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I was once asked why my Backpack was Black and not Silver. I had to explain that it was my hair that is now Silver and I travel with a Backpack.

Abra | 38 Things to do in Bangued

Abra | 38 Things to do in Bangued

What to do in Bangued ? Thats a question I am often asked. Here's a list of 38 Things to Do. What to do in Bangued So you have arrived in Bangued. Now what to do in Bangued, you say to yourself. Well you would be surprised to know that there is quite alot to do here....

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A Day of Adventure in Apao & Piwek Rock Formations

A Day of Adventure in Apao & Piwek Rock Formations

I had been wanting to go to the Piwek Rock Formations for a long time now and when Nyssa invited me to join her and her sister on a day trip to Tineg I jumped at the chance. During the ride there Nyssa told me how excited she was to be exploring Abra's...

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9 Days Simbang Gabi in Cagayan’s Old Churches

9 Days Simbang Gabi in Cagayan’s Old Churches

SIMBANG GABI - 9 Days Exploring Old Churches in Cagayan Simbang Gabi in Cagayan's Old Churches As Christmas approaches and we countdown the nine days to Christmas Day it has become a tradition and a challenge to wake up at 3am and attend Mass for nine days running....

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Where to Eat Pancit Miki in Bangued, Abra

Where to Eat Pancit Miki in Bangued, Abra

After the long overnight bus or van ride to Abra the first thing you need is a good Abrenian breakfast. Pancit Miki is the Abrenians breakfast of choice and is unique to the province. Unlike the dry pancit found in most places in the Philippines, the Abra version is a...

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Silverbackpacker in the Philippines
A Day of Adventure in Apao & Piwek Rock Formations

A Day of Adventure in Apao & Piwek Rock Formations

I had been wanting to go to the Piwek Rock Formations for a long time now and when Nyssa invited me to join her and her sister on a day trip to Tineg I jumped at the chance. During the ride there Nyssa told me how excited she was to be exploring Abra's...

Kaparkan Falls, Abra – A Short Story

Kaparkan Falls, Abra – A Short Story

Kaparkan Falls, Abra - A Short Story by George Anthony Lalin Long before the Ifugaos built their rice terraces, unknown to mankind, Kabunian already created this piece of natural architecture. But He made sure this paradise was hidden, hidden from the prying eyes of...

The ABC of Backpacking – RST

The ABC of Backpacking – RST

R for Railway Railway Tracks usually consist of steel rails, installed on ties (sleepers) and ballast, on which the rolling stock, usually fitted with metal wheels, moves. Other variations are also possible, such as slab track, where the rails are fastened to a...

In need of some last minute accommodation? Give Agoda.com a try,I often use it and find it great to organise my travels.

Essential Travel Gear | Hammock

Essential Travel Gear | Hammock

I was first introduced to the Hammock when I hitchhiked through Mexico in 1980. Everywhere we went backpackers were carrying hammocks. Mexicans slept in hammocks. So we bought one too. Homestays didn't have beds in the rooms but there were large metal hooks protruding...

Silverbackpacker in the Philippines

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