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!
Random Thoughts and Reactions to APEC 2015 Summit in Manila
...and now #APEC2015PH is done and really successful; even if I see many of my friends, who were inconvenienced, whining about it on social media;
even if protesters were shown on TV which is still a symbol of our democracy
For the past four days, Manila was shown to the whole world as the venue where world leaders met, listened to our music, dined our cuisine, wore traditional dresses, imbibed our culture and got a taste of our unique hospitality
May this event translate to improved tourism, trade and economy as intended
Kudos, Filipinos and Philippine government!
Hope to see the next installment after two decades with better infrastructure, that I need not drive my car to work and use trains
or it be held outside Manila with the needed infrastructure in place
I see both negatives and positives in our country but I'm patient and understanding.
I chose to stay put even if I know I can be better off in a foreign land
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