Before Tacloban City was hit by Haiyan, it was just a small city slowly inching its way towards urbanization. However, when Haiyan hit, the landscape changed drastically. Yes, it seemed never to rise up from the rubbles again but two years after, it is a booming city with increasing traffic congestion.
If you are the adventurous type, it might seem there is nothing to do in this nether region. I challenge you to drive even just 30 minutes away from the city’s traffic and you will be blown away by what this region has to offer. Largely undiscovered,rugged and off the beaten path, there is low tourist influx (except for the expat humanitarian aid workers) in the islands of Leyte, Samar and Biliran so you will rarely bump into a foreigner. This is why Elf Authentic Adventure chose the island of Samar in 1999 as a playground for hardcore outdoor adventure enthusiasts. [Read more…]