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"Live a life to inspire, live a life with sense of accomplishment, live a life you will remember" - Mang Andoy
sightseeing the adventures of do-it-yourself Filipino style backpacking...
sightseeing the global wonders of Man and Nature...
sightseeing the journey in search for the true meaning of life ...

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2021 Covid-19 Pandemic #newnormal update:
(1) Websites to check for International Travel Restriction Update - I check first  https://travelbans.org/,  https://covidcontrols.co/traveller-entry  and the airline website then cross-compare

This is my simple way of contributing positivity to everyone that the world is an awesome global wonder of man and nature; spreading good vibes that life is never meant to live in one place. And if you are after the real adventure by stepping-out of your comfort zone, I highly recommend to go to places you've never been and experience the challenge that you never did and  bring nothing but a sense of adventure... #livealifeyouwillremember #goodvibes #theviewingdeck #lakbay100 #newnormal #pinoytraveler


- visited 2 out of Seven Summits of the WorldMt. Kilimanjaro in Africa (2014)  and  Mount Everest, Asia (2015)  (stepped-foot the mountain, not summited). I don't think I can visit the other five, haha!
- circumnavigated the world from U AE (UTC + 0400H) to Chile (UTC -0400H) to United States (UTC -0900H) to Philippines (UTC + 0800H) back to UAE (2020) with some stops in Easter Island, Uruguay, Peru and South Korea
UAE-based Filipino traveler who circumnavigated the world shares wanderlust journey on The Filipino Times
- one of the featured Explorers in Philippine Global Explorers website
- only non-Arab out of 8 participants in Ax Apollo Space Academy (AASA) Middle East Grand Finale ( 2013) .
- ranked 22nd place among Top 100 finishers of Lakbay-Rizal (2011) tour who visited all 26 Rizaliana sites.
- coldest place experienced was -36'C in Alaska, USA (2020) while the hottest was +52'C in Kuwait (2014) 
- farthest place reached in West and North was Alaska, United States at UTC -0900H (2020), in East was Apia, Samoa at UTC +1400H (2019) and in South was Antarctica Peninsula (2019)
- lowest place on earth reached was around -394.6m in Dead Sea, Israel (2013) while highest peak was at  5,550masl on Kalapathar Peak, Nepal (2015)

Completed the Seven Continents of the World

Completed the Seven New Wonders of the World

Sightseeing the Seven Natural Wonders of the World


Who am I;
- born and raised in the peaceful town of Tondo, Manila in National Capital Region of the Philippines.
- graduated in public schools while having a very low family income for more than 20 years since childhood.
- employed as a part-time Service Crew  for three years  during my Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
- passed the Philippine Civil Service Professional Exam (Oct. 2004) and ECE Licensure board Exam (Apr. 2005) with no formal review and while working as a regular IT staff on graveyard shift.
- finished Master of Engineering Degree (Mar. 2010) as a resident university scholar on whole school year duration while working as a regular corporate employee.
- started to hook-up in backpacking on 2010 where I can be a solo backpacker, fun-hiker,  budget trip organizer or just a travel-mate and go with the flow.
- easy to feel bored, always in hurry; adventurer on my own style
- cannot swim, cannot drive a car and have fear on heights and speed
- a lefty, a loner, an engineer, a friend and a  proud Filipino

When did being travel addict started;
- when my graduate study was almost done; searching for an alternative & eccentric hobby to kill my boredom; scared to do this alone at first, but I don't have a choice why not accept the challenge; seeing the world as a panorama of exploration; want to feel the world while its there.

What drives me to wander;
- being nature-lover and adventure seeker; soul-searching; cheap fares; excitement of 1st-time on that destination / places I've never been; stress of life; t he thought of journeying and it blends me.
- #livealifeyouwillremember, my battlecry every time on the field. Sometimes I don't know, I'm just doing what motivates me to live my life. Sometimes (even recently), I feel I'm lazy enough to push as based on my background, I've accomplished more than I expected. So basically, still searching for my purpose even though I'm late bloomer.

How do I go;
- traveling within my means; only my backpack, no check-in luggage; souvenir shirts, walking shorts, sandals, entry-level digicam and tripod; during weekend and holidays are a must; stick to itinerary, no laid-back, no waste of time; monitor expenses, always on tight budget; cheap souvenirs have to acknowledge; major tourist spot is important; must include off-the-beaten path destination.

"Close your eyes and let the waters take you, then find joy in your life - The Bucket List"
“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life. " - Secret Life of Walter Mitty
"You don't choose a life, you live one." - The Way 2010
"Happiness is only real when shared - Into the Wild"
 
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for letting me go beyond my wildest dreams ^ _ ^

11 comments:

  1. what a wonderful blog! it's people like you who inspire us to explore more! =)

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  2. this is a wonderful site! i'm so happy i stumbled upon it in time for my travel to Iloilo-Bacolod-Dumaguete-Siquijor-Dumaguete-Cebu-Manila on Thursday May 17 to 21 to finish off with my Rizal @ 150 Trail before I travel to New Zealand. your post confirmed that my itin is workable! do you think I will still make it to the 100 with my 2 brothers? thanks

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  3. Can we exchange links? I enjoy reading your travel stories... You're brave in traveling solo which I've never done yet. 'Liked your realizations in travel.

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  4. Interesting blog. Will visit your site more often.

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  5. awesome blog you got here sir. keep it up.

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  6. interesting and inspiring contents, keep it up. you have an awesome blog.

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  7. very much interesting ... a must read blog .... keep it up... ill be following you.

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  8. andy.. im green with envy. well it's the good side of envy though. i know i can still do this once the kids are old enough. my initial plan was to vexplore the asian countries before i settle down. needless to say that didnt happen, but i am looking forward to travel with my family, backpackers' style. :) - abi

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    1. woow, abi, musta kayo ni sir pabs and baby? :) alam mo bang my 1st domestic trip yung Cebu visit ko sa inyo and take note more than 1 week pa yun, hehehe !!! you can still do the adventure you dreamed of with your family naman eh, mas exciting pa nga kasi you share it now with your love ones :)

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  9. What an impressive Blog. I am so happy that I found your page. You are truly an inspiration. Too bad di ko kayo na meet nung nasa Kuwait pa ako. I love your spirit for travelling and exploring.Thank you for making us Filipinos proud!
    Best regards from Germany!

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    1. Salamat po sana nagpakilala kayo, masarap din makilala yunh mga readers na nakaka-appreciate sa passion.

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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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