In Retrospect: 14-Day Solo Backpacking Challenge

ShareTweet Here’s for everyone to understand better and more clearly why I have to do the challenge. Purpose: I want to prove to myself and to others as well, especially to Filipinos, that traveling is not that expensive (or reserved only for the rich) thereby encourage fellow Filipinos to travel and explore their own country. Duration: July 6-21, 2010 (14 days + 1) Route/Itinerary: West Visayas except Antique, Region 6 (get a Philippine map to better understand) Manila – Negros Occidental (Silay City, Bacolod City, Murcia, La Carlota City, Kabankalan City, Hinigaran, Valladolid) Negros Occidental – Guimaras (Nueva Valencia, Jordan) […]

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Day 9: A Walk to Remember on the Old Streets of Iloilo City

ShareTweet I had a very simple Day 9; I just wanted to observe the people in what others call “The City of Love,” that until now I do not know why this city is called that way. Is it because of Ilonggo’s sweet charm? Do you know why? D-I-Y Iloilo City Proper Walking Tour. Being a runner, I started my own tour at Km.0 (it would be better if you would have a Iloilo City map from the Tourism office), where the Old Capitol and The Arroyo Marker (not of ex-PGMA but of the late Sen. Jose Ma. Arroyo) were. […]

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Day 8: Visita Iglesia in Southern Iloilo

ShareTweet Day 8 of my 14-Day Backpacking Trip where I challenged myself to spend only PhP250/day. Find out how! Walking up on a beach resort is the most amazing reward I had for the friendship and being honest in CouchSurfing. I still cannot believe that I have a private room overlooking the sea. My host prepared some coffee while I take the time to take some snapshots of the place. The sand is not white but still clean. I had a nice sleep, I even wanted to take another hour or two but that means to miss the beauty of […]

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