About the Author
My name is Estan Cabigas, an avid traveler, a writer, blogger/digital influencer and photographer.
I shoot and write ARCHITECTURE, TRAVEL AND DOCUMENTARY and am available for projects, assignments and talks on Travel Blogging and Photography: +63 932 872 1074
My ethnicity is a mixture of Filipino, Chinese and a minority, the Subanen tribe of Western Mindanao. I call Cebu as my permanent home, studied in Manila, worked in the cities of Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Makati, the Philippines. An inveterate traveler, I have gone to the northernmost islands of Batanes, the southern corridor of Tawitawi and islands and forlorn places in between. I have also forayed in Asian and European countries as well.
I enjoy the freedom that going to places entails, both the trip itself and the destination, reveling in the many things that the act of travel offers: the sounds, the sights, the people and the flavors. I’m more into going off the beaten path but am equally comfortable in tourist traps too.
I have traded the comforts of the corporate life to pursue my interests. Right now, I’m a freelance photographer, writer and blogger based in Makati City, the Philippines. My work has been exhibited in major cities in South and Southeast Asia, Germany, China, the Netherlands and Paris, France as well as attended local and international photography workshops. I have been the principal photographer of two coffeetable books, contributed for CNN Travel and images published in the May 2010 issue of the National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London), Repubblica.it as well as wrote for local magazines and newspapers.
Other than this blog, I have my other online presence.
- Estan Cabigas Photography is my portfolio and blog as a documentary photographer
- Simbahan is devoted to religious colonial architecture
- Salagubang is the one and only blog on Philippine Coleoptera (beetles)
- TenZeroFour for Architecture and Design
- Twitter: @LangyawMedia
- Instagram: @LangyawMedia
About the blog
Langyaw is Cebuano* for an outsider, a foreigner in a local place. It also means a visitor, or more, a traveler.
Travel is a discovery not only of a place and what it has to offer but is also a discovery of oneself. Here in Langyaw I will focus on my travels and experiences usually around the country and some forays abroad.
Langyaw has also been acclaimed as Best Travel Blog and Digital Tribe Awardee (Philippine Blog Awards 2009), Best Single Post – Travel (Philippine Blog Awards 2009) and Winner, Culture and Heritage, Wandering Juan Travel Blog Awards and many more. Just check my downloadable info sheet above.
About the Photos
If you are interested with my images, send me an email via the contact link of this blog.
*Cebuano is the second most widely used Philippine language and is predominantly spoken in the Visayas and Mindanao.
Comments or questions are welcome.