Finally, my article for CNNGo.com, part of CNN Lifestyle and Travel, is up!
Part of the 52 Weekends feature series in the CNN Go website, it showcases events and activities on all weekends in 2010 happening around Asia.
From the 52 Weekends page where all feature articles are listed:
January 22 – 24: Boracay International Funboard Competition
Travel blog Langyaw’s author Estan Cabigas provides the perfect weekend: The International Funboard Competition in Boracay. It is one of the largest annual windsurfing races in Asia, attracting hundreds of surfers and kiters from around the world. Thereâ€™s ocean fun for everyone: Pros compete for titles, while amateurs take lessons from the region’s best surfers. When the sun sets on the island, the revelry kicks up and rages until the next morning.
Estan Cabigas is a traveller, photographer and creator of the travel blog Langyaw.
Check also the bottom of the page for the Manila feature.
For the Philippines, I was contacted last month to write a weekend feature article:
- the Boracay International Funboard Cup, 22-24 January
The assignment was quite challenging at first since the sample writing style given to me is different to what I am accustomed to. In fact, in the travel posts I do for this blog, I must have first hand experience and don’t provide much details like contact numbers and costs since it is more of a personal insight. But here, as long as all information is available, it’s enough. Really, its quite simple. No need to be physically there. A dose of humor is also required.
What I like about this project is that it not only focuses on the main event but also on possible places to visit near the venue as well as activities to do. All these written by local contributors. That’s why you’re assured of the un-tourist trap variety.
I’m really thankful for this opportunity and for the first article on Boracay, I would like to give my gratitude to Nenette Graf, organizer of the Boracay International Funboard Cup who entertained my questions. The internet was also quite handy in making this article but just so much time done researching and sifting through many unimportant data.
And the best part? I get to have my own profile page, ahem, with some personal links included.