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!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
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!
Somewhere in Quezon city...a place that'll be my future temporary home
a few weeks later, a peryahan sprouted in anticipation of the coming fiesta
Milenyo failed to blow away the sturdy Narra trees of this small barangay. Only Milenyo was able to make this ferris wheel turn just because people here can't seem to afford riding due to worsening purchasing power of the peso :(
A typical Filipino fiesta: mass, food, cock fights (darn, i again failed to take pictures of the llamado/dehado and "kristo" with gamblers having money to launder yet food and first-things-first items not prioritized), beauty contests, marching bands, musicians asking for loose change on every home, sexy "men" dancing to the ati-atihan beat et al
The usual beauty contest where girls aged 14 to 19 were made to ramp on the catwalk and display their talent and intelligence (or rather the lack thereof)
my ears bled today for I again caught that Pinoy penchance for playing the same song all day long - Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls and a song with a familiar Bollywood beat whose title I forgot.
This is also the time where politicians can be caught sight of-- election time's near that's why!
Milenyo may have ravaged the city, but Filipino fiesta spirit lives on.
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