Aldous Huxley once said that your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty, his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. Traveling is a choice, boredom is not. It's the leanest year for me travel-wise because I have decided to have "work" at the front seat. Although, I must admit that my decision has paid handsome dividends professionally, still, life's balance that I used to have suffered. And since this is a travel-blog, less travels means less stories to tell.
|January - Barkada Trip in Candaba|
|February - EDSA at 25|
|March - Cautious in Rio Hondo|
I love blogging but how do you compensate for lack of materials to share. I was thinking, maybe I should revert back to law posts. Hmmm, but then again, with what is going on in our judiciary system, it would probably be a big circus. So, other than a couple of occasional law topics, I have introduced "Interpix" (short for interesting picture), a random of everyday photos from work, home, travels and just about anything under the sun (and moon). I also come up with "Look Back Fridays" where I reposted some of my favorite travel posts from the post and giving them several tweeks like updating the stories or enhancing the photos. So some of the photos in the video above are from travels I made in previous years but were reposted this year.
|April - Surfin' in Bagasbas|
|May - Basilan's Rubber Plantation|
|June - Serenity at Malamawi|
There are new places I have visited this year like Basilan and Zamboanga. There are provinces I have been to before but discovered amazing new places therein like Adams in Ilocos Norte and Bagasbas and Pasacao in the Bicol Region. Then, there are popular places that I usually took for granted because they are easy to reach like San Pablo, Nasugbu and Candaba but nevertheless enjoyed what they have to offer. Also, there are work-related trips that gave me little window to explore like trips in Daet, Naga and Tagbilaran.
|July - Adam's Poster Falls "Anuplig"|
|August - Wade Boarding at Nasugbu|
|September - Sunrise at Lover's Peak|
All in all, while this may be one of my leanest travel season, I still consider this year as one of the most memorable foremost because I still had the chance to travel with the same friends I enjoy traveling with - Dong Ho, Lagalog, Lantaw, Ironwulf, Erick - proof that a journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.
|October - Picturesque Sampaloc Lake|
|November - Scored at Bohol|
|December - Surprising Pasacao|
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
So... lean travel season? Never again.