I was a vacationing OFW, and weeks passed, I felt so sucked up spending on drinking night by night; We’d drink up as early as 4pm, and go home as late as 9am the following morning with empty wallets.
Too fed up with the form of entertainment in the city, I thought I need something more fun than just spending my money over binge drinking (and puking it afterwards anyway).
Seeking no hangover alternatives, one day, my friend invited me for a hike to Mt. Tangisan in Tarlac together with her mountaineering group. I was so delighted to get that view up there; The world from a different angle.
|we didn't even have the proper gear during that first hike|
Weeks later, I had been invited to Anawangin cove. I was so amazed I went back the following weekend with my family.
|Anawangin trip with my family in 2010|
I asked my friends for some more other places we can get to, and just the week after my second Anawangin trip, we drove to Potipot island.
After uploading pics on Facebook, I had friends asking about my destinations; things like how to get there, how much I spent, where I checked in, etc; And feeling tired of individual chats, I thought about coming up with a short write up of these notes as a description in the albums.
By the trips I’ve already taken then, I realized how uninformed I was about my own country; I also realized I’m delimiting the information to just my fb friends. So, for the sake of others who are yet to discover these places, I thought about writing my own.
|A pre-depart itinerary I've prepared before for our trip to South Luzon|
Thereafter, having been hooked to seeing my counry, I gave up the idea of working abroad; I thought I'm missing on a lot, and there's no better time to explore than when I am young. I looked for local employment; When asked about why I want the job, I outrightly mention, “to fund my travels”. (I am not even interested with overseas destination; perhaps unless I have nowhere else to go in the Philippines).
The more that I see the mountains, the beaches, the falls, rock formations, caves, rivers, lakes, the more that it pushes me to getting into the most remote corners of my country. And with the hopes that I can get more of our countrymen see our own (and perhaps from seeing it’s beauty, make them more conscious of our environment) I try as much to (at least some where I’ll have the energy) write on the trips I take.
Pushing forward, went to some trips with WorldBehindMyWall; met LakadPilipinas and Juanderful pinoy in a ferry to camotes island; Each of them making me realize on what I can get out of a passion.
Yes, i don’t have that gift in writing; I don’t have an eye for photography, not even a good camera to get a good picture. Nevertheless, I don’t have a panel to tell me I don’t have the right to write. So, here I am, dumping my crap on www.limbonis.com.
For those who ask, In Pampanga, the province where I hail from, Limbon is actually a term for procession, or movement of person to another place, and also a verb for “going somewhere.” When being referred to as limbonis, it’s a sarcasm for someone who keeps roaming around.
This is my entry to Pinoy Travel Bloggers’ Blog Carnival themed The Journey That Made Us a Travel Blogger this month of July 2012.
Edmar Gu-Quibb of Edmaration hosts this month’s blog carnival.