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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!
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    2nd Blog Anniversary

    Born as Tutubi Patrol on May 26, 2006, re-christened Tutubi Flight Chronicles a few months later, before morphing into Backpacking Philippines and Asia, along with the top level domain name just last January 2008, this blog is still alive and... blogging!

    Regarding the domain name, Tutubi was surprised to discover such a premium domain still unregistered when he queried domain registries for various top level domain names. It's just testament to the undeveloped backpacking facilities and routes along with lack of information on backpacking underrated Philippines, a segment of tourism unseen on the radar screen of the myopic Department of Tourism focused mainly on the usual tourists and incompetent travel agencies who only know how to book flights and hotel/resort rooms besides processing passport applications and renewals.

    To update you on all places Tutubi has visited so far, herewith is the new map of Philippines from Lakbayan:map of the Philippines, so many places, so little time...and money!

    Tutubi's grade has been updated to a full B from B- :P
    hoping for B+ soon!

    Tutubi's travel Wishlist: Babuyan Islands (for the breeding ground of humpback whales), Batanes, Cagayan Valley, Caramoan Peninsula, Catanduanes, Masbate, Marinduque, Romblon, Carabao Island, Cuyo Island, Balabac Island, Siargao...the list can go on including an upcoming trip down under...

    If you also noticed, Tutubi has been secretly posting his past travels in the Philippines as well as other countries he visited (i.e Thailand, India, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong) to complete his flight chronicles. It's not yet finished and he also has lots more unposted recent travels in this blog so please stay tuned!


    posted by backpacking philippines @ 10:41 PM,


    At May 31, 2008, 8:57:00 PM, Blogger kyels said...

    Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary! Of course, I'll be staying put as a reader of this site!


    At May 31, 2008, 9:36:00 PM, Blogger Nomadic Matt said...

    Happy birthday! My present to you is a new reader----me!

    At May 31, 2008, 9:51:00 PM, Anonymous LAR said...

    Happy 2nd Year Anniversary Tutubi! More years to come! :D

    At Jun 1, 2008, 11:30:00 AM, Blogger Toe said...

    Happy Anniversary Tutubi! Ang galing ha... magiging buong-buo na yung pagka-blue ng Philippine map mo. :) Here's to more traveling and more blogging to you!

    At Jun 1, 2008, 7:51:00 PM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...

    kyels, thanks

    nomadic matt, thanks forthis.will link you up

    lar, thanks for visiting

    toe, sana nga marating ko lahat

    At Jun 1, 2008, 8:22:00 PM, Anonymous nina said...

    Congrats on your second year !:D

    At Jun 2, 2008, 1:59:00 PM, Blogger pusa said...

    happy 2nd anniversary!!!

    At Jun 3, 2008, 4:07:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    Congratulations! Sorry late greetings, been on a road trip :)

    At Jun 3, 2008, 5:57:00 AM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Many happy returns!

    At Jun 4, 2008, 3:12:00 AM, Anonymous Filipinayzd said...

    Congrats! More anniversaries to come.

    At Jun 6, 2008, 12:43:00 PM, Anonymous Traveler on Foot said...

    Happy 2nd Anniversary! Your blog has alway been an inspiration to travelers and pilgrims like me

    Cheer! to Backpacking in the Philippines and Asia.

    At Jun 13, 2008, 5:52:00 AM, Anonymous dyosa said...

    Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary! congratulations :D

    At Jun 14, 2008, 1:05:00 AM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    a very belated happy 2nd blog anniversary! =) keep on showing the beauty of our country =)

    At Jun 16, 2008, 3:33:00 PM, Blogger Lawstude said...

    Congratulations. Keep on blogging and more anniversaries to come.

    At Jun 18, 2008, 8:42:00 PM, Anonymous ellen said...

    Congratulations on your 2nd year, Tutubi! Enjoyed reading your blog :)

    At Jun 23, 2008, 2:26:00 AM, Anonymous arnimation said...

    congratulations! nice blog!

    At Jan 16, 2012, 2:05:00 PM, Anonymous Davao Flowers said...

    Great blog. very informative. Do create more posts regarding Davao. Love it! thanks


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