About Me

About The Blogger

Marky Ramone Go is an avid traveler, writer and photographer. He narrates his travel experiences on his travel blog. When not traveling and taking photographs, he hangs out with his friends at Cool Beans Cafe in Quezon City—talking about gore movies, true crimes and how to eradicate the so-called 'hipsters' of our generation. He only dances to the Clash's "Guns of Brixton". He also contributes articles for a number of travel magazines.

About This Blog

A lot of people have asked me these questions: When did I start traveling? How did I come up with a travel blog?

I have been blogging since 2003 at the now almost abandoned "Multiply" social networking site. Most of my blog entries then, are about my personal experiences, with topics ranging from a break-up, a hook-up, a liempo snatching and a sudden attack of LBM in a Chowking branch. It was mostly the unusual and interesting (and gross) episodes of my everyday life. Until I figured years later that, one will never ran out of stories to tell when traveling. It was then that I branched out to "Travel Blogging". 

I started writing "Nomadic Experiences" in 2007 as a medium to narrate my experiences of traveling. At that time I just had my very first chance of embarking on a trip to another country. My brother took me along with him on a short trip to Kuala Lumpur in April and about a month later, he tagged me along to Singapore.

I enjoyed the experience so much that it re-ignited my desire to travel. Back in college, I was a member of the Mountaineering Club in UST and I vividly recalled how I'm more excited with where we're going to hike next than attending my own class. After college I was briefly consumed by work (for about 5 years), being a corporate slave has its ups and downs. Yes, you get to be paid with a bi-monthly salary, but in the process, you end up trapped in that kind of daily routine, which in my case, took a toll on my sanity.

As it happened to me. By 2007 after the back to back trip to Malaysia and Singapore, I said to myself that I will find time to travel as Hunter S. Thompson would say "for good or for ill"I admit the temptation of traveling abroad is far too much to deny (and expensive). However, I realized that before I set out to see the rest of the world, I need to explore my own beautiful country first.

"Nomadic Experiences" at that time was born, out of my sheer wanderlust and with time on my side, itchy feet and countless friends to travel with, supplemented by a country that does not run out of beautiful places to go. I set out to greater lengths in terms of seeing my own native land.

Not soon enough, I found myself on a long 14-hour bus ride to Benguet, sleeping on domestic airport lobby, eagerly awaiting my flight to far away provinces and forever looking and planning for my next trip as soon as I arrived home from a long journey.

Traveling around the Philippines have taught me a lot of things, opened my eyes to things previously unknown to me. I met wonderful and gregarious people who embrace socializing with strangers from other places.

I'm not an authority to write about traveling, that's why this blog mostly consists of short narratives and images of what it's like being there and not here. I only want to share the places I've been fortunate enough to thread my feet and frolic around with enormous wonder. 

Presently, there are still many places on my list and every day I find myself commuting back and forth from work, these places remain at the back of my mind and eventually gives me the motivation to stroll along the crowds, on tiny squares and marketplaces and of crowded city trains. To hum along songs of freedom knowing that one of these days I will set out on yet another journey.

Traveling always gives me something to look forward to. I'm glad I have found a passion that I really like and I'm hoping that somewhere out there, a reader of this blog might somehow discover his/her own. 

Email: markyramone@nomadicexperiences.com
Skype: marky.go
mobile: 0998-553-7927

This "About Me" page is my entry to the July 2012 edition of the Pinoy Travel Bloggers' Blog Carnival: "The Journey That Made Us a Travel Blogger" complied by Edmar Gu-Quibb of EDMARATION: Town Explorer.

To check out previous "Blog Carnivals", a list is found here.