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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!

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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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    Tutubi on Manila Bulletin's Blog-O-Rama by Annalyn Jusay

    "I'll let you in on a secret," said Tutubi, as he showed a friend a copy of Manila Bulletin's June 9, 2008 issue featuring an interview by Annalyn Jusay in her column Blog-O-Rama that features Philippine bloggers while Manila Bullettin is the nation's oldest newspaper in circulation.

    Tutubi, ever the person who shuns the limelight and prefers to be low key, accepted the interview and replied to all questions thrown at him by AJ.

    Getting recognized is one thing but Tutubi still prefers to be a faceless blogger, blogging mainly for fun though earning something on the side is a good thing to subsidize his expensive hobby.

    Another milestone for this blog, besides the 2nd year anniversary, is the total number of visitors just hit the first 100,000 mark after two years. Note that visits is different from pageloads/pageviews that is almost double that of the unique visitors count. Total unique visitors of this blog per day is steadily increasing also.

    Lastly, Tutubi would like to get feedback from RSS readers of this blog if they prefer full or summary only feeds. Tutubi still can't figure out how to configure abbreviated posts similar to the "read me" feature of this blog.

    To know more about Tutubi's rants and techie side, you may also visit his alternate blog Paetechie which also open for link exchange :P


    posted by backpacking philippines @ 10:07 PM,


    At Jun 24, 2008, 1:20:00 AM, Blogger the donG said...

    tutubi congratulations! ganda naman talaga ng blog na ito.

    more more achievements!

    At Jun 24, 2008, 2:38:00 AM, Anonymous nina said...

    Congratulations on your Blog-o-rama feature! :D

    At Jun 24, 2008, 10:48:00 AM, Blogger pusa said...

    congratulations tutubi! wow

    At Jun 24, 2008, 11:54:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    tuloy tuloy na yan, pretty soon we'll find out who the real tutubi is. cheers.

    At Jun 24, 2008, 11:55:00 AM, Anonymous Ferdz said...

    Naks! Si T2 creating a buzz na. hehehe

    Link naman dyan sa interview. Can't seem to find the archive from MB online.

    At Jun 24, 2008, 1:06:00 PM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...

    the dong, thanks...sana more earnings para more places to explore. mahal na kasi travel e

    nina, thank you my "neighbor"

    pusa, thanks meow!

    photo cache, i'm not really anonymous. i have my name printed on some old pictures here plus pictures of me somewhere on a few posts :P

    ferdz, the interview is not yet online. I'm not really going to post something about this if not for a friend who "coerced" me to blog about it :P

    At Jun 24, 2008, 1:10:00 PM, Blogger kyels said...



    At Jun 24, 2008, 3:37:00 PM, Blogger R-yo said...

    uy! kasama ka na sa bigtime, celebrity bloggers. pa autograph! :-)

    At Jun 24, 2008, 8:39:00 PM, Blogger jasperjugan said...

    i saw this weeks ago on paper. congrats!

    At Jun 25, 2008, 1:29:00 PM, Anonymous wena said...

    hi!! congrats... sayang inquirer kasi newspaper ko... sana nakita ko. di bale hanap ako ng copy kahit late na. :) excited ako mabasa yon.. Keep it up! :)

    At Jun 25, 2008, 9:12:00 PM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...


    jasper, so nakita mo na pala

    wena,i have a copy at home kept safely for posterity :P

    At Jun 26, 2008, 3:51:00 AM, Blogger Shoshana said...

    This is fantastic! I was just admiring your header. Where is it taken?

    At Jun 26, 2008, 8:22:00 AM, Anonymous Nomadic Matt said...

    Thank you for visiting and commenting on my website!!!

    At Jun 26, 2008, 8:23:00 AM, Anonymous Nomadic Matt said...

    Thank you for commenting and visiting my website!!!

    At Jun 26, 2008, 11:33:00 AM, Anonymous carlotta1924 said...

    wow congrats ang galing! will check it out online soon =)

    At Jun 26, 2008, 8:48:00 PM, Anonymous freeze said...

    CONGRATULATIONS! I make it a point to look into your blog before I travel. keep it up! :D

    At Jun 26, 2008, 10:12:00 PM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...

    shoshana,the header's taken on Calaguas Island :P

    nomadic matt,thanks for returning my visit...

    carlotta1924, no online version even up to this time

    freeze, thanks

    At Jun 27, 2008, 7:18:00 AM, Anonymous bw said...

    Congratulations bro ! It is a well deserved recognition :)

    At Jun 28, 2008, 3:34:00 PM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Hey, teriffic, great piece of recognition!

    At Jun 30, 2008, 4:08:00 PM, Blogger Toe said...

    Congratulations Tutubi! Well-deserved. Your posts are very informative and really show the best of the Philippines and your photos are awesome!

    At Jun 30, 2008, 11:24:00 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

    Congrats, tutubi !!!
    Well deserved!
    Keep going.
    Best regards from Belgium! :-)

    At Jul 2, 2008, 7:36:00 PM, Blogger lagal[og] said...

    congrats bro! hmm, the blogger's predicament - to be faceless and yet be known, hahaha

    At Jul 8, 2008, 9:39:00 PM, Blogger LilyoftheValley said...

    Hi tutubi,


    really like the site, very helpful... thumbs up!!!

    always consult thesite wheneveri thought of any place and that might get any tips here...actually was just checking here about legaspi city...

    At Aug 11, 2008, 12:12:00 PM, Anonymous dyosa said...

    congratulations! :-)


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