Maarat trail ride with Jaime Dempsey 01/03

 

Maarat trail ride with Jaime Dempsey

Maarat trail ride with Jaime Dempsey

Introduction

I met Jaime about 2 years ago, it was over lunch. I just won the Wrangler True Wanderer 2015 and from what I know it was her first time here and Wrangler got her as an ambassador for the competition. Wrangler organized a meet and greet with us finalists to sort of celebrate and cap off the competition.

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Travel By Heart: Day 05 – Paradise Island 01/02

Paradise Island, Canigao.

Paradise Island, Canigao.

It was Christmas day, I thought all establishments and attractions will be closed as everyone was celebrating the holiday. Good thing I followed my gut instincts, the security guard from the hotel told me that there’s really beautiful island just south of Leyte, he even said that it’s way better than Boracay.

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Travel By Heart: Day 04 – To reminisce a tragedy 03/03

I love reading books!

I love reading books!

Flashback:

After almost getting everyone back in the hotel we proceeded to rest. I then realised that I was bleeding again, I got a pillow cover and stripped it to cover my wound. Then someone informed me that apparently there’s a doctor 2 floors above us and she was treating the injured.
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Travel By Heart: Day 03 – Same country, different language, one culture 03/03

A place connected by small wooden bridges.

A place connected by small wooden bridges.

I arrived at Lavezares which looks like a small town just before I get to Barobaybay, to make sure I’m going to the right direction I decided to ask the locals about the place. Apparently it’s a bit farther than I expected, they also mentioned that I will know that I’m headed the right direction when I’m taking a road that’s close to the coast. As I went on, I begin to notice poor conditions of the roads. Most are un-paved and parts of it are connected by wooden bridges.

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Travel By Heart: Day 03 – Same country, different language, one culture 02/03

This is Samar

This is Samar

I arrived at the port at around dinner time. After getting-off from the the RO-RO I immediately went out to search for food, one of the best things about traveling here in the Philippines is the food, why? Because you don’t have to pay a huge amount of to get decent food, that is if you are not picky when it comes to what you eat. As for me I really like home cooked meals and here in the PH you will always find a “carinderia” a small place where you can eat where most of what they serve are home cooked meals.

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I rode along… and I liked it.

The Travel Concierge riding crew.

The Travel Concierge riding crew.

I don’t usually do this. I’m often invited to ride with different groups, sometimes people want to join me on my rides, other times a tour, resort or a hotel would invite me to visit them and almost always I say “No”. I can list down the reasons why I say no to those invitations, but that’s not topic of this post. I do however want to let you know why I said “Yes” to this one.

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