The Philippines is an archipelago composed of 7,641 islands (before it was 7,107) and is further divided into three island groups namely Luzon, Visayas and MindanaoBlaine is Lost has a long term mission of exploring these three island groups as well as visiting the 81 provinces of the country.

This section will feature the places we visited in Luzon.

Luzon Island in Red


Luzon is the most populous island in the country and the 15th largest island in the whole world. It is composed of 8 different regions and it is the home of the country’s capital, Manila. Below are the 8 regions and the provinces we visited. Click the link to further see its content.

Cordillera Administrative Region

Cordillera Administrative Region

Waking up on a chilly climate and enjoying a cup of hot Kalinga coffee is one of the best experiences I had in this region. This region is home to the famous ladder-like rice terraces and it has a lot of adventures to experience. Your hearts will definitely race riding a topload jeep while viewing the mountain range of Cordillera. Your palates will be delighted to their luscious strawberries and had a good time spelunking to different cave connections. There are so many things to do in this region, click a province to discover more:



Only a few hours from Manila, this region is rich in historical events as well as great places to discover. It is the home of the country’s national hero – Jose RizalCalabarzon is composed of five provinces. Spend a relaxing time at the beach in Batangas, climb mountains in Rizal or learn about our history in Laguna. Calabarzon has a lot of places to offer, click a province to discover more:

Map images and information source: Wikipedia