Archive for the Off the Beaten Track Category
Every January many towns and cities across the Philippines are in festival mode. Most popular among them are Cebu Kalibo and Iloilo as it celebrates the Sinulog, Ati-atihan and Dinagyang Festival, respectively.
But there are towns that also celebrate its fiesta during the month of January in honor of Senor Santo Nino, and among them is the City of Kabankalan, some 90 kilometers south of Bacolod in the province of Negros Occidental.
I have been to Capiz twice. But the last time I was in this part of Western Visayas was in 2009 when Roxas City, known to for its moniker as the Seafood Capital of the Philippines, hosted the Western Visayas Tourism Assembly.
There were some attempts on my part, go return to Roxas, but never pushed through. Then last month, i was scheduled to go to Antique. Funny thing is, Roxas, Capiz was originally not part of the plan, but yeah, it pushed through!
A few weeks ago, I was invited to judge the 2013 Kasadya Streetdancing Competition, one of the major highlights of the Diyandi Festival in Iligan City.
For more than 20 years, the streetdancing competition is organized by JCI Iligan Chapter.
The festival is held as part of the celebration of the feast of Saint Michael Archangel, or more popularly known as San Miguel, the patron saint of Iligan City.
It’s the last day of our tour in Antique and I am pretty much excited to try new stuff while here! We we up a little early again, for our coffee, and breakfast of corned beef and sunny side up. It is our last day in Antique and we made sure to save the best for last!
After breakfast, we went to the Tribal Adventures facility to try the whitewater kayak experience. I have tried the whitewater radfting in Davao before So more or less I have an idea of what to expect.
And before we go out in the river, we had our safety briefing first. Tribal Adventures has been operating the whitewater kayak in Tibiao for quite some time now, but it is only recently that it came into spotlight when Katahum Tours started to market this activity as part of their tour product.
Photo by The Pinay Solo Backpacker