Sunday, February 22, 2009

responsible backpacking

as much as we are enjoying travel around the Philippines, we too are responsible in the effects to which traveling can cause. it has a positive and a negative side.i attended the Backpacking Pilipinas session last Thursday at Recreational Outdoor Exchange (ROX) at the Bonifacio High Street. this was my second time to attend an event there (previously attended session with ROX). three speakers shared their experience of being backpackers. Leland Pasion shared his ideas on the topic backpacking solo. he discussed why one can still enjoy traveling alone and how one can plan a solo trip around the Philippines.the second speaker was an Australian lady who traveled 40countries in 5 continents. she visited the Philippines as a tourist but ended up deciding to reside in the country to support responsible traveling and other outreach projects.she discussed important points that requires travelers to be responsible in protecting the environment, in taking photos, and in relating with locals. last to speak was Tim Tayag who also shared his experience as a travel show host as a backapacker. carrying with him a large camera for travel shoots around the Philippines.nothing new was presented but every experience shared by the speakers were significant and worth the time. for future events just check events posters at ROX Philippines.

52 comments:

gillboard said...

uy, Tim Tayag, he's one funny guy... idol ko yun... hehehe

Carver said...

Sounds like a good seminar to have.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

What an accomplishment, Dong. Your family should be proud of you. Just stay safe wherever you go. :)

sheng said...

I wish they will visit Davao or Gensan and spread the good news about backpacking soon.

Photo Cache said...

did they discuss how much carbon footprints you leave behind?

it would be nice to listen to them speak about their experiences.

Nanaybelen said...

maganda yan Dong. Curious lang ako. kasama rin ba ang unsafe places? o yung mga (BABALA sa mga travellers)Minsan may nababasa akong kababalaghan eh

kegler747 said...

It pays to be an educated backpacker ;)

Chyng said...

better to be a traveler, and not just a tourist! ;)

REDLAN said...

isa lang ang napuno ko sa post na to that catches may attention. Ganda ng australian ha. go Dong. joke. pareho kayo ng hilig

Pietro said...

Interesting seminar to know, I think also for non-practising.

Earvin said...

Parang interesting yan Kuya Dong ah.

MeL said...

Are you planning to be a "backpacker" too? Marami akong nababasa sa forums na ganyan and yung experiences nila. :)

REDLAN said...

napuna* pala

Borneo Falcon said...

I bet it is a nice talk. I was backpacking Europe when I was a student

Reena said...

:)

SandyCarlson said...

It's important to leave as small a footprint as possible, I'd say. Sounds like a good seminar.

I remember the days of living out of a backpack....Wonderful times of great freedom.

aquamarine said...

what a significant seminar you have attended!

whether it may be traveling for pleasure or business, first-time or been there so many times,still lots of new things are revealed and learned...

hope you can share the tips they discussed in the seminar..if its not too much to ask ^-^

thanks!

Lawstude said...

i enjoy watching tim tayag's show "on foot" on living asia channel. funny guy indeed.

aiLee920 said...

wow... i wonder, if i were given a chance to go back-packing, siguro napaka saya at exciting nun.. haiz.. i always wanted to travel, but maybe not alone... haiz....

i salute you guys,, coz you promote the beauty of the Philippines by just publishing it online...

keep it up the dong!!!

alicesg said...

I guess you would benefit from such talk. You travel a lot. Sorry for not visiting lately, been so busy. You need to visit my tomorrow post on the chapel. :)

dencios said...

nakita ko na ata si tayag in one of seminars i attended before. then nun ko lang nalaman na sikat pala siya :) btw its good to know na may mga tips pala where you can enjoy travelling alone. medyo mahirap kasi pag magisa lalo kung medyo komplicated ang pupuntahan like sa mga province o natural forests kasi walang backup pag nagkaproblema. nevertheless challenge naman iyun diba sir Dong? na miss ko itong adventure blog mo a! keep rocking! -dencios

Joshua said...

hmm sarap mag travel magisa.. kailangan nga lang diskarte:)

backpacking philippines said...

so you were there :P
marami ka na rin yata alam sa responsible backpacking...too bad, too many people don't even know sustainable tourism too :(

Reena said...

so...

do you know doc ferdz? :) ipakilala mo ako ha. hahaha...

tc!

Bengbeng said...

Dong ho , yt life is so full of adventure. don't you ever sit down and rest? :)

Leoj said...

ayos 'to ah. oo nga, dapat hindi lang basta enjoy sa pagtratravel, dapat maging responsable din, lalo na sa epekto nito sa environment.

Joy said...

I am really pleased that there are people now who do care about the environment and are trying to bridge the gap between tourism and environmentalism.

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paoruiz said...

uy ayos to. helpful for travel dudes like you. =) ako, i think i need to learn how to properly pack a back-pack first. =p

Dennis Villegas said...

wow sayang di ko alam meron pala nito..i should have gone there also!

Dennis Villegas said...

wow sayang di ko alam meron pala nito..i should have gone there also!

Sidney said...

I guess the backpackers are not the biggest problem... but more the hordes of organized tourists...

Anyway... we can all try to be more sensitive when we travel to other places.

witsandnuts said...

Tim Tayag is good. I saw one feature from him of his Batanes Tour. He handled it very well. It must be interesting to be traveling around with backpackers.

singapore jobs said...

Ang sarap naman ng life mo. Puro adventure. Ingat lang sa aksidente bro.

Napaboaniya said...

Sounds really cool to me.
Backpacking all over the world, learning and experiencing all types of cultures and environments.

Today's Blah... said...

This must be a good informative seminar. I wish I could attend one. Anyway, thanks for sharing this. And for your visit and comments. I like your blog.

dyosa said...

I have never attended anything sponsored by ROX. I'm always the last to know. If ever may ganyan ulit, can you pls let me know? Pleaseeeee :-)

Walking on Water said...

too bad i missed this. i need to get tips on backpacking solo. wish they have something on "backpacking solo and female" too. though experience is still the best teacher, it would be good to hear from others as well.

thanks for the info. interesting blog.=)

Reena said...

shucks.

alam mo ba, on my way to school today, i saw ONE indian riding his motorcycle, and wearing a turban. :)

ayan!!!! i'm counting them narin! this is your fault. hahaha.

chubskulit said...

wow naman, that's a very interesting event to attend to..Do they do that annually?

joops said...

events like this would be so much fun if they incorporate like virtual presentation and stuff like that..

ryliej said...

Hi Dong, thanks for the comment on my recent post. Yeah, you should visit Bicol Region sometimes, especially my province Albay... wink.. lol..

jeanny said...

Travelling alone can still be enjoying, I would love to learn that!

JM said...

It must have been very interesting listening to everyone's experiences.
As many other things tourism is like a coin, there are allways two sides...

L.Reis said...

...now I must confess...I envy you... :D:D

MysLykeMeeh said...

Interesting...

Anyway, Dong...i have a favor...to ask, can i link ur travelling post or blog to my site? Featured in Places section for my new site? is it okay?

I will just copy the link and it will be directed to ur site...is it okay? Take care!

PUSANG-gala said...

talagang bagy to sayo Dom----talagang kinakareer mo na ha----nice. really have to be careful in backpacking you know~~

luna miranda said...

i didn't know there are seminars like this one. sounds interesting. dumadaan ako sa ROX-High Street lagi di ko man lang napansin.:D

Heart of Rachel said...

It must have been a great seminar.

Curbside Puppet said...

waaahhhh! pumunta pala ang comedy cartel sa event na yan. well anyways...

Mitz said...

ang cool naman ng australian lady. she learned to loved the philippines after all those places she has been to!

metaphysicalpickles said...

The Australian lady-- her name's Cherie McCosker. ;)

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