2013: Year in Review

Sunday, December 29, 2013

My head raced back to many months earlier, when I would spend hours and hours drafting an itinerary for my upcoming trip. I would work late into the night, with coffee brewing in the kitchen, while I patiently estimate how much would I need to finance my next adventure and how much left to allocate on my savings. 
checked off my bucket list :)
2012 is my first year of travelling. It was like an amazing race kind of year because I tried to visit as many places as possible (without thinking if I really wanted to go there or not). 2013 is quite different. This year I finally able to grasp the concept of budget backpacking. I resolved to go to the places I really want to (included in my bucket list) and NOT TO BOOK every destinations on Cebu Pac's seat sale. :)
Another one checked off my bucket list :)
I would like to highlight the things I checked off my bucket list:

Conquer Mt.Pulag ✓
Joined the coolest community in the blogosphere, Pinoy Travel Bloggers  
Travel Solo ✓
Domain Upgrade: From blogspot.com to a self-hosted dot.com :) 
Experience camping at the happy beach Calaguas ✓
Survive cave connection in Sagada 
Witness the Panag-apoy in Sagada 
See dolphins in their natural habitat ✓
Own a Prime Lens (Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G)  ✓
Compare Maya Bay (Koh Phi Phi, Thailand) and El Nido (Palawan, Philippines) ✓

achieved! :)
If there's one thing I learned from travelling, it is that being young is an opportunity. I may not have the latest Iphone or Samsung galaxy note, or I may not have my own car, but I know when I grow old, I have something great to remember. I still find myself smiling whenever I remember the places I've been to and the people I met along the road. PRICELESS. 
the only decent photo I took :)
So, in a nutshell, 2013 has been a wonderfully jam-packed year. Cheers to another wonderful or if not more epic 2014! And wishing for many highs and fewer lows, if I am allowed to wish for that :)

Happy New Year!!!
 
2013: Year in a Review from Milet Miranda on Vimeo.


This is my entry to Pinoy Travel Bloggers' Blog Carnival for December 2013. "The Pinoy Travel Bloggers Closing the Curtains on 2013: Love, Learn and Living" as hosted by Brenna Bustamante of The Philippine Travelogue.

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18 comments

  1. What a year! Astig ng video! Ako kasi tamad magvideo kapag nasa travel :( Isa yan sa iwowork out ko this year :)

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  2. Ang ganda nung Krabi, Thailand! New beach on the list! >.< I have to ask though, how did you take those shots?... :) Looks aero to me... haha

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  3. Thanks! Mukha bang Aero? Nasa public tour boat lang ako nyan, medyo malaki din kasi yun :)

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  4. "I resolved to go to the places I really want to (included in my bucket list) and NOT TO BOOK every destinations on Cebu Pac's seat sale. :)" --> That's a strong resolve. =) I try to remind myself that too. Congratulations on 2013 and more travels on 2014!

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  5. Thanks Claire! Tama ipush natin yan! :)

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  6. Ganda ng Krabi at napaka dramatic ng sagada. 4 left form your list - more travels on 2014!

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  7. Salamat Christeen! cheers for 2014! :)

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  8. Happy new year! More travels for 2014!

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  9. Yes po. :) Haha mataas ba? Ang ganda e. hahaha Gusto ko din makapagtravel ng travel! :P Haha

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  10. medyo mataas, kaya mas maganda mag picture. Kayang kaya mo mag travel noh, push mo yan :)

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  11. Happy New Year dear! More travels sa atin :D

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  12. Thanks Lakbay! Maybe 4 hours :) We did our cave connection on the 2nd of Nov. Panag-apoy kasi ng Nov.1. Daming ganap :)

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  13. i see. we did the cave connection starting lunch, took us 2 hrs hehehehe... we still had enough time to watch the panagapoy festival! ang ganda, no?

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  14. Wow ang bilis nyo! Nag start kami ng 2:30 nakalabas kami 6:30 na. Oo ganda ng panag-apoy :)

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  15. congrats on the PTB membership! ;)
    survive lumiang-sumaguing? we did it on the 1st of november. how many hours did it take you?

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  16. go! nakakatuwa kasi panuorin ang videos, lalo na kapag may mga funny moments with your barkada :)

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