originally posted in my personal blog last 07July2010 🙂
with my trip to bohol just tatlong-tulog na lang, i am already uber-excited emyat is also planning a trip – to new zealand, yay!
while i couldn’t afford an international trip as of the moment, i do have plans to travel outside of the philippine islands – to paris, france and the rest of europe and to the different countries of amazing asia. for the meantime, i could only dream on! before embarking on an international trip, i want to discover the islands first – get to see the philippine sights that have wowed the rest of the world
in my 27 years, i have been to the 3 big islands:
i was born in manila (that’s in luzon), then when i was 4 or 5, we relocated to sindangan, zamboanga del norte (mindanao) and then finally settled in hilongos, leyte (visayas). i have been to tacloban, ormoc, maasin, and other towns in leyte. i have lived in cebu city and talisay city and i am currently living in mandaue city and been to other towns and cities in the cebu province. in 2007, i travelled to zamboanga city and ni-hapit sa davao (although mama and i were just confined in the international airport, davao was just our connecting flight from zamboanga to cebu, but it’s still davao nonetheless :P)
for travel pleasure, the lelis family (meaning the noling-goring lelis biiig family) have been to camiguin and bohol, truly islands of paradise!
regardless how many islands there are (be it high-tide or low-tide) – i still want to discover it’s grandeur and beauty, every nook and cranny i may not be able to travel from aparri to jolo and i may not be able to visit all of the cities or towns but i want to visit all the places that i can.
i want to travel to boracay, baguio, palawan, ilocos, dapitan. i want to see the banaue rice terraces, pagsanjan falls, maria cristina falls and the other pictures that were in my sibika at kultura book. i want to experience a manila bay sunset, be in an ati-atihan street festival, smile amidst the masskara of faces. so many places, so little funds
i want to do a lakbay-pinas para hindi ako maging dayuhan sa aking lupang sinilangan.