Travel history: Early 2008 – 3Q 2008

It’s time to update my travel history according to Lakbayan!

A short sojourn in Masbate while passing through Ticao on my way home to Cebu and a few days stay in Naujan, Mindoro Oriental finally made a difference in the map. From A-, I’m now an A traveler!

That’s an achievement that, I should say, a few travel bloggers can lay claim. Before 2008 closes, I’m really looking at closing on in Apayao, Quirino, northeastern Pangasinan and eastern Batangas in Luzon. Basilan and parts of Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay provinces might still be possible but I can’t really commit of going. Anyway, there will always be time to go to these places.

Check a summary of my travel history.

Map by Eugene Villar’s Lakbayan

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.


  1. nina
    September 7, 2008 @ 17:25

    This makes me cry.

    Makapunta nga ng Ilocos bukas. Hmp.

  2. rorenz
    September 8, 2008 @ 9:55



  3. rayts
    September 9, 2008 @ 9:20

    i’d really like to visit Tawi-tawi or Basilan one of these days kaya lang with the current ongoings sa Mindanao di pa pwede. onhold muna mga travels doon. congrats on being an A traveler!

  4. donG hO
    September 9, 2008 @ 17:07

    oo nga. naiwan pa rin ang basilan. sabihin mo lang kung pupunta ka doon.

  5. Oman
    September 10, 2008 @ 12:24

    ang galing. yung lakbayan map ko namumuti pa lols.

    thanks sa birthday greeting estan. really appreciate it. ingat lagi.

  6. lagalog
    September 10, 2008 @ 20:50

    grabe bai, i can only dream of moving up to b, hahaha. i’ll read na lang your accounts para mukha na rin akong nakabiyahe.

  7. estan
    September 11, 2008 @ 23:46

    rayts, judging from the situation, i think its safer if you’ll just be in the main town center of Isabela in Basilan. Tawitawi is relatively safe. Been there a few years ago and its really a wonderful island. Those monkeys at Bongao Peak are just awesome!

    dong, sure, pero malabo this year.

    oman, okay lang yan, you have the time of your life. just take it easy. at the rate you’re traveling, mapuno din yan.

    og, congrats pala :0

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    December 20, 2010 @ 9:46

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