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    Looking back at 2010 and Forward to 2011

    Said goodbye to 2010 with a rant post then welcome 2011 with a string of travels and explorations. Here's a review of past travels in 2010and what's in store for 2011 for this blog that's also nearing it's 5th year anniversary.

    2010 Trips and Travels

    Cebu City
    Lipa City Batangas (The Farm at San Benito)
    Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa Laguna
    Baguio City
    Tayabas, Quezon
    Ilocos Sur (from Tagudin to Vigan and every town in between)
    City of Seven Lakes

    Herewith is Tutubi's latest Lakbayan grade and map for your appreciation:


    My Lakbayan grade is B!

    How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!

    Created by Eugene Villar.


    Expected Explorations for 2011:

    Possible return trips to:

    Ilocos Sur, Quezon Province, Pampanga, Bataan, Davao City, Palawan, Bohol, Cavite and of course, Laguna (Tutubi's home province)

    New provinces to be explored, blogged and mapped, inching closer to explore all of the Philippines' 79 provinces and, hopefully, all chartered cities.

    Surigao del Sur, Cagayan, Maguindanao (yes, the peaceful part only), Tutubi's first time to set foot in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is coming!

    No foreign trips eyed this year (though eyeing Tokyo, Japan to catch Sakura in bloom in 2012) but expect a new theme/blog layout and blog contest on or before this blog's fifth year anniversary!

    Happy New Year!

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 10:28 PM,

    8 Comments:

    At Jan 4, 2011, 1:58:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    cheers to a brighter new year. happiness and health.

     
    At Jan 4, 2011, 2:06:00 AM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    happy new year tutubi! may you have more adventures to come this year :)

    wow, mag five years old na rin itong blog. congrats!

     
    At Jan 4, 2011, 5:58:00 PM, Anonymous Grace | cebu food said...

    Tsk, I so admire and, to be honest, envy, your life. I've wished for the longest time to be the master of my own time and just travel around the Philippines documenting my trips.

    I wonder how you do it? Any secret tips you want to share on how to gain independence and just travel, travel, travel? No cubicle to restrict you? ;)

     
    At Jan 4, 2011, 6:31:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    photo cache, happy new year too...

    carlotta, yeah, time flies and lots of exploring to do

    Grace, I also have a cubicle that restrict me. You should have the money, strength, time and passion to travel, take away one of them and you're gone. I don't have all four in unlimited quantities, just balancing everything

     
    At Jan 5, 2011, 5:12:00 PM, Anonymous thepinaysolobackpacker said...

    Wow! Grade B! sana ako din this year! hehe Pero I'll limit my travels this year para mag-ipon. :(

    Cheers to more travels this 2011 tutubi! sana manalo din ako sa Batanes, I'm pretty sure ikaw na makakuha ng isang slot at ang isa ko png frnd na sumali din. :)

    Happy New Year! :)

     
    At Jan 6, 2011, 12:02:00 PM, Anonymous EFT Manual said...

    Your travel adventures are so much and exciting. Looking forward to more of your blogs and shared experiences. Have a great new year head start!

     
    At Jan 6, 2011, 6:19:00 PM, Anonymous Jepoi said...

    Have an exciting 2011 Tutubi!

     
    At Jan 7, 2011, 8:27:00 PM, Anonymous Asian safari said...

    Tutubi happy new year,2011 should more adventurist.

     

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