AWESOME PHILIPPINES

The Best of #awesome #philippines80: 2012 Year End Rundown with a Twist

Preliminary

I am on my way to visit all the 80 provinces of the Philippines in one year. I call this project #awesome #philippines80. I have started it last May 2012 and by far, I have done half of the journey. And on those days I have been wandering around, discovering not-so-familiar places and doing whatever there is possible to do, I am left with the reality, even with my eyes closed, the Philippines is really awesome and beyond compare.

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Quiz

Since this is my first time to do a year-ender, I decided to do it with a twist – just to make sure it’s something worth the “first year-ender entry”. Can you identify these places I have visited?

  1. ATV Ride: More Fun In The Philippines

atv ride, more fun in the philippines ************

  1. Biking: More Fun In The Philippines

biking, more fun in the philippines ************

  1. Canoeing: More Fun In The Philippines

 canoeing, more fun in the philippines************

  1. Cemeteries: More Fun In The Philippines

 cemeteries, more fun in the philippines************

  1. Coves: More Fun In The Philippines

coves, more fun in the philippines ************

  1. Curtains: More Fun In The Philippines

 curtains, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Early Mornings: More Fun In The Philippines

 early mornings, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Fishing: More Fun In The Philippines

 fishing, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Helipad: More Fun In The Philippines

 helipad, more fun in the philippines

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  1. History: More Fun In The Philippines

 history, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Library: More Fun In The Philippines

 library, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Low Tides: More Fun In The Philippines

 low tides, more fun in the philippines***********

  1. Miss Universe: More Fun In The Philippines

 miss universe, more fun in the philippines

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  1. On Top Of The World: More Fun In The Philippines

on top of the world, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Planking: More Fun In The Philippines

planking, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Reflections: More Fun In The Philippines

reflections, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Rock Climbing: More Fun In The Philippines

rock climbing, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Rushing Waters: More Fun In The Philippines

 rushing waters, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Silence: More Fun In The Philippines

 silence, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Sitting: More Fun In The Philippines

 sitting, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Superman: More Fun In The Philippines

 superman, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Triangles: More Fun In The Philippines

triangles, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Turning Back: More Fun In The Philippines

turning back, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Water Falling: More Fun In The Philippines

water falling, more fun in the philippines

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  1. Worship: More Fun In The Philippines

worship, more fun in the philippines

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Journey

The list above summarizes what I do most of the time when I travel.  Ofcourse, there are places more worthy to mention and be included in the list but this is for now. I have reserved the other destinations for some other purposes.  I have enjoyed so much my 6 months on the road trying to explore my country.  As always, it never failed to impress me.  I hope more and more people will get the same opportunity to see the Philippines. More than the sights, the sounds and the flavors of the islands, Philippines is all about Filipino hospitality, ingenuity and religiosity which translate to the kind of Filipino culture and norms that we now embrace.

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Prize

I have 8 unused finisher shirts which I got from the races I have joined this year. These finisher’s shirts aren’t just simple shirts, they are products of my running addiction. If you like to have one, simply provide 12 correct answers.  Just name the province where each photo was taken. For example: 1. Albay 2. Benguet 3. Bohol etc etc. The first 8 to give 12 correct answers will get the shirts.

finisher shirts

The first to provide all correct answers will win an overnight stay at Bayview Park Hotel Manila with breakfast for 2.

Simply comment your answers below. Deadline of submission will be January 7.  On January 8, winners will be announced.

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This is my entry for Pinoy Travel Bloggers’ December Blog Carnival with the theme “2012: This Year in Travel” hosted by Gay Mitra-Emami of Pinay Travel Junkie and Regine Camille Garcia of Between Coordinates.

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91 replies »

  1. I was stuck with Sagada for the biking and guessing Anawangin for the cove. Anyway, what a year of travel you had. I was amazed just looking at the crisp and life and moment capturing photos.

  2. surely what a year you have here… it sure is fun for you here in the philippines. hope you’ll have more exciting experiences next year and the years to come. good luck. Yahweh bless.

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  3. 1. Aklan
    2. Benguet
    5. Batangas
    6. Surigao del Sur
    9. Albay
    10. Corregidor
    14. Davao del Sur
    16. Zambales
    17. Palawan
    19. Bukidnon
    23. Zamboanga
    25. Maguindanao

  4. hanap hanap pa dn..

    1. Albay
    2. Sagada, Mt. Province
    3. Agusan Del Sur
    4. Sarangani
    5.
    6. Surigao Del Sur
    7. Bukidnon
    8.
    9. Albay
    10. Corregidor
    11.
    12.
    13.
    14. Cebu
    15.
    16. Zambales
    17. Palawan
    18. Iloilo
    19. Bukidnon
    20. Davao Oriental
    21.
    22.
    23. Bukidnon??
    24. Guimaras
    25. Tawi-Tawi

  5. wow, nakaka inspire ka naman! 14. cebu and the no. 24 looks majayjay falls in laguna, yan palang nararating ko 🙂 anyway that’s a lot of attractive places. It’s really more fun in the Philippines!

  6. All I know is Sagada (with the bike) and Ilocos Norte (planking).

    I really have to go around PH already! When do you target to finish the rest of your journey? 🙂

  7. I dropped you a comment but somehow it’s not showing anyways I was saying that It’s my first time on you blog and how me and my classmates were planning on doing the same like travelling the whole Philippines first before travelling to other countries.
    Awesome photos especially 25, 19, 12 and 11. I would love to visit them! I didn’t know we have those places here 😀

  8. 1. Albay
    2. Sagada
    3. Palawan
    4. Sarangani
    5. Zambales
    6. Surigao del Sur
    7. Bukidnon
    8.
    9.
    10. Leyte
    11.
    12.
    13.
    14. Cebu
    15.
    16.
    17.
    18. Iloilo
    19.
    20.
    21. Mizamis Oriental
    22.
    23.
    24. Guimaras

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  9. What a cool concept to display the places you’ve been to this year. I dont think I’ve been to any of the paces you’ve been to. We as a family try to visit one new place every year as part of our travel which only means we have lots of places to visit in the future.

  10. I don’t know how to ride a bike but despite that, I still believe all the attractions in number 2 are more fun and worth repeating over and over! 😀 One of my favorite places in the Philippines. More travels and more photos for you! 🙂

  11. 1 Zamboanga del Norte
    2.Sagada
    3 Agusan del Sur
    4 Saranggani
    5 Zambales
    6 Surigao del Sur
    7 Bukidnon
    8 Agusan del Norte
    9 Albay
    10 Corregidor
    11 Davao del Norte
    12 Pangasinan
    13 Surigao del Sur
    14 Cebu
    15 Davao Oriental
    16.Zambales
    17 El Nido
    18 Iloilo
    19 Bukidnon
    20 Surigao del Sur
    21 Agusan del Sur
    22 Pangasinan
    23 Negros Occidental
    24 Guimaras
    25 Tawi-tawi

    pick me! pick me! hahaha

  12. 1. Zamboanga del Norte
    2. Mt. Province
    3. Agusan Del Sur
    4. Sarangani
    5 zambales
    6. Surigao Del Sur*
    7. Bukidnon
    8. Agusan del Norte*
    9. Albay
    10.
    11.
    12. pangasinan
    13. surigao del sur
    14. Cebu
    15.
    16. Zambales
    17. Palawan
    18. Iloilo
    19. Bukidnon
    20.
    21. agusan del sur
    22. pangasinan
    23.
    24. Guimaras
    25.Tawi-Tawi

  13. 1. Zamboanga del Norte
    2. Mt. Province
    3. Agusan Del Sur
    4. Sarangani
    5 zambales
    6. Surigao Del Sur*
    7. Bukidnon
    8. Agusan del Norte*
    9. Albay
    10.
    11.
    12. pangasinan
    13. surigao del sur
    14. Cebu
    15.
    16. Zambales
    17. Palawan
    18. Iloilo
    19. Bukidnon
    20.
    21. agusan del sur
    22. pangasinan
    23.
    24. Guimaras
    25.Tawi-Tawi

  14. how i wish i can the same long trips! ma-iinggit lang kami sa ginawa mo nung 2012. cheers to more great trips in 2013! good to finally meet you in Baguio.

  15. with these pics..its really more fun in Pinas, I like the most is no. 17- awesome palawan..

    clue please on number 10…..^___^

  16. Here’s my try…^___^

    1. Zamboanga del Norte
    2. Mt. Province
    3. Agusan Del Sur
    4. Sarangani
    5 zambales
    6. Surigao Del Sur
    7. Bukidnon
    8.Agusan del Norte
    9. Albay
    10. Leyte
    11. Davao del Norte
    12. Pangasinan
    13. Surigao del sur
    14. Cebu
    15. Surigao delSur
    16. Zambales
    17. Palawan
    18. Iloilo
    19. Bukidnon
    20. Dinagat Islands
    21. Agusan del sur
    22 Pangasinan
    23. Zamboanga del sur
    24. Guimaras
    25. Tawi-Tawi

  17. It will be hard for me to try out your contest because I haven’t been to many places as much as you did. All I can say is WOW with the pics especially with the falls (mahilig din ako sa falls). Kudos to your journey, Philippines is really awesome! Hope to meet you in 2013. Cheers for more! 🙂

  18. So here are the correct answers:

    1. Zamboanga Del Norte ( I am doing an ATV ride at Dakak Beach Resort, Dapitan)
    2. Mt. Province (I am biking in Sagada)
    3. Agusan Del Sur (I am canoeing in Agusan Marshland, Bunawan)
    4. Sarangani (They are the hanging coffins of Fellel)
    5. Zambales (I am on top Capones Island, Pundakit)
    6. Surigao Del Sur (That is Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig)
    7. Bukidnon (That’s Lake Apo in Valencia City)
    8. Agusan Del Norte (That’s how fisher folk catch fish in Agusan River in the town of Magallanes)
    9. Albay (I am on the helipad of Mayon Volcano)
    10. Agusan Del Norte (That’s the landmark where the first mass in PI was held, Masao, Magallanes)
    11. Davao Del Norte (That’s the La Filipina Public Cemetery in Tagum City)
    12. Pangasinan (That’s Tondol beach during low tide)
    13. Surigao Del Sur (That’s a traditional house in Hinatuan)
    14. Cebu (I am on top of Cebu’s highest peak – Osmena Peak in Dalaguete)
    15. Surigao Del Sur (I am at naked island, one of the 23 islets comprising Britania Group of Islets)
    16. Zambales (That’s Anawangin Cove)
    17. Palawan (That’s small lagoon)
    18. Ilo-Ilo (That the upper cascade of Labay Falls)
    19. Bukidnon (That’s the chapel of the Monastery of Transfiguration in Malaybalay)
    20. Surigao Del Sur (That’s Cagwait Beach in Cagwait)
    21. Agusan Del Sur (That’s Pinangalaan Falls)
    22. Pangasinan (That’s sunset in Tondol Beach)
    23. Zamboanga City (That’s Merloquet Falls)
    24. Guimaras (That’s Sadsad Falls)
    25. Tawi-Tawi (That’s a mosque in Bongao)

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