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!
And you thought Tutubi just wanted to explore this earth and not beyond? Tutubi has has always been a stargazer and frustrated space explorer. He can still identify major constellations in the sky on a clear night but this time he's intent on catching the ongoing passing of the Quandrantid meteors.
(this is just an FYI post, no pictures of meteor showers here as Tutubi's not equipped for such phenomenon. He can only used his still unused 10x binoculars for stargazing and meteor showers like this one)
Quandrantid meteor is active from January 1 to 7.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), skywatchers can train their eyes on the northeastern skies south of the Big Dipper (Big Dipper is an easy to spot seven stars shaped like a kite with tail or a laddle and part of the constellation Ursa Major) and expect about 40 meteors per hour to pass by.
Too many falling stars on a single night? Have many wishes? :P