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Sombrero Island - Batangas

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Found off the coast of Anilao in Mabini, in the province of Batangas, Sombrero Island is a small island that is slowly making a name for itself. Sombrero Island Sombrero Island details Sombrero Island got its name from the Filipino word  sombrero  which means hat. It is quite obvious that the island was named due to its unique shape, which according to locals, looks like a giant hat that sticks out from the sea. Sombrero Island - Mabini, Batangas Sombrero Island as seen from a distance To reach Sombrero Island , it will take you 15 to 20 minutes by boat from the resorts in Anilao. (travel time varies depending on how rough the waves are) We rented a boat to bring us to Sombrero Island .  A gentlewoman is always needed in a group. The boat rental usually costs around P2,500. I highly recommend that you bring in your friends when visiting Sombrero Island . A bigger group means a lesser amount of money that you would have to shell out. Aside from the boat r

Hiking Mt. Gulugod Baboy

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Our adventure today takes us to a mountain south of Metro Manila. Mt. Gulugod Baboy  (other variations Mt. Gulugod-Baboy ) is located in Anilao, Mabini in the province of Batangas. Gulugod-baboy is a Filipino phrase that means "pig's spine." The mountain got its name from the contours of the peaks which resemble a pig's back as seen from Janao Bay. Mt. Gulugod Baboy Mt. Gulugod Baboy details Mt. Gulugod Baboy - Mabini, Batangas Mt. Gulugod Baboy , despite being called a mountain, may also be referred to as a hill. This is because of the fact that the distinction between a hill and a mountain remains subjective and unclear. (As you may know, the maximum height of a hill is still being contested.) I'm taking a picture of my friend Raine doing a Teletubby jump Mt. Gulugod Baboy fun moments Other Teletubby moments... So what's the big deal? Mt. Gulugod Baboy stands 525 meters above sea level. Typically, landforms reaching 500 feet (152

Intro to Ratings

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To further add substance to my blogs, I decided to include ratings to each of my published articles. These ratings would serve as a quality guide to the destinations or food trips that I have blogged. It would also show my readers my unbiased opinions about the blogged places. Here's a guide on how to understand my crowd/pilgrim ratings:  - Place can get very crowded at times You could enjoy it or hate it depending on your disposition.  - Crowd level is just normal. - almost a desert! The place might be hidden or is not frequented by people. Here's a guide on how to understand my taste ratings:  - Tastes great for a normal person. A must try. The food is begging to be tasted.  - Just good! Taste it and tell me what you think.  - Tastes like it's bought from a fast food restaurant. - What on earth is that! I hope I won't get sick after eating that! Here's a guide on how to understand the cleanliness ratings:   - Great! The place is

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