Showing posts from November, 2012

Ilocos Sur Adventure: Vigan City

Our adventure today takes us about 400 kilometers northwest of Kilometer 0 in Manila. Vigan City , the capital of Ilocos Sur, was recently converted into a component city last January 21, 2001. Aside from that, Vigan was also listed as one of the World Heritage Sites in the Philippines by UNESCO. Vigan City Vigan City details So what's unique with Vigan City ? Imagine yourself living during the Spanish Colonial days when the kalesa (horse-drawn carriages) rules the cobblestone streets and century-old houses, not buildings, conquered the landscape. Vigan City offers you the same colonial-era backdrop minus the people walking around with DSLRs and GoPros. Team Nicerio visits Vigan City Vigan City details Vigan City was earlier known as "Ciudad Fernandina" during the Spanish Era. However, the origin of the city's name is said to come from different sources. Some say it came from the Chinese word "Bee Gan" or beautiful shore. While others say that it came

88 Hotspring Resort and Spa - Laguna

Updated: October 30, 2020 Our adventure today will take us  46.11 kilometers south from kilometer 0 in Manila. The historic atmosphere still lingers due to the historical landmarks that you can see all around this place. One of the most famous landmarks this city has to offer is the Rizal Shine or more popularly known as Rizal's house. However I'm not here to give you a history adventure but instead, I will tell you the different side of this city. 88 Hotspring Resort and Spa Calamba City in the province of Laguna is a city that has more resorts than the number of days in a year. Because of the fast-growing number of resorts (661 and counting), this city earned the nickname Resort Capital of the Philippines.  88 Hotspring Resort and Spa - Calamba, Laguna Travelers and resort seekers who didn't read my blog  The Adventurer's List  would surely be unprepared for what's to come. It would surely take a day for you to choose and pick the most suitable resort f

The Adventurer's List

Este paratus- Be Prepared... This should be your own personal motto if you're planning to start your own adventure. Keep in mind that going on an adventure is not for the weak of hearts nor for the "squirmish". So before everything else get your notepads and start jotting down the essentials of becoming a certified adventurer. Well at least from my own experience. Take it from me. =) 1. Getting to know what you're getting into should be the first in your list.  Remember that you're not Nostradamus who could predict what's up for you on your adventure. Research the place that you want to conquer before buying any tickets.  2. Make an itinerary. Just a simple overview of the places and schedule would do. Adding a detailed map would be better.  3.  Google for a reliable contact. If you're planning to go to an unfamiliar place it would be better if you already know someone who could be trusted and knows the native dialect. In this way, you could av

First Foot Forward

First Foot Forward Every adventure has its own beginning and of course its goals.  Hi, I'm Neil Alvin Nicerio and I'm the blogger behind The Backpack Adventures. It all started as a way for me to express my passion for writing. From there, it became a habit until it became a regular part of my life. Now, I'm excited to share with you my travel adventures as I wander around the world with just a backpack on my shoulder (and sometimes in a car). As a travel enthusiast, I'm always on the lookout for off-the-beaten-path destinations that are rich in culture, history, and nature. Join me as I take you on a journey across the globe, from remote islands to bustling cities, and everything in between. Let's explore together and see what this beautiful world has to offer! Let's explore the world! The Backpack Adventures will also provide everyone with itineraries and possible contacts so that your trips would be hassle-free and fun.  So here it is, this is official

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