“The driver is on his way.”
That was the text of Chacha (not her real name) to one of the joiners of her island hopping tour in Masbate. We’ve been communicating with her for days prior the event. We really looked forward for the trip! It was our first time in the islands of Masbate , and Chacha seemed nice and accommodating in her texts and chat messages. By the way she’s the owner of the tour company that we joined for our much awaited summer getaway.
As early as 2AM we were already at the meeting place in Alabang. And after waiting for hours, no one from the tour company showed up. More and more joiners arrived and we were still waiting and clueless inside the convenience store .
Just recently, a friend of mine invited me to travel to Ilocos Norte.
I would want to come back, but I had travel plans in place for the summer. Then I just realized something. I’ve been to the Ilocos Norte, explored its stunning rock formations, beaches and historical sites but I don’t have a blog post about the province yet. So I promised that if I would have much more time, I would write something for Ilocos. So here it is.
Ilocos region is more than being the hometown of former President Marcos, it is an awesome vacation spot for any traveler. It’s complete. You’ve got adventure, nature, history and beaches. So if you’re planning to explore Ilocos Norte, you have to push for it to happen because it’s going to be fun!
I have to be honest. I need a break.
Stress is not even enough to explain what I am going through. All I know is there’s just too much. Too much work for too little number of people. There’s no motivation nor inspiration to draw somewhere. Nothing. As in nothing. It’s sad, yet I know that this is a situation that I have no control over. So I have to keep going, and I have to do something for myself.
If you can’t find inspiration, search for it. Take a break and clear your mind.
Whenever you’re packing your luggage, you might be tempted to bring everything but the kitchen sink. But most of the time, you’ll hardly touch most of the items that you’ve packed. This is especially true for people who want to travel to tropical destinations like the Philippines. Because of the country’s many islands, you may find yourself transferring constantly between different modes of transportation.
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“How do you do that? Still travel despite the job?”
A friend asked me one time when he saw me having a full backpack again on a Friday. He knew that after office, I was about to embark another hike or travel to the beach for the weekend.
I totally understand why he asked that question. We are in the corporate world wherein we all feel that we are so squeezed and maximized to the point that we don’t have extra time anymore for other things. I got that. I understand that.
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