Looking Back at 2008 and Preview of 2009
Where has Tutubi been in 2008?
the 12th International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga
Bicol: Daet and the captivating Calaguas Island
Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya and Isabela
Lucena City, Quezon
Lipa City, Batangas
Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur
Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
Leyte: Tacloban and Ormoc
Samar: Basey and Marabut
Hot Air Balloon Festival at Clark Field
Boracay Kitesurfing in Bulabog Beach
a surfing student on Bagasbas Beach in Daet, Camarines Norte
Of all the places he's been to in 2008, Tutubi personally picks Calaguas Island, not Boracay, as his favorite and most memorable.
the unspoilt beach of Calaguas Island...powdery white sand that's not hot on your feet...it's paradise without the crowd
To show an updated map of his wanderings around the Philippines:
My Lakbayan grade is B!
How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!Created by Eugene Villar.
Where will Tutubi find himself in in 2009?
The place of exile of Jose Rizal in Northwestern Mindanao
Beach resort in Zamboanga del Norte
The home island of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries of the Philippines
A "forest town" in Bicol Peninsula
The touristy beach of Mindoro where Spanish galleons plying the Manila-Acapulco route used to find shelter
Tutubi's first sojourn outside Asia may materialize in a few months.
re-visit the Queen City of the South, a few highly-urbanized cities in Calabarzon, Eastern Visayas and Caraga region, the City of Smiles and home of Masskara Festival, Heritage City and home of Dinagyang Festival, the town of the hanging coffins and lastly, UNESCO World Heritage site as a Continuing Cultural Landscape plus many more, probably unplanned travels!
Expect a higher Lakbayan Grade rating at the end of 2009 and someday reach Tutubi's ultimate goal of exploring the Philippines...
Mula Batanes hanggang Tawi-tawi!
posted by backpacking philippines @ 3:08 PM,
- At Jan 3, 2009, 11:25:00 PM, the donG said...
wow! i too am eager to see calaguas. but im planning to go to cagbalete this year. maybe calaguas if time permits.
dami dami mo rin talagang napupuntahan. may plano ka bang pumunta ng basilan?
- At Jan 4, 2009, 10:26:00 AM, backpacking philippines said...
the dong, calaguas is really, really beautiful, hope to return there someday or visit similar unspoilt beaches "hidden" somewhere. i also plan to visit basilan, but probably if peace is at hand...the ultimate goal is to visit Mula Batanes hanggang Tawi-tawi :P
- At Jan 4, 2009, 11:16:00 AM, Kyels said...
Happy New Year pare!
May all the best come to you this year!
- At Jan 4, 2009, 1:07:00 PM, bw said...
wow .. that was a busy 2008 for you :) Your 2009 schedule looks equally challenging more so with your planned trip outside Asia ! Look forward to your travel accounts for 2009 :)
- At Jan 4, 2009, 3:35:00 PM, Sandradb said...
First of all - Happy New Year! Thank you for your visit - I must say your site is fantastic! Pictures are great!
- At Jan 4, 2009, 9:47:00 PM, Ferdz said...
Seems like an exciting new year for you!
Sayo ba yung nakita kong photos ng ozamiz sa bagong Cebu Smile :D
Happy new year Tito! Have more blessings and adventures in 2009!
- At Jan 4, 2009, 11:28:00 PM, kikomeister said...
a trip to sablayan in occidental mindoro is a must. lemme know if you need info on where to go and what to do should you go there.
- At Jan 5, 2009, 9:15:00 AM, acey said...
wow, you got a B!!! ALMOST THERE, TUTUBI!!! (^__^) thanks for taking me on your adventures with this blog, happy new year!
- At Jan 5, 2009, 10:11:00 AM, Mitz said...
there's a beach in zamboanga na pinkish daw yung sand. you need to have a police escort to go there. is that what you wanted to visit?
happy new year tutubi!! hope 2009 will bring in more travel for you. :)
- At Jan 5, 2009, 10:40:00 AM, Photo Cache said...
Good luck on your travels this year. Just take us along with your postings. Happy New Year. Best of luck.
- At Jan 5, 2009, 5:16:00 PM, lagal[og] said...
ei bro, have a blessings- and travel-filled year ahead :)
- At Jan 5, 2009, 6:08:00 PM, jasperjugan said...
you had a good year 2008! do you have a list of your 2009 escapades? :)
- At Jan 6, 2009, 11:28:00 AM, palma tayona said...
happy new year tutubi!! :-)
- At Jan 7, 2009, 1:53:00 AM, carlotta said...
here's to more travels for you this year tutubi! happy new year!
- At Jan 7, 2009, 5:35:00 AM, mimi said...
wow grade B!
- At Jan 15, 2009, 9:07:00 PM, freeze said...
wow! nakakahawa yong pagka wanderlust ninyo :D