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!
Exactly two years ago, a tragic event happened in Palawan that impacted Tutubi's life and outlook in this world particularly in his living on the edge attitude.
On the second day of Tutubi and his friends' travel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the huge white cross of Iwahig Penal Colony, a wall-less prison where prisoners till the land instead of being kept in cells, was the silent witness of a tragedy that's about to happen.
The large cross of Iwahig Penal Colony near the maximum security compound (a rather crude attempt on high key effect using Photoshop).
It was on a beach near Iwahig, a place called Inagawan, where Tutubi and two of his travel mates survived unassuming yet dangerous waves on an underwater cliff; one of his friends didn't make it alive.
The tragic event still lives vividly and remembered...
i somehow know your sentiments tutubi because we've lost a mountaineer-friend almost 2 years ago. up to now, it seems unreal but it happened. it somehow made me extra cautious but hopefully it didn't make me scared.
I don't want to sound so happy with my comment (coz its really sad losing a friend and to write about him in past tense...) but I did check the link and was laughing at your 3rd crocodile specie, Crocodylus Politicus...=)
Time flies so fast (this year is Rolan's 5th ann. to heaven) but I still got teary-eyed while I read again your blog and the uplifting comments of the readers. I'm sure Rolan is now very happy and peaceful with our Lord. May the soul of Rolan rests in peace, AMEN.