Jul 31, 2011

Travel Bloggers Forum - A Blog and Soul Event

In any Blog and Soul event that I have attended, I really appreciate the first-hand sharing of experiences by the chosen panelists per event. The latest session I went to featured the who's who of the blogosphere, with blog names such as Ivan About Town, Journeying James, EAZY Traveler, and IronWulf. As hosted by Justwandering Nina and with special guest appearance of Pinay Solo Backpacker, indeed the event was star-studded.

Jul 20, 2011

Get Me Out of Here!: Tacloban Airport (TAC)

Tacloban Airport (TAC) or Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport is the gateway to Tacloban City and is located in/or near San Jose, Tacloban City.

It is named so after the former House Speaker Daniel Z. Romualdez who initiated citification of Tacloban.

Jul 12, 2011

Gender Sensitivity: A Mountaineering Perspective by Ms. Heia Natalia

Blogger’s note: I personally met the author of the article during the “Saragka sa Bukid Bulusan 2009” event. The roster of the outdoor peeps I am looking up to are mainly composed of men. It is a rarity that I admire a female outdoor person… and Ms. Heia is one of them.

For what I know, she has already achieved the status of “Everest basecamper”. She had climbed most of the hardcore mountains in the Phils., and she is an advocate for MFPI’s All Women’s Climb. She has also scaled Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia, and is planning to do Mt. Kilimanjaro come 2012.

What was stuck in my head was that, as a training climb for Mt. Everest, she did a dayhike of the mountain where I almost died… Mt. Isarog.

Get Me Out of Here!: Naga Airport (WNP)

One of the 3 major airports in Bicolandia is Naga City Airport (the two being Legazpi and Virac airport). The airport whose domestic code is WNP, primarily serves most passengers bound for Camarines Norte and Sur, and probably the nearby Iriga. It is classified as a Class 1 airport. Terminal fee is around php30.00-50.00 (honestly I forgot).

Negros Outdoorshop: Island Life in Dumaguete City

Whenever we go on a climb out of town… one of our considerations is the presence of an outdoor shop. It has been our comfort to find one amidst the strangeness of the new surroundings, we know that we have a kindred soul whenever we find local mountaineers on said outdoor shops.

Get Me Out of Here!: Legazpi Airport (LGP)

Legazpi Airport (LGP) serves the aviation needs of the Albay region. It is located in Legazpi City. This is the airport of choice for those visiting Albay and Sorsogon. The airport itself affords a great view of the majestic Mt. Mayon.