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Koryn Iledan
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Attended De La Salle University-Manila
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"It was so tempting to sit down every now and then to rest our legs, but when we finally caught sight of the Pinatubo lake, just shimmering below us, we picked up our pace and hurried towards what seemed like an emerald oasis. "
A guide on planning a trip to Mount Pinatubo.
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As soon as Tuz is old enough to come with us, we wanna do this! :)

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Some feels for the first day of the year.  

BLOGGED!  Suburban Girl:  The power of bread crumbs
A few months ago, a friend and a former colleague of mine sent a message asking for tips because she was scheduled to go to Japan last December. What started out as conversation about traveling eventually turned into a discu...
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Bread crumbs. Hansel and Gretel. Beware. 😲 :P

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BLOGGED!  Suburban Girl  |  Discovering Himeji

"To say that it is Japan's most spectacular castle seemed like a sweeping declaration.  But with almost every article describing it as such, I thought the Himeji Castle was worth a visit during our trip. 

And it was.  Because more than the castle, it was the whole city that charmed us and made us wish we could stay longer." 
To say that it is Japan's most spectacular castle seemed like a sweeping declaration.  But with almost every article describing it as such, I thought the Himeji Castle was worth a visit during our trip. And it was.  Because m...
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BLOGGED! Suburban Girl | Breathtaking Batanes: The Island of Sabtang

"It is a place so untouched, you feel like you've been taken a few years back in time when life was so simple; A time when the village people got their food straight out of the fish nets and used wood for cooking; A time when the virtue of honesty was at its strongest and served as the fundamental guide for everyday living."
It is a place so untouched, you feel like you've been taken a few years back in time when life was so simple;  A time when the village people got their food straight out of the fish nets and used wood for cooking;  A time whe...
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Kaya pala Sam Juan is inspired. 😁

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BLOGGED! Suburban Girl: Entering the extraordinary world of the Pinto Art Museum
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"Pinto" is the Filipino word for "door" and fittingly enough, entering the museum is like stepping into an entirely different world of unique visual wonders that stimulate the senses."
I have a confession:  museums do not appeal to me. (Cue: Collective gasp and raised eyebrows from art connoisseurs.)  Inasmuch as I would like to up my ante as a cultured being (haha), I'm afraid I lean towards the more indie...
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BLOGGED! Suburban Girl | The people of Burma

"The Burmese are a people beautifully caught between traditions of the past and the threshold of present times. It's no wonder that in one corner, you will see women in longyis carrying fruit baskets or selling thanakas while in the other, you'll come across monks fiddling with their smartphones."
Pilgrims.  Monks inside the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. Like I said before, the Burmese are a people beautifully caught between traditions of the past and the threshold of  present times.  It's no wonder that in one ...
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"I know, I know. You can easily see a giraffe in the zoo. But seeing them in the wild was a different kind of experience--like you've been transported to South Africa or one of those Jurassic Park movies.

Well, we might as well have been in South Africa at that time. We were in Calauit Island, a 3,700 hectare island of the coast of Palawan that has been home to wild animals from Africa since the 1970's."
A couple of years ago, I launched a passion project called Project Pilipinas. The goal was simple: help spread information about the beautiful places in the Philippines by posting about my past travels within the country al...
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Hanz wanna go here too! :)


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Catching up on backlogs during the break!

BLOGGED!  Suburban Girl:  An experiential guide to a DIY Batanes trip: Itineraries, expenses, tips, and observations

"For the longest time, Batanes has been in my bucket list.  However, it's less accessible compared to the other provinces in the Philippines primarily because flights come in only three times a week and the airfare is thrice the usual cost of domestic flights.

But contrary to the long-running belief, there's actually a way to visit Batanes without breaking the bank!  After much research--with the help of friends who have been there (a couple of whom are actually FROM there) and the ever-reliable Mr. Worldwide Web--we were able to organize a low-cost, DIY Batanes trip."  
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BLOGGED! Suburban Girl | Breathtaking Batanes: The island of South Batan

"This is the trip that made me realize that sometimes, we have to disconnect to stay connected--connected with ourselves, with the person beside us, with nature, and the things in life that really matter and bring us unadulterated joy.

For someone who's active on social media, I was actually happy that the whole time we were in Batanes, we were hardly able to go online because of the poor signal in the province.

There were times when we would sit a good 20 minutes just staring at the sloping emerald hills, the blue skies, and the goats and carabaos that peacefully grazed the lands."
This is the trip that made me realize that sometimes, we have to disconnect to stay connected--Connected with ourselves, with the person beside us, with nature, and the things in life that really matter and bring us unadulter...
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and it would still feel like it was just too short, ain't it +Koryn Iledan ? :)

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BLOGGED! Suburban Girl | Breathtaking Batanes: The Island of North Batan

Have you ever felt so awed by a sight that you were rendered speechless for a significant amount of time?

That's practically how we were the whole time we were in Batanes, easily one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines. For a small island, there is so much to explore in this province in the Cagayan Valley Region, with each municipality having its own unique beauty.
Today, I give you the island of North Batan.
Have you ever felt so awed by a sight that you were rendered speechless for a significant amount of time?   That's practically how we were the whole time when we were in Batanes, easily one of the most beautiful places in the...
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Hehe these were old entries actually which I forgot to repost here :D +Win Olario 

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BLOGGED! The virgin beach of Dinadiawan

"I HAVE to go there, I thought when I saw my friend's Facebook photos of a virgin white beach with blue waters that looked so alive under the winking sun. No photos can really do justice to this place but hey, one can try ;)"
I have to go there, I thought when I saw my friend's Facebook photos of a virgin white white beach with blue waters that looked so alive under the winking sun. Promptly, I messaged my friend and found out that the photos were...
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BLOGGED! Suburban Girl | Myanmar: getting there, going around, and other amusing discoveries

"I remember Googling--as fast as my hands would let me--routes from Philippines to Myanmar the moment I saw the headlines "Philippines, Myanmar to sign VISA-free agreement" back in 2013. Coincidentally, a good friend of mine has had her eyes set on the Golden Land for quite a while too. Hence the start of a year-long planning for a trip to a place Lonely Planet calls "a living edition of the National Geographic, circa 1910"."
A Bagan wonder.  One of the many nameless temples in Bagan, Mandalaya, Myanmar. I remember Googling--as fast as my hands would let me--routes from Philippines to Myanmar the moment I saw the headlines "Philippines, Myanmar to...
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"You, dear friend, are Koryn. Same doe-eyed girl I met in a reggae bar in what seems like ages ago. You are comfortable in your craziness and staunch in your sanity. You are a tomboy and a princess and fabulous either way. You love fiercely, whether it be friend, family or otherwise. And yes, with wisdom far beyond your years, you are still learning. You know who you are. You are you." --Adam Mordo
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