13 “Untouristic” Provinces You Should Visit this 2013 (Part 1)

ShareTweet If you are the same age as me or older, you must have heard this song: Enero, Pebrero, Marso, Abril, Mayo, Hunyo, Hulyo, Agosto. Septyembre, Oktubre, Nobyembre, Disyembre, Lubi Lubi. Konwaray sin abaniko. Patay na inin lawas ko. Lawas ko, ay ay! Madedesmayo San balhas na desmayado konwado. This has a new meaning to me now after somewhat learning some local dialects. So this is a Bicolano folk song called “Lubi-Lubi.” It talks about a woman enduring the heat (summer) from January-Lubi-Lubi (a Dolphy joke that Philippines has 13 months) and if not for the fan’s help, she would […]

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14 Days Solo Backpacking Challenge

ShareTweet This I think will be my favorite post, the essence of journeyingjames: come and join me as I walk, run, climb, ride, swim and fly! Come July 6 (Tuesday), I am embarking on the longest backpacking journey yet in my life. Armed with courage, confidence, backpack, running shoes, camera (Mitchkay, are you going to lend me your DSLR? Pleeeease) and cheap tickets. You say ADVENTURE? Nahhh, its more than that! In fact, I will be amazed if someone did this already.Duration: July 6-20, 2010Solo. I want to do this solo because I don’t want to be in a hurry, […]

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