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Sunday Travel TV Shows: Byaheng Bulilit, Pinoy TALK, Easy Ride
With nothing to do on a lazy Sunday that was only perked up by the exciting yet disheartening loss of the Philippine Azkals to the UFL All Stars later in the day, Tutubi merely did some channel-surfing and caught up with three travel shows one after the other: Byaheng Bulilit, Pinoy T.A.L.K. and Easy Ride.
Herewith are his comments on the three TV shows:
with host Chacha of Bulilit ad fame, with a senior citizen and a japanese national as co-hosts, features typical tourist destinations. Notheing really new for the show but sometimes can feature some surprises.
The days episode featured Bohol Island tour. Nothing new but usual tourist destinations. There's no correction for the site of the Blood Compact Site (the touristy site is the wrong one, the true site is further inland)
Schedule: NBN 4 at 10am every Sunday major sponsor: Alaska
Pinoy T.A.L.K. NBN 4 at 10:30am
Pinoy TALK means Travel, Adventure, Leisure, Knowldge hosted by Jet Claveria and the the pretty Marjorie Cornillez (Tutubi's fave travel tv host besides the lovely Faye de Castro of Landmarks)
The show featured Angono town of Rizal, the Art Capital of the Philippines. Nothing new featured here, at least for Tutubi, as he's already been to Balaw-balaw restaurant, the various art galleries and the lyrics of Ugoy by Lucio San Pedro.
Easy Ride Studio 23 Sunday 11am
travel show for bike riders, first season featured the Luzon Loop, second season the Mindanao and now the third season featuring the visayas. Funny though that they've featured Mindoro even if it's not really part of Visayas, probably just because it's the next point after Batangas Ro-Ro onwards to Boracay.
The show however featured the real world of bike riders from getting caught in the rain, to accidents and mechanical problems.
sponsors: Von Dutch Originals, Motolite, Shell, Colt45, Motospray, Oakley et al
Note that as much as Tutubi notices the sponsors who've made the the show's production possible, note also the resorts and hotels featured are also sponsored so just be careful and proceed with caution :P