Samar Uncovered

Discover Samar… Before Others Do. Too Late!

We’ve Come A Long Way Baby! I’ve probably talked at length about Calbayog City in the past, in person, in videos and on this blog. I’ve done my best to help promote it to visitors and tourists alike. Actually, someone from Manila contacted me once about a video I produced  [It’s Where We Live – […]

New Haircut in the Philippines

Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Barber Gone… ? Back in my home country, the U.S., it seemed like I was in a constant search for a decent barber, or just on who could remember me after a half-dozen visits and how I liked my hair to be cut. From barber shops to hair salons […]

Shopping at Super Metro – Calbayog City, Philippines

Super METRO Update. Well, it has been just over 4 months now since the Gaisano Super Metro Hypermarket opened it’s doors to Calbayog City. I’m sure it has been a rough ride for many company employees (and the management) but things are beginning to feel almost normal inside these days. The lines, while still long […]

ISKOLAR Scholarships, Philippines – It’s Not Easy!

ISKOLAR-Calbayog Scholarships Since arriving here to live during the early summer of 2013, one of our nieces has been placed on the endangered species list, or so it seems. Since she has graduated from high school (under the old 10 year education system) in 2014, she has only been making rare appearances these days. Reason? […]

A Waterfall Visit

A Visit to Tarangban Falls Friends of ours had some visitors from California come to town and asked if we wanted to join them on a hiking adventure to a local area waterfalls. Challenge accepted!  It’s not like I have anything better to do. Teri was just coming off a sinus malfunction and she wasn’t […]

A Visit to Malajog Ridge Nature Park & Zipline

Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines For well over a year, and since this tourism project began construction here in Barangay Malajog, the public has been anxiously awaiting the opening of the Malajog Ridge Nature Park and Zipline. At the time of this writing, the Nature Park has been opened to the public, but the Zipline platform […]

When the Power Goes Out in the Philippines

When We Have Scheduled Power Outages in the Philippines… …we head to the beach! Brown-outs here in the Philippines are common and can happen anytime, anywhere. Most notably, my experience with them seem to be while I am watching a good movie or on the computer doing something important. Most times it is nothing more […]

Biringan City – A Tale? or Truth?

BIRINGAN – HIDDEN CITY OF THE PHILIPPINES. On the island of Samar in the Philippines, is hidden a city called Biringan. Its inhabitants are free to travel abroad. But not just anyone from the outside world can visit Biringan. One must be invited. You could drive to Biringan City, but only if you are lost. […]

Zip Line Opens Soon In Calbayog City

Zip, Zip, and Away! It’s almost official, the long-awaited Zip Line Adventure located at Malajog Beach is now open for testing!  I’m sure it won’t be much longer and it will be open to the public¹. Also, a nature trail that winds through dense forest and over marble and limestone formations offers hidden caves and […]