I found a nice website through one of my friend’s blog; it’s called Lakbayan and it maps out places in the Philippines you’ve been.

Apparently, I haven’t been going around enough! I only managed to get a measly rating of a C- Traveler.

So, in order to remedy this situation, I really should start loading up on gas, saving up my money, and start going places so I can improve my traveler rating, at least within Luzon for this year.

Along with some of my batchmates, we’ve already been planning on getting dive certifications later this year. But that would most likely just be in Batangas, which I’ve already been to quite a few times in the past so that doesn’t help my grade out that much. Still, when we do become PADI-certified divers, it sure would open up several photographic opportunities for me.

When I had my intro dive in Dos Palmas, Palawan, I brought my underwater SLR casing with me. But since it was my first dive, for fear of drowning, I didn’t bother worrying about taking deep water pictures at the time.

This year, a more realistic goal perhaps would be to go up north, perhaps Ilocos Norte. Or North East to the Nueva Viscaya/Ecija provinces. Or maybe take a cheap flight south to Catanduanes. I’ve read a lot of good things about that place in Mabuhay (the inflight magazine of Philippine Airlines) when I came from Shanghai.

How about you guys? How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!

Here’s a link to my Lakbayan results, which I hope I’ll get to update soon.

Categories: Musings, Philippines, Travel

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