Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
Halloween, not actually a Christian event yet a celebration gaining popularity in the Philippines. The event used to be only celebrated in the enclaves of the rish in Makati and other gated communities where children, dressed in "scary" halloween costumes, make the rounds from house to house in the traditional trick or treat
Now, Halloween costumes and decorations dominate malls and other business establishments. Costumes such as pumpkins and ghosts and witches can be bought in supermarkets in October, preceding the national holiday of All Saints Day and All Souls Day, on which Halloween is marked.
On All Saints Day, people flock to cemeteries to remember their departed loved ones, something that used to reserved on All Souls Day. Metro Manila will look like a desert town with people leaving for their home provinces only ti rush back to the city on or after All Souls Day.