Best Place You’ve Been to in the Philippines
– 1st Pinoy Travel Bloggers’s Blog Carnival
Pinoy travel bloggers come in different stripes and colors. Some like to go solo and experience the place for self discovery. Some hit the road to know if its possible to spend just P250 per day and go around places. There are those who enjoy the company of a dear friend or share the travel experience with lots of friends. When you look at these brave Pinoy men and women who have been writing and photographing their escapades into some remote or familiar places around the country or the world, you are sure to find great experiences and new learnings that will surely inspire you to hit the road and go to nowhere.
Welcome to the first edition of the Pinoy Travel Bloggers’s Blog Carnival with 13, they say that this number is lucky, participants writing about their best place in the Philippines that they’ve been to. Drum roll please…
Ang Langyaw: UNFORGETTABLE MT. IRAYA IN BATANES
A birthday trip that was supposed to be travel in Vietnam was rerouted to Batanes due to bird flu. An unexpected overnight climb together with coconut trappers in this beautiful mountain was something that he didn’t regret doing.
Firefly 360: 9500+ft. Above Sea Level
Fung brings us to Mt. Pulag and shows us an immersive experience in virtual, as in 360 degrees, view of the place. It’s like being there in Mt. Pulag! He says: Now whenever I travel, whether it’s by land, sea, or air, I just couldn’t get a wink. Maybe it’s the excitement, the anxiousness, or the constant motion of the vehicle I’m in that prevented my brain from resting. This has sort of become a “curse”, that zombie-like state of mind, neither fully awake nor in deep slumber; and I always envy those people who can easily fall asleep.
The Pinay Solo Backpacker: Matnog, Sorsogon: Beyond Borders
Gael, heads home to Sorsogon and explores her own province to explore the virgin beaches and islands in Matnog: It seems as if they’re not used to seeing a girl wanting to discover their town’s pride that’s why they can’t decide how much to charge me for the boat fare or perhaps they don’t usually encounter tourists so they don’t have a standard boat fare yet.
Journeying James: Puerto Princesa City: Benchmark Of What Paradise Is
James considers Palawan as his second home and gives us five more reasons why it is so close to his heart and always heeding its call to come back. He says, This is a place where I want to retire, a place I can call heaven on earth. Btw, I already chose an island where me and my future wife can have our wedding ceremony. I hope that she likes the idea.
Wanderlass Travels: Tubbataha: The Underwater Wonder
Lilianne dives to one of the country’s best diving site and UNESCO World Heritage Site: Tubbataha Reef. She says: Tubbataha was everything promised and more! The minute we back rolled into the water, I’m transported into a fantasy world of bedazzling colors and shapes. It was feast for the eyes to have enchanting wall of corals to one side and bottomless abyss of blue on another.
Nomadic Experiences: Best place I’ve been to the Philippines
Marky is at a loss as to what his best place he’s been to in the country. With so many beautiful localities in the Philippines from stunning landscapes, landmarks and festivals, to name a few, I surely would agree that it’s really difficult to pick one.
Gala Pinoy Redux: Destination: Anywhere
Cedric finds each place he travels to as special, even home. He says: enables me to open myself up to different opportunities to explore, to learn, and to grow–practically the things that I’m after when I travel. Curious to know more? Check his post.
Buhay Baboy Travels: La Union Surfing For The Piggies
Karlo takes time off to enjoy what he likes doing best with his two buddies, er, pigs: surfing in La Union. A little bit of history, a little bit of surfing terms, and where to eat and what to ride makes his post interesting. Check him out!
Lakas ng trip: The Best Place I’ve Been to in the Philippines
Josiah lists his four places which he considers the best in terms of magnificent mountain view, hospitality, beach and unique experience. Read him up and check if you agree with this wanderer.
Lakwatsero: For the love of Calaguas
Angel is a son of a beach, which he admits wholeheartedly, picks the beautiful Tinaga Island in the Calaguas group off Camarines Norte. He adds: Imagine walking on a perfect beach – pure fine white sand, sunny blue sky painted with pearl white cotton clouds reflecting a lovely gradient of turquoise blue calm water that breaks gently on the shore, producing a soothing music…
No Spam, No Virus, No Kidding: Hail The Most Beautiful Spot
Chyng writes: It’s just very hard to imagine that something this majestic can be destructive at the same time. That makes this spot very unique and remarkable. It’s really something every Pinoy can be proud of. Do you agree? Read her post on Mt. Pinatubo.
Fliptravels: Surviving Caramoan (episode 1)
The backpacking duo, Ron and Monette went with two other friends to these beautiful place: Now, what made me gape my mouth was not Sadako… It was disbelief. See, I know those magnificent island formations can be seen here in the Philippines. I know I’ll see them when I go to Palawan. I was not prepared for this sight when I went to Caramoan.
The Sole Sisters: How I Finally Got to El Nido: A Race, a Heartbreak and a Seat Sale
After having been inspired by the views of El Nido while watching The Amazing Race 5, Chichi, one of the Sole Sisters finally stepped foot on their own paradise with her friends, after four years from that episode. Not only that, she was able to enjoy the trip and got to explore the islands even on a budget.
First Time Travels: First-time in: Camiguin
Claire visits Camiguin (de Mindanao) for the first time and enjoyed the places and experiences including some sites and areas that are not traditionally part of the touristic route. Her post is also loaded with information on getting to the sites, an alternative accommodation like a tree cottage.
Flipnomad: Coron: The Most Beautiful Place in the Philippines
Flip (name unknown) visited Coron in the Calamianes group of islands in north Palawan and recounts his travel and experiences there: Coron seemed to be the most beautiful place that I’ve ever seen in the Philippines (yet).