Wednesday, November 30, 2011

el encuentro allan barredo y oggie ramos

if i talk about outstanding outdoor and portrait shots, i'll definitely refer you to Allan and Oggie. dispatched to photo assignments oftentimes featuring landscapes and people. beyond these, great stories always came along with it. here to feature my two good friends and their brief travel profile.
                          
                                                    "el encuentro" 
allan barredo                                         blogger                                             oggie ramos
lantaw                                                      blog                                                       lagalog
incheon, korea                                   farthest north                           mandalay, myanmar
sarangani                                           farthest south                         yogyakarta, indonesia
japan                                                 farthest east                                       bislig, surigao
vietnam                                             farthest west                                  bagan, myanmar

manila to davao                               longest road trip                manila to ilocos (as driver)
manila to gensan                             longest boat trip                  manila to cagayan de oro
manila to seoul                               longest plane trip                           manila toindonesia
tokyo to osaka                                longest train trip                                 hanoi to lao cai

sagada, mountain province                 highest point                                  mt pulog, ifugao
palawan                                            deepest swim                               sandugan , siquijor
mt matutum                                        longest trek                              pinatubo delta trail
mt romelo during typhoon                    hardest trek                                          all of them

camera                                          item/s lost in a trip                             book "the shack"
bow and arrow                memorable item/s given/bought on a trip                   metal nats
live baby octopus, ant eggs               worst food eaten       expensive pa-sosi tasteless food

note: 
1. farthest places reached are referenced from Manila (with Manila to Europe as West and Manila to Guam as East).
2. records here are subject to update. as we know travelers break their records from time to time. records here are updated as of this posting

previously featured:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

salacsac pine forest

haven't seen so many pine cones in an area as much as the ones i've seen in Salacsac. it reminded me of the hills of Sagada less the tourists. a great spot for trekking and photo shoot.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

trekking imugan falls

almost all impressive mountain ranges are gifted with a majestic waterfalls. finding the nicest one could require long walks crossing mountains and muddy trails. oftentimes hidden.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

imugan : mountain destination

 
when we were there, it felt like it was 5:00pm the entire time because of the fog and the sleepy environ. we discovered this place through Ferdz "Ironwulf " Decena who has been to the place several times to cover the carbon trading initiative being done by the community. this time, i went there with Allan "Lantaw" Barredo to give a closer look on this part of Nueva Vizcaya.

Friday, November 4, 2011

mountain series : nueva vizcaya

not much has been known of the province of Nueva Vizcaya. it is the province that connects the three major mountain range of Luzon namely Cordillera Mountain Range, Sierra Madre Mountain Range and Caraballo Mountain Range. thus it has a diverse flora and fauna and has a great mountainscape that includes one of the longest trek route to Mt. Pulag. here is a quick background of my first pick of the mountain series.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

eskapo mountain series

trekking has never been better ever since i started ten years back. each peak reached imposes a unique challenge on its terrain. but it's not all about its topography. trekking is also about people behind each trek and the culture that surrounds the elevated land. eskapo mountain series will feature four mountains which i'll be trekking week by week in five weeks.

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