Saturday, January 15, 2011

what you think i should experience this year in the Philippines?

it was fun reading your entries and with some of which i already experienced and with some i've already considered yet haven't done yet. here to share just three out of the many interesting and some witty entries on "What you think i should experience this year in the Philippines?" which for sure i wanted to experience but maybe not all within the year.
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"Go to Mindoro to meet the Mangyans and photograph their man-made refrigerator! (See for yourself na lang how they make their refs and where they place it!" - Beth

- sounds really intriguing on how they actually do that. Mindoro is on my list to visit this year and let me see if i get the knack of finding that improvised refrigerator when i get there.

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"Off the beaten path, somewhere in Anda in the province of Bohol are remnants of a long forgotten history- hanging coffins. Several hematite paintings could be seen on the wall of the cave where the remnants are. Facing the Mindanao Sea, could they be ritual symbols for the long voyage?" - Edik

- first time to know about hanging coffins in Bohol apart from the ones that i've seen in Sagada. the Hematite paintings in the caves are very interesting.


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"Climb Mt. Napulak (Igbaras, Iloilo) and see the world's largest flower - the Rafflesia a.k.a "corpse flower". It would be a challenge as rafflesia is rare and a little hard to located as it only last for a few days. :) The view is also beautiful. Just go and discover what Igbaras has to offer, as they have many falls and caves that are yet to be discovered by the public." - Audrey

- i remember seeing this plant featured on a tv show and with your entry, it led me to research more about it. with the fact that this plant is rare and so unique this gives me the challenge of actually seeing it myself.

congratulations to Audrey who's going to get the Lonely Planet Philippines travel guide book and to Edik and Beth who gets to receive the latest issue of Lonely Planet Philippines magazine.

email me at i.dongho@gmail.com on how to claim your prize.
i wanted to thank all those who participated and submitted their entries of which some i actually considered doing this year including the swimming with the whale sharks (Nina), trekking the Akiki trail of Mt. Pulag (Archie) and visiting the islands of Siargao (Charmaigne).

25 comments:

Photo Cache said...

so it looks like you have a plan for this year. happy travels.

nuts said...

di ako nanalo? congrats to all the winners! sana every month me contest.. :)

Xprosaic said...

Congrats to all the winners! hehehehehhe... Have fun on your next err several trips ahead... hehehehhehe

docgelo said...

masyado akong busy last week that i didn't get to join (kahit makigulo lang, hehe) in this contest. congratulations to the winer.

...experience penang soon, dom!

ps : other than kota kinabalu, genting and penang, drop by KL too when you visit truly asia.

upto6only said...

sarap mo naman as in ingit ako kasi you travel a lot kashit sa Pinas lang.

madami ka pa bang di napuntahan dito sa Philippines?

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

You need at least 3 days to go to Mt. Napulak. There's only 2 motor cycle drivers that dares to go to Igcabugao,Igbaras, kse mahirap ang daan,I have their contact#. But it's worth it. May mga cave din dun. I went back to Igbaras for the black pencil project last November.
Congrats to Audrey! :)

Luna Miranda said...

great! at least these are all doable.:p congrats to the winners!

Pilipinas said...

Dami mo na namang pupuntahan Doming. Lakwatsero ka talaga ingat to all your travels....And may The LORD be with you in all of you journey.. read Psalm 121 the travelers verse..;)

gillboard said...

more visayas provinces trip. :)

journeyingjames said...

ayos yung mga suggestions nila ah! im learning. thanks for sharing.
hahabol sana ako sa contest e.

Pietro said...

Happy travels, I always enjoy so much your beautiful images!

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

happy blog anniversary Dong!
I may not actually join you in your Philippine trips but I'll be following up your blog.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'll visit the Philippines within this year.

Beth said...

yehey! nanalo ako! sarap naman ng feeling, January pa lang, me napanalunan na ako, yehey talaga! thanks, Dong! sana nga makita mo un ref ng mga Mangyans! :) Ska sana lang ginagawa/ginagamit pa nila un, bka kasi me GE or National ref na sila e hehehe. :)

thanks thanks, Dong, email kita...Have a happy week ahead! :)

KRIS JASPER said...

I could have challenged you to visit Birmingham, UK and see the famous "Tommy Parsnips", but I guess it's late now...



=(

Sidney said...

I am sure you will do exciting travels in 2011 !
Enjoy the trips !

Reena said...

congrats to the winners esp to Beth!!! i didn't know you're friends with her din pala. hehe. trivia: Beth created my calling card. :)

Lawstude said...

congrats sa winners :) i am sure dong ho would do these :)

Sendo said...

nagpakontst ka na naman at dahil mabagal ako sa results na naman ako umabot hehe....anyway weeewww.....go for more sir dong..natutuwa kami talaga sa posts mo! MORE MORE! ref, bulaklak, kabaong...ay winner yan!!! GO!!! ^^ God lbess more on ur trips..blog on this year!!

Chyng said...

whoa, interesting yung ref at biggest flower!

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like we're in for some great adventures by way of you!

asiong32 said...

sir dong, sayang di ako nakasali sa contest! wala kc ako tym magnet...hayyy...but anyways, you know what...i started my first adventure last week as we conquer mt tapulao in zambales...its my very first climb at nagenjoy talaga ako...and i have you as my inspiration...di ba sabi ko sau dati gusto ko gawin mga ginagawa mo? little by little im getting there...

Rizalenio said...

Wow! Congrats sa mga nanalo.

Parang naintrigue ako sa ref. Gusto ko na ding makita yon. Yung flower na yon, nafeature na sa BORN TO BE WILD. May baho din syang taglay. Apt na apt sa name nya. Hahaha.

Ingat sa mga trips, idol. :)

witsandnuts said...

I never thought that there are hanging coffins in Bohol. Sayang, I should have known this earlier para naisama namin dun sa pinasyalan last month.

Wishing you happier travels!

Bengbeng said...

looking ahead to more exciting posts from u this year

AudreyRose said...

Woot! Woot! ako pala ang nanalo :D hehehe... Thanks Dong!

Gael oo parang 2 drivers lang ata yong magdare na umakyat dun at malas ko lang yong isang driver na nakuha namin di kaya na may kasama paakyat kaya nag marathon kami :D but it's worth it naman.

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