not a layover per se, since we spent a total of 3D/2N mostly eating our way around the city.


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Metro Manila Travel

At the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Museum

By on July 18, 2013
This museum collects, studies and preserves the country's rich numismatic heritage. The collections are grouped by historical periods - Pre-Spanish, Spanish, Revolutionary, American, Japanese and the Republic.


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Metro Manila Travel

At the Presidential Museum and Library (Malacañang Museum)

By on July 11, 2013
A few weeks back, my best buddy and I found ourselves at the Presidential Museum and Library at the Kalayaan Hall within the historically hallowed grounds of the Malacañang Complex.


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Metro Manila Travel

The happy place that is Yexel’s Toy Museum

By on July 4, 2013
What's the best lesson I learned from all this, aside from behaving properly inside this toy museum? It would probably be to buy two of each kind of toy for my future kids. One is for them to play and then to destroy. The other is preserved for them to sell off or house in a fancy toy museum someday, just like Yexel Sebastian's.


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History Metro Manila

Rizal Ransomed: The Saga of the Rizal Manuscripts

By on June 30, 2013
Ocampo started the TED-like lecture by telling the audience that he always learn something different about the Philippines' National Hero, every time.


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Sulu Travel

Bud Datu: A peek into Sulu’s beauty and potential

By on June 19, 2013
Sulu may have a tumultous past, that we cannot deny. But the world has to know that it also has a very, very promising future.
Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

Awards
Best of Cebu Blog Awards Best of Cebu Blog Awards
2015
    Best Food Blog
    Best Creative Writing in a Blog
    Finalist, Best Travel Blog

2014
    Finalist, Best Food Blog
    Finalist, Best Travel Blog

    Grand Winner, Visit Davao Tuloy ang Byahe Experience Blogging Competition.
    Winner, 2013 TLC Asia’s The Layover contest
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