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Wanderlust | Exploring North Sumatra

IMAGINE the assortment of natural, cultural, and man-made attractions adjacent and around a massive area that totals 113,000 hectares and covers six districts in North Sumatra. Yes, Lake Toba, the world’s largest volcanic lake, may be the top of the heap

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Wanderlust | Journey to the world’s largest volcanic lake

AFTER around four hours of navigating the circuitous highway from Kuala Namu International Airport adjacent to Medan to the quaint, touristy lakeside town of Parapat, we were welcomed by wild gibbons as we drove along the highway leading to the

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Wanderlust | BeeFit holds Aero Marathon competition

LAST March 21, just right before the onset of summer, BeeFit Gym and Aerobics held their much anticipated Aero-Marathon at the activity area of Abreeza Mall.

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Wanderlust | Siargao after dark

SURFING may take a respite after sunset but that doesn’t mean the action in the island will also cease. In fact, Siargao, as chill as the place may be, has got its own brand of nightlife.

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Wanderlust | Return to paradise

I WENT back to Siargao after visiting the island barely a month ago. This time, I was with buddies Vanessa M. (AKA Mami Ban) and Alain L., who flew all the way from Zambo to join us in the Davao-Siargao maiden

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Wanderlust | Bringing back the enchantment

THIS SPELLBINDING natural allure of the crystal clear brackish waters of Enchanted River in Barangay Cambatong in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur

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Wanderlust | Earth Hour observance with Samal’s bats

IT HAS become some sort of a tradition for Monfort Bat Sanctuary, home of around 2.3 million Geoffroy’s rousette fruit bats (Rousetteus amplexicaudatus) in Barangay Tambo, Island Garden City of Samal, to celebrate the annual Earth Hour.

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Wanderlust | Meatless at Boiling

BEING meatless, especially in this season of Lent, is never boring here in seafood-abundant Mindanao.

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Keeping the Ata culture alive

FOR the Ata tribe of Paquibato District up in the hinterlands of Davao City, the “Panuluanan” plays an essential role in their community. More than just a physical structure, it is a revered place of learning – a communal space where

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Wanderlust | Mayor Sara Duterte leads Datu Bago Awards conferment

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte, together with the Datu Bago Awardees Organization, Inc. board of trustees, led the conferment of the recipients of this year’s Datu Bago Awards last Mar. 13, Tuesday, at the grand ballroom of Royal Mandaya Hotel.

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