Traveling alone can be a good opportunity for anybody to reflect and enjoy some new place minus the hassle of minding a companion's welfare and time limitation. When traveling alone, you can practically do anything you like. And that's exactly what I did in my BOHOL trip last March 2011. This is my first time to really travel on my own. In the Philippines, backpacking alone is something people don't usually do for two main reasons- one is security, another is money. Honestly, it's not safe to travel in the Philippines. There's the risk of getting killed. But of course that bloody scenario can always be avoided with enough precaution and common sense.
It was interesting to know that there's actually a shuttle that transports passengers from NAIA 3 to EDSA MRT. For those who are not familiar with commuting to the airports- there are three airports in Manila: NAIA 1, 2 and 3.
NAIA 1 : The old dilapidated archaic ancient airport of the Philippines that houses all foreign air carriers.
I've blogged about it before how the government would let foreign visitors use this airport. What is the government thinking? Lemme guess, maybe they want visitors to get a genuine feel of Philippine poverty at once so they would not have to expect anything? (as of 2016, some improvements and repairs have been made).
NAIA 2 : The so-called CENTENNIAL airport that only has PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) at its ground.
I've tried PAL before and I don't want to board that plane again. First of all, it's very expensive compared to others. Second, the seats are very cramped makes you feel uncomfortable to travel long hours. So, even if I am a Filipino, I wouldn't recommend PAL.
NAIA 3 : The newest airport which has been operating under 50% completion.
This airport has been the subject of a long debate in the senate/congress whether it will be allowed to operate or not. Due to some corruption issues, the operation of this airport has been stalled for the longest time and even up to this writing time, still half of it is not operational.
Bored waiting for my VISA to Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; I decided to buy a plane ticket going to Bohol. I've heard a lot of good things about this province but I never really had a chance to visit and experience the place. Well I had plenty of time so it was a go, go, go for me.
Cebu Pacific. One of the cheapest carriers in the Philippines.
I can vouch that this was my very first attempt to travel the Philippines on my own. Kinda risky but the experience was just thrilling and I learned so many life lessons along the way. I hope that my observations help people (like me) to get the most out of traveling.
These days, all the energy in the world is deserting me to write any post in my blog; although there are certainly a lot of things/stories I need to share to the world. But perhaps a day or two, I'll be snap back into my senses and get back on to writing.