SURIGAO DEL SUR: Bleeding Mountains and Mining Towns

Philippines: MINDANAO


On our first Caraga Region road trip, we began by boarding a hot bus to take us from Surigao City to Lanuza, Surigao del Sur. We had an idea of what kind of ride we were in for but our expectations were blown out the dusty window the further south we got.


SIARGAO ISLAND: Surigao del Norte (pt. 3)

Philippines: MINDANAO

Part 3 – STOKED!

For the entire duration of our stay there, we could just count the days we saw clear sunny skies. 3? 2? 1 ½? It was a photography enthusiast’s worst nightmare, and a beach bum’s ultimate enemy. The surfers found it troubling too because the water was unpredictable and too feral even for them. It was like all the natural elements were against us. We managed to keep our chins off our hands though. There’s always that window of sunshine somewhere.

SIARGAO ISLAND: Surigao del Norte (pt. 2)

Philippines: MINDANAO

Part 2 – …Drumroll please!

If you’ve followed this travel log, you might have noticed how we never have prior arrangements for accommodations whenever we head off to a certain place. Because of this, we were at the whims of the tricycle driver we hired to bring us to General Luna in Siargao Island.

SIARGAO ISLAND: Surigao Del Norte (pt. 1)

Philippines: MINDANAO

January 23-30, 2011

The Surfing Capital of the Philippines

“Here, there is a wave for everyone.”