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    Blog Traffic Heavier than EDSA Traffic this Holy Week

    Sorry, folks! It seems that blog traffic this last Holy Week was too heavy that the headers and pictures of this site consumed the free bandwidth of Photobucket but at least the site is still accessible due to unlimited bandwidth of Google Blogger, and gratis at that

    Tutubi went home to Quezon City on Holy Wednesday last week and avoided heavy traffic of EDSA northbound particularly the traffic prone Cubao area. He passed by his usual route going to Makati via Mandaluyong, San Juan then Araneta Avenue.

    On Holy Thursday in going home to Paete, Laguna, he again encountered unecessary heavy traffic along Teresa, Rizal near Teresa Church and Teresa Public Market. No particular event, accident or activity, just a less than kilometer long stretch of Manila East Road manned by stupid policemen merely waving their hands commanding drivers to go but didn't bother to remove the obstacles blocking the road. Less than a kilometer and yet took more than 30 minutes to traverse. Traffic Police and local government of Teresa Rizal should be hanged were it not Holy Week.

    This blog's visitors for Holy Week was simply overwhelming with people from all over looking for travel information on this blog (that earned a PR5 PageRank from Google, btw, some months ago.

    Anyway, the pictures will resume to be displayed soon after this blog's bandwidth allocation get reset or Tutubi will edit the header to be less heavy and for the blog to load much faster.

    Happy Easter, everyone!

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:49 PM,

    8 Comments:

    At Apr 25, 2011, 12:32:00 PM, Blogger Chyng said...

    grabe ang hits! =)

     
    At Apr 25, 2011, 9:13:00 PM, Anonymous nina said...

    We went to Pililia last Easter and passed through Teresa. Those road blocks really slowed down the traffic! Thankfully, the traffic wasn't as terrible as we were expecting.

    On blog traffic, traffic this year seemed to be higher than previous year

     
    At Apr 26, 2011, 9:30:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    chyng, yes, too many people looking for holy week vacation spots and pilgrimage sites :P

    nina, i passed by Pililla again on my way back to QC...where did you go there? blog traffic is increasing since our posts are multiplying...advance happy annivblogsary to you! :P

     
    At Apr 26, 2011, 1:42:00 PM, Anonymous witsandnuts said...

    Remarkable stats! Your blog is truly a rich source of credible information.

     
    At Jul 11, 2011, 12:44:00 AM, Anonymous rent condo bangkok said...

    Its amazing that the police seem to make the traffic worse than it already is!

     
    At Aug 26, 2011, 11:17:00 PM, Anonymous Hostel Eilat said...

    Tourists require a kitchen total with utensils, washing up amenities and bounty of luggage compartment space.

     
    At Jul 11, 2012, 2:53:00 PM, Anonymous Cheap Car Hire Thailand said...

    Nice to hear about this situation. Thanks for sharing graphical representation.

     
    At Sep 30, 2012, 9:29:00 AM, Anonymous Holiday Sri Lanka blog author said...

    Big congrats from Padmal. I am also a travel blog author and happy when i get a traffic spike like you had now and then. Keep on going this momentum will be permanent in the near future.

     

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