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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.

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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Climb Abra | Mt Bullagao 1119m

Climb Abra | Mt Bullagao 1119m

  Mt Bullagao or "The Sleeping Beauty" as the mountain is affectionately known locally, can be seen from many points in Abra and dominates the western skyline in Bangued. Everytime i walk down the street I am faced with this view of the Sleeping Beauty. I have been...

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Climb Abra | Mt Pisusok Tineg 1124M

Climb Abra | Mt Pisusok Tineg 1124M

The Jump Off Point for Mt Pisusok in Sitio Vira, Tineg is a 2 to 3 hour ride from Bangued. There are a couple of Sari-sari stores where you can buy some trail food and fill up with water for the first leg of the hike. Mt. Pisusok can clearly be seen from...

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5 of Abra’s Wild and Beautiful Places

5 of Abra’s Wild and Beautiful Places

Nature is the Driving Force of Abra As we hike down, over and around the province of Abra, we see an exceedingly broken but wild and beautiful land, with the mountain ranges succeeding one another like the waves of the sea. The first impression is one of barrenness....

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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...

The ABC of Backpacking – NOPQ

The ABC of Backpacking – NOPQ

  Continuing the ABC of Backpacking Series  – This time I explore the letters N O P and Q. If you have any that you would like to add, then please leave in the comments below the post. It will be interesting to see how many we can come up with. N for Nomad Mankind...

Palawan in 21 Instagrams

Palawan in 21 Instagrams

With TBEX Manila 2016 just months away I have started a new series of Instaposts promoting different areas of the Philippines as seen through the eyes of Instagrammers. There are many Instagrammers out there who are taking good photos but never get the recognition for...

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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...

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