2012 is indeed my most travel-filled year (yet...). 39 new provinces. 19 provinces re-visited. 12 mountains conquered. 5 festivals attended. Countless plane, boat, roro, ferry, bus, van, jeepney, tricycle, trisikad and habal-habal rides. Numerous fun-filled adventures. A lot of new friendships built. Just 1 goal: "to inspire people to live their dreams, to travel and find their own adventure of a lifetime!"
I, myself was surprised to have surpassed my travel goals for this year. Thank you for all the blessings that came along my way. It was indeed overwhelming! Thank you to all who supported me as I continue my journey to visit all 80 provinces in the Philippines. 78 provinces have been visited, 2 more to go! :)
To my friends and family who've been very supportive to me. Thank you! To my new-found friends, thank you for believing in me. To my travel partners and sponsors, thank you for the trust and support. To all the people I've met along the way, thank you so much for all the help, see you again soon!
To my readers and followers, thank you for inspiring me to keep on traveling and exploring more the beauty of our country. I promise to continue sharing my travels and adventures and to encourage you to experience the unique sights, food, festivals, adventures and the warm people of the Philippines. Hope to bump with you on the road soon!
In summary, here's a list my of travels, climbs, events, happenings and adventures in 2012:
Re-visited Provinces: Zambales, Batangas
Climb: Mt. Talamitam (Batangas)
New Provinces: Capiz (#50), Aklan (#51), Romblon (#52), Antique (#53)
New Provinces: Nueva Ecija (#54), Nueva Vizcaya (#55), Quirino (#56), Catanduanes (#57)
Re-visited Provinces: Isabela, Batangas, Benguet, Camarines Sur
Climbs: Taal Volcano (Batangas), Mt. Cabuyao (Benguet), Mt. Timbac (Benguet)
New Provinces: Ifugao (#58), Mountain Province (#59), Kalinga (#60), Surigao del Norte (#61)
Re-visited Province: Agusan del Norte, Cagayan
Climb: Mt. Ampacao (Mountain Province)
New Provinces: Abra (#62), Apayao (#63)
Re-visited Provinces: Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan
New Provinces: Compostela Valley (#64), Davao Oriental (#65), North Cotabato (#66), Davao del Sur (#67)
Re-visited Province: Davao del Norte
Re-visited City: Davao City
New Provinces: Maguindanao (#68), Zamboanga del Sur (#69), Zamboanga Sibugay (#70), Zamboanga del Norte (#71)
New City: Cotabato City
Climb: Mt. Palpalan (Surigao del Sur)
New Provinces: South Cotabato (#72), Sultan Kudarat (#73), Saranggani (#74), Dinagat Islands (#75), Surigao del Sur (#76)
Re-visited Provinces: Cebu, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Batangas
Climbs: Osmeña Peak (Cebu), Mt. Batulao (Batangas)
New Province: Camarines Norte (#77)
Re-visited Provinces: Albay, Camarines Sur
Festival: Peñafrancia Festival (Naga City)
Re-visited Provinces: Benguet, Aklan, Negros Occidental
Climb: Mt. Sto Tomas (Benguet)
Festival: Masskara Festival (Bacolod City)
Re-visited Province: Benguet
Climb: Mt. Osdung (Benguet)
New Province: Tawi-tawi (#78)
Re-visited Provinces: Leyte, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Laguna
Re-visited City: Zamboanga City
Climb: Bud Bongao (Tawi-tawi), Mt. Romelo (Laguna)
Festivals: Palo Christmas Festival (Palo Leyte), Giant Lantern Festival (San Fernando Pampanga), Maytinis Festival (Kawit Cavite)
I hope to inspire more people to live their dreams, to travel and find their own adventure of a lifetime!
I am so excited for 2013! I wonder what will it bring this time? I'm quite sure there will be more to explore, more to learn and experience and most especially more friendships to be built.
Cheers for more blessings and fruitful 2013! Happy New Year!
This is my entry to the Pinoy Travel Bloggers’ Blog Carnival for December 2012 with the theme "2012: This Year In Travel" hosted by Gay Mitra-Emami of Pinay Travel Junkie and Regine Camille Garcia of Between Coordinates.
How was your 2012 Adventuristas? Hope you also had a good one!
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