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7-Day Honeymoon Backpacking in Mindanao

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Marriage in itself is a lifetime adventure for any couple. Honeymoons, on the other hand, is another kind of adventure. While most newlyweds prefer to stay in expensive resorts or hotels during their honeymoon. My wife and I had better plans. We packed our backpacks and hit the road. With only P11,000 in our pockets (minus airfare and sea fare which we paid in advance) we flew to Mindanao and did what only a few (if there really is one) newlyweds dreamt to do -a 7-Day Honeymoon Backpacking in Mindanao.



DAY 1
Our adventure began a week after our wedding. (This gave us a chance to rest and let the spirit of marriage sink in.) We flew from Manila to Cagayan de Oro City very early in the morning to catch the first bus to the province of Bukidnon. 



It took us only a few hours to reach the town of Manolo Fortich for the first leg of our journey. We stayed in the residence of the Gamutan's, my wife's longtime friends, their house is inside the Del Monte Plantation compound. After a few …

Published: Chasing Waterfalls

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When I first created this blog a few years ago, I dreamt that one day some of my adventures would be published in some travel or lifestyle magazine. 


That dream was fulfilled when VIEW Travel and Lifestyle Magazine published my article Chasing Waterfalls in their November 2014 issue.



Chasing Waterfalls is about my Iligan City experience. It features some of the famous waterfalls of the city and also shares some of my experiences in the City of Majestic Waterfalls. You would also find out about the other natural and man-made attractions that the city has to offer.



Chasing Waterfalls is my first published article in my blogging career. 
PHOTOS of the actual article was added in June 2020.

Lanao Del Norte: Maria Cristina Falls

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One of the most popular waterfalls in the Philippines is Maria Cristina Falls. The falls is located in Iligan City in the province of Lanao Del Norte.

 The falls is popular because of its "Twin Falls". It is due to the fact that the falling water is divided into two because of the huge rock at the mouth of the drop. However, because the falls is used by Agus VI Hydroelectric plant, the flow of water is usually controlled. That's why most of the time the famous "twin falls" has water only dropping only on one side.

Maria Cristina Falls has a 321.5-foot drop with an average flow rate of 130 cubic meters per second. A very ideal source of electric power. In fact, the falls supply 705 of Mindanao's electricity -that's more than 1 million households.

Like other famous landmarks in the country, Maria Cristina falls has its own legend. According to local folklore, there were once two sisters named Maria and Cristina who were known for their selfless love for …

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