jerome baluyut blogger marky ramone go
beijing farthest north hong kong
yogyakarta farthest south kota kinabalu
camarines norte farthest east sorsogon
bangkok farthest west bangkok
manila to sta ana, cagayan longest road trip manila to sta ana, cagayan
manila to coron, palawan longest boat trip batangas to romblon
manila to bangkok longest plane trip manila to kuala lumpur
shanghai to beijing longest train trip roosevelt to gil puyat
mt pulag highest point mt pulag
apo reef, mindoro deepest swim kayangan lake, palawan
palaui island longest trek mt banahaw traverse
mt pinatubo hardest trek mt halcon
money, shirt and towel item/s lost in a trip jimi hendrix artwork shirt
roasary bead from a tibetan item given on a trip an intricately designed knife in kl
fried spicy worm, starfish worst food eaten frog legs in binondo
mindanao series questions:
dong ho: what was your best experience in Mindanao?
jerome: it would be my nine days backpacking trip in Mindanao back in 2008. i was with nine other traveler friends and most of us are first time visitors of Mindanao. it was sort of my baptism of fire on the idea of backpacking and budget traveling. we fly out from Manila to Zamboanga City, visited the pink beach of Sta Cruz island, ate the best breakfast --- Spanish sardines in Dipolog. checked out Rizal Srhine and Dakak Dapitan. passed by Iligan. did white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro. saw my first ever waterfalls in Camiguin. wave watching at Pilar. island hopping and surfing in Siargao. saw the majestic Tinuy-an Falls near Bislig city and ended the trip at Davao for some zip line adventure.
marky: All of my trips to Mindanao was something to remember. I enjoyed our trip to Cagayan de Oro because me and my friend celebrated our birthdays there and we were hosted by the family of another friend. We went river rafting, toured the countryside of Bukidnon and went to nearby Camiguin Island. When I went to Davao, it was with my then girlfriend and visited places such as Camp Sabros in Digos City and Samal Island. During the SEX Tour (Soccskargen Experience tour) I met other travelers and visited places like Lake Sebu in South Cotabato, Saranggani while staying at General Santos City.
dong ho: when you return to Mindanao, where will you go?
jerome: i have two areas in mind, first is the SOCSARGEN provinces because i want to see Lake Sebu, the beaches of Sarangani, and the Tuna capital of the Philippines and lastly Tawi-Tawi because like Batanes, it is something you can brag about.
marky: I have a flight booked in October for Zamboanga City since I've heard so many amazing stories about the place that is complete opposite of what mainstream media has been feeding me all these years and what better way to find out than seeing and experiencing the place by myself.
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
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