Timoga Cold Springs in Iligan City, Philippines

The plan for that Saturday was to visit Timoga Cold Springs and the Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House. I’ll write about the latter on another post so that I could concentrate here on Timoga Cold Springs.

Iligan City is nicknamed the City of Majestic Waterfalls. From this you would deduce there is an abundance of water in the area and Timoga Cold Springs are one product of that abundance.

7:34 AM – After meeting at Jollibee Aguinaldo and walking to the intersection ofAraneta St. and Roxas Ave. in Iligan City we were now on board a jeepney bound for Buru-un. (Same route of the jeepney we rode for our 3-waterfall, 1 day adventure.) We told the driver to drop us off at Timoga and we payed 12 Pesos/person.


Stores in front of Timoga Cold Springs

7:57 AM – We arrived at the vicinity of th...

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Cheding’s Peanuts – Philippines Delicacy

One of the reasons why I always avail of check-in luggage when I go to Iligan City is the Cheding’s Toasted Peanuts, or just Cheding’s Peanut. Cheding’s Peanut is widely known in Iligan as the tasty peanut that came from Iligan. It’s really good that when my uncle who works abroad knew that I was documenting Iligan City he told me that I should buy him 2 kilos of the peanuts. When I went home I had 4 kilos of Cheding’s Peanut in 1/4 kilo packages (52.50 Pesos/piece). Then the half-kilo of peanuts we placed during the my Lolo’s birthday party was quickly consumed.


When I was still in College I went to Iligan and gave my classmates Cheding’s Peanut and all those who gave feedback said that it tasted good.

So far in all my life, this is the best peanut I have tasted...

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7 Top Things to Do in Iligan City -Philippines

For a small city, Iligan City has many interesting things you can try. Most of what’s written below are about food but what Iligan can be proud of is their waterfalls. In fact Iligan City is nicknamed the City of Majestic Waterfalls.

Here are interesting things you can do and places to visit in Iligan City as part of myTravel Guide there.

1. Waterfalling


Waterfalling actually means waterfalls hopping and in Iligan you can do this as most of the waterfalls are just less than an hour from the city proper. But if you have limited time you should not miss Tinago Falls, Maria Cristina Falls and Dodiongan Falls.

If you have not been to the waterfalls of Iligan City, then you have not been to Iligan City.

2. Lechon

Of all the Lechons in the Philippines, this lechon from Iligan City is th...

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Diving in Donsol – Oustanding Expirience

So far, Donsol had been a bit of a bust. It had been a mission to get there, and thus far the fireflies and whale sharks had been a disappointment. But we had one more creature left on our list to see — manta rays. We had arrived in the middle of peak season for the Manta Bowl, a famous bay for spotting those majestic pelagics that both Heather and I were lucky enough to swim with back in Hawaii in September.


The Manta Bowl is an advanced dive — divers descend to the bottom of a 60 foot underwater valley, tether themselves to the ocean floor using metal hooks to resist the strong currents, and watch in awe as mantas queue up for a spot at the cleaning station, where cleaner wrasse remove parasites from their skin...

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Visiting the Philippines is big fun. Perfect beaches. Friendly locals. Beautiful nature.Plus, it’s a cheap country to travel, you’ll get a great value for your money. I’ve been four times to the Philippines and spent in total more than eight months there and hell… This place blew my mind 😮 Whenever I meet travelers, I encourage them to go to Philippines, because for some reasons, people are still hesitant and stick to the ordinary “Thailand-Laos-Cambodia-Vietnam Route”. Don’t miss out on such an amazing country!! In my opinion, Philippines is better than all of these countries together. And I tell you why!


The hospitality of Filipinos is incomparable to the rest of the world.

philippines people

In my experience, from all the Asians I have met,Filipinos are the most kind and fri...

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Hiking Amongst Volcanoes on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

ew Zealanders have an affinity for the outdoors. Whether that is a trip to the beach, or a walk in the bush, much of New Zealand takes advantage of the wealth of pristine natural landscapes that the North and South Island offer.

New Zealand is also a country that is proud of its mountaineering heritage. Likely the most popular New Zealander is Sir Edmund Hillary, a mountaineer who grew up a long ways from the mountains in the farmland south of Auckland, but went on to be the first person to summit Everest – using Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak, as his training ground.


While not all New Zealanders are alpinists, many of them have a passion for tramping. Tramping translates to hiking, or more specifically heading out for long and often multi-day walks in the hills...

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