Belonging to the Cordillera Administrative Region, Abra is a landlocked province approximately 270 miles away from Manila. In the past, Abra was marked with a stigma of being an unsafe place that has left many people to stay away, for reasons such as politics-related violence and the presence of insurgents within the area. Still, at present, this is somehow true. I myself have felt fear the moment I first arrived there two years ago as I saw a lot of soldiers marching down the road like as if there is a battlefield nearby. However, recent efforts of the local government to promote tourism can be seen as a pivotal point, with the influx of tourists as an evident sign that despite its lamentable history is a place worth going to.
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Taal Volcano: A Quick Guide
Lake on an Island in a Lake on an Island
Tongue twister, isn’t it? You read it right. Taal volcano is not as simple as you think it is. Taal can be described as having an island within a lake that is on an island within a lake, that is on an island.
Mt. Ugo: Day Hike Challenge
Doing a day hike is normal. But doing a major climb as a day hike involving a 32 kilometer trail with several assaults is definitely insane! Though it was fun. It was a test of endurance. It is a leisure itself that leaves you with no option but to finish what you started, to take into responsibility every action that you make. This is mountaineering. It is extremely dangerous yet it’s all worth it in the end.