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Friday, July 25, 2014

Nomadic Experiences is a Globe TattAwards Finalist for the 3rd Time

Globe Telecoms' TattAwards has been recognizing social media influencers in the past few years and for three in a row, Nomadic Experiences has had the great fortune of being among the finalists short listed for different categories. In 2012 it was named as one of the five Visualizers, the category that recognizes that year’s best photography websites and last year it crashed the party of five included in the Best Food and Travel Blog category. Being acknowledged again this year is a big surprise considering I'm tapering off from writing travel narratives since I started my freelance writing job last year. If ever, this new recognition shall serve as a kick in the groin for me to continue living up to "Tattoo's fiery passion for greatness, founded on individuality and the courage to inspire 35 million Filipino netizens and the rest of the world." as aptly expressed by the Tatt Award’s concept.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ha Long Bay: from the Pages of NatGeo to Real Life


Instinctively or intentionally, the giant creature known as the 'creator of all things' strew countless poppy and sunflower seeds over a bowl of water. With a puzzled look on their faces, his guests wonders if these were meant for the hot bread served on the table. Before someone could raise a question, dozens of graceful belly dancers enters the room bringing free flowing wine and soon the purpose of the poppy and sunflower seeds were forgotten. Over time - like thousands of years later, these scattered seeds evolved into thousands of limestone karsts spread over more than 1,500 square kilometers of Ha Long Bay. 

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Best Places to Photograph in the Philippines Part I


I know it's completely ridiculous to choose just ten as the best places to photograph in the Philippines from the endless list of stunning locations I've set foot in the past. Also, I've yet to visit other equally and even more visually orgasm inducing locations - but I've heard the echoes of oohs and aahs originating from my well traveled friends. I hope someday to add more to this list. Meanwhile, these are the places that gave my wanna-be-photographer pants some wet spots by experiencing the equivalent of a non-sexual wet dream, while shooting the most eye popping landscape and seascape one can imagine. 

First on the list is the rolling hills of Batanes

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Packing tips for Long Distance Travelers


Travelling around the world and discovering new places is always a great experience and the perfect way to open up our minds and become better persons. When you get the chance to travel, just take it! Pack your bags and leave, because there are plenty of things you need to see and learn in life that you can’t just learn on your couch at home. So let’s get ready for a long distance journey with a few packing tips!

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net