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Ang Langyaw looks back at 2010

Atop the lava front in Albay while covering the Mayon Trail Run. Too bad, Lady Mayon got shy

It was a very fruitful year! 2010 was a major coup in terms of travel for this peripatetic old soul: published in National Geographic, wrote for CNN Go, won the Wandering Juan contest, rounded North Luzon twice, visited enough provinces to make it just six to complete all 79 and a whole lot more!

There were lots of trips, free and personal. Lakbay Norte was just memorable with places that I can’t imagine doing alone. This was then followed up with another North Luzon loop on my own. Macau, my only foreign trip, was stunning and so was my tiring travel from Makati to Cebu via Mindoro by land and sea. Nothing was spared as I even went to Manila Ocean Park.

Cebu Pacific was rather kind with plane tickets plus winning in Wandering Juan Travel Blog contest which garnered me two months free pass in domestic destinations that I visited Roxas, Iloilo, Guimaras, Cebu, Bohol, Camarines Sur, Albay, Bohol, Negros Occidental, Pagadian, Davao City and Isabela.

This year also saw this blog shifting to featuring food in places. I’ve featured The Fort food scene, tasted sumptuous kinalas and Chef Doy’s cooking in Naga City. Went to Davao and had durian coffee, durian fruits galore and siopao. I got to sample Pangasinan’s binungey, twice. Was in Ilocos and ate empanada as well as the halo halo con macaroni in the Cordilleras. And don’t forget batchoy which almost left me broke in Iloilo.

Of course, I was featured and published: foremost is my image of the flagellant as editor’s choice in National Geographic (May 2010) while I got to shoot for Bluprint Magazine twice on three heritage places in Manila. Expat Magazine also highlighted this blog. Living Today, a Pinoy magazine based in Canada also featured two articles and images I did for them.

Online, CNN Go posted my feature on the Boracay Funboard Cup that garnered me a mention at GoodNewsPilipinas. The Guidon, FlipNomad and the Sole Sisters travel blogs also wrote about me. Team Manila also included Langyaw in their travel themed exhibition at the SM Mall of Asia. I initiated the Pinoy Travel Bloggers’s Blog Carnival as well and Langyaw #02: Cuyo, a free photo downloadable PDF magazine was released.

And lastly, a feather in my cap, I was the speaker in the Visayas Blogging Summit held 27 November with the theme Travel Blogging and Photography. Thanx to all who made this possible. More exciting travel happenings in 2011!

Check out all the posts done in 2010 by going to the Archive page.

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.

14 Comments

  1. Marky
    December 31, 2010 @ 15:38

    Wow, hard to top 2010 but if there’s anyone who could top that its langyaw itself – the mastah Estan. It was nice to meet you also in person, a humble and down to earth nomad.

  2. estan
    December 31, 2010 @ 15:54

    @marky, thanx πŸ™‚

  3. fetus
    December 31, 2010 @ 15:57

    *on bended knee* bow!

  4. gaye
    December 31, 2010 @ 16:10

    hands down estan πŸ™‚ it’s great to finally meet you in person. safe sojourns dear.

  5. journeyingjames
    December 31, 2010 @ 17:10

    sana manalo din ako ng wandering juan contest πŸ™‚

  6. estan
    January 1, 2011 @ 1:16

    @james, kaya mo yan πŸ™‚

  7. chyng
    January 1, 2011 @ 1:36

    wow, completed all 79 provinces! you’re the man!

  8. estan
    January 1, 2011 @ 1:45

    @chyng, 6 pa kulang πŸ™‚

  9. Photoblogger
    January 1, 2011 @ 23:01

    Great 2010 you got there master estan! hehehe, maybe someday I’ll catch some of your travelling aura and learn how to get lost in exploration and adventure.

  10. bertN
    January 2, 2011 @ 2:39

    Great year for you! I hope 2011 is even more so. Happy New Year!

  11. Josh
    January 2, 2011 @ 11:44

    This is the path I want to follow, living life the way its meant to be lived πŸ™‚ Cheers for the upcoming year Sir Estan! πŸ™‚

  12. Micamyx
    January 3, 2011 @ 4:00

    Happy New Year! 2010 was a fruitful year for you. Mind to share what are the six other provinces you haven’t visited yet? πŸ˜€

  13. thepinaysolobackpacker
    January 5, 2011 @ 16:56

    haha nahiya sayo si Mayon! πŸ˜‰ dameng trips, malapet na makumpleto ang 79! yahu! M glad I met the master last 2010! kala ko date super serious! Thanks for everything Estan! πŸ™‚

  14. estan
    January 6, 2011 @ 16:40

    @thanx guys πŸ™‚

    @mica, its here: http://langyaw.com/2010/09/02/i-need-to-visit-basilan-soon-why/

    @gael, thanx. hahaha πŸ™‚

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