I would like to inspire people around the world by sharing my experiences through travel vlogging.
I make my own videos carrying my digital camera and a tripod, documenting the countries I visited, exploring the beautiful picturesque view of the places, meeting and interviewing locals, eating street foods, singing and dancing on the streets! What? :-P
Recently I bought a World Map and posted into my living
room, it is a fun way of tracking your travels by pinning the Countries or
Cities you have visited. I pinned my first one which is my home country the
Philippines then followed by a random pinning from the seven continents in the
world. In total I pinned 88 countries and 101 cities so far and still pinning
the ones that I had forgotten. What an accomplishment for an ordinary guy who dreamed
of traveling the world. Visitors are amazed about how cool it is to see and use
it as a tool of inspiration to conquer your dreams.
2nd - Fridge Magnet Collection
A refrigerator magnet is an ornament attached to a small
magnet which is used to post items such as shopping lists or notes and now it
became a popular collection for a traveler like me. The first thing I look for
when I'm visiting a country is a fridge magnet and collecting it is very
addictive. Colorful fridge magnets comes in a wide variety of forms and shape,
some are made out of wood, stone, plastic, metal or rubber. It's a perfect
souvenir and collection.
3rd - Globe Stand
Circle, Round, Ball a description that a traveler would
firstly think about is planet Earth. My house would never be complete without a
Globe Stand. I love spinning the globe and searching for the countries I
visited or places that I would like to visit someday. It is a symbol of happiness
and contentment, a world that I can hold a trophy of my success.
4th - Money Collection
I love collecting paper bill and who would not like to
collect them if you are a traveler? This
is definitely a sign that you are a traveler at heart! Expensive though but
it's worth it, I have a paper bill that is out of the circulation, one is from
Italy they called it "Italian Lire" a money that you would be an
instant millionaire, because a million Lira is equivalent to $500 dollar
5th - Travel Blog/Vlog
Pinoy Travel Channel is born! A documentary of my travels
around the world. The reason why I made this blog/vlog because of my family. My job keeps me away
from home for 8 months, and since I missed them a lot, my
idea is to make a video and write something about my travels so they will not
missed out what is happening about my life abroad at the same time they will
be informed and learn something about the places, cultures and countries that I have visited.
Let me share you my 15-Day
White Sea Expedition last June 2013. A Journey to the White Sea & Russian
Arctic National Park an extraordinary experiences that satiate my thirst for
infinite enrichment and knowledge, My voyage through the natural treasures of
the Barents Sea and the seldom visited Russian Arctic National Park.
Every aspect of this detailed
expedition will fascinate the readers and bring to life this fascinating part
of the world. Adding to the exclusivity and excitement of this expedition I will access remote locations. Drive a Zodiac
boat maneuvered it to explore the Journey of a Lifetime.
The expedition departs from
Kirkenes, Norway, heads into the interior of the White Sea, then embarks on an
ambitious voyage over 700 miles due north into the Arctic ice before entering Russian
Arctic National Park. Following unparalleled exploration of the National Park, I
will sail back across the Barents Sea into Norway to complete the expedition.
During the expedition, I was
engaged with naturalists and Russian experts through captivating lectures and
presentations to discover enticing aspects of Russian culture and history,
while encountering the magnificence of this remote landscape.
An expert of expedition team hired
to share those breadth of knowledge and broad skill. This team will provide hands-on
experience and insight into the region’s rich history, culture, geography,
and more as well as conduct
excursions during the expedition. Lectures and other onboard experiences will
add to the overall cultural immersion into the region.
• Traveling through the
Barents Sea – Arctic ports such as Arkhangelsk (Russia) and Murmansk (Russia)
that edge the Barents Sea are typically ice-bound for five months of the year,
but by visiting in early summer they can be seen at their best and offer opportunities
to explore at leisure or by one of several organized shore experiences. During
the course of sailing the Barents Sea, I can seek out the whales, seabirds and
diverse species that ply these Arctic waters.
• Voyaging through the
legendary White Sea – An inland seaway classified as internal Russian waters,
the White Sea has a rich history that spans hundreds of years yet is maintained
in the present day through many museums, galleries, countryside monasteries,
historical forts, and local music and dance – all quite impressive considering
the White Sea is frozen five months of the year.
Exploring the Solovetsky
archipelago including Solovki and Anzerskiy Islands – I will arrive by Zodiac
on Solovki and land adjacent to the walls of the iconic Solovetsky Monastery
complex and the eight-tower kremlin that originally dates back to the 1430s.
Now restored to its former glory, the monastery (which through the ages has
been a church, prison, fortress and home to political exiles, artisans and clergymen)
is a federal state memorial and museum.
An excellent hiking
opportunities (such as ascending Verbokolskaya “Mountain” on Anzerskiy, the
highest point in the archipelago), appreciating spectacular views of the tundra
and broad seascapes, visits to Golgotha and Holy Trinity Monasteries (also on
Anzerskiy), and Zodiac cruising to view seabirds.
• Chapoma River and Cape Kanin
– Of particular note, the tiny “Pomor” village on the Chapoma River – a small
authentic village that typifies daily life in this region.
After Cape Kanin, the last
outpost of mainland Russia, I will skirt the ice edge looking for polar bears,
seals, walrus and whales as it traverses the island of Novaya Zemlya before
entering Russian Arctic National Park. Time and conditions permitting, Zodiac
cruising will enable a first-hand visit to the icescapes of the midnight sun.
Russian Arctic National Park
– Formed in 2009, this new national park encompasses sea ice, Arctic shores,
mountainous peaks and glaciers. Residents & Guests will be among the first
visitors to the National Park, enjoying island bird rookeries and a landing at
North Cape to find glaucous gulls, Arctic terns, snowy owls, geese, eider
ducks, among other animals including the polar bear. The National Park aims to
preserve the natural habit of these animals as well as the cultural heritage of
My Recent Expeditions
My Recent past expeditions
have included an historic and record breaking voyage of Canada’s Northwest
Passage (August/September 2012), Polynesia (May 2012), Melanesia (April 2012,
Antarctica (December 2010/January 2011),Greenland (September 2010), and Papua
New Guinea (November 2009).