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With tay Nito in his house in Lomboyan, Barbaza, Antique, he's one the legendary guides of Mt. Nangtud in Barbaza, Antique.
With tay Nito in his house in Lomboyan, Barbaza, Antique, he's one the legendary guides of Mt. Nangtud in Barbaza, Antique.


We’re Rich and Ritch, the Serendipity Seekers

Richard and I (Ritchel) are Filipino solo-travelers who met each other by pure serendipity. Rich n’ Ritch Travels is a collection of our personal experiences, explorations, snapshots, and reflections on the road. This blog does not contain itineraries, budget breakdown, blog tips, income reports, and other practical information. It is more about the unpredictable journey of two souls spontaneously seeking for heights and adventures.

I am a teacher who works full-time on weekdays, travel around Philippines on weekends, and visit several countries abroad on summer and Richard is a former Systems Administrator who left his 7.5 year-old job in Nigeria and spontaneously went backpacking in all ASEAN countries and Israel for 7.5 months before he headed home to Philippines on January 2017. Since our paths crossed last March and agreed to be travel buddies, we regularly go hiking together in the pristine ranges and peninsulas of Panay.

We are both based in Aklan who dream to explore the Philippines and beyond by starting in our own island - Panay. Individually, we’ve been to numerous destinations in the country and in Asia. We both have conquered the rooftops of Aklan, Antique, and Negros Occidental and we recently started exploring the interiors of Northwest Panay Peninsula.

As nature-lovers, we both acknowledge the healing power of nature - the clear water, the fresh air, the green trees, the blooming flowers, the beautiful ridges and beaches, the fine white sands, the dancing waves, the sun rays, the avian sounds, or the smallest plant along the way. All of these have the power to turn a life around. Just like they did to us. Together, we have found in nature the happiness that we deserve.

October 3, 2017


About the Author

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Ritch is a teacher who works full-time on weekdays, travels around Panay on weekends, and visits several provinces in the Philippines and countries abroad in summer. She loves random weekend nature trips, community immersion, and native coffee. Her mantra is "travel and learn." Hiking mountains has long been her favorite recreational activity and reaching out to indigenous people has took her to different places across regions. During her free time, she enjoys writing about her trips and share them to her students online. She is a Tourism Promotion Services NCII holder and commits herself to promoting great about each place she visits, from it's beautiful people to amazing destinations and attractions.


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