Colors and Convenience at Go Hotels Bacolod

The week after MassKara Festival was my second time to be hosted by Go Hotels, and its Bacolod branch did not disappoint. Just like Go Hotels Tacloban, Go Hotels Bacolod is bursting with vibrant yellows and greens. I especially like its simple but striking architecture. Bright and colorful, simple design I was pleased to see…

5 Reasons to Visit Myanmar Now

Myanmar. The name does not click for many well-traveled friends I know. It is not exactly the kind of country you will find on people’s bucket lists. But having been there just two weeks ago, I have fallen in love with this “Golden Land” of ancient pagodas and friendly smiles. Here’s why I find Myanmar…

Saving Crabs from Drowning

My feet fall softly on yielding sand as I breathe in salt and fresh leaves.  All around me are hundreds of dwarf mangroves with roots falling midway from their trunks to the white sand like dark fountains.  And, as with the various fountains in parks, some of the mangrove root complexes are small and wide,…

History and Leisure at MacArthur Landing Memorial Park, Palo, Leyte

They were more than life-sized statues; they were larger than life. Former US General Douglas MacArthur, his landing party, and then President Sergio Osmeña and General Carlos Romulo, towered close to the combined height of two people at Red Beach, Palo, Leyte. Shining proud and golden under the sunlight, they are forever frozen in the…