Thursday, January 22, 2009

What 2009 May Bring

I love the year 2008 as it brought me to many wonderful places within and outside of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines. As a citizen of the world I therefore conclude that no matter where I go whether from the numerous islets that dot Halong Bay in Vietnam or the concrete jungles of Singapore it always resulted in the same excitement and pleasure seeing new things and meeting wonderful people along the way.

The past year also made me to explore more my beautiful country. After my 6-province journey in Eastern Visayas during the summer, I now officially visited all the provinces in the Visayas region. I will never forget the highlight of my 17-hour journey in a non-aircon bus from Tacloban, Leyte up to Albay in the Bicol region. As half the fun of travel is getting there, I did got that share of fun while sitting on that bus alongside the common people who are used to travel more than 24 hours just to get to Manila.

I always believe that many parts of the region of Mindanao offers a number of places and sights that every Filipinos should explore. Many will be afraid to venture or even set foot in that region but I guess as long as you have common sense while traveling you will be perfectly fine.

Lastly, thank you Cebu Pacific Air for the almost FREE seats last December 24, 2008, because of that my travels for the 1st quarter of 2009 are already in the drawing board. How can I resist a round-trip travel anywhere within the Philippines for just over $1.

I wish all avid travelers and would be avid travelers more journeys and adventure to come in 2009!


J@n!ce said...

May you conquer more lands in the Year 2009 & have luck again on S$1 travel. hehe ;p

the donG said...

kaya traveling in the philippines is still cheap. i hope everyone realizes that.

thanks carlo for always updating me on promos. ingat sa byahe.

Anonymous said...

weeee... wish u more travels

Urlaub Allgäu said...

Hi, I seen all your Pictures. Your all the pictures are very nice and in one picture you are riding on the Camel. Very nice
Conil de la Frontera

Christine said...

17 hours in a bus?! grabe! congratulations for enduring...The longest bus ride I've tried was a 13 hour ride from Cubao to Irosin, Sorsogon and I almost went crazy..good thing there was a great view of Mayon volcano for a few minutes.