"Keeping the faith..." f8stop's Profile

Hi! I'm Faith, a big fan of the world, its boundless beauty and its diverse wonderful people. =)

As one might have guessed, I am also quite passionate about traveling. I love meeting other people, experiencing other cultures, communing with nature and just losing or finding myself in different places.

I'm also into Photography and I very much enjoy documenting my travels despite my rather modest equipment - Nikon FM10 and Nikon D40. A camera can often be seen slung over my shoulder whenever and wherever I travel... :D

Been There, Done That.

I am from The Philippines, also tagged as the Pearl of the Orient Seas.

My beautiful homeland is made up of 7,107 islands. Though I can't say that I have been to all of the 7107 islands or even a quarter of that number, I do consider myself fortunate to have traveled to majority of the best destinations in the country.

Domestic Travels

Pahimis Coffee Festival -- Amadeo, Cavite
Suman Festival -- Baler, Aurora
Pahiyas Festival -- Lukban, Quezon
Flower Festival -- Baguio City
Hot Air Balloon Festival -- Clark, Pampanga

Mother Falls - Baler, Aurora
Tappia Falls - Batad, Banaue
Daranak Falls - Tanay, Rizal
Pagsanjan Falls - Pagsanjan, Laguna
Buruwisan Falls & Batya Falls - Famy, Laguna

Beaches: (island-hopping/snorkeling)
Panglao Island and Virgin Island (with its stunning sandbar)-- Bohol
Mantigue Island -- Camiguin
Coron islands and Sabang / Honda beach (Puerto Princesa)-- Palawan
Coco Beach and Puerto Galera -- Mindoro
Anda and Bolinao -- Pangasinan
Boracay -- Aklan
Anawangin Cove -- Zambales
Maricaban Island -- Batangas
Dakak Beach -- Davao
Bantayan Island -- Cebu

Famy and Makiling -- Laguna
Gulugod Baboy, Mt. Makulot and Mt. Dagulgol -- Batangas
Mt. Tapas -- Coron, Palawan
Taal Volcano -- Tagaytay/Batangas
Mayon Volcano -- Naga, Bicol
Batad Rice Terraces -- Banaue, Mountain Province

San Antonio Lighthouse -- Calatagan, Batangas
Malabrigo Lighthouse -- Lobo, Batangas
Faro de Punta Lighthouse -- Capones Island, Zambales
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse -- Burgos, Ilocos Norte
Basco, Tayid & Sabtang Lighthouses - Batanes!!

Others (spelunking/adventure/historical/etc):
Sumaging Cave (most impressive cave I've been to) -- Sagada, Mt. Province
Rapids of Cagayan de Oro (white water rafting)
Macahambus Park (rapelling and tree-line zipping) -- Cagayan de Oro
Butanding / whale shark interaction -- Donsol, Sorsogon
Underground River -- Palawan
Heritage St. -- Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Corregidor Island -- Bataan
Coffee Harvesting -- Benguet
Bangui Windmills and Kapurpurawan Rock Formation -- Ilocos Norte
Ivatan Stone Houses - Batanes

Still on my "Places to visit" List:
1. Batanes - checked off the list August 2014 :)
2. Caramoan
3. Siargao Island
4. Mt. Pinatubo
5. Windmills of Ilocos -- checked off the list August 2012 :)
6. Caves of Cagayan Valley
7. Palaui Island

International Travels

So far, I've only been to two other countries, both in Asia - Malaysia and Singapore. (For more information about my visits, please refer to my tips and pages for Melaka and Singapore)

Update (October 2009):

Just came back from a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. Now I can cross out Siem Reap, Cambodia from my "Places to Visit" list!! I've already posted tips from these travels (Phnom Penh & Ho Chi Minh City) for fellow travelers' reference. I'm also working on tips about Siem Reap. =)

Other places I would like to visit (Abroad)

Florence, Italy
Santorini, Greece
Barcelona, Spain
Datca, Turkey
Gorlich, Germany
Tallinn City, Estonia
Hua Lin/Ayuthaya, Thailand
Jeju Island and Gyeongju, South Korea

See you around. =)

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