A Quick Guide to Cusco, Machu Picchu and beyond

Originally published as ‘Into the Inca Empire‘ on Gafencu’s September 2017 Issue Machu Picchu may have been the crowning glory of the Incan Empire, but discovering it was just the start: follow the Inca trails that lead out of it, and you will uncover countless archaeological splendours beyond, scattered over the Peruvian Andes Make sure … More A Quick Guide to Cusco, Machu Picchu and beyond

Day Trip from Barcelona: Hiking Montserrat

Easily one of the most beautiful days of my life. The first thought that comes to mind when someone says “Barcelona” would be the famous beachfont, La Sagrada Familia, FCB / Camp Nou, La Rambla… but hiking in the mountains? Little do people know that the mountain range 50km northwest of Catalunya’s capital is a magical world entirely … More Day Trip from Barcelona: Hiking Montserrat

Food Trip + Easy Hike: Tagaytay & Mount Talamitam

We combined a Tagaytay food trip with a short excursion to burn off the calories! Distance: ??km – I don’t know why the Mountaineers over here never give precise information on trail lengths, but my estimate would be 7km up and down. Duration: 3 hours up and down Difficulty: Easy Admittedly, hiking in the Philippines is far … More Food Trip + Easy Hike: Tagaytay & Mount Talamitam

How I Fell In Love With Hiking x The North Face

First seen on We Are Sole Sisters Unathletic and skinny-weak Sole Sister Julienne broke out of her sedentary lifestyle three years ago and threw herself into the wild outdoors By any means, I don’t consider myself a bonafide hiker or hardcore trekker. I don’t trail run. I can’t read coordinates. I don’t have a compass or … More How I Fell In Love With Hiking x The North Face

What they don’t tell you about climbing Mount Daraitan

…and why I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Where is it? Between Tanay, Rizal and General Nakar, Quezon It took us around 2 h 30 min to drive to Daraitan (we Wazed it) from Makati. We left too late – at around 8am. There were already too many people on the road at this time. On the … More What they don’t tell you about climbing Mount Daraitan