Just a few days more and BlauEarth is going into its third year… new look, new feel.
The new blog header is from a set of photos Tarlaqueño Dax Simbol left in my flash drive before leaving Ilocos with our fellow DoT-accredited ecoguides of the Philippine EcoGuides Association.
I wouldn’t have made it to the Philippines’ First Certified Ecoguides if it were not for this bunch of eccentrics, each with a specialization and so much passion for tourism and the environment. Disproving the dictum that familiarity breeds contempt, the ten long days we spent together at the International School of Sustainable Tourism, under the tutelage of Dr. Mina Gabor, fastened us to each other like adhesive.
During their exploration of my hometown, we had to overcome some glitches. Fixing a flat tire without a car jack right in the middle of a jungle is a picnic with PEGA buddies. Humor is innate, and the best survival tool one can ever have.