Accidentally yours

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.

Eto na, eto na… dobidobido, bidobido…

From left to right, representing Bulacan, Bohol, Bulusan (Sorsogon) and Cagayan de Oro.

Historical last of “The Accidental Tourist”…  RIP, marami ng copycats. Kung hei fat choy!

Photos stolen from the FB accounts of Reina Bontuyan, Philip Bartilet, Erwin “Tsunami” Valenzuela, Chisum Factura, and Glenn Oceña.

2 thoughts on “Accidentally yours

  1. The Extreme North eXperience (ENX) is a flashback to a rich history and culture and a leap to the future, as well. The unique adventures were totally breath-taking crafted by creative minds. The sights and sounds are spectacularly beautiful. The authentic mouth-watering delicacies will surely, let you want for more. The friendly, fun-loving, hospitable and warm people… is truly a family away from home. Dios Mabalos, Ilocandia especially to Tina and Family…Our Family in Ilocos Norte. Mabuhay!

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