- Best Travel Blog is Best Travel Blog in PBA09! is the Philippine Blog Awards 2009 winner of Best Travel Blog is the Philippine Blog Awards 2009 winner of Best Travel Blog

Globe Tattoos Digital Tribe - Visayas award plus an internet USB dongle

Globe Tattoo's Digital Tribe - Visayas award plus an internet USB dongle is Best Travel Blog, one of two (the other is Best Photoblog) in the recent Philippine Blog Awards 2009, Luzon leg, held at the PETA/Phinma Theater last Friday! My profound thanx to the judges who sifted through the many entries and finally decided to consider this site. This recognition, among other wonderful blogs of this genre, all the more made me strive to do better. This also follows my win last year for Best Single Post – Travel for How I Broke a Ritual Taboo in Batad.

In the Cebu leg of the Philippine Blog Awards, I got additional trophy, Globe Tattoo’s Digital Tribe – Visayas for this blog and other items! It is posted here.

Langyaw – Sojourns and Off-the-beaten Path Travels will continue to feature alternative places as well as great travel photography and veer away from the usual promotional/commercial posts and tourist traps. More interesting entries to come.

For the full list of winners, check the PBA09 site.

Again, thank you!

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. Sidney
    October 12, 2009 @ 16:09

    Congrats ! Well deserved !

  2. Joyceee
    October 12, 2009 @ 16:33

    congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ferdie
    October 12, 2009 @ 19:10

    Congratulations Sir! You deserved it!

  4. estan
    October 12, 2009 @ 20:01

    thanx ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sidney, congratulations also to you!

  5. pompo
    October 12, 2009 @ 20:11

    Congratulations! you made it! Idol!!!

  6. jose mansueto
    October 12, 2009 @ 21:23

    Congratulations! I was not surprised at all.

  7. dong ho
    October 12, 2009 @ 22:16

    congratulations bai!

  8. Photo Cache
    October 13, 2009 @ 8:55


  9. Ason Calle
    October 13, 2009 @ 15:44

    Congratz bro!!

  10. erick
    October 14, 2009 @ 0:40

    congrats bro! well deserved naman talaga. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. benj
    October 14, 2009 @ 3:12

    Well deserved. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Lydia Robledo
    October 14, 2009 @ 11:28

    Bravo Estan! Bravo Filipino!
    Langyaw is well deserving of the Award. It can be clearly seen that you put heart and soul into your work. That is the way to go, Estan- keep on. Your award winning blog is a great library for learning. Salamat, maraming salamat for your dedication and for sharing your “itch” to the world ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. estan
    October 15, 2009 @ 13:12

    thanx again ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. The Islander
    October 16, 2009 @ 17:53

    wow! what can i say… CONGRATULATIONS!
    you deserve the recognition. even earlier..

  15. fortuitous faery
    October 18, 2009 @ 4:51

    congrats on winning best travel blog! may you have more blog-worthy travels to come and to share with us!

  16. Nathan
    October 18, 2009 @ 20:37

    Hey Eston! Nice to have met you at the PBA Visayas event. Congratulations for winning those awards. You deserved it! I can see that you’ve been to Bukidnon. Stayed there for nine years myself. Good pm!

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  18. estan
    October 19, 2009 @ 11:53

    salamat kaayo mga bai.

    nat, nice meeting you ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Rommel
    December 13, 2009 @ 18:17

    CONGRATS! Links ex?

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