Thursday, April 10, 2008

a year of adventure

here's a book for the wild and active people in the Philippines and for those visiting the Philippines. it's a big book entitled "A Year of Adventures" 2008 edition. this book promotes the different adventures like trekking, 4x4 rough ride, rock climbing and water sports in the Philippines.this is a collection of writers and photographers view of adventures in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. it includes the humpback spotting in the Babuyan islands, trekking Batanes, Dugong search at Malta, climbing Mt. Apo, kayaking El Nido, biking the Cordilleras, dsicovering endemic species in Sibuyan island and 31 other adventures. the book also promotes environmental preservation and tourism for the travel freaks.
you'll find out that there's so much to visit in this archipelago. it is now available on the bookstores in Manila. Not sure if its already available in Visayas and Mindanao.
a book that will definitely prove Readers Digest's (Asian edition) mistake of not including the Philippines in its April 2008 issue. their editors and writers must read this book.

16 comments:

Sidney said...

I saw this yearbook... but found it a bit expensive... especially if you see the number of adds inside the book... they should give it for free! ;-)

the donG said...

i think the ads occupies one third of the book or maybe even more making it a big book.

lagal[og] said...

will check this out bro. not sure if i can afford it though :-) alam mo naman, backpackers are budget travelers :-D but tfs!

Ely said...

Those windmills are found in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. I missed the chance of visiting the place when my friends were there 2 years ago, and i couldn't go because of work. :(

Toe said...

I will check this out when I go back to the Philippines. I like coffee table books about the Philippines to bring with me when I live abroad. It's a great way to promote our country to non-Filipinos.

the donG said...

oggie, yes it is quite expensive and if you see the book it's really thick but about one third are ads.

ely, that's sad but i've not yet seen those windmills too.

toe, that's a nice idea. a friend of mine is leaving for Netherlands and I'll suggests that he'll bring books about the Philippines. i also buy books and magazines about the Philippines. that's why i feature it here once in a while.

Lalaine said...

nice blog. and thanks for the visit and adding me in your list.

btw, i also added you up. :)

cyndita said...

very inspiring. And there i was wondering what to do over the summer.. must buy this book. thanks. =)

mirage2g said...

wow! Pinas has seriously become a mountaineer/backpacker's haven! I have always wanted to try but never got the chance, at least I get to see and will get to see them here and your featured blogs. thanks!

Lalaine said...

btw, i have a tag for you at my blog =)

the donG said...

lalaine, thanks for adding me to your link list.

cyndita, the book gives you an idea of places you can visit and adventures that you can experience.

gizelle, mountaineers and backpackers have more options today. Philippines has a lot to offer and still more to discover.

KRIS JASPER said...

yeah, we shud advertise RP more.. prior to my existence in my workplace, no one knows (British staff) apparently where (and what) Philippines is.

estan said...

i saw this book and really find it fascinating with all the activities that can be done. Dami nga lang ng advertisements. A bit of a turn off. An alternative was Action Asia's Adventure Philippines book (but forgot the exact title) which I was able to get a copy many years ago. Yun nga lang, medyo dated but the places featured are outstanding.

Pre, parang I'll be coming back again and again to your blog :-)

the donG said...

jasper, i agree. Philippines is not that popular. i think the Philippine tourism is doing their best to do that but i think bloggers like us can also help them on this.

estan, i don't have that book and i think that's not available anymore. yes this book actually has about a third of ads. that's the sad part.

Fred said...

donG, thanks for pointing this out. I'd grab a copy when I visit the bookstore one of these days. It's only right that we support efforts to showcase the Phils., which I believe is also covered by your blog.

By the way, thanks for dropping by the site.

the donG said...

fred, no problem. maybe promoting some of these stuff can simply be just one way of helping boost the people who wants to promote the Philippines.

thanks. keep in touch.

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