Avocado Ice Cream in Buzz Cafè Lite Port Center

Text & Photo: Kaycie Gayle This chic and charming restaurant is just one of the branches of Buzz Cafe in Bohol. This airy cafe suits those moments when you want to enjoy good food with the company of your favorite people. Its coziness makes it a good pick for laid back intimate conversations with friends. As soon as you enter the cafe, you will be … Continue reading Avocado Ice Cream in Buzz Cafè Lite Port Center

Conical Chocolate Hills, a Natural Monument in Bohol

Conical Chocolate Hills, a Natural Wonder in Bohol

TEXT & PHOTO: Kaycie Gayle More than a thousand of conical and dome-shaped mounds that spread over and rise from the surface of the plains of Bohol is this globally known natural attraction. Chocolate Hills continues to draw attention for its scenic and unique characteristics. Chocolate Hills name Its name has been derived from its natural color during the dry season when the vegetation dies … Continue reading Conical Chocolate Hills, a Natural Wonder in Bohol

ATV Ride in Chocolate Hills, Bohol

ATV Ride in Chocolate Hills, Bohol

TEXT & PHOTO: Kaycie Gayle Chocolate hills is mostly viewed from the top, but another way to see the famous hills is going to the rugged terrain plains to see it up close. A better way to explore it from the lowland is through having an Eco-adventure tour by riding an ATV (All-terrain vehicle). Before heading to the viewing deck to have a bird’s eye … Continue reading ATV Ride in Chocolate Hills, Bohol

Parol a Tradition, an Art and an Ultimate Filipino Christmas Relic

Parol, a Tradition, an Art and an Ultimate Filipino Christmas Relic

TEXT & PHOTO: Kaycie Gayle As soon as ‘ber’ months kick in Filipinos are very much eager to decorate their homes with Christmas ornaments. This signifies that the Christmas season has officially started in the Philippines. Among all the decorations that are displayed on every household, there is one that stands out the most and this is the Christmas lantern or locally known as ‘paról’. … Continue reading Parol, a Tradition, an Art and an Ultimate Filipino Christmas Relic

Ligligan Parol the Giant Lantern Festival in the Philippines

Ligligan Parol, the Giant Lantern Festival in the Philippines

Text & Photo: Kaycie Gayle The birth of the Giant Lantern Festival To give emphasis on the importance of Christmas lanterns in the lives of Filipinos, ‘parol‘ making contests are held in different schools and communities. One of the prestigious competitions and events that follows this tradition is ‘Ligligan Parol’ or more commonly known as the Giant Lantern Festival in San Fernando City Pampanga. This … Continue reading Ligligan Parol, the Giant Lantern Festival in the Philippines

Etiquette when Talking with a Stranger while Traveling

TEXT: Kaycie Gayle Talking to strangers is one of the enjoyable things you may encounter while traveling.  It may lead you to new discoveries and even friendship. However, make sure that you are also considerate of your conversation partner to make the interaction light and relaxing. 1. Talk to someone when they are close and steady Some people refrain from talking to strangers thinking that … Continue reading Etiquette when Talking with a Stranger while Traveling

The Filipino Way of Preparing for Christmas (Why the Philippines Has the Longest Christmas Celebration)

Text & Photo: Kaycie Gayle The Philippines has been known to have the longest Christmas celebration in the world. Some would be left wondering why is it that long. While others may be thinking that four months is too lengthy, for Filipinos, it’s just an ample time for them to prepare. You would even notice that as the day itself approaches, they become even more … Continue reading The Filipino Way of Preparing for Christmas (Why the Philippines Has the Longest Christmas Celebration)

Philippine streets at night every Christmas season

Philippine streets at night every Christmas season

Text & Photo: Kaycie Gayle It has been recognized that the Philippines has the longest Christmas celebration in the world. Christmas season in the country starts in September and ends on the feast of epiphany in January which makes it a total of four months. Having a natural characteristic of being jolly, Filipinos celebrate Christmas merrily and would want their surrounding to have that jovial … Continue reading Philippine streets at night every Christmas season

Puto Bumbong a Purple Christmas Treat

Puto Bumbong, a Purple Christmas Treat

Puto bumbong is one of the Filipino delicacies that is popularly eaten every Christmas. It is a purple rice cake made of steamed black glutinous rice called pirurutong. It is served with butter, sugar granules, and grated coconut. Originally it is cooked by stuffing and steaming it in bamboo tubes. However, sellers are now using silver cookwares which makes the preparation of this delicacy more … Continue reading Puto Bumbong, a Purple Christmas Treat