Drum roll please…..
80 Provinces Done!
I say this with all pride and thankfulness that on the 80th Day of #ISANGDAAN Journey, I finished visiting all the 80 provinces and the 15 regions of the Philippines.
Yes, I’m still in the state of unbelief that I’ve been to the farthest North (Batanes); East (Davao Oriental); South (Tawi-Tawi); and West (Palawan) of the Philippine archipelago. Say what?!! A feat only a few can do or will ever try. Here’s the list Ivan Henares did- CLUB PH80 (Travelers who visited all 80 Philippine provinces).
But reality bites, day after day #isangdaan is nearer to its end. Its a mix of emotions- happiness and sadness. Happy because I’m just 19 days away from home :). Sad because I’m gonna leave the road soon 🙁 . But more than these emotional mixture, I’m excited! Excited for what will happen next- will I go back to work in a corporate setting? Will I do a bigger challenge elsewhere? Will I make it on TV? Is this the beginning of something bigger, greater or maybe the end of www.journeyingjames.com?
I envy PNoy, him doing nothing is on the news. I envy N.Korea, they doing something wrong is on the news. I envy travelers who just check in to their hotels and order a tequila. How I wish I was born with a silver spoon. How I wish my parents are celebrities. Well, I learned in my travels that life is not fair and it will never be.
So instead of whining over and over again- here I am enjoying what life has to offer, living life to the fullest without using any credit card. I may not be born with a silver spoon, but hey, can you buy friends with money? Can you bring your millions in the afterlife. Hell no! So here I am- living my life in paradise (background music: Para-Para-Paradise by Coldplay).
Greetings from the white beach of Siquijor!
Finally, I invite you to watch the latest video I made just for you…
Please do share it on your Facebook account as a support to my journey. Salamat!
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I wrote this update on my 80th day while in San Juan, Siquijor.
#ISANGDAAN is a personal journey and challenge to backpack around the Philippines the cheapest way possible for 100 days.
If you want to follow my steps, I have an interactive map- ISANGDAAN Journey map.