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Welcome to my blog!

Dec 31, 2009 – I have retitled this blog from “Fully Human Me” to “Pinoy Solo Traveler”.

I intend to post my travel stories and adventures here in this blog. Being a solo traveler that I am, I would just want to share my insights.

After being a “Weekend Traveler” this year 2009, I learned a lot of things. There are topics worth posting in this blog. And there are much more topics that is worth not posting, and would be better as is – unknown or discreet.

I would try my best to be as factual as possible, but of course I can not help but to share my own opinions and speculations.


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Wanna hear my story?… Well, here it goes…


Puerto Princesa, Palawan

This is where it started – my being a beach-addict and snorkeling-addict. Even before this, I have been travelling a lot. But when I experienced snorkeling for the first time, I thought that it was really a great activity. A cheap activity that is, because you got to see fish and corals without scuba diving.

From thereon, I planned my travel with a beach and a at least a good snorkeling site.


Mactan Island, Cebu

At this trip in Cebu, this is where I discovered that being a solo traveller is also fun and a great idea.

My friends didn’t show up here in Cebu because a relative of theirs died. With that I was left alone at Cebu. With that, I muster all my courage and planned for an alternative trip. It came out a very interesting solo trip to me.


El Nido, Palawan

I entitled this trip at my “Ultimate Adventure”. And it was indeed an ultimate adventure trip for me. Until now, El Nido tops as my best destination I ever visited.

El Nido is now my benchmark for all my travels.


Sablayan, Mindoro Occidental

This is the location of Pandan Island and Apo Reef. This is where I first saw a pawikan.

This place is quite far from Manila. Travel time is around 12 hours. But thanks to the aircon vans, the travel becomes comfortable.

This is also one place I will come back again.


Pagbilao Grande Island, Quezon

This was an adventure roadtrip. Kwebang Lampas is the white sand beach you can find at Quezon Province. I never really thought that I can see a white sand beach at Quezon Province. But there it is…


Coron, Palawan

I have been here a couple of times, and I still enjoy this place. I love this place because it is a very accessible destination. It is just a one ride from Manila. After landing in Coron town, you already start your boat tour.

What’s unique here is that there are shipwrecks here and black limestone cliff similar to El Nido.

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And now, this list of places will continue to add up as I continue to visit places here in the Philippines.

Until Then!

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33 responses to “Old About Page

  1. hi owen,

    i saw your post regarding your trip to donsol this feb 2008. Is this your first time to visit donsol? what airline are you taking and what holiday is feb 25?

    thanks!

    Chris

  2. hi. just want to know if the coron tour on jan 26-27 is still open. i know its kind of late but would be glad to hear from you as soon as possible. thanks

  3. Hi Owen,

    I saw your pictures in Donsol. Nice. Can I request a favor? Can you please give me some recommendations on where to stay in Donsol. Nothing fancy, basta malinis and and with toilet and bath and running water. Please give me phone number/s and contact person. I will appreciate it.

    Many thanks.

    Wilma

  4. Hi, we plan to avail of the PAL mabuhay miles promo to puerto princesa. But from what I’ve read, Coron is a much better place to go to. How do we get from PP to Coron and back? Are there regular ferry trips? Or is Puerto Princesa also worth a visit? We plan to go in August.

    thanks!

  5. congratulations for exploring the beauty of our country and sharing your experiences. welcome to the club of the solo adventurers.

    from a fellow traveler,
    jojie a.

  6. Hi all great information here and good thread to comment on.

    I am an adict to training and really want to get to my best this year!

    Can I ask though – how did you get this picked up and into google news?

    Very impressive that this blog is syndicated through Google and is it something that is just up to Google or you actively created?

    Obviously this is a popular blog with great data so well done on your seo success..

  7. martialarts, really? am not really aware that it is picked up in google news… but i did signup for google sites. hmmm… that’s great if i’m in the google news! 🙂

  8. hi owen! i saw your post asking for directions how to get to linapacan. i hope your trip there pushed thru. i grew up in san miguel, linapacan but never been back since 1985 when i was 15. i have good memories of the place. i now live in canada and dreaming that one day i will be able to go back. i still have good friends there but i don’t know how to get in touch. i will be very grateful if you could email to me some photos. thank you very much.

  9. sorry about the unpleasant avatar/icon..i dnt know how it works…i just want to inquire about arranging the tour for me and my friend..:)

  10. Hi Sir Owen,

    Can you recommend a place where they can accomodate 17 people with kitchen, preferably dorm type. thanks

  11. hello owen, u are a blessing indeed to budget travelers. i would like to join your diy coron trip if you have any, next year. hopefully, u arent fed up already of coron. will keep track of your blog. God bless

  12. hi! do you have any diy coron trip for may 2009? our group consist of at least 6 pax. we’ll be coming form manila.

  13. hi, do you have an idea about the latest room rates on the following places to stay?

    Village Lodge
    Darayonan Lodge
    Princess Of Coron
    Sea Coral

  14. Hi Owen,

    I’m the one who called you this afternoon. Please help find room good for 13 pax on April 3 – 6. Also, please send me cost of tour good for the entire stay in Coron.

    Appreciate your immediate feedback.

    thanks,
    noemi

  15. Hi Owen,

    I’m fulfilling my long-time dream of visiting Palawan. I’m traveling with a friend and we’ll be there from Mar6-9. I was wondering if you can help us out with our planned itinerary:
    Day 1: Mar 6 – Fri
    11:50 Arrive at Busuanga airport via Zest Air
    12:00 travel to Coron
    2pm-6pm Maquinit Hotspring
    Day 2: Mar 7 – Sat
    Coron Island Hopping + Island overnight
    Day 3: Mar 8 – Sun
    Calauit Game Reserve
    Day 4: Mar 9 – Mon
    6am-10am Inland Tour
    10am transfer to Busuanga airport
    12:10 depart to Manila

  16. hi owen,

    My friends and i are planning to go to coron, palawan on july 9 to 13. Do you have a tour for this date? Can you recommend a good palce fro us to stay?

    thanks much!
    wil

  17. Hi Owen,
    I just want to know if it is possible to go to Grande island Pagbilao via public trasportation.Iam from Pasig.Can you help me out?Iam palnning to leave on or before May 15. Your response will be highly appreciated.Thank you.

  18. Hi Owen,

    Our family is planning to go on a trip to Coron on August 29-Sept1-2009 (group of 4), We’ll be flying in via Cebu Pacific. Please advise on the recommended “budget” accomodation, tours and activities including the prices. Also, do you have a tour for said dates?

    thanks in advance for your help.

    Jay

  19. have any tour on Coron Island on June 21, 2009? We would like to join a tour if ever – there will be four of us.

  20. Hi Owen,

    Kudos to your blog! I just typed in Coron Tours in Google and alas!, I found this blog.

    It’s very informative and helps a lot of people, foreigner and kababayans to discover the magnificent Philipines Islands! These will help Filipinos not be “banyaga sa sariling bayan”. Keep it up!

    By the way, my family and I wants to celebrate my birthday (Oct. 15) in Coron and would probably be there from Oct 13 to 16. I hope you can help me out maximize my budget and of course enjoy our first time visit in Coron.

    Can you suggest where to get the cheapest but good accomodation and tour packages with best itinerary? I will greatly appreciate your help for my incoming unforgettable birthday celebration!

    I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks in advance.

    Jeff \m/

  21. Hi Mr.Owen,

    Our family is planning to go to Coron- El Nido this June of 2009..if its possible to send me a cost of tour good for 3 days and good for 5 pax. and do you have a tour for the said dates?

    thank you in advance! God bless!

  22. hi there!!!my siblings and i are planing to go to coron on sept. 20 -oct. 1, can u arrange a 1 day island tour for us…we are a group of six…

  23. Hi Owen! How very helpful you have been to so many people! I hope you can give me your insight-

    Would it be ok to bring children,ages 6-14 to Coron? It has been my dream to visit Coron and Calauit… and i’d like my children to share in the experience. We have not travelled out of Luzon as a complete family yet and Coron looks like it IS the place to go.

    I saw that there is a superferry on Dec25, 2009. I’m looking at taking that to lessen our trip cost for 5 children and us parents – and then fly back Dec29 or 30.

    Any information you can share with me will be very much appreciated! Thank you very much! — and if you would need any information about travel to international destinations like Italy, New York City, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Los Angeles, San Francisco, I would gladly share them with you too 🙂

  24. Hi!

    Do you have travel groups in caramoan camsur?
    Any tips there where we can stay without spending that much?
    Thanks in advance and more power

  25. hi owen! would like to ask if you have any tour on feb 9-12 i guess, were group of 4-6, and can u suggest where to stay, the one which is very affordable.. is it adviceable to stay in the first hotel? or spend overnyt in new hotel in and island? thank you. hope to get ur rates for this coron trip. Thank you.

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