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I love watching Departures at Nat Geo Adventure channel for a lot of reasons.

  1. I love traveling and watching people go around the world makes me feel like I am, too
  2. Justin is hilarious, funny and really a keen observer.  He is adventurous, too.
  3. Scott is cute and smart but I still like Justin more.
  4. It is a nice show and the two guys has there talent in capturing moments.

The list can go on and on and on, it is endless.  Unfortunately, the show’s air time was moved on a Thursday thus, I don’t get to watch the whole episode but still I get to see the show isn’t bad at all rather than not seeing it at all.

Since I have posted about the show, the respective post’s have an average of 4 views a day.  So I guess this is a nice way of advertising and promoting the show as well.

It is believed that they are already filming the third season and I can’t just wait to see it.  For more information, please follow on this link to know about the show and the cast, too.  I bet you a dollar on this, the show is worth watching.

Also attached is a link of one of the deleted scenes from the show.

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Traveling is one of my favorite things to do.  Going to different places, learning new things, trying to experience a different culture, knowing and appreciating history are some of the reasons why I really loved traveling. 

 

Some might say that it is one expensive hobby that I have but I can counter attack that.  I believe that you just have to wait for the perfect timing.  Well, I don’t remember when Cebu Pacific Airlines started their “Every Juan flies” promo (please check out www.cebupacificair.com for their latest promos) but I am a testament to that corporate goal.  I have taken every chance to travel by availing of their promos.  Actually, the first year that they’ve included Singapore to their international destination, was the year that I have visited the country.

 

With the perfect timing, being lucky is one of the main ingredients, too.  I was so fortunate that year because my high school buddy Annie just transferred to Singapore months before Cebu Pacific had the promo.  Without even consulting her, when I’ve learned of the promo, I just found myself booking a trip to the place without even knowing what to expect to see and where to stay there.  I remembered having anxiety attacks because I’m not even sure if the country has a visa requirement.  And all I know about Singapore then is that MTV Asia is at Robinson road plus, the Underwater world at Sentosa.

 

My Singapore trip last October 2006, was my very first out-of-the country trip.  I had totally the best time there.  It was a perfect chance for me to travel with a high school buddy.  I had the chance to experience a different culture.  Enjoyed going around without worrying about my backpack and the security of the place was so high.  It was my first time to ride a cable car and realized that I am totally freaked out about heights.  My first ever chance to enter a zoo.  Yeah, I didn’t bother go to Manila zoo.  Am I bad? No, I just didn’t have the right opportunity.

 

A lot of first times and memories are attached to my Singapore trip.  What sweet way to finish this post but to end it with pictures from that trip.  Hope you enjoy!

 

 

Night Safari (well not yet)

Trying a luge ride with Annie

 

Sentosa, the southern most part of Singapore (?)

Funny antics at Siloso beach

 

Lastly, the Singapore Trip Collage

Traveling the world is one of my dreams.  I’d really love to learn different cultures, see new places and know their history.  I’ve started going around the Philippines in 1999 and I started going out the country last 2006.  For the past two years, I have traveled 4 countries and intend to visit one every year as much as possible.  Making it possible is really hard but thanks to Cebu Pacific for their low fare promos.  So, I just have to wait for their promos, check my schedule, and check if I have enough resources… Voila!  You’d probably find me, booking an airline ticket.

 

But going on trip isn’t easy.  The planning stage normally takes a month.  I usually do the following things whenever I travel. 

  1. Buy a map.  It’s better that you know where you are.  It’s hard to get lost.
  2. Check the internet and see the places you can visit and plot it in the map so you can make an itinerary which will be strategically close to each other.  With this style, you can travel more places in a less spent time.  This saves time, effort and money, too.
  3. Ask around if you have friends who have gone to the place before.   So you can be prepared and knows what to expect.
  4. Pack lightly.  Bring some food.  Always wear a smile.  Be polite and respect their culture.

 

Well, I have other things that I do but I’d include them in my next post.

 

Last November, I was able to travel Macau alone.  It was fun. It is the first time that I traveled alone.  It was exciting but scary, too.  

 

Here’s the story.  I got scared and a little anxious when I exited Hong Kong because the immigration officer took my immigration card issued by them when I entered the country.  Half of the time, I was thinking how I can exit Hong Kong and go home without it.  Well, I got worried because the card says, “Do not remove this in your passport.” I even sent a text message to my good friend and Kaps Trina.  Aside from it, I didn’t see any Filipino on my way to Macau.  All I’ve thought that I’d see a kababayan, since people always say that Filipinos are all over the world.  Then, I got tired of thinking about it and got tired physically, too.  Then, on my way back to Hong Kong, I was issued a new card and I live happily ever after.

 

So I’d end this post by sharing my pictures on my first ever alone trip out of the country.  This is my Macau trip last November 2007.

 

 

Where should I go first?

 

Ruins of St. Paul

The Ruins of Saint Paul

 

Lagos de Senado

 

The Vision of St. Francis

 

The Macau Collage