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Monday, July 2, 2007

I Miss Travelling!


My Lakbayan grade is B-!

How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!

Created by Eugene Villar.

One of my earlier jobs brought me to various places in the country, especially the Visayas region. Being a Visayan myself, it was logical for the company to assign me in the implementation and monitoring of projects from Samar to Negros.

It was at first, exciting. I met a lot of people and I practically scoured the mountains of Samar, the beaches of Bohol and Cebu and the sugarlands of Negros. But the regularity of the trips (which could run for three weeks straight) eventually took its toll on my body. It became sooooooo tiring! I later hated the early morning trips to the airport and the sea trips no longer excited me. I felt so relieved when I changed job.

But now, having wallowed in the urban jungle of Manila for so long, I am beginning to yearn for some travel. And checking the Lakbayan map, I guess I really have to visit a lot more places. I still haven’t gone north – Ilocos, Batanes, Benguet. I now am lusting for an eco-tour of Palawan and a return to eye candy-filled Boracay. Would you believe, I have not even set foot at Puerto Galera? Pathetic, huh.

With the grade I got, I resolve to wander again in the next few months. I’m crossing my fingers here.

21 comments:

carlotta said...

hehe mas marami ka pang napuntahan sa pinas. =) ganda tignan nung mapa pag napuno na no? =)

MANDAYA MOORE: Ang bayot sa bukid said...

punta ka mindanao. punta ka rin sa palawan-- sa el nido. ang sarap don, parang wala ka sa pilipinas.

aryo said...

Carlotta: Sana madagdagan ang shaded area ng map ko. Kahit man lang sana Batanes, ok na.

Mandaya: I'd really love to visit Mindanao. Ayaw mo lang kasi mag-imbita diyan sa inyo. Mas gusto ko kasi yung medyo probinsiya talaga.

Juz said...

asteeg!

i also love goin to adventures!
un nga lang busy! hayy sarap mag unwind with fresh air!!

aryo said...

Juz: Aba'y mahirap yang masyadong busy. Dapat you always find time to unwind. Kahit ikutin mo lang ang barangay niyo, adventure din yun! he he. thanks for the visit! will link ya!

ian said...

lahat ng Pinoy dapat magkaroon ng pagkakataong libutin yung iba't ibang bahagi ng bansa natin- higit pa sa pagkahilig nating lumabas ng bansa =]

kaso minsan- o madalas?- kapag work-related yung biyahe nawawala na yung ligaya ng pagdiskubre sa isang bagong bayan, palengke, o ilog...

trabaho talaga. sagabal. hahahaha

tutubi said...

B-

pareho tayo?

pareho rin stuck in manila

aiming for a B this year :)

jc.guiyab said...

atty. aryo go ka na ng palawan super ganda dun... lalo na ang mga beaches nila and the mystical underground river...

Abaniko said...

Lika Aryo, punta tayo ng Puerto Galera one weekend with other fellow bloggers. The last time I was there was almost a decade ago. Hehe.

aryo said...

Ian: Oo nga. Bakit ba kasi naimbento pa ang trabaho? He he. Buti ka pa nga, nalibot mo na pala ang mundo. Pero tama ka, ayoko rin talagang maging banyaga sa sarili kong bayan.

Tutubi: I hope I can go for a B+ this year. Wala lang sanang sagabal. Btw, paturo naman gumamit ng camera. Kailangan ko ng session. :-)

JC: Palawan is really on top of my list. Me kaibigan akong taga-roon pero biglang nag disappear. Hinahunting ko pa!

Abaniko: Tara! Yayain mo sina Gibbs one weekend.

pepe M. said...

wow, thats pretty more actually!
i have decided, maybe next year to visit the entire island...bahala na ang budget na yan ;)

yatot said...

yung sa akin hindi ko pinost... nakakahiya! hehehe... f-minus yata yung nakuha ko! hahahhaa

jc.guiyab said...

i'm actually planning to go there (palawan) pero wait and see ko muna yung results

Gypsy said...

Go go go! Ilocos is great, I loved my stay many years ago in Vigan! :) My dream destinations are Palawan and Batanes...

aryo said...

JC: Uy, mukhang me magbo-blow-out sa Palawan. Sama! Sama! Sama! :-)

Gypsy: I'd realy want to travel back in time thru Vigan. And Batanes is pictured as paradise by some, so I'd really push myself to have a taste of heaven on earth. Kasihan nawa ako ng ...:-)

MANDAYA MOORE: Ang bayot sa bukid said...

basta kung magawi ka man ng davao, sabihan mo ako para makabyahe sa city at makita ka naman.
kung sa palawan, punta ka mag-isa kasi wala akong budget pang-eroplano. medyo may kamahalan e. hehehe

halos nalibot ko na rin ang visayas at luzon. putang gala kasi ako dati.

ang ganda nga ng vigan-- was there 20 years ago. hehehe

jc.guiyab said...

ahahahahaha pero kkb. sagot ko lang yung bahay. lolz!

ay ang saya mo naman miss mandy nalibot mo na halos lahat ng isla ng pilipinas... wow ...

Gina said...

I got a C- in this one yata when I rated myself a little while back in another blog. Someday ,I would like to improve that rating. Right now, I am 'dayuhan sa sariling bayan' =(.

aajao said...

huwaw. kainggit naman ang nalakbay mo na... yung map ko eh ang puti pa lalo sa bandang VISMIN :(

click mo yung link nasa name ko..

aryo said...

Gina: Tama. Pasyal ka uli dito sa Pinas. Make sure daan ka ng Capul. :-)

Nonoy: Punta ka sa amin sa Samar para lumapad naman ang coverage ng mapa mo.

intsik said...

I got a C on this! hehehe

ill linked u up!