I love this year. Its probably the most traveled year I had ever since I was born. And I can proudly say that because of these travels, I have become a better man and a better human.
February 8-10, 2013 – The Weekenders
A – Pampanga – Starting Point
B- Makati City – Brasilipinas– A Brazilian themed party held at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City. We all had fun and probably deep inside us we can all shout “PUTANG INA, SOBRANG SAYA!!!” Cheers to CS Manila!
C. Lipa City, Batangas- Ate the best Lomi ever. We were hosted by our Italy-based friend, Oyo.
D. Tagaytay City (Taal) – Saw the Philippines’ “Lake in a Volcano in a lake”
E. Binondo and Intramuros, Manila- Celebrated the Chinese New Year and ate some frog legs with the couchsurfers in Manila. Delish!
February 21-24, 2013- The Impromptu North Luzon Travel
A. Pampanga – Starting Point
B. Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
C. Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte – Experienced the beauty of the North and the best homestay ever.
D. Bangui, Ilocos Norte – The windmills are just awesome (and I am awesome for wearing a boxers while traveling)
E. Burgos, Ilocos Norte- Help! Im running out of adjectives!!!
F. Paoay, Ilocos Norte – Just like in the postcards.
G. Vigan, Ilocos Sur- A taste of the past.
H. Baguio City – witnessed my first Flower Festival or commonly known as the Panagbenga Festival.
March 22-29, 2013 – The Holy Week Adventure in Central Visayas
A. Cebu City – Starting Point. Couchsurfed @ Tsari’s Place
B. Dumaguete City – Toured around Siliman University and ate at Sans Rival Restaurant.
C. Siquijor City- Experienced brownout at night at the mystical island of Siquijor. Creepy? Nah! Hosted by the Abing Family.
D. Just passing by Dumaguete again
E. Oslob, Cebu – Whalesharks!
F. Carcar, Cebu – The heritage town of the province of Cebu
G. Cebu City- attended a seminar on Social Media and Website Making
H. Badian, Cebu – an extreme spiritual retreat at Terra Manna Camping resort
September 22-25, 2013 – The Birthday Trip in Vietnam
A. Hanoi Vietnam – Starting Point
B. Trang An, Ninh Binh Province – Paddled, Prayed and ate a goat..
C. Bai Dinh Temple – The largest temple in North Vietnam
D. Hanoi, Vietnam – traveled around the city and had the chance to spend it with the beautiful people of Hanoi.
December 6-9, 2013 – Being Complete in Bicol (Yep, Im a quarter Bicolano)!
A. Pampanga – Starting Point
B. Naga and Pili, Camarines Sur – Wild sports, spicy foods and very generous hosts– special mention: Kha and Jeson of CS Naga.
C. Ligao, Camalig, Cagsawa, and Legazpi, Albay – Extreme food trip, Brilliant Sites and awesome CSers– Special Mention: Julie and Jopz of CS Albay.
December 14-17, 2013 – The North Mindanao Trip, Last for the year.
A. Manila – Starting Point
B. Camiguin – Too bad there were no lanzones during that time.
C. Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental – Nightlife at its finest with CDO couchsurfers
D. Bukidnon – getting lost in the pineapple maze is worth it!
A. Ratha Yatra Festival, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines (February 2, 2013)
B. Ermita Church, Manila (March 2, 2013) – during the feeding program of CS Manila
C. Visita Iglesia in Pampanga (March 14, 2013)
D. Potipot Island, Candelaria, Zambales, Philippines (August 7-8, 2013)
That’s it for me this year. Hope you were able to enjoy the pictures the way I enjoyed them. If you are from the Philippines and Vietnam, what are you waiting for, our countries are really SOMETHING! If you are outside the aforementioned countries, come and visit us.
Happy New Year and lets welcome 2014 with a blast!