I admit it. The longest trip I had was 14 days. I have only been to 10 out of 80 provinces in the Philippines. The heaviest backpack I carried was merely less than 4 kilograms – and I had an extra duffel bag to carry some worthless baggage along the way. I rely on “gentlemen” who are so kind enough to help me with my bags. Ooops. Virgin Backpacker? Absolutely! To think I will be going on a 6-month trip around the country soon. I wonder what would happen. lol! 🙄


On a local bus transport – filled with luggage. I even hung my shoes haha!

Meanwhile, instead of me ranting about the given fact that I’m not that ready for an ultimate trip (yet), I made some “strategic plans” in order to be equipped with the obstacles ahead. 🙂 I guess I can call it “A Virgin Backpacker’s Virgin Guide to Backpacking” haha kidding! I have thought of 8 significant areas to enhance my knowledge in:

These are Planning, Essentials, Food, Health and Fitness, Navigation Skills, Survival Skills, First Aid, and probably Maintaining Homeostasis? Yup. That’s about it. hahaha.:D  There’s always fun in both “Pre-travel” and the “Actual travel.” Im on the 93rd day of daily blogging! Wait until I reach the 100th! 🙂